Nothing stranger

The brown book I carry says there is nothing stranger than to explore a city wholly different from all those one knows, since to do so is to explore a second and unsuspected self. I have found a thing stranger: to explore such a city only after one has lived in it for some time without learning anything of it. —  from Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of ‘The Book of the New Sun’, chapter two, Upon the Cataract, by Gene Wolfe

Moving back to Tampa has been a rather interesting experience, proving the second statement very, very true.