I felt rather protective of Bratislava before I had ever had the chance to visit, simply because it sometimes seems to be treated as a distant second option to Prague for tourists in middle Europe. True, we visited during Halloween, my favourite festival and usually enough to sell me on anywhere, but there was an awful lots of fun stuff going on in Slovakia's capital, from new wine shops to a David LaChapelle exhibition. Travel Culture Magazine published my article about it and I'm keen to go back in the summer months.