Within the last two days before going to Bratislava, two friends of mine said that it’s a pretty boring city basically because there is not much to do there. They couldn’t have been more right, but at the same time; doing nothing is sometimes a great activity – especially for a globe trotter going high and low all the time.
When I say it’s boring, it doesn’t necessarily mean bad. Because the people were nice, it’s cheap, it has a charming old town, very relaxed, everything within walking distance, good food, pretty high standards and it felt very safe. So in many ways a nice place, but not just any big cool attractions or nice nature nearby. I guess it’s a nice place to live, but if I will go on a weekend trip with either guys or a future girl (#ForeverSingle) I probably would not go here.
When I sat in a cafe, actually working on a blogpost a local guy 25 year old started talking to me. First he asked if I was backpacking – which was pretty obvious since I had my bags with me. Then he asked me if I had a travel blog, which I as you know by know I do, but I never really promote it. So we started t0 talk a lot about traveling and he really wanted to do something like what I’m doing now as well – and if you by any chance read this; do it! As I told you, you won’t regret. And if there is anyone else reading this thinking of taking a break from the every day life in order to travel; do it! Now I’ve almost been away for 10 months, so traveling is and has been my every day life for a while – and it feels great. I can’t remember last time I was stressed or worried about something. No, I’ve not smoked anything now or turned a hippie but I must say I’m really in harmony with myself. In one way I’m perhaps more lost in terms of where in the world I want to live and settle, since I’ve seen so many nice places and many of them are tempting to live in. At the same time; you don’t know what you have until it’s gone – and home is also very important to me. Time will tell what I’ll do after this trip is over, at the moment I’m very open minded and it feels great. Maybe I’ll go back home and trade stocks, maybe I’ll do a season in the Alps snowboarding or go to Costa Rica to improve my surfing skills and live the “pure vida life” for a while.
Speaking of home by the way. My next destination is Prague and that means it’s the closest I’ve been to home on the entire trip. Just a little more than an hour away. Feels fun in a way, but what feels even better, is the fact that I’ll get some people from home visiting me in Prague – and I can’t wait to see them.