central europe: part III.

March 27, 2012

bratislava view from bratislava castle bratislavský hrad
Hviezdoslavovo Square fountain in hviezdoslavovo square | view down a side street, bratislava boat_danube boat on the danube, bratislava Slovenská filharmónia slovak philharmonic | slovenská filharmónia, bratislava
Múzeum mesta Bratislavy bratislava city museum | múzeum mesta bratislavy

during our night-long stay in bratislava, cait and i were lucky enough to have a tour-guide in reading my tea leaves-reader and bratislava-native, radana. she made an otherwise gray day a pure delight by showing us the ins and outs of her hometown. after hiking our way up to bratislavský hrad, we worked out way back to ground level and feasted on bryndzove halusky, potato dumplings smothered in sheep’s milk cheese and served up with a side of zincica, fermented sheep’s milk! after dinner we ducked into the incredibly cute, cafe verne, for a glass of wine and storytelling. it was just what we needed. 
 and the next day? we hopped on the train to budapest.

danube széchenyi chain bridge over the danube lánchíd
Széchenyi Chain Bridge: Lánchíd széchenyi chain bridge lánchíd
budapest sweets sweet treats for sale in buda Budapest Castle Hill: Funicular Budavári Sikló budapest castle hill funicular budavári sikló
Buda Castle_Budavári Palota lamp at budavári palota
Matthias Church: Mátyás-templom matthias church mátyás-templom | lollipops
matthias church matthias church mátyás-templom

budapest was the whirlwindiest of the trips we made. we arrived in the late afternoon and ate a nourishing meal of garlic soup and yes, more dumplings, at menza. the next morning found us strolling down the beautiful andrássy way and across the széchenyi chain bridge to buda. we skipped the funicular and hiked up the hill instead–worth it both for listening to buskers along the way and for taking in breathtaking views of the city. march 15 is a national holiday in hungary and it seemed like the whole city was out enjoying the sunshine with us!
tomorrow, a recap post about our favorite cafe in bratislava and then you’ll have seen it all! 
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  • Reply mygirldaphne March 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm


  • Reply Daniella March 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm


  • Reply Mandy March 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Gah, Central Europe. So beautiful. Love your photos!

  • Reply Liane March 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    i love the read roofs in the first picture. you are so lucky to have had this trip erin, i'm envious!

  • Reply nancy March 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    *sigh* great photos! those sweets look absolutely amazing.

  • Reply A "cheery" disposition March 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I wish I was there. such beautiful and stunning photos.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon March 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    So beautiful!

  • Reply ZOUi November 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    oh my, ohhh my! dear Erin, i got the link to your lovely tealeaves on your etsy and i was so glad to discover these articles about your trip to central europe and the article on "my" city 🙂 i'm a fashion design student living in bratislava :):) 🙂 lovely photos 🙂

    • Reply Erin November 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      i'm so glad you found your way here! we had the best time in bratislava–all the thanks to our host!

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