For tons of years I was living in only 1 city. In fact, it was the same one in which I was born, in which I made first friends, went to first school, in which I met my first boyfriend etc.. This small city where I grew up was for me the whole word. Back then I probably couldn’t imagine any other place. To be honest, I didn’t even think that they exist. Certainly, I was seeing them in tv etc.. Sadly, they were so unreal that they were quite abstract, so didn’t even seem to me like to be actual places.
I never really went for holiday so hadn’t been to any place other than my small town. I know that it may sound a little crazy but that was almost 15 years ago, thus I believe that it was quite typical situation back then in our country. Particularly for kids like me – kids born not in a big city, and in rather poor family. After plenty of years of staying in the same place, I eventually got my first chance to see a word.
And you may not believe me, but once I started, I just couldn’t stop. I have been travelling for last 13 years. I have visited all of the continents and almost forty seven countries in total. Some of these places I visited just as a standard tourist, but in some of them I was actually living for a while. Apparently, it has many advantages. I could meet a lot of new individuals, know various cultures, become familiar with many different towns and their history and so on. Most of my friends keep on repeating how jealous they are about that. But from time to time I have this thought that too often they forget that moving to new cities has also a lot of disadvantages.
Nowadays, it is not so bad. If you move to new town, you can easily find very detailed info about almost everything you need, for example, where to hire a motorbike in padova or where to print in nyc. But just imagine to find this type of things few years ago, when internet was not that fashionable yet. I remember that sometime it was even difficult for me to find out where I can find cheap but decent dinner. I do believe, that the most tiring part of moving into new places is to get familiar with new place, surrounding etc.. However, I still like it the most too.