Where are you from?

View of Sheffield from a green field

Where I'm from

by Jo G

So, I want to tell you about Sheffield, the place where I was born and the city of my youth! It's a city of half a million people, in the hills of the north of England. It's a city of industry, famous for steel and cutlery. These days Sheffield is less industrial, more green. One thing I love about Sheffield is that you can run from your front door through parks and woodland into open countryside in half an hour. 

People in Sheffield are really friendly (although they don't always look it!). They chat to you at bus stops, and the bus driver calls you 'love'. Many Sheffielders are of Pakistani origin, and the city has amazing curry restaurants. We also have delicious beer because making knives and forks was thirsty work. You can't argue with tradition!

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Submitted by Sharifah.km on Sat, 18/03/2023 - 14:32


Hello, I was born in Shuqaiq village in Saudi Arabia, is famous for palms and dates it is quite place and have many farms but the weather is so hot in summer I love winter in my village is not very cold.
I like country because nature and the air isn’t polluted.

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Submitted by Umar Hammad on Wed, 15/03/2023 - 11:14


i was bron in pakistan city kharian cantt it has a population of about 87,419 its not very big city its small but very calm ful place in pujnab

Submitted by luizfernando on Tue, 14/03/2023 - 22:36


I am from Ubá, which is located in MG, Brazil and it is known for its mountainous relief. Ubá has about 120.000 people and it is extremely hot. My father was the pioneer of the furniture industry in Ubá and it has developed the region into the biggest furniture complex in the country besides that Ubá produces the famous and delicious mangoes also called Ubá Mango and from it many derived products, such as jam, beer, juice, candies and so on. I love living here.

Submitted by edsongazolla on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 23:50


My place is Ubá. It's a very hot city. It's not big and not small. I particularly love this city because of my family and memories of my childhood. There are so many furniture factories here. So, it's know AKA the city of fondness.

Submitted by fabriciasol on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 23:50


Ubá is a very hot city, it is not big an not small, it is a city of 110.000 people.
My city is very famous for furniture production, there are so many furniture factories here a famous Brasilian singer named Ary Barroso from the 50s.

Submitted by fernandaangeloni on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 15:52


I`m from Turvo, a small town in the south of Santa Catarina, Brazil. the town is very peaceful, quiet and friendly (sometimes too much friendly!) My town is famous for its agricultural mechanization and rice production. the economy of the town is around agriculture. the weather is good all year.

Submitted by matheusblois on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 15:50


I am from Rio Grande, it is a town in the south of Rio Grande do Sul, near Uruguay. The city is very old, it was the first city in the state and it is famous because one of the biggest beaches in the world called "Praia do Cassino" it has more than 200 kilometers of extension and people can drive cars in the sand, it is beautiful, very windy, but is my favorite place.

Submitted by maingoc1912 on Sat, 11/03/2023 - 09:09


I am now living in countryside. I had lived in Hanoi for over ten years, then for many reasons, I moved to my hometown. I can see the different between living in a crowded city and a rural area, the air in my hometown is fresher, and people here connect well with others.

Submitted by A.Ayoub on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 13:26


Hello , everyone
I am from egypt the country of civilization where yuo can see the great buildings and monuments and people have ahaert of gold . It is pleased to me to tell you that when you visit egypt you can see the life of origin countryside and the three pyramids and Abu semple temple finally you can see alot of places and traditional industrial,now we have anew cities like the administrative capital and El galalah city and more and more in my lovely country

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Submitted by rianimorelo on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 11:04


I live in the furniture city and there are many furniture faires during the year. Our city hosts people from all over the country. As I like cold, I'm feeling uncomfortable because Ubá is very hot. I think it is necessary more investments in the maintenance of the city's squares, streets, and security. My city is famous for Ubá mango which is delicious!

Submitted by Rafaela6144 on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 01:18


I live in Suzano, a peri-urban, industrial, historic city also known for sports, volleyball has a strong tradition in competitions.
The good thing about living in Suzano is the quality of life and easy access to other regions in the state of São Paulo.
Suzano is famous for its agricultural and flower production, under the strong influence of Japanese culture.

Submitted by danthanh13 on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 21:01


I was born in Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in central Viet Nam. Hue is a peaceful and quiet environment. It is referred to as ancient Hue. Different from other cities Hue only has 2 seasons: rainy and sunny. It was 3 years and a half I haven’t been back. My city is well-known for its shrines, pagodas, mausoleums, foods, and festivals. Hue foods are varied, such as various cakes, many types of rice noodles, etc. Hue festival is an international cultural event organized in Hue every two years to honor the priceless heritage of Hue. I really miss my hometown.

Hi danthanh13,

I enjoyed reading your comment and I learned a lot about Hue. It sounds like a place with a really rich history and culture. You mentioned food - is there any particular dish that Hue is famous for?


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Submitted by Masha_Smi on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 14:48


Hi! I am from Saint - Petersburg. This is beautifulest place in the world for me. Architecture is fantastic. There are many rivers and canals and trust me it is fabulous. Saint - Petersburg is famous for white nights and drawbridges in summer. If you decide to visit this city in the summer chek out bridges draw schedule.

Submitted by aoujaa on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 13:30


I was born and I live in a suburban city near Paris and I cannot live in the center of Paris because it is to overcrowded. i love the idea of having more space and less noise and pollution but at the same time to be able to to paris qickly (30 mn commuting).

Hello aoujaa,

I live in a similar situation -- about 30 minutes by train from Barcelona. Sometimes I wish we lived in the city since so much of our life happens there (friends, work, school), but I don't really want to move away from having trees in our yard and much more peace and quiet.

Have you ever thought of moving farther away from Paris? I think I'd like to one day but am not sure.

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Submitted by Gabriel Matos on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 12:11


My place is Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful place, there are many places where it is possible to admire Amazing views through the beaches, forests, sea... On its streets and at bars, you can make many friends because people are very receptive to strangers. Rio de Janeiro is known for Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf)), Copacabana beach, and the natural beauties. What I like most about my hometown is the atmosphere it is unique, where it is possible to be yourself and happy.

Submitted by Agata86 on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 11:05


I was born and breed in small town called Pabianice in Poland.I really like my childchood there .

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Submitted by Anthony Tsoy on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 03:56


Hi! I will tell you about Orsk, the place where I was born and the town of my childhood. This is a town of one hundred thousands people. It was an industrial town when it was founded, but nowadays this town is slowly dying...

Submitted by wally on Mon, 06/03/2023 - 21:51


I’m from Seoul in Republic of Korea. It has almost everything you expect about the city, since it’s the heart of Korea. What I like the most about this big city is that it has both traditional and modern structures. Even though it had been damaged during the Japanese Colonical Era and Korean War, there still are beautiful and amazing palaces, with the enormous effort to recover and re-flourish the city.
It is famous for city views to some people, but I’d like to introduce these places including Gyeongbokgung. It’s especially fascinating for people who are interested in fashion, since it’s for free while wearing traditional costume!

Korean sitcoms have become a huge boom in Brazil, many people I know are in love with Korean culture, How men are polite, etc...

Submitted by Salman123 on Mon, 06/03/2023 - 21:31



I am from Hyderabad,a city in India.

It is known for old buildings and monuments.

The city is very crowded , lot of traffic jams and is densely populated.

It is famous for foods
Hyderabadi mutton biryani is one of the best dishes of Hyderabad.

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Submitted by victorsolozabal on Mon, 06/03/2023 - 13:53


I am from Belo Horizonte (beautiful horizon) the capital city of Minas Gerais state in Brazil.
BH is a big city but doesn't feel that way, living there makes it look like you are in the countryside cause the atmosphere makes you think so because of people's behavior. The city of bars AKA Belo Horizonte is also known for its hills and countryside traditions which remind a little of the old-times behavior of traditional and strict families. I love everything about my hometown especially the weather, the green streets, the beautiful squares, and the variety of bars, restaurants, and good bakeries to go to.
My state, as well as my city, is known for its mines, and cuisine (cheese rolls), our cheese production has also won first place in a French contest that took place in Paris some years ago.

Submitted by Orconie on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 00:30


Hi, everyone, my name is Felipe. I was born in Bucaramanga, an intermediate city from Colombia. In 2014, I moved to Tunja (another Colombian city) to study medicine, but since 2021 I returned and now I work here as a medical doctor.

I really love Bucaramanga, because here you can do anything. This city also is known as the "Ciudad Bonita" (The Beautiful City) or the "Ciudad de los parques" (The parks city), the last one because here there are a lot of parks.

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Submitted by Andres Felipe … on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 18:08


I want to tell you about my little town called Condoto, the place I was born and where I grew up. It is a little town of 14.000 people, and it is located in the west of the country.
In my little town, I can go out for doing sports like cycling for 45 minutes or an hour once a week, I sometimes go alone or with a group of people.
It is well-known for its nice, kind and friendly people, and it is very beautiful because it is full of flowers, trees, green and wonderful landscapes.
the music here is contagious, and people love it.
That's all I know about my town!

Submitted by khuludaljoufi on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 11:30


I’m form south Saudi Arabia but I live in east region because my dad job is there , so I will describe this city it is beautiful and calm , every thing you want it is here and it’s industrial city the big industrial city in Saudi Arabia, now the people here they try this city safety and healthy for our bodies they plant to filter the air and fight the pollution

Submitted by loanphuong on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 03:54


I am from Dak Nong province, which is located in the highlands. For me, my countryside is so beautiful, covered by tree forest, that contains my childhood memories. I lived here with my family for 18 years. Sometimes, I really miss my hometown a lot.

The weather is so nice here. It has 4 distinct seasons in a year. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. I particularly love the weather here. When I enjoyed it, I felt comfortable and at peace. Felt like home.

My countryside is well-known for its cafe trees and some other fruit trees like durian, avocado, etc. sometimes I bring these fruits from my hometown to the city in order to give gifts to my beloved ones. My country is also famous for its waterfalls, which attract many travelers to explore.

Hi loanphuong,

That sounds wonderful! I love waterfalls. Every summer I try to find new ones to visit and when it seems appropriate, I love to get under them and feel the cold water. 

Growing up we used to go and pick blackberries. I always hated it -- there are lots of thorns -- but now I go out every summer and pick them and have my kids come along too!

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Submitted by Cida Lima on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 03:23


I currently live in the city of Mauá,on the outskirts of the metropolis of São Paulo. The city was a dormitory for a long time ,as it is an almost rural area, but it has progressed and today we have an industrial center that employs at least eighty percent of the adult population,which is around 200000 people.What I like most about my city are the green areas,with parks and caves,I aldo like the nightlife .
But what I like most is that Mauá is two hours away from the coast,which allows me to go to beach almost every weekend.

Hi Cida Lima,

Wow, Mauá sounds like an ideal place to live, with the convenience of the city but also nature and the beach very nearby! How is the weather in Mauá?


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It looks like a really nice place to live, I do want to visit your city as soon as I can. I from Belo Horizont and I always hear good things about your town!

Submitted by cgpcl.1981 on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 02:21


I will talk about the city where I was born, almost 42 years old, called Osorno, and it's placed in Los Lagos, Chile.
Osorno is a typical southern city, relatively small (about 350.000 inhabitants), surrounded by large grassy fields full of cows and lambs. It is located between the ocean and the mountains in the central valley.
The most remarkable feature of the city is its location, in less than an hour you can go to a lovely beach or skiing in the mountain, depending on which direction you decide to take, west or east.
Osorno is almost a thousand kilometres south of the country's capital, Santiago, and you need an aeroplane or suffer twelve hours on a bus to see this tranquil location.

Submitted by marcobisca on Wed, 01/03/2023 - 14:08


I live in Biscarrosse a little town situated in the south west of France. We have all around the ocean,bigs lakes and pine trees forest. The life is very quiet here except in summer when many tourists come for holidays.

Submitted by PaolaPaFa on Wed, 01/03/2023 - 09:04


At the moment, I live in Turin because here I study political science, but it isn't my origin city, that is a small village near here. Turin is very beautiful and it is a very compromise if you want to live in a city but you also want to breathe cleanly air: there are many parks with plants and trees and many opportunities to go in the mountains or forrests a economic costs and in few time.

Hi PaolaPaFa,

I like what you said about the clean air. I come from London, which has a lot of pollution from vehicles in the city centre and it's not good for your health. Do you prefer life in Turin or in your village?


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Submitted by fede0108 on Tue, 28/02/2023 - 19:47


I live in a city called "San Antonio de Areco" in Argentina. I'd say this city is quite traditional. We really respect the Gaucho's (Argentine cowboys) culture and people are usually quite friendly. It's definitely a green place with a lot of countrysides to wander. It's my favourite place to go running, cycling or just wandering.

This city is also called the Argentine "Caption of Traditions". Because we really love the rural lifestyle and Asados! (Barbeque). We celebrate Tradition Day every year on November 10th. On this day, we watch a Jineteada, which is a traditional sport where the Gaucho has to stay on an untamed horse for as long as possible. And we also meet to have Asados, Mates (An Argentine drink) and Dance traditional styles.