I love traveling to new places and I used to dislike the fact that the area I live in is so calm and silent compared to other cities. But the more I get to travel to different countries the more I learn to appreciate it. The silence at night. The forests and birds chirping on a warm spring morning. The fact that everyone knows everyone. The fields with corn plants. The small lakes where you can go swimming in summer. The sun hiding behind mountains at night. Children dancing through the woods. The sound of laughter you hear from your neighbour’s balcony.
And I think it’s true what they say. You only know what you have when it’s gone.
• (written by me)