Climbing the UFO tower, Bratislava

What’s in a name! Since it’s completion in 1972, the UFO tower bridge in Bratislava has been known by three different names; Most SNP, Novy most and UFO Bridge.  Most SNP (Most Slovenského národného povstania) literally translates to Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising.  Novy Most translates to new bridge and of course UFO needs no translation.

Tepee living, Slovakia

Living in a tepee, Slovakia As we were planning our huge road trip in the summer (for those of you who don’t know, we drove 7,200km around Europe) I came across a tepee for rent in Slovakia and thought it sounded pretty fun. As it turned out, it was! We camped for two nights in

Krupina Watch Tower, Vartovka, Slovakia.

Krupina Watch Tower Krupina is one of the oldest towns in Slovakia and written records indicate that it dates back to 1135 although archaeological digs report that tools from the bronze ages were found. To understand the need for this tower (vartovka) we need to travel back in time to 1564 during the Hungarian-Ottoman war when The Turks

Mačkafé (Cat Cafe) Bratislava

One way that to encourage our children to spend hours walking around cities they have no real interest in visiting, is by breaking trips into manageable sizes and negotiating more interesting stop offs for them. On the day we proposed visiting Bratislava’s castle, I quote one of my children who said “Oh no, not another