October 2022 – Bucharest, Venice, Florence, Pompeii, Meteora

  • Reading an essay called “Herding Cats and Free Will Inflation” by Daniel C. Dennet while having a good coffee watching falling leaves
  • planned a new route towards my next destination, Bansko
  • getting ready for a two week trip to Romania for family events and meeting friends
  • started tracking sleep times and other data, what I will do with that information remains to be seen
  • found some new music to listen to: Findlay, Foxtrott, Mitski
  • Watching the sunset in Meteora, Greece
  • ‘Enjoying’ the last few days of a long, long trip that started on October 10th with: one week in Bucharest, one week in Piatra NeamČ›, and this week driving from Treviso, Italy to Bansko, Bulgaria (taking the ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa)
  • Visited one too many cities, but still managed to enjoy the journey while refraining from yelling at all the italian drivers
  • A lot has been going on during this trip, but haven’t managed to stop and reflect about any of it, so I’m glad I’ll have a base in the next few months and get back to the inside journey I feel I’ve been postponing for a while
  • Started reading Dostoevsky’s “The House of the Dead” – a semi-autobiographical (not for the faint of heart) novel
  • Listened to quite a lot of Huberman and Friedman podcast episodes