|St. Michal's Gate|
Krasimir had never been to Slovakia before so we just spent the day walking around the city and taking photos. And of course, it was great to see Liz and James again. Hopefully they will be able to make it to Brno for Thanksgiving this year.
We headed up to the castle to enjoy the view of the city and the Danube.
The House of the Good Shepard was built from 1760 to 1765. Since 1975 it has been home to the Museum of Clocks. This building is considered to be one of Central Europe's most beautiful Rococo-style buildings.
While the locals call it "Blava" it is still "Bratsville" to me.
One thing that cracked me up about this visit was that not once, but twice, I was told by locals how well I spoke Slovak for a foreigner. One shopkeeper even asked me how long I had been studying Slovak. Yeah, I was speaking Czech. The only Slovak that I know is Ďakujem (thanks) Dovidenia (good bye). I must admit that it was a bit of an ego boost. Perhaps my Czech isn't too bad if Slovaks can understand me.