I don't know what spirit possessed me the entire, but I guess I was desperate get back the novelty of my town's touristic charm, and so I offered to give this German travel a tour of my town.
It was a lot of fun.... The best three days I've had in a long time. I did some tourism activities and showed this traveller what expats do in our everyday life. I think it was the best three day tour any could have ever.
I just renewed my enthusiasm for my town, so I am not entirely generous. The not so good part, is that you'd have to say goodbye, knowing that unlike you, this traveller is going to a new place and have more adventures.
I know what you mean, and I have thought about this quite a bit. When I went back to the UK in 2006 with my partner who is a Kiwi, it definitely renewed my enthusiasm for Manchester; by showing him round and seeing it through a tourist's eyes it made me see it in a different, and much more positive light. Similarly with the rest of the UK, as we made an effort to visit places I hadn't been to before, which I never would have done without him- for me it just doesn't normally seem exciting as it's my own country.
Living in Las Vegas means you are going to take family/friends/visitors sightseeing at some point. 5 groups of TP members have contacted me for either buying a vehicle or seeing the city. If you are heading to Vegas, send me a PM and I will help if I can.
This is a very good excuse to meet/get to know people.
I just wish I could feel as comfortable making friends with expat without the aid of alcohol.
yeah, it's getting all nostalgic.
I spent 3 years+ in Perth and when i got back to sg , i realised i was seeing it from a different light.
Singaporeans often complain that it is just too small to discover anything (haha, i used to think too.. ) , but i guess it's up to one to check things out. It's true that Singapore is a really small country but i would not be surprised if one who is now living in the west has not only check out the streets in the east for ages.