Sometimes I need some part of my life to be spontaneous. Not that I plan every single second of my life. Working as a journalist, I can say that I have a very dynamic and unpredictable everyday life. But when it comes to travelling, the situation is a bit different. I don’t have a lot of money. I need to save even to buy a bus ticket for the trip to another town in Serbia. So, travels are something that I need to plan.
But I allowed myself to be spontaneous about this for once. When an online friend asked me for recommendations of what she should see in Prague and when she told me that she’s travelling alone, I needed to take action. Luckily, she liked the idea of us meeting for the first time in the Czech Republic and wanted to experience this trip with me.
Although the idea was born around two months before the trip, I didn’t have a chance to save a lot of money, so I’m travelling on a budget. transport is pretty expensive, and we didn’t want to be in a room with ten other people, so we are staying at the hotel – which is a more expensive option – and that is not leaving me a lot of money to bring with myself.
But, honestly, who cares? I would like to go to a couple of galleries and have enough to eat and grab a drink if I feel like it. And that’s it. I want to explore the city and its beauty is free for the most part.
And doing something spontaneous like this is making me feel alive again. I have never done such a thing. I did go out my way to meet people I only knew online, but I never went to another country to do it. This decision brought me happiness and excitement. And I didn’t feel excited about anything on planet Earth for a long time.
At the moment you’re reading this, we’re already there. And I know we are having a great time. I know I can’t do things like this more often but I will do them whenever I can because it makes me feel alive.