I bought our train ticket in Vienna for €14, a day prior to my brief journey. I must tell you that it's easy to buy train tickets. As soon as you enter the station, you will see to your left, ticket machines that is user-friendly. Press this, press that and insert your money, and voila you have the ticket for the train leaving in the next few minutes or a ticket for a trip the following morning.
Bratislava is the largest city in Slovakia, and serves as the state capital. It is situated in the centre of Europe in the southwestern part of Slovakia. So beautiful and vibrant city bordered by the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, and Austria.
|Main Railway Station in Bratislava|
|National Theatre ~ Bratislava|
The Old town Bratislava has numerous whimsical statues. You will see their bronze images in this blog. Some are funny and some are serious. Whatever the symbol of these statues are, I feel that each one of them offers a warm welcome. Each one has story to tell.
|Post Office Girls|
Local people do not speak English especially the older folks. Most of them speaks the Slovak language. It will be a bit of a delay when you are travelling by public transport. They are very helpful though. They are trying their best to tell you the direction through sign language, and it works at times. As in most countries, the young people understand and speak the English language, so I advice you to find them.
The quality of public transport in Bratislava is excellent as to my standard. All the lines; tram, trolley and bus are clean and with enough space. Passengers are well-behaved as well as the drivers. There is no untoward incident, whatsoever. It's a big surprise to read a warning from a bratislavaguide local website that ticket inspectors in Bratislava public transport are ruthless towards tourist. They carry out random spot-checks around the clock. The website's advice to travellers is to familiarize using the tickets. A passenger should mark or validate by inserting into the orange ticket-marking-machine immediately upon boarding.
Bratislava is a place that really touched my heart. The Slovaks are warm and friendly ~ you'll never go wrong in this capital city of Slovakia. If ever I decide to re-visit the country, I will make sure to include Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine because they are few hours away from each other. It will be another exciting escapades I suppose.
It has always been my aim with this travel blog to express my desire to share the beauty of a country through photos. You can make use of the information here; tips, advice, must-see places in your future trip to Slovak Republic. Have a happy and safe trip to the little big city of Bratislava!