19/03/2018

Peaceful Days | Bratislava


Good times in Budapest were over and so we hopped on the bus to visit the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. After all of the excitement in Hungary, hours of walking around, and Sparty, our first quiet night in a while was all I needed. 
Thankfully our accommodation, Old City Hotel (Michalska Street 2, 81101 Bratislava, Slovakia), was not too far away from the train station! Simple, clean room in budget friendly prices was all we needed. Bathroom needed a bit more love, or at least better quality toiletries, but for the price it was not something that I would ever think of complaining about.
Almost opposite to the hotel where we stayed was a deliciously looking cafe Enjoy Coffee
I knew straight away that this will be my breakfast place and I was not disappointed, just have a look at this! Only if I could make even my simple breakfast look so appetising. Enjoy Coffee are on top of the breakfast game for me.
This time I went against my own advice and rather than doing any research about Bratislava to make the most out of the holidays and places to visit I decided to stroll around all of the charming and at times very narrow streets. You know what? It was great! I probably did not see everything that I should have but it was exactly what I wanted, relaxed and slow without any pressure to be somewhere or do something. 
Happy times! I will say no more and let you enjoy Bratislava!
My first thought about Bratislava was that there is a clearly visible difference in the architecture between the Old Town and newer developments.
 Communist architecture with its love for grey. The image above is of the Slovak Radio Building, nominated to be one of the world's ugliest buildings.

Although you cannot go inside the Grassalkovich Palace there is a chance to spot guards changing.
 Opposite the Grassalkovich Palace is my favourite fountain in Bratislava!
Hopefully you've packed comfy shoes! Although Bratislava does not seem to be the biggest, walking around all of the picturesque streets will get your step count up.
After exploring the city through pastel-coloured townhouses, narrow streets, concrete buildings, and communist architecture... It was time to pit stop for some lemonade in Mondieu. I am definitely team sweet crepes whilst my other half is in the Flank Steak Baguette team. In Mondieu you can also take advantage of ice cream bar and make your own, unique ice cream bar. 
I want to go back! Definitely one of the most tranquil capitols where I could relax and forget for a moment about the tourists! Undiscovered gem in Europe!
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  1. Great post! I've never been there but it looks amazing and I'd love to go to Europe more. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank you Katie! Absolutely worth a visit if you like smaller cities.

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  2. The pictures look awesome. Now, I definitely want to go there and I will put it in my bucket list!

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    1. Hi Nikolina! Let me know when you visit, I would love to see how you can capture Bratislava.

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  3. Everything looks so so beautiful! I'm pleased you had a great time. You've made me consider Bratislava for my next trip xx

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    2. Hello Kate, another great thing about it? It's quite cheap in comparison to other capitals!

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  4. from your pictures this place books absolutely beautiful. I have never thought about going to Slovakia before but I would love to know. I love the unique looking buildings and the pastel colours, it looks like a really lovely place to visit xx

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    1. Hi Girl! If you like pretty buildings, delicious food, coffee, cakes and smaller cities Bratislava is for you!

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  5. It looks beautiful! I love how they give the modern architecture space to breathe so it doesn't detract from the older buildings (unlike some cities *cough* Aberdeen ;-0). Sometimes a lack of planning can lead to more fun and natural travel experiences I find too. x

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    1. Hi Steff! Hahahaha leave my beloved Aberdeen alone *you make me giggle so much*!

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  6. That breakfast looks delicious, I always feel like hotel breakfasts can make or break an overnight stay. Definitely need to add this to the list of potential weekend breaks!

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    1. Absolutely a place to visit for a brunch! Such a delicious spot!

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