After receiving a few rave reviews about Bratislava, my interest was piqued. When I was told it was possible to visit both Bratislava and Vienna in one weekend, I was totally sold. To be honest, I’ve never considered visiting Slovakia at any point in my travels. It also didn’t help when I find out that a sick horror movie called Hostel took place in Bratislava. I figured, worst case scenario Bratislava would not be all that great. But…Vienna would most certainly make up for it.
We were pleasantly surprised as Bratislava was fantastic! It’s a small city, but the night life is outstanding. Vienna put the cherry on top. It was by far the most architecturally beautiful place I’ve ever seen in my life. The style, spacing and scale is just stunning.
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Photos taken on March 29th:
I was fortunate enough to take an impromptu day trip to Austria last weekend after some colleagues sensed I needed to unplug a bit. I had no idea of what to expect of the city but I was assured that I would love it. To be honest…I was just excited to go someplace as I had no plans for the weekend and the thought of mulling around in the hotel was just too depressing to think about. I can honestly say the trip was a pleasant surprise that made my entire week worthwhile. It was an amazingly scenic ride to get there. Windmills, snowcapped mountains, quaint villages, etc. Great company and conversation also made the three hour drive fly by.
Lessons learned from the trip:
1. Salzburg is so clean that you can quite literally eat off the floor.
2. Mozart was born there. (sorry, I honestly did not know that)
3. Not only was he born there, but there is a famous chocolate brand (founded in 1890 but ) that was named after him and is actively sold to tourists just about every 20 feet you go in the city. I bought two myself.
Here are some photos from the trip: