Andy and I didn't see much of Cameron during the week because of a lot of events and work, but we had a lot of fun, just the two of us. Tuesday, we spent a lot of time in old town, which is really quaint and beautiful. Our hotel happened to be next to a little playground where we spent a lot of time, both tuesday and every other day. It was nice to be staying somewhere Andy could run around a little better! A bunch of pictures of old town:
|Slovak National Theater|
|St. Michael's Gate|
|More Saint Michael's Gate|
|They had these cute markets around old town. I liked all the lace they sold.|
|I'm not sure why this is so famous? Everyone was always taking pictures of it.|
|St. Martin's Cathedral|
|Most beautiful lion ever. Stunning. And it was so close!|
|Isn't it a pretty zoo? There were animal exhibits on both sides of this road. We had it all to ourselves.|
|Devin Castle from the parking lot.|
|At dinner. It was fun to see Elizabeth and Laura--they're both FDPs living in Bratislava right now. Evidently, Andy was having a great time.|
|Cute Andy in the playroom.|
|At the top of the horrible stairs. I wish you could see the stairs all the way to the bottom so I could really get some sympathy.|
|The view from Slavin.|
-Navigating a foreign city all by myself and trying to figure out the bus system and tram system. There was one time I didn't know how to tell the bus driver to stop at the next stop, so we ended up going too far, having to figure out how to get back, etc. It was a party.
-Getting lost! I know I already mentioned wednesday's episode. Sadly, there were more. I'm going to blame this on the horrible map the hotel gave me instead of my navigation skills.
-Trying to figure out what to feed Andy. Tacky, I know, but I started shoving sandwich meat into my purse at breakfast so I'd have something to feed Andy for lunch.
-Andy throwing food everywhere at the fancy hotel breakfast. This happened every day and was very embarrassing.
The good points:
-Milka chocolate and McDonald's sundaes. Both of which I had plenty of.
-Everything was super cheap!
-The nice, albeit chilly, walk along the Danube to get to our hotel.
-How much Andy got to play in the playground.
-Our super nice hotel. Best breakfast ever. And they even had a driver to take us around to a few different locations around the city. And other than the poor directions to Slavin, they always gave me excellent directions and were very helpful.
-Andy loved the bath in the hotel. It had an extra little nozzle that he found especially entertaining. I loved that you could just set the temperature digitally. Who knew such a thing existed?
-The bed in our hotel had separate comforters for Cam and me. This was amazing. We've decided we're going to have our own covers from now on.
-People spoke more english than I thought they would. I could almost always find someone who I could communicate with.
-It was so nice to visit somewhere that isn't touristy!
-Even though it was hard being alone with Andy, it was nice to have a change of pace and be somewhere new. It gave us more motivation to explore and fill our days. We're so glad we got to visit!
To complete this post, an adorable picture of Andy in the tub: