The Importance of Exploring Your Own Hometown

I would be lying if I said I didn’t dream of living in France or Italy, but yesterday I was content to explore my suburban American town. I rode to our downtown area on my vintage Canadian bike then I explored our bike trail for a little bit. One of my favorite activities is just getting on my bike and exploring (a wanderlust gene I no doubt got from my Dad). As I rode around, I noticed new murals that had been painted, watched enthusiastic children run to get free bread from the bakery, and heard about 5 different languages being spoken (I love how multicultural my town is). Especially in America, it can be easy to get caught up in the ease of taking the car, the consumer culture aided by megamalls, and the convience of chain restaurants, but if you take the time you can uncover a whole new world in your community. I challenge you to explore your town, whether it be in Vietnam, India, or the USA, because we really do live in a beautiful world that deserves to be seen. Feel free to comment below something you love about your town or your favorite part of your culture.

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All pictures taken on a go-pro

3 thoughts on “The Importance of Exploring Your Own Hometown”

  1. That’s such a cute post! I definitely agree with you, exploring and seeing your town with the eyes of a tourist makes you realise how lucky you are to live there 🙂 I live in the South of France by the sea, and every day i take the bus to college. It drives by the bay of my town with all the little boats, and it never ceases to amaze me 🙂

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