A few weeks ago I spent the last days of summer in the Apuan Alps in Italy, sunbathing and gathering all the Vitamin D I could get. A few weeks ago I was also heavily broke. ( not like no food for a week broke ) but broke enough to start worrying about next months rent. Does that make sense ? Anyway I decided to go either way. Because honestly there is nothing that can stop me from doing something I am literally craving for, and at that time, I was craving for ANYTHING not German and not Cold.
My Flights where booked on easyJet.com , it took me only 2 weeks before departure to find a flight for 90. I must say I still haven’t found my point of view considering cheap flight agencies like Ryanair or Easyjet, and naively I haven’t really put much thought into it. But thats another topic for later
I dont have a secret to how I managed to literally only pay for the flight (okay and groceries while being there). I just make the most of all my travels, especially when it comes to getting to know new people when travelling alone. It is good in general to have good communication and social skills. Also just being very open about everything being thrown at you and saying Yes to new things. (not necessarily always)
I met this amazing Artist in the middle of a flea market in Lisbon, who offered to have me visit their home in the Apuan Alps in exchange for a Collaboration. It sounded sketchy to me at first but taking on that challenge was the best thing I have ever done this year. Now Tony Cassanelli has become one of my good friends across the sea.
The Cassanelli home is in a small Village called Castelpoggio. With less than 400 citizens. The house is on top of the Hill so that you can see it even miles away. It took us a car to get to places like the beach or the beach 😀 But just being in that house was enough. I had an extra fly time in the Alps. Daily Yoga sessions with new acquaintances, walks in the forest, wild camping at the horses place, amazing food and so much inspiration. Seriously THAT was the highlight of the past half year. I wish I could travel more, but with Education and Work there is hardly any time for me anymore to get around.
I’ve learned how important it is to challenge yourself, and do things you normally wouldn’t do, to see how far you would go and prove how much strength you have.
“Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.” – Roy T.Bennet