We rolled into Bratislava and it was raining pretty hard. We had to offload the bus and trailer because parking was only temporary; we ended up putting the coach about 1km away from the club. That's sometimes a drag because getting into the coach and "taking a nap before we hit" involves logistics and weather can put a damper on any such plans.
After we loaded in and soundchecked, I walked around a bit during the limited time we had to spend in this cool city. I've always wanted to experience Eastern Europe and gotta say, it's got its charm. THe way the streets are laid out, the architecture, all of it. Definitely scratching an itch I've held for quite some time.
I stopped into a coffee bar and had a cappucino and after I had ordered and consumed my drink, the bar informed me that they didn't take bank cards so I had to go on a mission and pull some cash out of an ATM to pay for my drink.
At this point of the trip, most everyone in our crew had befallen this respiratory thing that wrecked your breathing and made you talk like a frog (Paul came down with it on this night I believe). I went into a "Drogoteria" and bought some lozenges and some nasal spray, this herbal stuff. I was looking for something like Afrin but once I hit the herbal thing it was like rear-ending a peppermint truck! Wowsa! I still have the stuff and it tastes like peppermint and licorice.
A great show, we rocked it and everyone seemed to love it.