What do you do every time you travel? Do you just book a room stay there the entire day, sit by the pool, order from the cafe and visit a maximum of two to four places? You are missing the most important elements here. Here are some of the best things to do
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Talk to the locals
Surely, everyone has done that when they travel. Maybe even for just directions, but if you try harder, you can get to know a lot about the place by just talking to a few locals. It’s very important to make conversations with locals wherever you travel.
Forgo your maps
Plan out the places you have to visit and map it, in order to save time and not detour by accident. You have to remember that you are on a holiday and that it’s going to end. Everyone has limited time on their holiday, you have to learn to make the most of it.
Getting the pictures of almost everything you see and like is essential. These are what will become your memories. In a few years, you look back at them and remember exactly what you felt at that point in time. Nostalgia at its peak.
It’s the 21st century but even today receiving a postcard from your loved ones is just the best feeling ever. You can always send these from whichever country you visit. They aren’t expensive but ironically, are valued the most.
Travel old school
Try walking instead of taking a cab or take public transport. Walking helps explore much better and that’s the only way you’re going to get to explore the neighborhood. Public transport is the only way to get to know the place via public transport. You’ll meet people who have been living there for years and if you’re lucky you can find someone who’ll help you see the best places the city has to offer. There’s nothing learnt or experienced in a cab or in the car you rented.
Savour the tastes
Make sure to ask around and find a good eating place. Every place has its own way of cooking, different taste, ambiance, etc. The only way to find a good place to eat is by scouting and asking locals. While doing so, you’ll get the gist of the local language as well.
Challenge yourself all through the journey, whatever you wouldn’t do at home, practice doing it while you travel. It will help you become a better version of yourself.