Monday, 29 September 2014

Poppies in the Moat

If you didn't know already, I have a slight obsession with the Tower of London. It's probably my favourite part of London, and one of the few parts of London that is actually in the City of London (as opposed to Greater London, for example Parliament and Big Ben are in the city of Westminster, which is part of Greater London).

The installation as of September 2014

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The John Lennon Wall, Prague

Whitewashed countless times by the Secret Police, the John Lennon Wall never stayed empty long, flowers, portraits of Lennon himself and Beatles lyrics always reappeared by the following day. It has become a bit of a pilgrimage for backpackers these days. A normal wall on a secluded square in central Prague, opposite the French embassy, taken over by young Czech's who disliked the Communist regime airing their grievances on the very public wall.

John Lennon Wall July 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

Bratislava & Beyond; The Bratislava Bucket List Tour

The Bratislava Bucket list tour is a day trip through Bratislava offered by Busabout, where your lovely guide and driver will show you all the sites you should and need to see around Bratislava. In spite of seeing the castles, and having lunch in TV towers, and wine in a wine region, the day really does make you realise exactly how much the world has taken advantage of Slovakia. Suffering through wars, and occupations, as well as being the poorer state of Czechoslovakia. It's a full on day, stopping at castles, and crossing borders, and visiting a real bunker!

Oh yeah, two countries at once

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Velvet Divorce & Bratislava

I've been wracking my brains trying to work our what I can tell you about Bratislava..

I went there a bit blind, to be honest. It wasn't the place I was most looking forward to visiting this summer, but figured there must be something to see because we were spending two nights there. And don't get me wrong, there is stuff to see. Just... more around Bratislava than in the city itself, it's a good base, shall we say.

Bratislava Castle

Monday, 22 September 2014

An Hour in Austria

It was a day that seemed to go on forever. Maybe it was the early rise to go for one last swim in the sunshine in Lake Bled, or maybe the trip really did last as long as it felt. Today we were heading for Bratislava.

Austria & Slovakia at the same time

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