Day 32 – Resting in Ostrava CZ
Man it was a great feeling to sleep in – Just one day rest and I feel like my battery is back in the top 75 percentile (can never be perfect huh?)
I did a little research and plan to go to Auschwitz tomorrow and spend a whole day there the day after and then go to Krakow and hopefully meet a friend that I met in Italy for a meal and drink (or two). I’ll wander the streets the next day looking at the old part of Krakow and also Oskar Schindler’s factory (from the movie) – well that’s the plan anyway
I walked around some local parts outside of town today for a few hours and got some shopping for the up and coming days (it was a little bit ghetto’ish) but I still kick myself that I am here doing this on my own steam (with great support from friends and family back home of course – that always helps more than you know). It was great walking around the neighbourhood and seeing how people tick around here.
I plan to watch the Crows (Local Australian Football club) on the internet tomorrow before I check out – that HAS to be my highlight of the day (thanks Stafford).
I also was reading some of my posts back and thought – hmmm wonder if it looks like I am writing more of the positive and just brushing over the negatives and not really saying what I am thinking. ‘I am just for the road maaaaaaaaaaaan’ and perhaps that may come across like that but to be honest – It was REALLY hard work saving up and organising this trip back home and I have been run over the coals so to speak to actually get here and realising all the hard work makes the hard days so much easier. I mean how lucky am I to be doing this? I think it’s a bit like life in general – I like talking about the bad days/times and working out how to make that situation better for next time but not to dwell on them and focus on the positive and how many great things I am seeing and what I am actually doing here – keep a positive attitude and that is the key I think – it’s all about attitude. It really is amazing and sometimes I am on the bike and a massive smile comes to my face (even on the hard days) and in the midst of all the organising, rain, headwinds, hills, finding accommodation, rain, language barrier bla bla bla – I keep that smile **convinces self** he he
Ok – enough of the deep talk
I see a lot of hitchhikers in the countries I have been to. From teenagers to old men that look 80 and just want to get to the next Village. I think like Jaws did for swimming…Wolf Creek has put a stop to that in Australia ha ha. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about…download…I mean buy the original of the movie Wolf Creek – spine tingling stuff.
Lets all put our hands together and pray for Redman having a lovely day on the bike – stuff that………….actually – just wish me the best – that’ll do.