unforth-ninawaters replied to your post “unforth-ninawaters replied to your post “i have travel nerves…”
I find for me it varies…maybe because I’m from a Really Big City myself (New York City) I often find big cities very accessible even if there are language barriers involved…I love London, Amsterdam, Paris, Tokyo…and in all of them I could see what day-to-day life for a local would be like.
i think maybe because i spent of my adult life in Kinda Big Cities (DC and boston, and even milwaukee is a sorta-kinda-big-city), where the pulse of the city is kinda closer to the surface? i get numbed quickly by the super-big cities. i mean who doesn’t love nyc, but after a day or so in manhattan, things start to kind of blend together, and even if i’m staying with someone who’s lived there for ages i’m still like whoa people live here! :p though like, i spent six weeks in paris and in belgrade, and after a little while it kind of settled back into feeling like a real actual place.
i don’t know if that made any sense :p
(and yeah, in turkey i am definitely not going to do much wandering alone in questionable areas. fingers crossed i’ll make friends with fellow hostel inmates)