What do you’re keen on about the place you reside? Says Cup of Jo reader Katherine: “Kitsilano, a seaside neighborhood in Vancouver, is gorgeous yr spherical (even within the wet winter) but it surely shines brightest in the summertime when Vancouverites flock to Kits pool, the longest outside pool in North America!” Right here, 11 different readers share what’s nice in regards to the locations they name residence…
“Chicago is the place I met my husband and the place our youngsters had been born — it’s residence. I really like that it’s a metropolis of neighborhoods, every with its personal taste; residence to world-class eating places and museums; and, that for 5 months a yr, individuals flock exterior and are reminded of, regardless of the chilly winter, how superior the town is.” — Clothilde, Chicago
“Brussels will be fairly wet, however on the finish of the day we all the time get one or two hours of rosy sunshine. It’s the proper time to go for a stroll, get a €2 waffle and pet canines (see additionally: the bazillion sundown pics in my cellphone).” — Gabrielle, Brussels, Belgium
“I really like how secure Taipei is. Individuals right here don’t hesitate to save lots of seats in cafés and eating places by placing their purses or telephones or computer systems on the desk. I as soon as left my laptop computer in a neighborhood cafe whereas I ran residence to seize my charger. It by no means occurred to me that it wouldn’t be there once I got here again.” — Kathy, Taipei
“What I discover so endearing about Portland is, of all issues, the garages! Since area comes at a premium, you’ll typically discover neighboring homes sharing a storage — with a line down the center to separate their distinct halves, that are embellished to match the principle home. How cute is that?!” — Sophie, Portland, Oregon
“I reside in Northern Michigan (aka ‘Up North’ for Michiganders). Winters will be powerful, however the picturesque cities, sand dunes, seashores with Caribbean blue water, and limitless adventures make them value it. The Sleeping Bear Dunes Nationwide Lakeshore (pictured right here) feels such as you’re standing on the fringe of the world.” — Erin, Northern Michigan
“In Barcelona, I really like bumping into buildings from the Catalan modernist motion. They all the time depart me in a state of awe. This one — architect Antoni Gaudí’s first home within the metropolis — is simply two blocks from my condo.” — Diana, Barcelona
“I reside in Edmonton, Canada, which is the northernmost metropolis in North America with a inhabitants of over a million. Why would I reside on this land of snow and ice, you ask? The Rocky Mountains and the proximity to grandparents.” — Kara, Edmonton
“We reside on a farm in a small city known as Tulbagh in South Africa. What I really like most about it’s with the ability to begin and finish every day with a hanging view of the mountains. Our house is a serene area with a sense of peace and gratitude. A secure haven after a protracted day of labor.” — Bongi, the Western Cape, South Africa
“I reside in Brooklyn with my husband and our daughters. I really like what number of totally different cultures we get to expertise. In a single week, we would go uptown to Barney Greengrass for bagels and lox, cease by a Mexican bakery in Sundown Park for pan dulce, and eat dim sum in Chinatown. My ladies get particularly excited after we meet somebody who speaks Spanish, like they do. Fortunately, in New York this occurs quite a bit.” — Melina, Brooklyn
“I reside in Ohio to be near household and due to Lake Erie!” — Emily, Cleveland, Ohio
“It’s arduous to sum up in a single image, however what I really like about Dublin are all of the ways in which one can entry the Irish Sea. A fast bike experience, swimming costume and towel, and I’m within the ocean. The water is rarely heat however we get in anyway. A cup of tea from a flask warms us up after, and post-swim chats feed the soul. Dublin, you magnificence.” — Trish, Dublin
What do you’re keen on about the place you reside?
P.S. 12 readers share their cozy spots at residence and who do you reside with?