If you read and enjoy my travel posts through my website or Mastodon* and you are planning to travel to somewhere I've been and you can't afford an actual travel agent and you find travel planning too stressful or time consuming to fit into your life, I would be delighted to share advice.
My specialties are land and sea (not air) transit, especially long distance European buses, and finding vegan food. I'm happy to also help with general stuff to do, and even more in-depth help with planning and realistic budgeting if you want because I actually love wasting away hours and days researching travel stuff.
*or a feed reader you built yourself or another decentralised service
My new place has a smart TV with Netflix, but I think it must also be connected to the #NaNoWriMo API or something..... it won't connect, even when the TV's network connection is fine, netflix isn't blocked on other devices on the same network, YouTube and Amazon Video connect fine... Netflix won't even let me log in, just says there is a problem. So obviously it knows my wordcount is under. https://rhiaro.co.uk/2019/11/netflix
The moon kept waking me up last night. It's almost full, and was blazing through my window with the light of a thousand suns. Then I kept having moon-related dreams. https://rhiaro.co.uk/2019/11/moon
Posted 40 photos: afternoon trip to Galata... Unable to resist the the lure of the headland I can see across the bay from my balcony, I took the bus to the nearby town of Galata. The route isn't really walkable, as it involves a giant highway roadbridge across the bay. I had the impression Galata was kind of fancy, but the parts of it I saw seemed run down. I walked to the tip of the headland, which had a completely abandoned concrete viewing platform that was falling into the sea, and an old lighthouse. It was very cool. Then I headed around to the nearest beach, climbing down a thousand steps through a hillside wooded park. The autumn colours are in full swing, and the sun was hot. There were only a few other people around. I sat on a rock by the sea to write. #travel https://rhiaro.co.uk/2019/11/photos-varna-3
On a related note, fantasy world building is *so hard* how do people remember all the stuff they made up?? I'm trying to take notes every time I pull a new country/food/animal/side character out of the air so I can reuse things and be consistent but wow it takes a lot of work. #nanowrimo https://rhiaro.co.uk/2019/11/world-hard
#nanowrimo TFW you don't remember what you wrote about a character seven years ago but you just need to keep writing right now to move the story on, and then when you go back to check you've managed to keep complete continuity entirely by luck. (Or my subconscious firing better than I thought. But I can't remember the names of animals or countries I invented like yesterday so? I think it's luck.) https://rhiaro.co.uk/2019/11/continuity
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