When visitors come it immediately pulls you back to a time when the sights, smells and experiences you have everyday were not everyday. Back to when it was all fresh and raw.
There are cows in the road. So much poverty. Sight-seeing. Mountains. The saris are beautiful. Pollution - garbage, air, noise. Trekking. Temples. Namaste.
It's exciting for awhile, but it is also comforting when you settle back into your norm. The familiar, routine. And once again the city is not a tourist destination, it is home.