Okay, it's been a while since we last posted here. Let me just quickly say... it's been a long two months. After our two months in Thailand and Bali we made a last minute decision to go home to Slovakia a bit sooner than planned. Our last few days on the island were spent online, looking for an affordable place to stay in Bratislava for one month and finding tickets for our trip to The States.
Once in Europe, our plans to fly to California (my second home) quickly fell apart with the frightening news of my dad's fourth heart attack. I quickly moved our tickets up an extra month and began a daily visiting ritual during his hospital stay. In between visits I spent hours at my computer looking for a new place to sleep for the month of May, since that cozy little apartment we landed in the old town for 400 Euros was being taken over for a long term lease.
While my patience grew thinner each day, our travel blog took a deep dive into the unknown. I admit, I decided to put our travel stories aside out of a sheer lack of enthusiasm and content. After all, Tomy doesn't like his home country and I didn't have much time to take trips to neighboring cities like Budapest or Vienna. Instead, we spent much of April and May watching hockey and eating away our worries at hipster restaurants from our good ol' list.
It's been two months now and finally things are starting to get back to normal. My dad is finally home and in the care of my younger brother, Tomy's parents are happy they got to see their baby boy, and today we took a bus to Prague so we could catch our plane to Oakland, California. We're back on the road!
Although it is nice to finally be back in the swing of things, our summer trip has already caught a few snags. To start, the whole idea of a cross country adventure is pretty much gone after seeing how expensive it is to rent a car when you're under 25. Next, the rent prices in the SF Bay Area are absolutely INSANE. I mean really, $2,000/month for a room in a tiny shared apartment? And then the landlord doesn't even have the courtesy to reply for email? Come on.
In the end it looks like we're going to California without a solid plan. For sure we'll be crashing at my mom's for the first week, but what happens after that is a complete mystery so far. If you have any recommendations or advice, we'd be more than happy to hear it! Or if you're in the area and want to meet up, that's cool too. Hit us up on Facebook or via email here.