I can’t believe that London has had a couple of Tube and train strikes lately, causing unwanted disruption during the morning and evening rush hours. Apparently, some of these have happened because of ticket offices closures, job cuts, pay and working conditions. But in spite of the disruptions, train strikes can make you unusually happy.
Keep an eye on valuables by placing them in a money belt and only take the cards that you need to use as well as a little cash. Heavy items will only weigh you down. Pack light so that you can move quickly but also avoid expensive merchandise.
Although there were a couple of places I’ve always wanted to see and things I’ve always wanted to do, for one reason or the other, I wasn’t able to see them as life always got in the way.
Don’t spend precious time wrapping gifts instead use makeshift gift bags. I haven’t wrapped a single gift this year because I’m simplifying life. Gone are the days when I stayed up late a night wrapping endless gifts and falling asleep whilst doing so.
Some ways of easing London’s congestion is to reduce the number of vehicles on the road, encourage car sharing and allow 1 vehicle per household, free up more parking and save the environment.
Avoiding having one of those sedentary lifestyles, instead write a list of places you want to see in London. I started off practicing this and learned my way around the city and also, in most cases without a Sat nav.
After travelling on the Tren Italia train for over an hour and a half in the sweltering heat, we met a friend of the bride and groom by chance, who mentioned that he was going to a wedding in Assisi.
The cathedral stands on the highest point of the city and was completed in 1710. If you have time or are just dying to see the inside I recommend saving some time and money by purchasing a ticket online.
What seemed like and endless wait, eventually became a reality. What a wonderful trip and celebration.
“Taking a break allows us to come back to our work with a clear mind and a new perspective. This is important because it also allows us to critique our own writing by bringing a fresh view to our work.”