On Exploring a Bucket-List Place

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. (Martin Buber, philosopher)

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. (Saint Augustine)

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet)

I have no idea why and how this place captured my attention, but Bratislava, Slovakia is on my bucket list of places to visit … so please come along for a short visit.

Have you ever been to Bratislava? Would you consider going? What’s the less-than-obvious place on your bucket list?

36 thoughts on “On Exploring a Bucket-List Place

    • Pauline,
      Bratislava isn’t far from Vienna, thus a stop for some river cruises. I think the cities of Eastern Europe offer intrigue … such as Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, and more … and from what I hear from others, many either love Prague or want to go – so many support your thought!

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    • George,
      I can say that there’s nothing that I know of that sparks my attraction. The only spark that I can remember is seeing a new for teachers at English-speaking schools. The “Where?” moment must have stuck.


  1. It looks beautiful, Frank. We visited Slovenia, next door, and it was beautiful (and not terribly expensive). So I’d certainly be game (although I don’t travel much any more).

    Eastern Europe is a jewel that we didn’t get to see for so long. Go for it!

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  2. I like the first quote so my suggestion; forget the riverboat cruise — you won’t see much — and spend that money on a month long apartment rental. Use only public transportation. Eat were the locals eat. You’ll see a lot more, learn a lot more and never feel quite so rushed to check off a box on some bucket list.

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  3. I don’t really have a bucket list. It just seems to set you up for disappointment unless you can make it to every destination on the list – and there is a good possibility that something not on a bucket list is going to be great too. Case in point, Bratislava. πŸ™‚


  4. India has captivated me ever since reading Life of Pi many years ago. The book pays it short shrift, but I read into the place after reading it for the umpteenth time. As for an obvious choice, I haven’t been to Ireland yet. But it’s on my list.


  5. Their marketing people are fabulous! The combination of old world and new is charming. Having Finnish blood coursing through these aging veins makes me long to head to that part of the world. πŸ™‚


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