It’s hard to tell regions apart just by looking at the buildings now. A CVS is a CVS, a Starbucks is a Starbucks. I’m not here to moralise. I’m just telling you what it is to be a traveller now.
Every place is built like every place, and so the only thing that tells you that you’re moving is the nature that’s been allowed to stay.
It’s up to nature to tell us we’re moving. Otherwise, each Kmart sign looks like each Kmart sign. Every Subway sandwich tastes the same.
— Alice Isn’t Dead, Part 2, Chapter 4: Chain