Yesterday for a Saturday treat a few of my lovely friends and I set off to Bratislava, which is only an hour on the bus from Vienna and offers such delights as bridge jumping and soup served in bowls actually made of bread (?).                                                                
Gung-ho to leap off the 30 metre bridge towards the Danube River (some of us more than others), we set off at 9 am from Vienna Hauptbahnhof. Unfortunately, on further investigation at the tourist office, the bungee jumping had to be booked a week in advance and there was no way we could sign up on the day. I was relieved and disappointed all at the same time – I’m not sure plummeting towards the freezing cold Danube attached to a string is my thing, but it might’ve been worth a try to make sure.

Four little Mädels in the Old Town
Four little Mädels in the Old Town

No matter – there’s actually plenty to do in the tiny Slovakian capital to fill a sunny few hours, between exploring the gorgeous Old Town, chic little hang-outs with incredibly cheap booze, the castle and, our favourite, the Koun Artesian Ice Cream Parlour.

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Handmade porcelain and gold leaf earrings from the Bratislava Saturday Market (totally in love)
Handmade porcelain and gold leaf earrings from the Bratislava Saturday Market (totally in love)

Koun Gelaterie - queues out the door despite the chilly weather
Koun Gelaterie – queues out the door despite the chilly weather
Handmade pistachio, biscuit and poppy seed treats x
Handmade pistachio, biscuit and poppy seed treats x

What a delightful day in the Slovakian capital! Just goes to show that, even in the littlest towns and cities, there are always wonderful little finds around every corner. And, of course, it always helps when you have such a great group of fellow explorers along on the trip with you!

Well, have a happy, cosy Sunday, all! T.T.F.N,

K. x

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