I talk to pretty much everyone about travel. Some friends told me about an Eastern European city that they really enjoyed, because it had a strong Turkish influence to the architecture. So I went, got off the shuttle from the airport, looked around, and thought "Fuck it. I'm in the wrong city".
Bratislava (not Budapest or Bucharest, or wherever the heck I was meaning to go), is the capital of Slovakia, and just a short hop down the Danube from Vienna. It was part of the Habsburg Empire and then a part of the Communist block, so the architecture is a mix of imposing baroque and communist brutalism. It is remarkable for its un-Turkishness. But the main buildings are pretty nice.
The city castle is called Bratislavsky Hrad. I think before the castle, there used to be a school on that site called "the School of Hrad Knocks".