Bratislava is one of those European capitals that doesn't get a lot of attention. And no wonder, it lies only 64km from grandiose Vienna and 320km from ever-so-lovely Prague. The Old Town is tiny and doesn't match those of its neighbor - but sure, it is pretty and chanting with the maze-like alleyways. The city outside Old Town is also tiny and rather dull. It all seems that Bratislava has missed a beat or two on the catching-up-wave since the fall of the Iron Curtain, but that is exactly the reason why to visit Bratislava - to see a city that wasn't hit by the post-communism boom.