Hello from Paris

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.
6. #euronlyliveonce
7. Elephants never forget,
8. And the walls have faces.

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Reclaimed by nature.

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.

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If you hate Gen-Y, I have a solution for you.

Don't hate what you don't understand © Hannah Duke
Another week, another musing on the state of our generation. But this time, we have some wise words from John Lennon to help us along.

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.

Find out what those three simple steps are here.

Oh, and I’d love to hear your thoughts as always! :)