As I was walking home from dinner last night I bumped into Piotrek and Dorothea who are staying at a nearby hostel. Piotrek had in the previous hour sent me a message that I hadn’t received as my phone was empty of battery power, so it was a nice coincidence that he was able to ask me in person if I wanted to join them for a day at a waterpark. I said yes straight away, as I liked the idea of doing something unexpected that would completely take my mind off where I am and what I’m doing here. I met Piotrek at 9.45am and we picked up Dorothea who had a morning appointment at a dentist. A local bus ride took us within walking distance of the water park. It was a really nice escape and a perfect place to be on what was a very hot day. We immediately tried out the slides before relaxing in a big swimming pool. I then enjoyed dozing on a sun lounge, relaxing properly for the first time in a while. Back at home I prepared a meal (tomato and cucumber sandwiches with fresh apricots and nectarines on the side) and then retreated to my dorm room where I had a shower, before continuing to relax in bed watching YouTube videos. I heard back from Angie today, receiving the next draft of the newspaper article. She had shortened a couple of my answers but I was happy to learn that 99% of my original text was intact. Now I wait to hear when the article will be published. I still haven’t mentioned anything about it to anyone at home and I look forward to hearing from people who are surprised to open the paper and discover a picture of me.

Fun day out

Accommodation $ Hostel
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 20,875km