Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Szentendre is a small quaint town just north of Budapest known for shopping and historic buildings. Since my grandparents came to visit Kristin and I, and my grandmother loves to shop, we decided to just go straight in to the belly of the beast and go to this tourist shopping mecca on our first full day in Hungary.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
We stumbled into this great shop in Szentendre, Hungary that had very old things. Furniture from 1700's France, ornamental ivory swords, strange religious paintings from other worlds, and some kind of tusk from an arctic marine mammal from 1860 (Narwhal?). It made me appreciate commerce. My favorite stores are the ones where I have no idea what I am going to get. This place was as weird as it gets.
We landed in Vienna and picked up our wheels at Sixt. Blazing across Austria at 95mph while listening to Old Dirty Bastard, we approached Bratislava. What is Bratislava? I really had not thought about it much before.
It ended up being one of the coolest cities we have ever visited. It is a very quirky place with bizarre statues and people dressed in odd costumes amidst an old town center that fells perfectly preserved. Several partiers lined the streets of old town. The town was well stocked in bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and drunk goons watching Dortmund-Bayern square off in the Champions League final - on fact, it was as though all of old town was one big party.