Road to Bratislava
In the morning i had to left hostel at 10am, so i decided to spend some time and take a look at the city.
It appeared that there is a pretty big city center with people spending their weekend sitting in cafes and enjoying good weather.
Also there were a lot of memorials from the second war, but i didn't take pictures of it (well, i did, but they
suck are bad).
It's so weird to hear language which is at the sime time similar to all languages you know - you can find there polish language, russian words and some check phrases. But what is sad - i didn't meet a person who'd speak english anything good.
So, my breakfast was in a small quiet cafe next to the church. Couple sandwiches and cup of tea.
I had to be in Vien on monday, so i had one more extra night to spend somewhere. I decided to ride to Bratislava, but not directly - via some random point on map. It was Dunajska Streda. So my second half of the way was among the Dunaj river. Actually, i didn't expect to find anything interesting or extraordinary during this thip, but i did found such place: google drirected my way through Slovak electro station. It was the place where i had the biggest hotdog in my life! Obviously this wasn't enough for a yound man, so in 20km i landed in some road restaurand and had normal portion of chicken and fried potatoes.
What happened when i enter Bratislava - it's hard to describe. Actually, it's easy to describe, but hard to make this description mean anything to the reader, as i doubt if someone had a chance to ride 3km by bike being bombardiered by ice. It was first time when it was phisically painful to ride: ice was hitting everything and even moto equipment didn't save a lot. The worst thing is that i was caught at the bridge - there was no place to hide and stopping woudn't make any good either. So i was rigin being attacked by ice and trying to to catch stop-lights of the heading car. Speed was something about 7kmh... It's needless to say that there wasn't a one dry thing on me. I even tried to take a photo of water drops dripping from my clothes. Luckly i had full set of change wear and i was riding in supper shoes, so my moto boots were dry. Also i was very happy to have second unused vacuum bag with me - i placed all my wet clothes there.
I tried to take a picture of that "thing" that brought that rain with ice - you can see it on the picture with a rainbow. All this mess lasted not more than 20 minutes. Than it was sun again.
It was my third time in Bratislava i believe, and third time i arrive there with rain, stay in ho[s]tel for just one night and on next day heading to Vien. I didn't ever had a chance to see city itself, spend several hours just walking around it. All times it was lat arrival by bike or by bus and early departure by bus or by bike. Hope one day i'll have a chance to stay there for a bit longer.
Special attention requires the hotel i stayed in. It was just next to the train lines. Literally next to it - you can see it on pictures. If you try to leave window opened, every ten minutes you'll be hit by the cargo train. But if you close the window - you loose any air ventilation... On the good note - they had normal individual soap and shower gel, so i topped my reserves :)