Best gift this year? Definitely the unicorn cookie cutter, demonstrating just how cheap a date I really am. :)
I guess it was easy to take it easy on the night itself, knowing the main event was still to come: a long birthday weekend at my older sister's place in Bratislava - plus a day trip to Vienna. With a pint of lager costing about 1.20€ and a double-shot of slivovica coming it at a whopping 2.50€, even in the tourist district of Staré Mesto, I knew I would be returning to London with one hell of a hangover.
I don't get to fly a whole bunch so that was exciting in and unto itself: exciting enough, even, to get hyped up about a tiny tin of Heineken and some quality Taylor Swift and David Foster Wallace time during the two-hour flight.
|The lovely Danube river runs through Bratislava (Photo by Beatrice Bloom)|
|Wien (Photo by Beatrice Bloom)|
|Wolfrum, Wien (Photo by Beatrice Bloom)|
Also managed to fit in a day trip to Vienna (crossing the border costs a piddling 15€ return), which is a beautiful city full of exquisite statues pulling fairly hilarious faces for no apparent reason.
Yes, I'm a child, and I have no appreciation for art.
I would have taken more photos but I was far too interested in quaffing slivovica and eating as much Brindzové Halušky as I could fit in my face. In actual fact, I was so busy eating that I barely instagrammed a single meal all weekend (a crime against hipsterdom), so please allow me to demonstrate Brindzové Halušky via a Creative Commons image.
|Brindzové Halušky (Photo by Backpacker Foodie)|