SLOVAKIA – 21st to 23rd May
Tata to Bratislava (130km)
Staying for just two nights in a large campsite near Bratislava’s airport, I didn’t get to know any Slovakian people but spent enough time in Bratislava to simultaneously appreciate the beauty of the city and realise that I was developing symptoms of tourist-lethargy. Having visited dozens of cities and towns over the past two months I was getting lazy; less eager to discover new places and less enthralled by each castle, museum, local delicacy or landscape that I sampled. In an effort to shake my plans up a little it was around this time I decided not to visit Poland as I’d originally planned, but to take a route influenced more by the people I met than a pre-determined plan jotted down months before.