I can’t really decide if I miss my car or not. I haven’t driven since I left home because of the whole driving on the left, having the wheel on the other side of the car, and manual shift thing. But, it doesn’t really matter because having a car won’t do me much good in Leicester.
This is a city, and I quickly learned that cities are made for walking.
I actually really like being able to walk anywhere and everywhere. If I need to go into town, I walk. Tesco, walk. Movies, walk. Primark, walk. Uni, walk. Walking is so much more pleasant than sitting in a car.
Luckily, the weather has been incredibly mild here in England, so I don’t have to deal with the snow and ice that is promised come January. Still, even when the weather is crappy, there is something nice about having everything you need in walking distance.
It makes you feel so much more connected to the city because you are forced to become a part of it.
I can safely say that I will really miss being able to walk everywhere I need to go. These past few months have made me realize how much I enjoy living in a city versus the suburban area where I grew up and go to college.
I’m trying to fit in as much walking as possible around Leicester the next few days – just breathing it all in for the last time. I’ve got to get my fill before I go home and, the weather is freezing and the only place to walk is around my neighborhood.
Do you walk to or use your car to get to most places?