25th September to 3rd October, 2019
This trip has proven to be a different experience than we'd imagined. Not in a bad way, just different. We had bought our tickets back in April and planned the things we wanted to do along the way. The details have changed a few times, but generally we've just ticked along. We tried to make the most of being in every place we visited, seeing as much as possible. The notable exception was our time in France. There, we stopped for a while to rest and help our friends.
Now, almost three months further on, we've come to realise that arriving in a new town is no longer a unique experience. It has become our norm. The fact that it is the privilege of the few to be able to travel, hasn't escape our notice. We needed to re-think what we wanted to get out of it, and not just be tourists ticking boxes.
That chance to reflect came, unexpectedly, at Seline. We'd booked an AirBnB for an eight-night stay. It seemed a long time to be in one place, but in the end we were glad of it. I was still coughing up chunks from the cold I caught in Vbrnik, and we were both generally weary. There was a list of things we'd planned to do in Starigrad but, instead, we just stopped for a few days and put our feet up. This thing of travelling non-stop and squeezing the juices from the marrow of life is easy to talk about, but bloody tiring to do.