Revisiting a destination is essential to understanding it. Traveling the world is a marvelous thing, but if you've only been everywhere once, how can you have a true sense of the nature of any of those places?
Change is one of the few things you can count on in this world. When it comes to destinations, revisiting after a year, or five, ten, even twenty, can be an incredible lesson in what is permanent and what isn't. What a culture chooses to preserve speaks volumes about that culture, as does what it chooses to demolish. Furthermore, the rate at which technology and commercialism progress is different in different regions; a phenomenon which is fascinating at the very least.
We've all had the experience of saying "Oh, I've been there," only to hear that major attractions sprang up in our wake. That's #1. Here are 10 Reasons You Must Revisit
1. To see a new attraction.
This was one of the major reasons I chose to revisit Liverpool
last year. After attending school there for three years, I revisited to take a look at Liverpool One
, the mega-shopping center, as well as the Echo Arena
and the burgeoning gastronomic scene. As I wrote in my article Visiting the new Liverpool
, it was like a "spaceship [had] landed in the town center." I could hardly speak about Liverpool with anyone who had lived or traveled there in the past few years if I hadn't revisited. Its entire town center is completely different, attracting a completely different crowd.