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5 Perks of Living on the Outskirts of Town

Being in a corporate jungle for almost 5 years, it’s so refreshing to be able to go back to your province and take a breath of fresh air. Aside from seeing your loved ones, you get to enjoy the things you most likely missed while living in the city.

  1. Sunrise. Sunrises are always magnificent on every part of the globe. Although often times, we get to miss this breathtaking view due to skyscrapers blocking the picturesque scene. During my visit to Tawagan Norte, I get to enjoy one of the best free things that life has to offer. (I just have to wake up early to catch it. Haha!)

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2. Appreciate the morning dew. I don’t know about you, but I’m not seeing fresh morning dew and really appreciate it for years! Either because I always woke up late on rest days or woke up too early for my shift on weekdays.

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3. Picturesque Scenery. We need to travel more or less four hours to escape from the city and pay a reasonable environmental fee before we can enjoy  a descent picturesque view of Mother Earth. We all also have these for FREE in our provinces. You just need a quick hike or paddle you way to get to the places people from the city would totally appreciate.

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4. Green Fields.  Buildings. Buildings. Buildings. Over a hundred kilometer stretch, all you’ll see will be buildings, road intersections, and cars lined up bumper to bumper. A change of landscape which is always so laid back and refreshing is always a good idea.

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5. Play with your pets. Some pet lovers/dog lovers are living in a pad or an apartment wherein dogs are not allowed. This may not apply to everyone but I can totally relate to this. Visiting your province is also an opportunity to bond with your fury friends. I got Suzy our dark haired golden retriever to pose some beautiful images for this blog post. You may follow her own Instagram account @daya_dogs. 🙂

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These things mentioned above are constant reminders that there are several things offered in life that are totally offered for free, no need to get to a city to witness or experience something. I believe the list could go on and on. I may even write a snapshot series about this. Haha! How about you, do you have anything in mind that we can add on to this list?

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  • Reply
    Liana
    October 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    When I got back to my hometown after touring Israel for six months, I was almost always in owe in front of little things. I’ve always been in love with every kind of sunsets, and I realised the one in Paris were also as amazing as those of around the Mediterranean sea!

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    Sophie Nadeau
    October 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Wow, that sunrise looks UNREAL! There are definitely lots of perks to living outside of town and nearer to the countryside. Loved looking through all of your photos!

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    kathy (from walkaboutwanderer.com)
    October 25, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I love watching the sun rise and set anywhere in the world however there is something extra magical seeing it from your home area. Sometimes we take for grated where we are from and never become a tourist in our own area. It is such a same.
    By the way Suzy is so so cute.

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    LJ Legend
    October 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Great post. I’m a city girl but I really do love my country escapes and your article makes me wanna take a weekend away to the country. Great pics to!

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      kris
      October 25, 2016 at 4:57 am

      Thank you! 😉

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    Maja | Mexatia
    October 24, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    You found a lovely place to settle down! We live in suburbs but it’s not really the same lol. Your surroundings are just stunning and I can see Suzy is enjoying every single day.

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    Clare
    October 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Stunning pics, I love the countryside. I hate being in the city too long. The sunrises look amazing, I need to get myself to the Philippines 🙂

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    Cori
    October 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I wish living on the outskirts of New York City had meant views like this! Your photos are gorgeous. I do miss the greenery, but luckily I travel enough to get my fill.

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    Noemi of Pinay Flying High
    October 24, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I’m not a city girl and I do agree with everything you wrote here. There’s always something more beautiful to find outside of a city (where you can only see buildings almost all the time). Your dog looks so cute! I missed my dogs when I saw your photos. 🙁

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    Allison
    October 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I’m a city girl at heart and could never live on the country but I do enjoy the odd visit! Your sunrise photos are stunning. I’m very rarely up at that time of day but sunsets can be just as spectacular lol

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    Tina and Jimmy
    October 23, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Love escaping the city life, We live outside of town and it’s great, not only because you get to enjoy the open fields of sheep and cattle but because the traffic is so nice not to have to sit in! I like that when I go into the village to bit n bats everybody knows me and set things aside for me. it’s great!

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    Ashley Renne
    October 20, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Your photos are incredible and remind me of how important it is to escape city life and reconnect with nature. That sunset photo is mesmerizing….it made me Google the sunrise of where I am right now so that I can go and experience one too. I’m currently in Bali. 🙂

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      kris
      October 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks, Ashley! I heared Bali is such a great place too! 🙂

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    Richie Bunalos
    October 17, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Yes, living on the outskirts has its plus with the only con of distance.
    You get to connect with nature and escape the noise of the city.

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    Wandering Soul Scamper
    October 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    It’s really nice to eacape the city life once in a while. This post made me wanna go home on the province and live a simple life at the country side este mountain side.
    I grew up in the province and I agree to all these things you’ve mentioned. Love your photos btw.

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    Marica Pidor
    October 15, 2016 at 4:07 am

    The pictures are so refreshing! I could stare on your sunrise picture for the entire time. <3

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      kris
      October 16, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Thanks, Marica! 🙂

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    Pam @ Hey, Miss Adventures!
    October 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Oh, I love the greens, too. I love road trips to the countryside and I love watching rice fields (greens and yellows) with the mountains as the background. Perfect exercise for my strained eyes, too. 😀 Awesome photos, by the way.

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    Teresa Dumadag
    October 10, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I love your photos! They look great! My favorite is the sunrise. Less pollution is also an amazing perk of living outside of the city.

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    Four-eyed Laagan
    October 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I 100% agree with all the perks you mentioned. I think those are most reasons of why going for an adventure or going out of town is getting trendy nowadays, to escape from the busy and hectic city life. Bdw, I love suzy!

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    Pria Amor Bote
    October 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I love the picture of Suzy.. I missed home already. Iba talaga ang feeling pag nasa probinsya. Away from the busy life of city.

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      Kriswanders
      October 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Awwe! Suzy is sending all her love too! hehe!

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    jared's mum
    October 8, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Wow, your province is absolutely beautiful. It will be such a wonderful experience strolling about in the morning and seeing all these lovely scenery and images. The concrete jungle of the city gets boring and lonely over time that we absolutely need to go back to the province too often.

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    Sam
    October 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Awesome that I truly felt how it was in the provinces by your blog. I have dreamt many times of living in the province. Where time is slower, there’s less competition among people, and material things don’t matter much. These days, we’re earning a lot of money, but we’re also overspending on things that don’t even make us happy.

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      Kriswanders
      October 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Super agree!

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    ROBERT LEE
    October 7, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Pagadian??? Oh my gosh, it is so beautiful. Alam mo ang galing mo rin sa photography ha. It is the framing and capturing the scene na super bagay sa post mo na ito. Nakakatuwang basahin ang tignan ang post. Syempre, dog lover, so super like ko ang pic ng dog mo din.

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      Kriswanders
      October 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Thank you, Sir Rob! Photos were taken by Sony RX-100 point and shoot cam.

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    Rea Alducente
    October 6, 2016 at 6:22 am

    I love, love your photos Kris! ❤Sometimes I wish I live near the beach or the mountains. Anywhere away from the hustle and bustle of the metro I guess. You’re right about the corporate world as you know I’ve been there too. And it can be toxic, haha!! So glad you got some time to travel and rest. ????

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      Kriswanders
      October 6, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Thanks Ms. Rea! ????

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