BEDA 18: My Love/Hate Relationship with the Suburbs

While I was in Portugal, our group went on an excursion outside of Lisbon to Sintra, where the National Palace is. Later that week, we were talking to some local guys who mentioned that they were from the suburbs – from Sintra.

What the crap guys. Our suburbs are not nearly as cool. Our suburbs don’t have freaking Palaces, now do they?

I’m a suburb girl. So much so that I literally live in a suburb OF A SUBURB. I’ve lived in the suburbs my whole life, and if you live in a place your whole life you’re inevitably going to find things that you hate about it. I’ve developed a sort of schizophrenic love/hate relationship with the suburbs. I really came to realize this when I started working downtown on a regular basis. Let’s go over some pros and cons I’ve found about the suburbs.

Pro: They’re pretty

There’s a lot of trees in the suburbs. And especially during the summer, when the sun is shining and the weather is beautiful and everything is green, it’s especially nice to take a walk in the sunshine.

Con: They’re huge

Everything in the suburbs is all spread out. You can’t get anywhere interesting without a car, and even then it takes at least fifteen minutes to get there.

Pro: It’s quiet

Since everyone in the suburbs stays inside, walking in the suburbs is always nice and peaceful. It’s kind of nice to be able to walk down the street and sing along to your music and not have anyone look at you like you’re crazy.

Con: It’s quiet

In the city, there’s always something going on. There’s music playing as you walk down the street, and there’s always people around. It’s way more exciting than the stupid boring suburbs where the most exciting thing you hear is a siren.

Pro: It’s clean

Graffiti in the suburbs is an eyesore that it quickly removed. Garbage isn’t piled on the streets, and the air usually smells like grass, not sewers.

Con: It’s boring

Nothing ever happens in the suburbs. All the fun things happen downtown, and it’s so friggin far away


About Lananification

I'm a twenty-something Canadian trying to figure out what it means to be an "adult". I've recently moved to England to try to be an adult in a different country. It is just as hard. My Wanderings are travel blogs; sometimes I travel, and lots of times I write about it. My Meanderings are thoughts from this crazy, random head of mine. Songs and Reasons Why happens when I pick a song that means a lot to me, and tell you why, and then let you listen to it. In 2013 I wrote a blog every day for the whole year, minus a couple. Check those out in the BEDAY tag if you want.
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