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How to Become a Tourist in Your Own Country

While traveling is good for the soul and it’s always exciting to pack up and break the routine, some of us can’t up and travel for a weekend getaway to Paris no matter how hard we try!

So instead of feeling lost in your mundane routine of your everyday life, be a tourist in your own country and rediscover its hidden gems! You should always keep in mind that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.

  1. Go on a tour.

How many of us actually know the history of our country? We may have learned it in school, but many of us have forgotten it over the years. Those tours might be meant for tourists, but you can use them to enhance your country’s historic knowledge. Visit places you thought of as “too touristic” and actually enjoy being there. I can think of a number of places such as the pyramids, Sphinx, the Cairo Tower, etc!

  1. Visit cities you’ve never been to.

1When you stay in one place for a long time, it’s very easy to fall into the same patterns. However, just because you’re landlocked at the moment, doesn’t mean you can’t break the routine and feel the same excitement you feel when you’re traveling somewhere new – visit a city you’ve never been!

  1. Eat at a new restaurant.

We, Egyptians, live to eat! Whenever there’s an opening for a new restaurant, we get super excited to go try it out. Pick a new restaurant you’ve never had the chance to go to and feel the new vibes!

 

  1. Take pictures.

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When you’ve lived somewhere for so long, you begin to get used to the scenery and you may end up taking its beauty for granted. You pass by spectacular old buildings without taking a moment to admire what you see, or you take the same route to work every morning without noticing new restaurants or cafes opening down the block. Those are all the things you wouldn’t want to miss when you’re exploring a new city. Take out your camera for a day; it’ll give you a new perspective.

  1. Spend less time traveling and more time exploring.

Channel your inner tourist by keeping an eye on activities that will take you out of your comfort zone and land you in the spot of the unfamiliar. We’re sure that there are many places around Egypt that you see pictures of and silently vow to one day go check them out. It won’t happen without solid planning, so take out your calendar, mark the date and get on it!

  1. Follow new events happening all week.

6Chances are there are many things happening outside your bubble that you’re unaware of. It should come as no surprise that there may be many events during the weekend that you can attend. Find them on city blogs or on social media. So much to do. So MUCH time!

 

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