Cyprus is a somewhat small island. But it still has plenty of unoccupied land, even in the middle of cities. With current prices on real estate it looks surprising.
But when I came to Russia, my perspective on spaces changed a bit. There is just so much more space in Russia! Kilometeres upon kilometers of untouched fields and forests. The feeling is also true for inside the cities. Buildings are far away from each other. There are empty spaces everywhere.
Travelling by plane, I saw hours and hours of unoccupied land. It’s somewhat hard to digest it – so much I’ve got used to the distances in Cyprus.