Continuing on from my previous travels I once again ended up in my home away from home – Leeds. One of my old housemates and dear friend was leaving UK on his personal adventure so it was only right I surprise him during a pubcrawl known as the Otley Run, dressed head to toe in Russian gear of course. I would like to point out that those were actual drinking rules, I haven’t reached that point of ‘not caring’ yet 🙂
Don’t Mess With Yorkshire
Even though the morning after was anything but pleasant it was International Happiness Day (Google it, it’s an actual thing) and I made a promise to meet up with a girl I met in Leeds nearly a year ago to the day. If you make promises you have to keep them, even to yourself, so feeling utterly drained I whipped myself up a breakfast Gordon Ramsay would have been proud of and set off into town.
My friend Helena was exactly the ball of energy I remembered and just getting a small glimpse into someone else’s world is fascinating to me. We create our own reality by choosing who we spend time with, what books we read and music we listen to so remember to make your reality an interesting one to live in.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life
My love / hate relationship with London continues although I realise that hate is a strong word for something I admire beyond words. I feel that big cities can overwhelm but only if you let them do so. Modern metropolises such as London, New York or Tokyo borrow from other cultures but also create a unique one of their own which is why they’re so fascinating to explore. You never know who you’re going to meet and what stories they’re going to share with you so it’s best to go in with an open mind and appreciation for the random encounters in life. The city is just a backdrop.
“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson
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