It may have been our daughter's wish to spend her half term shut in her room, but her cruel parents felt she should widen her horizons, so we trooped off for a short business/pleasure trip to Bratislava, the business part being Ted's visiting a collaborator and giving a talk. The drive was long (for Europe), five and a half hours. We crossed Slovenia, then drove all the way through Austria, turning right at Vienna to hit Bratislava, not far over the border.
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, if you are scratching your head (I admit, I had to pause and think about it when Ted first mentioned going). It has been known by various names - Bratislava was only fixed after the 1918-19 revolution. Actually, it was nearly named Wilson City because of the support Woodrow Wilson gave to Slovakian self-determination. I suspect they would have reconsidered that during the Cold War.