Don’t Look Like A Tourist! Travel Like A Local
The beauty of traveling is immersing yourselves in a new city and culture. Admiring the awesome scenerys, do something you will not do in your own country, experience new things/people and many more! And the best way to do that is to hang out with the locals, this will gives you a Long Lasting Memory Vacation.
However, it can be a really tough task to make new friends, especially those who travel alone.
So here are a few tips to get yourselves in touch with the local and bring your travel experience to the next notch.
1 Visit their hangouts
A lot of vacationers usually forgotten or are feeling insecure to visits the local hangout place. Ask around and you will might be surprise by how awesome these places can be. Instead of following the tourists, check out their restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots that keeps the locals coming back.
Image Source: Bali popular pubs in Kuta
2 Eat with them
Discover the local dishes, try them instead of getting what you have accustomed to. It’s the best way to get what the locals are eating, taste it and blend in their local cuisine. By doing so, this will allow you to make new friends while learning more about local foods and culture. Added bonus: You might get some local delicacies for free!
Image Source: Hokkaido Snow crab Red king crab and Horsehair crab
3 Stay with them
Not everyone is comfortable staying with the local’s couch, but it’s a great way to get in good with the locals. Other than having a place to lay your head, hosts are typically very welcoming and will even show you around the city – uncovering aside of the city you could never find in a guide book.
Image Source: Stay with a local and make friends in Perth
4 Get involved
Lots of Cities in the world loves events, and at any given moment you can find a festival, outdoor theater, market, outdoor performances or concerts. So check out the local entertainment listings and get involved with the community.
Image Source: Clown-art-outdoor performance lienz Austria
5 Connect With Your Interest
Just because you’re on a vacation doesn’t mean you can’t partake in your favorite hobby. Find a group that interests you on meetup, or take a pottery lesson, dance class, or cooking seminar. Chances are you’ll meet some locals who share the same interest.
Image Source: Fitness-Dance Class
Hope you have a Lasting Memories Vacation from now on!