Wednesday, October 29, 2014

City v. Countryside Travel

I was hopping around a few blogs and stumbled upon the button you see with a themed post for the next two weeks. And, while it's not a Tuesday, I thought I'd write a post to connect with the designated theme of city versus countryside travel and which you prefer.


So............the question stands, which do you prefer? Travel in cities or in the countryside?


For me, I think I naturally lean towards city travel. I wasn't raised to be the most outdoorsy-est person in the world and the introvert in me loves being able to blend into the buzz of a big metropolitan city. Cities also seem to have such energy, which I find magical and it's easy to get lost in that feeling.

I mean, Florence is one of the world's greatest cities. It just has that 'je ne sais quoi.'

Wandering through Amsterdam's bustling bike filled streets and finding the solitude of a quiet canal.

Venice- at the start of Carnivale. Incredible!

Street markets on weekends that pop up around a city. This one's in Split, Croatia.

Love. Dubrovnik.
One of my all time favorites.

But for every great city experience, there's always a few awesome sights only to be seen or experienced when you take a few steps back from the hustle and bustle.

You will certainly not find giant chunks of glacier in the heart of a city!

Or be able to take hot air balloon rides over the majestic white mountains of Cappadocia, Turkey.

So, which do you prefer? And recommend? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!

7 comments:

  1. Very lovely post - I love how you write about being an introvert and being able to blend in in the city! Very well said and I kind of agree - I would say to me it's more of an in-between, I will like whichever, country or city depending on how I feel. I'm not a very outdoorsy person either, but sometimes there are beautiful sights and such peace to have in the country side :)

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    1. Hi Camila,

      Thanks for your comment! There's beauty to be had everywhere, right? You just have to keep your mind open for it!

      Carrie

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  2. Gorgeous photos! What a great collection of places :)
    ~ Marcella

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Marcella! Glad you enjoyed the pics!
      ~C

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  3. How interesting! I identify as an introvert as well and I always feel better in small towns because there are fewer people around. But, you make a good point--there is anonymity in the city! MY BF thinks that I'm actually not that introverted I just fear strangers, so maybe that's why I like small towns :) thanks for sharing and linking up with us!

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    1. Hi Amy! Thanks for commenting! It's funny that I also enjoy shopping on the day after Thanksgiving in the States because I know no salesperson will have time to ask me any questions or bother me! I can shop in the craziness in peace! It's the small things!

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  4. Cities also seem to have such energy, which I find magical and it's easy to get lost in that feeling.countryside tourism

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

City v. Countryside Travel

I was hopping around a few blogs and stumbled upon the button you see with a themed post for the next two weeks. And, while it's not a Tuesday, I thought I'd write a post to connect with the designated theme of city versus countryside travel and which you prefer.


So............the question stands, which do you prefer? Travel in cities or in the countryside?


For me, I think I naturally lean towards city travel. I wasn't raised to be the most outdoorsy-est person in the world and the introvert in me loves being able to blend into the buzz of a big metropolitan city. Cities also seem to have such energy, which I find magical and it's easy to get lost in that feeling.

I mean, Florence is one of the world's greatest cities. It just has that 'je ne sais quoi.'

Wandering through Amsterdam's bustling bike filled streets and finding the solitude of a quiet canal.

Venice- at the start of Carnivale. Incredible!

Street markets on weekends that pop up around a city. This one's in Split, Croatia.

Love. Dubrovnik.
One of my all time favorites.

But for every great city experience, there's always a few awesome sights only to be seen or experienced when you take a few steps back from the hustle and bustle.

You will certainly not find giant chunks of glacier in the heart of a city!

Or be able to take hot air balloon rides over the majestic white mountains of Cappadocia, Turkey.

So, which do you prefer? And recommend? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!

7 comments:

  1. Very lovely post - I love how you write about being an introvert and being able to blend in in the city! Very well said and I kind of agree - I would say to me it's more of an in-between, I will like whichever, country or city depending on how I feel. I'm not a very outdoorsy person either, but sometimes there are beautiful sights and such peace to have in the country side :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Camila,

      Thanks for your comment! There's beauty to be had everywhere, right? You just have to keep your mind open for it!

      Carrie

      Delete
  2. Gorgeous photos! What a great collection of places :)
    ~ Marcella

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Marcella! Glad you enjoyed the pics!
      ~C

      Delete
  3. How interesting! I identify as an introvert as well and I always feel better in small towns because there are fewer people around. But, you make a good point--there is anonymity in the city! MY BF thinks that I'm actually not that introverted I just fear strangers, so maybe that's why I like small towns :) thanks for sharing and linking up with us!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Amy! Thanks for commenting! It's funny that I also enjoy shopping on the day after Thanksgiving in the States because I know no salesperson will have time to ask me any questions or bother me! I can shop in the craziness in peace! It's the small things!

      Delete
  4. Cities also seem to have such energy, which I find magical and it's easy to get lost in that feeling.countryside tourism

    ReplyDelete