It seems to happen almost too often for me. I constantly find myself coming back to places I have already been. It happened in Bangkok after a 5 year break. It happened in Lille, 2 or 3 times. It happened in Marseille, and Innsbruck. It’s happened with people, both across Asia and Europe.
Now I have found myself back in Split, Croatia. This time I actually have a valid reason though, instead of just passing through. On Wednesday, I met my new boss. I’m now a hostel worker. Accommodation paid for, and just enough cash in the pocket for food and some booze. Admittedly, it’s not much money, but it’s nice to settle down for a bit in a nice town with decent weather.
In a way, this job is what I needed. My bank account was getting a tad low. I haven’t really been appreciating the cities I have been visiting. And I have been looking for some kind of change from just floating around looking at stuff. So, for the next few weeks, this is most likely where I will be.
Just to fill in, for those following.. After Nis, I was planning to go to Sofia,and begin heading south to Turkey. The morning after the Nis Express, however, I woke up, and decided to head north instead. To Belgrade. The capital of Serbia. Which would have been much, MUCH, easier to get to… and cheaper. I still curse my poor route planning… At least I hitch hiked there. First with an old slightly racist man. Second, with a portly young delivery driver, who took great lengths to describe the pay difference between the general population, and the hookers who worked the roads for sex. I’m still not sure if he indulged in their services or not.
Still, Belgrade was exactly what I needed. Great hostel, a couple of awesome travellers to get to know, and partying for a couple of nights up until the sun rose, was perfect for me at the time. I was partying on a boat. It was awesome. Then I got word of this job here, and hightailed it back.
On a side note, I got paid to explore the island of Brac yesterday, to take photos. I don’t like taking landscape photos… which is kind of what I was meant to take, but the pay was almost a joke, so I reverted to my normal tastes… as a backup…