Wanting to see many of countries that were once part of the Soviet block before they are discovered by a massive onslaught of tourists, Slovakia was next up on my list. My favorite travel partner and I flew into Vienna airport and then took the bus from the airport for the one hour ride to Bratislava, Slovakia. On the bus ride to Slovakia, I was amazed at the number of wind turbines throughout the Austrian landscape; however, once you are cross the border into Slovakia, they all disappear. Bratislava is the capitol of Slovakia and located right on the Danube River. The bus drops you off close to the banks of the Danube and almost in the center of town( you look across the river and see the UFO and the bridge). Our 3 night stay was at the lovely Hotel Danubia Gate(https://danubiagate.sk/en/). Bratislava is a very easy town to navigate, and to start our exploration, we booked a 2hr Segway tour which gave us a great overview of the city. One thing that stands out while in Bratislava are the many different quirky statues all over town. These bronze monuments were added in an attempt to add some humor and life to the communist-era architecture. We found interesting characters such as a photographer, a man coming out of a man-hole cover, and even Napoleon! On our Segways, we crossed over the Danube on the UFO (a famous landmark) Bridge and got to see the narrowest house in Slovakia.