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Fantasy land

Fantasy land

Escaping to fantasy land is great because in galaxies far far away sometimes the little guys win

In fantasy lands it’s ok to overthrow the big guys and everyone lives happily ever after.

Fantasy lands obviously aren’t real and we eventually have to return to reality

In reality it’s not as easy as it is in a videogame or book

But we can still achieve greatness

It might not be with a ring or a wand, we might not have the force

But we have each other, we have access to pretty much any information we ever need (although this is also an issue). We have all the tools we ever need to create are own fantasy in reality.

Create your own iron throne.

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The universe owes you nothing

The universe owes you nothing

The universe is a cosmic beauty that I far from understand, but I’m pretty certain it is not a catalogue of your wildest dreams

I’m pretty sure it’s not giving you signs to follow or conspiring against you.

The universe by chance gave us life, what more could you ask of it.

To give you a Lamborghini? For everything to go right today?

Nah life on earth is just as random as the universe

So don’t be mad or upset that things didn’t go your way, be mad at yourself for not managing your expectations

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Exposure Time

Exposure Time

The longer your exposed to radiation the more likely its going to effect you.

The longer your exposed to the media the more likely your going to believe their views.

The longer your exposed to negative draining people the more likely they are going to effect you.

The same is true in reverse

The longer your exposed to healthy environments, positive people the better the effects on you

And equally true for the people who are exposed to you.

Be careful of what you are exposed to.

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Roma part 3

I found a place to eat last night although wasn’t very hungry so just had a salad and 3 strawberry daiquiris

Man they were strong

I’m also pretty sure that blond girl I fell in love with was in there too

(No I didn’t speak to her)

After becoming very drunk, I romed around the Trevi fountain and then decided to walk to the Spanish steps

Nice view from the top

Then headed on a long walk back to the hotel

Where I had the longest night of my life

Woke up around 2am dehydrated because I didn’t fill my water bottle up like an idiot

So managed to fall back asleep for what felt like hours, checked the time it was 2:10 -.-

Fell back asleep and the same thing happened 2:20 this went on for a good 40 minutes until I remembered I had a red bull in the fridge

Not the best drink to have when you wanna sleep but I thirsty as fuck and it was the most refreshing drink I’ve ever had

Fast forward to the morning i booked the Vatican museum for 11am, regretted that instantly because I wanted to sleep in and it was a long trek

But Vatican city was really nice on the eyes and it killed a good 3 hours, plenty to see

And the sistine chapel was pretty cool at the fact someone painted it, the actual thing didn’t really have a wow effect on me to be honest

After Vatican city I found a place with a view of all rome, so I thought it would be a good idea to walk there

After a long trek and walking up a windy road with no footpath I made it

The view was worth it but I was fucked by this point and about an hour or 2 away from my hotel

I rushed back because I was supposed to be going to a meet up event at 8

But stumbled across piazza del Popolo and a park which had another amazing view

After walking for what felt a lifetime I crashed on the sofa at the hotel and checked the details of this event

715 pm and an hour and a half away, damn I misread the details and could of casually strolled back and enjoyed more of the scenery

Now I’m debating what to do, I can barely walk and have no idea where or what to eat

I wanna be around people so I’m thinking Trevi again but I’m not sure I can walk that far

I’m also debating what to do tomorrow as I feel like I’ve done all I can over my past 2 trips so anyone got any tips for a solo traveller

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Roma part 2 – No agenda

I was planning on doing 19 days in Italy but the way the uk is being run its likely we’re going into a second lockdown.

Even these 4 days I’m taking a risk. Last minute I decided to just go to rome again but up until then the 19 days i had no agenda but to start in Milan.

I used to overthink and try and cram everything into a short trip which resulted in a lot of stress where I could of been relaxing and taking more in on less sites.

I apologise to my ex who never really got a beach day because I wanted a trip to the next town, and to my mother who i dragged to Barcelona for the day from sunny salou (we got drenched)

So i decided i need to relax a little bit more.

I first tried this in Lloret De Mar in march, the first time I had travelled on my own for a few years.

The place was either on the verge of lockdown or it was out of season and no where was open

So instead of relaxing on the beach with some strawberry daiquiris I spent the first 2 days walking everywhere trying to find somewhere that was open (McDonald’s)

I saw all the sites on the first day and I was just left thinking what am I doing here (I even tried to get an early flight)

Anyway that leads me back to Rome.

I came here this time with the intention of having no Agenda like my original trip, so that’s how I played today my first full day…

Had a long lie in, didn’t feel like going to breakfast

Woke up and read some Ryan Holidays ‘Lives of the stoics’ (When in rome) on the balcony till about midday.

Then I got hungry so I went on the hunt.

After a few wrong turns I found my self trying to cross the road

Fuck why is crossing a road so hard

The green man comes on (which in the uk means your safe to walk) so I cross then traffic comes flying round the corner

Wtf Rome

So I took several diversions just to avoid crossing the road

Which meant I’m lost.

But with all these diversions I stumbled across the tiber river which was a nice little walk up to the castle

I then decided to head inland towards the Pantheon which from my last visit I knew there was food

I didn’t find it but stumbled across the Piazza Navona which was stunning and oh loads of food

I went to the one that was fairly busy with the best view sat down and looked at the menu

Oh shit these prices are ridiculous and no strawberry daiquiris, bad call.

So I ordered some chips €7 ouch and some other strawberry drink which wasn’t that nice

But the view was amazing

Then some girl dressed in blue with blond hair was wondering around recording everything

I think I fell in love, i was waiting for my bill which took forever and by the time I had paid she was out of sight

Not like I would of had the balls to talk to her but ones mind can pretend they would.

After I had eaten and had a drink I was a little more relaxed

I just wondered around for a bit trying to find my way back to the Colosseum area

Rome seems to be completely different this time around… yea I got lost.

Anyway I found my way back went and sat with my pal Marcus Aurelius for a bit

And headed back to the hotel with a detour to some shops which took longer than I expected

The day isn’t over and I’ve done nearly 30,000 steps

This no agenda thing isn’t quite working.

I’ve just mostly walked and stumbled across a few nice things without really experiencing anything new

So I’ve planned my evening

I’m going to head to Fount Trevi because from my last trip its stunning at night plenty to drink and loads to eat

Then tomorrow I’m going to head to Vatican City providing I can cross road