If it were cheaper, it would be cold European Bali with nomads ordering decaf flat white with oat milk. People would come and stay for the whole summer spending money on all r [...]
It took me long till I understood what I wanna do in my life. Everyone got used to set rules and live in that kind of “proper” way. When did the rules become a typical life? When did your mom say to be one of the thousands sheep in this abnormal world? When did your brain kill the individuality and form a bubble of stereotypes and fear? Sorry, I am not playing this game. Listen to my story that brought me here, to you.
She was walking in the dark cold Italian night, had so much bright lipstick and enormous earrings. She passed some buildings, took a cigarette and started quickly smoking. A fat smiling man called her Ballerina. He was standing in food track full of the fattest food I have ever seen in my life. She laughed and headed to him. She was the only solution to our nightmare. We were sick and tired of policemen asking us if we were ok, looking at us as we were prostitutes (no idea how they came up with it seeing us in 3 scarves and Uggs). We just couldn’t go anymore. 20 km in a suburban area of Milano that looked like the poorest part of post-communist countries and two lost girls who just wanted to find the bus station. No one wanted to help, despite the homeless man with a dog.
He was sweet.
“Hi! Can you help us? We have got lost…Ballerina?”
“Hola! No hablo ingles!”. I have heard Spanish so many times but still, couldn’t say a word in it. “German, Polish, Russian… Don’t think you speak Ukrainian, do you? Haha” I was struggling with the cold.
And I am not here to tell you where to go, what to see or eat and I am not gonna give a list of best pubs in Belgium or best parties in Germany. I will make you go there and ask a stranger these questions. I am here to convince you that borders exist only in your mind. I am here to show you the youth like you all around the world and to make you want to become unique and out-bubbled.
So here we start!