“Sure, it’s 2:30 in the morning and you’re about to meet an unfamiliar individual in the pitch-black darkness of a city you barely know. But screw it, if you can’t try your luck in Dublin on Irish Christmas then your balls are purely ornamental.”
Pursue as many “Why not?” situations as you possibly can.
When things get a little rough, some of your fellow travelers may question your intentions. Others may turn back. Some may even try to throw you off course. The people who are more preoccupied with your quest than their own are meant to get left behind.