If only I could travel the world and leave behind (indefinitely) the life I have in the inner city of London, then my answer would be a resounding yes, of course – no surprise there. Life had been crazy busy for me before I took the plane to Italy on July 2 – with my busyness going back as far as this time last year where I was working three jobs whilst keeping up a healthy level of social life, the day I left I had also just been promoted from work. I was working non-stop, both professionally and personally – I have no trouble convincing my mind that I can still get up and function with an abundance of energy but my body was acting the opposite and although I knew all these fatigue would catch up on me deep within I never really paid attention to it until I found myself booking my Ryan-air ticket to Milan.
The moral of the story is basically, everyone needs to put themselves outside their current situation from time to time. Sometimes to put your life back into perspective, it’s a good idea to leave for an indefinite period of time and forget it for a while. I chose Italy for many reasons. Me and my old time uni friend had been planning to be reunited with each other since graduation. I started my journey in Monza located on the north side of Italy. This is where my friend lived and where I stayed. It was a different lifestyle. For one, and I should keep this in mind for my future travels, the month I was going into to visit Italy was at the time currently experiencing the highest event of heatwave ever recorded in the country – a steamy sauna like feeling of 44 degrees on the day and an average cool down of 25 degrees on the evening. Coming from London, one would think this is paradise and its true however, I soon found myself wishing for a miracle snowstorm.