We often dream of vacations spent in remote areas far away from home. We are drawn by the majestic landscapes and the beauty of the unknown. It is a quite appealing thought, however, adventure opportunities surround us all the time! Let us discuss some advantages of exploring your own neighbourhood.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence…
It is a common phenomenon – we tend to glorify the opportunities of other countries, areas, continents when we are not really familiar with our own surroundings. It is high time to let go of the belief that we cannot find anything as worthy of our interest nearby. Especially when you live in a small town or on the outskirts of a bigger city. Give your area a chance, do some research, and discover the hidden gems!
Save some money
Tropical journeys are gorgeous, but they are usually very pricey. They require some dedication to find a way of reducing the costs and making them affordable and feasible, especially when you are a young student. You probably have most of the tools needed for a trip nearby at home, so maybe you do not even need to spend any money on them. Bus or train tickets offer many discounts, particularly when you have student status. Wear a pair of comfortable shoes and start your adventure!
Discover the history of your region
Each area may have a very interesting background that is not commonly known. You probably will be able to find some information about history online or in a local library. Areas that are not anywhere near any bigger cities are often overlooked when it comes to such issues. If you love learning about historical events, this could be a chance for a fascinating weekend with your friends. Who knows, maybe you will even get to know something about the history of your ancestors?
In conclusion, discovering your surroundings can be a fun and enriching experience. Especially when you can use the intellectual outputs created as part of the DiOther City project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. It is pursued by partners from six European countries – Poland, Spain, France, Belgium, Cyprus, and Italy. So, what are you waiting for?
Project website www.diothercity.eu