I've had a problem with saves in the Vizima outskirts having corrupt information about where my character is. For example I went to Mikul and was saving before dialogue with him. I went to retrieve the save and I was in the Country Inn. All of my saves I believe take me to the country inn except the autosaves....
So unless this is a known bug I may have to try a no reloads play through.
Oh, and I deleted all saves and restarted the game and the same thing happened on my second playthrough.
I am saving before spending any talents. And quicksaving frequently.