I recently arrived in Transylvania and so far the closest I have come to a vampire was a dead bat at the side of the road. There was no wooden stake through the heart so I'm guessing it was either sunlight or a lorry that finished it off! Just as a precaution, I am currently doing my research by reading Dracula whilst relaxing in a beautiful, newly refurbished hostel to myself. There was a mix up with the booking as it's closed this week, but the owner left me with the key, a guitar, an 11th century church building and the freedom to listen to Miles Davis at full volume!
My journey is going to take a more restful turn over the next few weeks as I take a break to apply for my Russian and Chinese visas so don't worry if you don't see much progress, I'm probably not dead!
Finally, the rumours of me being a bit of a jessie are gathering strength as I have discovered just how much I hate creepy crawlies! The bugs are becoming increasingly prevalent and larger in size the further I head east. The time taken to strike my tent in the morning is growing as a result of me performing larger and more extravagant flappy dances to get them off me and my tent!