Grossly miscalculating how long it takes to get anywhere and showing up either an hour early or twenty minutes late to everything.
It’s not going to solve all of your problems.
Rent here is ridiculous — it’s easier to find a surrogate than it is to find an apartment.
He casually talks about DJs as if they are as notable as former US Presidents.
Just befriend your hotel clerk (their English is always good) and tell them what you need.
You regress to being a child as you tiptoe around your tragically unfurnished place but mom is not an option.
I fall in love with cities the way some fall in love with people.
Am I ever really going to be happy? I ran his words through my head over and over as I packed boxes and prowled thrift stores in search of perfect white plates. I had been happy, and I had infinite space to be happy; I never thought that before, but I knew it now. I had tremendous capacity for joy, but it was hard to find.
Save yourself the heartache, don’t trust too fast. And don’t write anyone off, you never now when one of you will have something great to offer the other.
EUROPE THIS, EUROPE THAT.