Tucked in an alleyway off Karpatska street in Bratislava, an entirely different world hides in plain sight.
The unassuming exterior of Bystro, which offers everything from freshly-cooked food to a comfortable nook to discuss environmental issues, is no indication of what lies within its walls.
“Bystro is a place where you can feel at home and experience a slower way of life,” Nicolas Giroux, who founded Bystro alongside Michal Gordiak, told The Slovak Spectator as he sipped on some fragrant loose-leaf tea.
Free of caffeine and full of flavour, Bystro’s beverage of choice seems like the perfect representation of what the volunteer-run centre stands for: slow, sustainable living in a rapidly developing world.
“The rules of the outside world do not apply here,” Giroux added.
Hitting the wall
19. Nov 2019 at 12:47 | Anna Fay