Few know the familiarity of villages peppered along the mountains of sunny Mediterranean nations. Purpose built, without any of the inconveniences of tradition - revised yearly, but never changed across the span of time.
It's not about the people. They can be perplexed by the bigotry of homogeneous cultures and isolation, hindered by 5 generations of socio-political agenda and family vendettas. But they don't discuss that in polite company, but quietly influence the narrative that is made.
Ignorance is no longer allowed, yet is celebrated. Along with quite evening on the veranda as the cool air blows across the valley and onto your balmy shoulders. Is it too cold? But it's summer.