I had a moment of pure relief, and by the time I got out of the train into the station and saw in huge letters “Welcome to Slovakia” I smiled for being there. I had seen this sign before in blogs from other travelers and now I was actually there, in front of it, being welcomed to Slovakia. This makes me so, so proud! Never thought, not for a second, that I would make it there!
Now another stupid newbie mistake. I decided to get the directions to the hostel on my notebook. Of course, because something always goes wrong, and I lost the page, so I ended up lost in Bratislava for almost two hours, in the rain, carrying 20kg and having no idea where the hostel was, or even the name of it. So if anybody ever comes to ask me for travel advice, keep in mind I might suck at this.
Maybe my tastes are different then others when I'm traveling, but give me tiny roads, with old and colorful buildings full of untold stories and possibilities, and I'll be a happy girl with my camera and my notebook!
Now, the amazing thing about being a girl traveling alone, is that every once in a while, you'll meet some really nice guys that will be adorable to you and almost make you feel like you're their little sister. Let's just say that me burning my food in the hostel, got some cuties to feel sorry for me, being so nice they said "It's smells really good", which is perfectly understandable as they were all pretty drunk and partying in the dorm. And they kept coming back and making fun of my disgusting looking plate with a food I can't even describe, as I have no idea what I bought at that supermarket! Still, pretty great feeling when guys come up to you and make you feel it's ok suck in the kitchen.