I work in Vienna. It's a beautiful city and for the five years that I went to university I also lived there. But I grew up in a small village in the countryside. And by small I mean tiny. Like 1500 inhabitants. Tops! And I loved it! Mymum didn't have to worry when I was out alone with my friends, we played tennis on the streets and rode our bikes EVERYWHERE!
I never felt really comfortable living in a big city. I hated the noise, the smell, the fact that there are ALWAYS people EVERYWHERE, yet you're just an anonymous number that no one cares about.
Today, I live in a small town, about 45 minutes away from Vienna and 30 minutes away from my home-village, where my parents, my grandparents, a lot of my relatives and most of my friends still live.
I went for a walk with my part-time dog Hugo. I just crossed the road from my appartment, walked for another five minutes and then I was here, out in the nature, in the greens, where the few people that you meet will greet you and ask you how you're doing and where - most imprtantantly - everything is nice and calm AND SMELLS GOOD! Look:
How can you prefer a big, grey, crowded city over this I will never understand. Ans if this view gets to boring we will hop on our bike, drive for 20 minutes to be on top of a little hill called "Braunsberg" to catch an AMAZING view over the Danube river.
So where do you live? City or countryside? I'd love to hear!