Mink Machine

Alive in Bratislava

When the kids of the movie Eurotrip arrived in Bratislava, they frightfully whispered “Dear sweet mother of god, we’re in eastern Europe”. Well, I’m in Bratislava today and for the record, it’s nothing like the that scene. No angry dogs, severed hands or dodgy characters.

I knew that. But I had to look to be sure. Just like that semi-crazy dolphin man in Le Grand Bleu.

Reine in Bratislava Reine outside Church of St Elizabeth.

Instead of depressive concrete blocks in gray, we had a nice walk around the old part of town where we enjoyed getting lost in the cobblestone alleys. And it looks even better than the “Bratislava” depicted in movie “Hostel” (which in fact was the village Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic, and nothing was filmed in Slovakia).

2 comments

  • avatar
    Pär Eriksson
    05 Oct, 2012

    Bratislavas demografi har en intressant historia: “Before World War I, the city had 42% German, 41% Hungarian and 15% Slovak population (1910 census)”. Femtio år senare var tyskarna och ungrarna under 4% tillsammans.

  • avatar
    Tess
    05 Oct, 2012

    Trevligt! Bratislava är en mysig stad, minns jag att jag tyckte. :-) Avundas dig lite alla dina weekend-resor.. :-)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured stories

The streets of Paris

The streets of Paris

"One of the advantages of repeated visits to a place is the leisure pace of awe and discovery while drifting slowly down the worn streets of the French capital."
Chilling in Chile

Chilling in Chile

"My weary feet has reached Valparaiso. After almost a month of traveling across the South American continent I realize that this is as far south as I will come, due to weather conditions."
The lakes of Lombardy

The lakes of Lombardy

"The town of Como, largest settlement around Lake Como, attracts a lot of people with big wallets. But I preferred to take the funicular up the mountain to the Brunate region, where you get a much better view of the lake."
The urban maze of Tangier

The urban maze of Tangier

"The old Medina is full of fascinating gates and narrow alleys, where I blend in like Moby Dick at a NIN concert."
The sound of Salzburg

The sound of Salzburg

"It is based on the true story of Maria von Trapp, even though I suspect she didn’t go singing alone in the mountain ranges."
Wazzup in Vaduz

Wazzup in Vaduz

"Vaduz Castle is overlooking the town from a hill, a short walk from the center. It’s really a postcard view with the alps in the background, which I’m sure the prince enjoys as he sips his morning coffee while towering above his loyal subjects."

Instagram

Seville
Venice
Fever Ray
Rome
Basel
Kuala Lumpur