Day 48: Bratislava & Prater Amusement Park!

Round dos, let’s try to get to Bratislava this time! I awoke bright and early, eager to cross another national border. At 7:15 sharp, a Mercedes 10 person-ish bus pulled up to my hostel. Looking like a boss (in comparison to those staying at the hostel), I hopped in and headed over to the terminal that left me behind yesterday. Upon arrival, the driver gave me a ticket after looking at my digital voucher–this step I had missed the other day.

Eventually, I hopped on the bus; however, I soon noted that no guide was present (we were simply on a public bus). Thus, I had no idea where to get off. Fretting for a few stops, I spoke with some other English speakers asking if they had any clue–they did not. We guessed right and got off at the main stop and soon met our guide. We walked throughout the city while she explained the history, etc.

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I hung with a group called ‘Megadeath’ due to their attire, etc. We all had a great time and caught the catamaran back after spending the entire afternoon in Slovakia.

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Boating completed, I trained it back to the hostel for a bit of rest. I researched a pub which had highly recommended food and also brewed their own beer (jackpot!). Rather than take the train, I decided to walk instead. I enjoyed some glorious noms and bubs!

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I took a stroll then towards Prater, but not before snapping some shots in the Museum Quarter beforehand!

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Finally, I made my way back to Prater Park! As it should be, the park itself is free to enter and the rides are priced individually. This lead to no lines and a great atmosphere! Also, you can drink openly in the park with outside alcohol (unlike just about anywhere in ‘free’ ‘merica unfortunately).

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Last, but certainly not least, I rode the second tallest swing ride in the world (117M or for those lazy ‘mericans, 384ft). The view of the city stuns, I would have recorded it, but the risk of projectiles could have been deadly so I held off my selfish thoughts.

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After a very long day, I grabbed a few beers at the Westbahnhof train station, caught up on reddit, read my email, and also caught up on some much needed sleep. Tomorrow, I had an early flight to Serbia!

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