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About mattylife

"And no one is a stranger...for long."

Most People in Life Are Only Visitors

Life is a book. People are chapters. When I used to think of my life, I used to divide my life up by the years that came and went. Every year was a different chapter. I thought about my existence … Continue reading

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The Day I Broke Up With Normal

It’s been eight years since I broke the mold and dedicated my 20’s to adventuring around the globe. Continue reading

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My Biggest Travel Mistake (So Far)

When it comes to travel, there are so many different ways to mess up. I’ve made a couple of unintelligent moves while traveling in my travel years, but this one deserves its own blog entry for certain. Upon having to … Continue reading

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I arrive alone in the middle of the night. I’ve never been to this country before and I don’t know anything about how it works. I’ve barely even had a chance to do a search about it on the internet. … Continue reading

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19 Days in Bulgaria

I’m sitting comfortably on top of a pillow-top mattress on a queen size bed in my AirBnb on the outskirts of Sofia, Bulgaria. I’ve been in this country for nearly three weeks now. In a few hours, finally, I have … Continue reading

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Visa Issues: The Worst

Perhaps one of the most interesting pieces of long-term travel is VISAS. Yes, the dreaded visas. The United States grants its citizens one of the 10 most “powerful” passports in the world, effectively giving us the ability to travel to … Continue reading

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Choking on Privilege

A thought from mid-March: I had no say in where I was born. I just got lucky, I suppose. The same can be said for every other soul on the planet. Not one of them got a say about where … Continue reading

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