Travelling alone tests you. Itâ€™s shit at the time, obviously, but when you look back on it, wrapped in the warm blanket of hindsight, itâ€™s a beautiful thing.
I was in New York in August, 2014, at the end of the best three months of my life. During those three wild months I had visited Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and had travelled the whole width of the USA. New York was the end of the line, and I was due to fly home in a couple of days. I was the most tanned Iâ€™ve ever been, my hair was long and curly and bleached by the sun, and I was horribly unfit after months of partying and boozy adventures around the world.
I realise I could have lied to you then, and made myself sound more charming, butâ€¦ meh. Continue reading