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  1. Welcome to AF Nightmare! Hope you have a great time here!
  2. Metro


    Welcome to AF! Hope you have a great time here!
  3. Hey and welcome to AF! Hope you have a great time here!
  4. Man, I was like 10, I was probably just playing Minecraft most of the time
  5. Still feeling so overwhelmed with the work load of both universities and now I've got exams coming up, crazy. With all this wishing I was going again talk, man I wish I was back in high school, so much easier. Though as an adult but full time student living abroad I can't stay I'm enjoying the freedom of adulthood with money because I'm as broke as it can get
  6. I love them films I saw the Nun 2 in cinema before moving to Czechia. Was such a great movie! Anyway the last movies I saw in cinema was Kung Fu Panda 4 and immaculate. Currently watching harry potter and the chamber's of secrets for bed.
  7. I love reading, I just don't make enough time for it and after doing it in college for a while, the whole doing what you love for work makes it no longer fun kinda vibe. But honestly I only tend to read classic novels, I'm a huge sucker for Jane Austen novels and the Bronte sisters!
  8. Welcome to AF! Hope you have a fantastic time here!
  9. I remember thinking I responded to this topic but obviously not. I have a pretty strong opinion when it comes to all things vaping, smoking, alcohol consumption and drugs. Maybe it's partly to do with religious views but even so I feel like without the inclusion of faith I would hold the same values and belief as I've just always been this way but anyway yes, I think vaping is pretty silly. I honestly feel like I'm most cases it's done the opposite of what it was made to do. I never saw that many teens smoking cigarettes while I was in school but as soon as vapes became mainstream absolutely everyone from the ages of 12 to 18 was puffing on the silly little highlighter in my local town. And on the note of peer pressure. Addiction can start at any point and I've never known anyone to say they're glad they gave into peer pressure and started. Stick to your gut and moral values.
  10. Feeling super overwhelmed but always just trying to stay positive!
  11. Welcome to AF! Hope you have a great time here!
  12. Just back from a weekend or so in London, was so nice being somewhere familiar but also meant I've come back to Prague with loads of work to do.... 

  13. Yeah I've heard that due to a lot of protests about the guides in Machu Picchu that it's gotten hard to get up and also the crazy weather. Unfortunely the same is happening with Mnt Blanc due to the changes in weather and terrain so before we know it, the mountain may no longer be climable
  14. Hello everyone! Wow, well, I think this blog entry is very much overdue, I apologise greatly for not making a post sooner or ever making that post about the gear or training (if you're interested, feel free to DM me) So firstly thank you to everyone for the support! The goal was reached, and all the money was given to MRF!!!! (huge thank you to @Animedragonfor the donations) As for the journey, well, I'll do my best to talk about it while also keeping it short. I'm afraid I don't remember the dates or times, but I'll do my best! So firstly me and my fiancee did this together along with a group of around 25 other students from Ireland. We arrived at Dublin airport early, where we met the whole group for the first time (some of us had met at fundraisers but didn't get to know each other until that moment) From there we flew to Doha and then flew into Dar Es Salaam. After a 7-hour bus trip through Tanzania, we arrived at Moshi (a small town near the base of Kilimanjaro), where we would stay the night. Waking up early, we headed for Kili, this was a beautiful trip, and honestly, seeing Africa was just honestly one of the most beautiful things in the world, a real eye-opener. Arriving at Kili, we were greeted by some really adorable monkeys at the gate and had to wait a couple of hours for our gear to be unloaded and sorted among the porters. we took the Machame route which is a total of 7 days, 5 up, 2 down. We started day 1 through the rainforest which was definitely a very difficult day, we arrived at camp much later than expected and had to use our head torches (Machame Camp) Within the first day my fiancee became very sick but managed to push through day 2 towards Shira Camp, which I found quite a pleasant and beautiful walk. Shira Camp was definitely breathtaking. The next day was when the altitude started to get to me, we went up to the Lava Tower for lunch and back down to the Barranco Camp where we would stay the night before tackling the amazing Barranco wall. At this point I was getting sick and suffering from some crazy migraines. We woke up nice and early and did the Barranco wall which was for sure the best way to start the day, absolutely love climbing and scrambling up the wall! but I didn't expect the very long walk after towards Barafu camp. At Barafu camp we prepared to summit and left at around 1am at night if I remember correctly, this was the most painful and exhausting day of my life, our noses were pumping blood and our brains were foggy, I swear I sleep walked half of it, at every break you just wanted to close your eyes and give up, every step was heavy and painful and it just never ended, there was a sea of headlamps slowly making their way up the mountain and it was dreadful, but finally at around 7am we made it to the top!, at that moment all the pain just vanished, it was a fresh of life, we got our pictures and within 15 minutes were heading down. Now if you thought getting up there was hard, coming down was just as bad, it was like a slip and slide of ash! absolutely dreadful experience, me and my fiancee swore to each other that we wouldn't do something like it again (that's a lie now) but we did it, and we were exhausted. the two days down was dreadful but we were all looking forward to a shower and a cold Coca-Cola at the bottom, it kept our spirits up. And that's it in summary! Now I know there is so much more detail and trust me I will give it, so many stories to tell and so many pictures to share, but I will save that for the next blog post! I just felt I needed to share that it was completed. So next post I will share some photos (at least one from each day) and then also some stories and what happened after we got down! Buuuut I wanted to make this post because What's next? Well We are thinking either Machu Picchu or Mont Blanc!!!!!!! And this time I will do a way better job documenting them with videos!!!
  15. Got approved to have my final year thesis supervised by the geologist/earth science lecturer at my university! just gotta pick between two research topics that both sound incredible!

    1. Animedragon


      Great news!!

  16. pretty cold and wet, but looking forward to the summer months!
  17. Been considering playing through the Witcher 3 again on steam deck or RDR 2. Just don't really have much time
  18. Metro


    Welcome to AF! Hope you have a great time here!
  19. Hello and welcome to AF! Absolutely love classic rock as well, two very good bands you have there!
  20. When you think something can't get worse... 

    Having major difficulties communicating with Charles university, subject issues and then also sprained my ankle last night and got told this morning while standing there in crutches that I have until Monday to move out of my dorm into a different dorm...

  21. Little life update: 

    Was hit with my first ever dose of homesickness after being abroad on off for the last year and a half.

    Wasn't a great feeling to be honest, just missed everything about Ireland which I never thought I would say but sure here we are. I joined a GAA club to give myself a bit of purpose, bit of fun and pretty good to be playing something I played throughout my childhood/teen years.

    In other notes, struggling with exams and sorting out my timetable for next year, in Ireland I'm so used to not picking what I do and just being told by the university but here you pick your own modules and it's crazy.

    Anxiety has gotten incredibly bad as well, I find myself avoiding social activities and struggling to even go shopping because the thought of interacting makes me feel like I'll cry.

    So yep, rough start to the year. 

  22. Exam in the morning which I am very confident that I will fail miserably so I have spent the day emailing both my host and home university about what happens if I fail a module. Honestly so stressed that I might be kicked out and sent back to my home University. ;-; 

    1. Animedragon


      This doesn't sound good. Hopefully your confidence in failure will be misplaced, but if it isn't I hope your host university will be lenient and not send you back to your home university.

  23. Heyo! Welcome back to AF, hope you have a great time here!
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