Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 3 - Bratislava, Slovakia

After breakfast on the third day we sailed into the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. Slovakia had previously been part of Czechoslovakia, occupied by the Germans in WWII, and taken by the Soviets. The history of this country was evident in their skyline where large Communist residential prefabricated panel buildings stuck up amongst the historical architecture. Our morning tour started with a visit to Bratislava Castle.

After visiting the castle we spent time in the Old Town where we had tickets to an organ concert at the Franciscan Church which dates back to 1297.

That evening we went back out to the old town and had dinner in, of all places, an Irish Pub. I know, I know...but Slovakian food looked a little sketchy for my tummy. On our way back we picked up some local honey mead to enjoy on the ship while we watched the evening entertainment of local singers and dancers.

Bratislava was a lovely city, though I was disappointed in how the old Communist buildings kind of ruined the look of the place, but there was still plenty of amazing places to see.

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