In Guild Wars 2, most of the world will be persistent for all players. However, there is a small section of each race’s capital that will be instanced and different for everybody. Here are brief previews of the Charr, Human, and Norn home instances. Keep in mind that I had done none of the personal story for any of these, so a lot of what you see would most likely change after some progress through your narrative.
Charr Homes Instance: The Hero’s Canton
Human Home Instance: The Salma District
Norn Home Instance: The Hunter’s Hearth