As I sat in the early morning sunshine making a breakfast of yesterday’s leftovers
…and waiting for last night’s laundry to dry
When I joined him at his tent, there was an amazing spread of food, teas and cooking equipment on the picnic table. I suggested he was like a travelling supermarket……but then discovered he was pedal-kayaking several hundred kms of the Danube,
and sleeping wild on little islands…..hence food rations to last a week. And drink? Well, with billions of litres of water flowing under him, he drinks water from the Danube…..but of course, only after some very clever technical filtration.
I have to say that my routine was very happily delayed by Victor’s company, and if he reads this, I wish him ‘bon voyage’ for the remainder of his trip to Bratislava.
Later on that day, when I stopped at a McD’s in Tulln, I bumped into Joel and Nicole
…who had the same idea as me….a chance to use free wifi. They were heading off to cycle around Hungary and Serbia, with a view to buying some land to set up an organic farm. What a neat idea, I thought. Joel (UK) had met Nicole (German) while living in Nepal, and now looking to settle in eastern Europe. I wished them luck on their venture, and couldn’t help reflecting on how this journey of mine to Istanbul has helped me cross paths with so many fascinating people.
It all comes as part of the package we call “adventure travel”, I suppose.