We’re just back from a short skip eastward to Vienna and Bratislava, a study in contrasts if ever there was one. The former is a well-monied and polished cultural centre; the second is a national capital still getting up on its knees from the Second World War and Soviet occupation or communist rule (take your pick). That’s even though the communists were elbowed out in the 1980s. Ouch.
We’ve got our feet up, the laundry drying, and the fridge restocked, but I’m not up to speed yet. I’ll write more when my circulation hits my toes – three days of standing/walking has taken a toll.