This is the tourist edition – a sampler if you will, to begin the adventure.
Some pieces of advice or wisdom:
1. Yes, it does take almost an hour to get up the Eiffel Tower. Most of that occurs in the line.
2. Take the stairs on the way down – no but seriously.
3. Don’t go to Moon bar; it’s expensive and pretentious and the cocktails are average.
4. Do wander.
5. Do drink good coffee – but be aware of the price tag attached.
7. Elephants never forget,
8. And the walls have faces.
It was an incredibly chilly day when Jeremy and I took the boat to Alcatraz. While I won’t bore you with strange pictures of jail cells, toilets and stone corridors, there was a strange, eery beauty to the island… The flowers grow wildly about stone buildings, claiming the island in attempt to restore it to its natural state.
Man’s handiwork has yielded to time – and nature.
Following the amazing response for my last article on Medium – 5 steps to bursting the Gen-Y unhappiness bubble – I published another article on our so-called generational war. After discovering on Pedestrian that channel 7 would be airing a show making us look like the worst generation ever, I was somewhat disheartened.
This generalisation hasn’t just fuelled narrow-minded critiques on young people today – it’s making money from it.
Everyone I’ve spoken to is bewildered as to how this has even become such a huge discussion point. As one of my friends pointed out to me:
“I think that our grandparents generation had the same perception of our parent’s generation,” he explained. And, “there are people like the ones you described in every generation” — that is, people who think they can get somewhere without trying; who don’t take advice or follow their passions.
And he’s so right.
In the end, I came to the following conclusion:
The huge thing missing in this whole debate is actually something very simple: perspective.
The trick to quelling this fabled generational war? Three simple steps.
Oh, and I’d love to hear your thoughts as always! :)
Yes, it just keeps going doesn’t it…
Although Lombard st, the Mission and the Bi-Rite Creamery don’t have much to do with one another beyond being in San Francisco, I thought I’d lump them together in one post. They’re all weird and wonderful in their own special way – and Bi-Rite does have some of the most delicious icecream going around…