My sister and I got to B'lava at a decent time in the evening and once we got ourselves oriented we decided to do a bit of wandering, get some food and then call it a night early so that we could have a full day the next day. It would be our only real full day anyway.
It was a good plan anyway because it decided to start raining again not that long after we arrived. Weather did not approve of our taking a vacation.
|But I kind of enjoy the night time rainy pictures.|
Here's something I bet you didn't realize: B'lava is tiny. It's the capital city of the Slovak Republic (or Slovakia, whichever you prefer) but it's just not that big. This was honestly a good thing because then we were able to walk around everywhere (who needs public transportation) and we did it all super fast.
|This is the 'New' Old Town Hall.|
|Then there were the statues.|
After a semi-full day of roaming mostly aimlessly about B'lava, Seester and I decided to get dressed up and go find some serious Slovak food. Which we did. But not until after she was nearly ripped off by a gypsy and we were called 'kurvy' by a homeless man.
How pleasant of you, B'lava.
But we didn't let it get us down. I practically inhaled a plate of Bryndzové Halušky which was just absolutely the most fantastic thing I had ever eaten at that point. Then we went for drinks.
We had an interesting encounter with a man who talked in circles and insisting one minute he's Slovak and the next that he's Czech. According to him he speaks five languages, teaches English in B'lava and used to live in New York. He had a New York driver's license but those things are easy as pie to fake so I'm still unconvinced.
After we bid him adieu I posed for this picture so that Seester could see if he was following us.
|That and because I just wanted a picture like this.|
|No, we were not on this train.|