There are several different ways to travel as there are lots of places to explore in the world. And if you are the one who likes walking around a new place in a group of people dressed in similar clothing and led around by one holding a flag, there is no embarrassment in that. But, in case the plan of being an understandable tourist makes you want to skulk under a bus and hide, then you have come to the perfect place.
Now you want to hide the truth that you are a tourist. Still, you can do things to balance in and get an actual feel of what life is like doesn’t matter wherever you are. I have initiated that doing this will give you a special, attached experience that is value the extra determination. Here are some top secrets that I have learned from different trips.
Use public transport
You should use public transportation to go everywhere you are planning to go. There are advantages to the bus tour: The attendants can be remarkably familiar, and you will learn many things, but there is downside also like you will miss out on controlling any transactions on your side. If you choose tour package then they take proper care of tickets, itineraries, meals, and necessary stops for you-you get off, you get on, and you are asleep whenever you want. Nice if you are lazy and terrified, but not if what you are searching for is to get to know a place and the persons who survive there.
Make some local friend
If you are at an unknown place, try to make some local friend, discover new civilizations. You can spend some of your time with them. You can take the information about their locality, culture, etc. It will be helpful for you to look like a local person.
Choose a house over a hotel for your stay
It is a very important idea to seem like a local person when you are going for a trip. You should try to live like a local. For many reasons, it is a good choice. The first one, if you are staying in a hotel, probably you are in a place with a very high tourist concentration. If you want to look like a local, then you shouldn’t choose a hotel for your stay.
Get information of places in advance
You do not need to purchase a guidebook, though it is very simple to carry. Probably, you have access to the Internet, don’t you? You can search your destination on Google, go outside and get lost in the city. If you will search your destination through a guidebook or ask a local, they easily identify you are not from that place.
Try to learn a local language
If you can try to learn the local language, then it will be very effective. It doesn’t a problem if your pronunciation is appalling because at least you are trying. You should start your traveling like you are a local in town. If you are feeling hungry, then you can visit a local food shop and order food in their local language.
I hope these tips will be useful for you to look like a local during your tour and I am sure you will use these in your next vacation.