The Diversity of Phoenix - My Family Travels
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The place is called Phoenix. It is the largest city and the capital of the state of Arizona, and it is also, the sixth most populous city on the U.S.A. Phoenix lies in the Sonoran Desert, which makes the climate a little hot. Going above 100o F on the summer, Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate.

One thing that most amazed me of the city, and still amazes me, is the diversity of it. Since the moment you walk around the metropolitan area you can already notice that the American culture is not the only culture present in the city. All around the influence of Native American tribes and even from the Mexican people is obvious in the stores and restaurants. In Phoenix, you can find yourself on different kinds of environment; being the adventurous and exciting mountains around it, the calm rural areas, and the vigorous urban areas. The differences between them are so astonishing that sometimes I even thought that I exited the city at some moment.

On the rural areas, the buildings and structures are not very big, most of them are houses, and you can see large farming areas all around the place. On these areas you have a strange feeling of freedom; the openness of the environment produces a sensation of calmness. It is like you could just walk around without being disturbed. The rural areas offer places like multiple public parks, stables like the Ponderosa Stable, theaters and even golf clubs. The other area can be seen from there. The mountains are a common view. On it, you can find multiple hiking trails, and enjoy some fresh air away from everything. Some of them are the Piestewa Peak, the Camelback Mountain and the South Mountain Park. It is also good to mention that the sight from the mountains is a magnificent spectacle. On top, you have the sensation of being on top of the world. From here, the final area is visible; the urban areas. If you feel like enjoying the energy and the innovation of a big city this place is for you. The most noticeable difference of this area is the buildings. The moment you enter to it you can already see huge skyscrapers and high screens; bright lights and the general sound of a big city. Most of the greatest attractions are on these areas. Big stadiums like the USA Airways Center, race car tracks like the K1 Speed Phoenix, museums like the Heard Museum, big theaters and amazing carnivals, etc. It is a big, energetic place with lots of different attractions.

Phoenix City offers all of these and much more. The quantity of the activities that anybody is able to enjoy is so vast that I am sure I don’t even know the half. If you ever visit the city, be sure to discover all the amazing things that Phoenix can offer. It is an experience that is worth the effort.

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