Uh Huh, Honey, You Need Nature

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I’m a metropolitan girl at heart. I love architecture and city lights, hip restaurants and quiet cafes, museums and shopping. But even the Carrie Bradshaws among us need a breath of fresh air from time to time. Nature is humbling. It reminds us of who we are, it gives us peace of mind and strength to carry on. It also gives us oxygen, which, I’ve been told, is almost as vital to humans as strength and motivation.

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It’s nice to visit the flower paradise of Keukenhof or even the Spanish seaside, but the former is only open for a short time in spring, and the latter never happens as often as you’d wish (unless you live there, in which case, well played indeed). But every once in a while, you need to smell the flowers, walk barefoot on the grass and take dozens of obnoxious photos while you’re at it (as you do) between meetings or during your lunch break.

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Well, if you’re longing for nature in the burning hot Moscow center, here’s an idea: Moscow’s own Apothecary Garden. It’s a green sanctuary that always has a flower festival or a cacti show going on, and two cats are the garden’s permanent residents. Rumour has it, they have the last word in all management decisions.

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Any city has an abandoned garden, a small forest or a national park, so don’t deprive yourself of nature. After all, it’s good for your mental and physical well-being and it helps achieve a healthy Instagram profile.

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