Have you ever walked around your own city as if you were a tourist? You’d be surprised how much there is to see and how little you probably know about the place you live…
If you start to explore your own backyard, you’ll realize how much there was to learn about the city. Furthermore, you’ll also learn the importance of truly understanding your own country and culture and how it better prepared you to understand other countries and cultures.
So, here are the top 5 reasons why you should explore your hometown more!
1. You’ll Get New Eyes
Whether you want to explore more your own city or travel in your home country, it will push you taking roads and corners you’ve never taken before. Getting lost in streets you’ve never been to and seeing new and beautiful things you never realized were there make you see your city in a new light.
Sometimes beauty is right in front of us and we don’t even pay attention to it.
2. You’ll Learn About Your City’s History And Heritage
Take the time to learn about the history and secrets of your city. This can range from reading a book about the founders of your city, or going to museums, exhibits and tours.
By exploring your own city’s history, you will get a better understanding of its heritage and be able to bring this with you while travelling abroad and share it with the people you meet.
3. Meet New People
The rule is simple: you have to engage a conversation with a complete stranger somewhere while exploring your own city. Okay, this might sound a little bit weird to just talk to someone randomly but believe me, you’ll be surprised by how interesting some conversations can be and how they can have a big impact on you!
Some conversations can be short, others can be longer. What matters is to meet new and different people in your own city; whether they are locals or tourists.
4. Go To the Top
After walking and exploring the streets of your city, it is time to experience the top of it!
Go to the top of the highest building or to a viewpoint at the highest level to get a panoramic view of your city. Then, for a completely different experience, do it again at night!
5. You’ll Feel Refreshed!
Exploring your own city can be very refreshing since you will see new things and get a completely different perspective of the place you live in. You just need to remind yourself that you can find beautiful things right where you are.
And whether you are exploring your own city or visiting a new country, keep discovering.
…..Or alternatively, being a tourist in your own city gives a chance for you to try local delicacies from other countries! Head on to Superdeals, there are a lot of ethnic cuisines to choose from such as the Egyptian biram fatta at Tut’s Egyptian Eatery, and many more!