Bratislava, Slovakia seems like a nice modern clean city and has long shrugged off its image from communism that dominated Eastern Europe up until the early 1990s.
This the Hostel Blues which is in the main part of the city centre and is a good place which I stayed here for just two nights. Unusually the guy behind the counter is a local, as opposed to a casual traveller. He told me that the government offices near the castle have some protests.
So when I took a look, this is mostly local people, with banners up in their local language. I spoke to a local to ask what was going on. Turns out a local Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak printed a piece in the local newspaper about serious corruption in the Slovakian government and connections to the Mafia. Shortly after, the journalist was murdered.
Therefore the local people were protesting asking what the heck is going on.
So, in a case like this I wonder if the EU and other heads of nations got involved to ask the Slovakian government how are they getting to the bottom of this.
After this I left Bratisalva, and went to my next place, Budapest…
Slovakia – 1. Austria’s neighbour and travel hacks – 2. River Danube – 3. Strange mirrored museum – 4. Things I learned from my visit to Slovakia – 5. Slovakia protests and strange goings on
Hungary – 1. Feeling Hungary – 2. Jewish Hungary and the Grand Synagogue – – 3. Christian revival hits Hungary – 4. Hungary Eating