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    Posted on 12 Jul 2017

    22 Experiences That People Who Move From The Country To The City Face

    Concrete jungle where dreams are made of...

    1. Say goodbye to personal space...

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    Be prepared to seriously reduce your buffer zone. And still have it be invaded.

    2. ...and hello to people EVERYWHERE.

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    And they're all wearing suits?? Shit's so fancy.

    3. There's a lot more traffic.

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    And by a lot more, I mean more than one tractor.

    4. Trying to park is literally hell...

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    Even if you do find a park, do you really wanna pay $20 an hour for it?

    5. ...So you decide to try your luck with public transport.

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    Spoiler alert: It's confusing AF.

    6. There are always so many people lining up for the bus.

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    Sometimes it literally wraps around the street. HOW DO THEY EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LINED UP FOR??

    7. When you're used to at least an hour-long commute, 15 minutes on the bus is nothing.

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    You'll probably still find a way to complain about the distance though.

    8. Your definition of "close" changes.

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    What used to mean 'within 30km' now means 'a five minute walk'.

    9. You actually walk places...

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    There are shopping centres within walking distance. Heck, probably even two different shopping centres.

    10. ...but you walk so slow compared to everyone else.

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    Where are you all going that requires such a brisk stride?

    11. You have options for EVERYTHING!

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    Cuisines, brands, services, anything! If you want it, it's probably just around the corner.

    12. You can actually get food delivered.

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    This is dangerous...

    13. The price of living is so much more expensive than what you expected.

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    Six dollars for one avocado? Who do you think I am?

    14. You're constantly getting lost.

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    Trust me, Google maps will quickly become your best friend.

    15. The city lights make it so bright at night.

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    Goodbye darkness my old friend.

    16. You better get used to the constant noise...

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    Thanks in part to the constant sirens.

    17. ...so if you're trying to get to sleep? Good luck.

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    When you're used to complete peace at night, the transition sure is a wake-up call (haha get it).

    18. You can always find free Wi-Fi.

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    Gone are the days of struggling to even find phone reception.

    19. No one has a backyard.

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    At least not like the acres of green grass that you're used too.

    20. Not everyone is BFF's with their neighbours.

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    Might be due to the fact that they have so many.

    21. And even though you've dreamt about the city for so long...

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    22. ...there's always something about country life that you'll miss.

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    It's probably not the constant smell of horse shit though.

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