Life in the city may be challenging for mountain lovers. Actually, it can get tough for any kind of outdoorsy people. Here's a few of my proven tips how to get along with the city when all you want to do is go to the mountains.
1. Get your flat green
I couldn't resist posting here my collection of sansevierias. I love them, love them all! They're kind of a second best to the forest to me.
By the way, did you know that sansevieria is so amazing that even NASA like it? Mother-in-law's tongue produces loads of oxygen so NASA considered taking it into the space to provide astronauts with O2! Interestingly, snake plant won't steal your oxygen at night - it produces it when it's dark so it's perfect option for the bedroom.
It's also one of the best air-purifying plants - sansevieria absorbs lots of nasty chemicals. And you know what's the bonus? Snake plant's strong and not very demanding - I just water it fortnightly and... that's it. Job done.
2. Go to park, palm house or botanical garden
There are great spots for outdoorsy people in every city. They're really worth visiting if you need to recharge your batteries and calm your thoughts. It won't replace a long walk in the forest but still is a good substitute - day spent outdoors makes you stronger and refreshed.
When we lived in London, we were yearning for a bit of nature so we visited nearby parks and Kew Gardens on regular basis. Now, we live close to 3 Ponds Park in Katowice so we go there jogging or biking as often as possible.
3. Get away for weekend
Whenever you've got a day or two available, make use of it. Of course, there are days when one just needs to rest and travelling isn't even an option. But most of the time you can find great outdoor spots close to the city you live in. Getaway weekend will do wonders to your mind, body and soul. There may even be mountains nearby
What are your ideas to get closer to the nature in the city?