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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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.

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3891 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3579 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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.

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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.

5. Posted by ariqe (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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.