Last year I was living for a few months in London. In the end, due to various reasons, decided to come back to my family city. I was convinced that after coming back I would find my city exactly as I left it. Nevertheless, I was very wrong. Although nothing serious has happened there and everything was similar at first glance, I noticed a few minor changes.


Autor: Kettler
Źródło: Kettler
Firstly, custom bicycles became extremely fashionable. Almost all of my colleagues were discussing where and how you can design your own bike. In the morning you might see lots of people that were commuting to work on beautiful bikes. I need to say that I really liked that change, as I always was thinking about my city as too lazy. At this moment, As a result of the fact that owing custom single speed bikes became to be so attractive, most of my colleagues as well as family members stopped using cars and started using their own bicycles, more information . I don’t even need to explain how positive effect it has on environment. Because of this, my city would be even more beautiful.

Second, I have seen that lots of individuals purchase hot drinks to take away. I might see many young people with cups of coffee on the street. On the one hand, this is rather bad as this paper and plastic cups were presumably disposable. On the other hand, I perceived it as a good news as this meant that people in my town were becoming richer. Why do I think so? If you are rather poor, you just don’t invest in drinks to take away. Most probably you would rather have them at home or have with you your own hot drink in thermos.

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Autor: Gregorio Puga Bailón
Furthermore, I have realized that people seemed to be nicer. They were smiling to each other on the street, talking to each other on train et cetera. When I asked foreigner about something, the answer was always really polite. That old women who works at the post office became to be much nicer than a few years ago. She even began to smile. Nevertheless, I should admit something. I really don’t know if all those tiny things have really changed, or if I was homesick so badly, that nowadays I see it in much more positive light.