Week 1… …So it Begins

My mind is like a million different people are stood side by side. They all want different things, but I can only go one way. I’ve decided that that way is going to be my way. So if you’re reading this then there’s a good chance that you already have an idea what this #24Weeks thing is all about. If you don’t then in short I’m giving myself 24 weeks to change my life by doing something new and good each week or by ditching bad habits; and then keeping it going. So welcome to my first week of the new me!  Continue reading Week 1… …So it Begins

#24Weeks

It’s been two weeks since I officially opened up and started what has begun to feel like a new chapter of my life. I’ve been to the doctor. I’m back on the anti-depressants. In some ways it feels like a bit of a failure to have regressed. However, when I consider the difference it’s already made, I know there are only benefits to be had – and this trumps any feelings of failure. 

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I’ve Waited Three Years for This…

Where Has Jon Gone. It’s admittedly a strange name for a blog. It came about from my habitual need to wander off and explore everything; for fear of missing out on something, on anything. It’s probably the most commonly asked question about me; and although this is primarily a travel blog I guess it is also a story about my life in some ways. A very good slice of which has been bogged down by my mental demons; and this post is about just that. I felt it was time to get some truths that are hidden deep in the shadowy recesses of my mind out into the open and into the light. These thoughts are locked up in a place I’ve rarely let anyone into. They’ve peered; but they have certainly never crossed the threshold.

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Where I’ve Been

By all accounts I’m a pretty young guy who has lead what a good number of people would consider a privileged life. I am not about to deny it. I consider the ability to travel and see the world as a luxury that not everyone has the time or money to do. I’m not in a position to travel indefinitely but if I could I would! I’m happiest when I’m on the move and I feel so relaxed when just literally slotting into the world and watching every bit of it zoom past me; taking it all in at my own pace – preferably with a cold beer and good company.

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Street Art

I’m a massive fan of street art. I love finding what people have created and I’m always bowled over at the talent and the life and character that it gives a place. Below are some of my favourite pieces – whether they are murals, paintings, sculptures or even just a snapshot of life that I’ve found on my travels. 

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Panoramas

I love taking photos and one of my favourite types is the panorama. Trying to capture a whole scene and getting that cool fish eye effect to me is really awesome. Below are some of my favourite panoramas from my travels. All were taken on an iPhone 5. They don’t quite capture how great some of these places are but they look cool nonetheless. I hope you enjoy them and for the hell of it let’s see who can tell me where these are from! 

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Rome & Vatican City

Rome. A city founded 750 years before Christ and if the legend is to be believed by the two brothers Romulus and Remus who were raised by wolves. However, when deciding what to name their new founded city, one brother killed the other and named it after himself. I’ll let you guess which one. Of course an empire founded on fratricide that covered most of modern day Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East was going to have a brutally bloody, yet interesting history. I made the mistake of assuming that being the capital seat of the Roman Empire, that the city would be larger than it is.

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