When You Fall In Love With A City…

When we talk about love, we talk about people. We sing the praises of our siblings, our parents, relationships, and we talk about the people who love us the most. The thing is, love isn’t just about people. You might have never thought of it, but just like with a person, you can fall in love with a place. Falling in love with a place can be just as significant and maybe even more complicated.

Everything about a city can excite you and make you feel at home. As you explore it and discover new things, you’re going to be able to socialize and get to know the local area. This is going to help you to fall deeper in love with a new place. You can always find new people to meet, new places to be, and unique views to see. Before you know it, you’ll be in touch with https://www.mybekins.com/locations/irvine-ca-movers/ to get you to the new city that you’ve fallen for permanently. This just happened to a friend of mine. She went on her honeymoon to Australia, and fell in love of the place. A few months later she and her husband made the move across the globe all the way from Mexico City to Sydney.

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You can learn a town in the same way you discover someone new when you start dating. Cities cannot say words, but they mean so much more than that. Beaches and countryside are something entirely different, but a city? A city breathes life. It remains lit all day and all night. A city has hidden secrets, both good and bad. There are sights and smells that you get in a city that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. There is a romance in a city that leaves you aching to see and do more.

From the streets to the stores, the parks to the barista you wave to in your favorite coffee shop. A city offers love to you on a plate. You can learn here; you can work here, you can laugh here. You are a tour guide to your friends and loved ones when they come to explore your city. You can become a friend to those who have none, and there will be good times that help you to root yourself even further in the hustle and bustle of the space.

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Of course, there will be bad times in the city. There will be job losses, and heartbreaks failed nights out, and people who don’t appreciate your presence there. However, while your city will disappoint you in some way or another at some point, you will never fall out of love with the way it moves and flows.

The city becomes your home when you fall in love. You learn the streets and the routes. You learn the rhythms of the transport and the people, and you make a life here. If it all goes wrong and you end up looking for another city to appreciate, you still know how to start over: you’ve done it once before. It doesn’t take long to feel settled and ready to be in a city; you can feel cemented and a part of the movement that goes on every day.

Which city are you in love with?

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5 thoughts on “When You Fall In Love With A City…

  1. If I could pick just one city, it would be Mexico City of course!

    Runners up would include Chicago, Paris, LA, Stockholm, and Rio de Janeiro.

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    1. Those are very different cities! 🙂 I would say London.

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  2. Paris, London, New York, San Francisco. Singapore, Florence… 🙂

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