Sunday, June 15, 2008

Bratislava, Slovakia: Part 1

Not content with crossing the Atlantic last Friday, I decided to travel further into Europe on Friday.  This was my first visit to "Central Europe".The airport in Amsterdam.  The national airline of Holland is KLM, and the colors are blue and white, hence all the pretty airplanes parked outside the terminal window.

To save dollars, I did a bit of a round-about flight: Amsterdam to Paris, then Paris to Vienna.  Self-portrait, chilling out, eating cherries in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

Circa 10,000 feet above Europe.

My final destination was Bratislava, Slovakia.  Bratislava and Vienna (Austria) are actually very close and it is quite easy to move between the cities: a bus runs between the two cities every hour.  You get to see some of the Austrian countryside.  

They are all about wind turbine electrical power in Europe.  I'm all about it too, basically because the wind turbines look awesome.  Environmental friendliness and whatnot are all very well, but really it's the awesome futuristic appearance of the wind turbines that is so attractive.  As Oscar Wilde says, "in matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing", (The Importance of Being Earnest).

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