Vikend v Bratislavi

Če so me tujci kdaj ogovorili z: »Aha, Slovenja, to je zraven Češke, blizu Rusije, kajne?«, sem vihala nos in odvrnila kar malce vzvišeno: »Ne, tisto je Slovaška. Slovenija je zraven Avstrije in Italije!« Misleč, da bom z navedbo bolj »eminentnih« sosed dvignila ugled naše države in svojega izvora. Dokler nisem pred nekaj leti, po službeni dolžnosti, za nekaj ur obiskala Bratislave in po sestanku pristala na večerji ob Donavi. Mesto me je preprosto očaralo in takoj pristalo na mojem popotniškem seznamu za kasnejši obisk v dvoje. Letos avgusta sva končno našla prost vikend, da sva ga lahko »odkljukala«. Kaj si o primerjavi Slovenije s Slovaško mislim sedaj? Berite dalje in presodite sami 😉   Takrat, ko gredo vsi na […]

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Weekend in Bratislava

Ok folks, first of all, Slovenia and Slovakia are NOT the same countries. Repeat after me: Slovenia and Slovakia are NOT the same countries. Now that we got this straight, let me tell you a few words about Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia (or more accurately Slovak Republic). One of the smallest and coziest European capitals is nestled along the Danube river, just an hour drive from Vienna. Small enough to be handled within one weekend, a perfect stopover on your way to other Eastern European cities (like Budapest, Brno or Prague) or a great starting point for a road trip to Slovak High Tatras – beautiful mountain range in the northern region. Whether you are an architecture lover, history […]

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5 things to see in Bratislava

So you have decided to visit Bratislava but you don’t have the time or the patience to google it all up? No problem, I have done it for you (you can thank me in a comment 😉 ). In this post you can find 5 things to see in Bratislava, and in this link you can catch up on other basic information about the city, such as when is the best time to visit, which hotel to book and other handy stuff. 1. Old town This is so cliché, I know. But Bratislava old town is indeed something that has to be considered as a whole. I can’t even begin to describe how cute and easy going it is. Starting […]

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Hotel review: Lindner Gallery Central (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

There are two things that are very important to me when I visit a city for the first time: planning the weather and choosing the right hotel. Being an experienced traveler, I have learned to manage both 😉 Bratislava was our second option for a short weekend escape (due to the bad weather our motorbike ride to Dolomites was off), and since we couldn’t find anyone to babysit our dog (august really sucks when it comes to finding a nanny), we had to find a pet friendly hotel as close to the city center as possible. After I had read that dogs are welcome in Bratislava public transport, I decided to book Lindner hotel Gallery Central, which is not directly […]

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5 places to visit in Latvia

After having seen so many wonderful places in Lithuania I was beginning to regret that we didn’t have more time for our Baltic road trip. But with some good research, careful planning and sticking to our travel priorities, I believe we somehow managed to make the most of it. The next on our list was Latvia, a country with a population of little less than 2 million people and capital Riga, which should definitely be on every traveler’s bucket list. If you like our travel style (seeing the capital, some coast, a few historical places and enjoy the local food), you might want to consider these 5 places to visit in Latvia.   1. Liepaja Latvia has over 500 km […]

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Baltski trojček – 2. del: LATVIJA

Tako kot Slovenijo ogromno ljudi zamenja ali celo enači s Slovaško, imajo tudi Litovci in Latvijci kar precej dela z razlaganjem, kdo so in od kod prihajajo. Dejstvo je namreč, da se baltski trojček, vključno z Estonijo, največkrat omenja kar v eni sapi. Razlog verjetno tiči v tem, da so bile vse tri države nekdaj članice Sovjetske zveze, vse tri so majhne in vse tri so »tam nekje, na severu«. A kljub temu, da imajo veliko skupnega, jih je krivično metati v isti koš. Vsaka ima namreč svoj čar in posebnosti, ki pustijo nepozaben pečat v popotniškem srcu. Po Litvi je na vrsti Latvija Če na poti ne bi bilo označevalnih tabel, bi težko vedela, kdaj sva prestopila mejo. Vse […]

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