[Originally published on 5 May 2015]
You know when you go to a big city and you take the subway from point A to point B only to find out you actually could have done it in a 5-10 minute walk? That’s pretty standard when you go abroad… for example, in London. Well, it happened to me in the city where I was born, twice now. Maybe living abroad for a while has this kind of effect on us and we become a foreigner everywhere, including in your own country.
This led me to think that maybe is a good idea to bring with me a map on a daily basis, like tourists do. It’s a way of seeing my own country in a similar way as I do when exploring a new city. In my article “Short travelling journey” I talk about how a person can transform a simple commute into an adventure.
Me and some friends are also planning some walks instead of just being seated in a café and have non sense conversations (which is also good, by the way). We feel that we know foreign cities better than our own city. It’s true that back home we have so many things do to and friends to be with that we neglect these things. And when we go abroad we just want to take the most of it because we will probably never go back there again. We just have to apply that kind of mentality to visit our own country.
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