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Bratislava’s Street Statues

Bratislava's Street Statues

Wandering around Bratislava’s Old Town, you’re bound to bump into, or trip over, one of the city’s street statues.

I suppose everyone will have their favourite, but Cumil seems to be the most popular (see featured image above). ‘Cumil’ translates to ‘Watcher’, but what’s he watching? His head is sticking out of a manhole and some say that he’s looking up women’s skirts – who knows? He’s been run over a couple of times and so the authorities have put a ‘Man at work’ sign up. You can find Cumil at the junction of Laurinska and Panska.

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Introducing Bratislava

Introducing Bratislava

With so many cities in Europe for tourists to choose from, it would be easy to overlook some of the lesser-known places – places like Bratislava; and in this post I would like to introduce you to a city, which in some ways, suffers from an identity crisis.

To begin with, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, a country which often gets confused with Slovenia, something which must annoy the people of both countries no end. It’s not only the capital, but also the country’s largest city, and to complicate things a bit more it lies on the River Danube close to the Hungarian and Austrian borders.

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