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One of the most intimidating things when traveling is making friends and connecting with locals.
But this one hard part about adventuring alone is also the most rewarding.
The more curious you are, the more people you'll meet. Mostly this involves asking a lot of questions.
Try it. The worst that could happen - someone doesn’t reply and stares at you.
When you get to a new place, ask yourself: "If I lived here, where would I go?" Look for cool events, gigs, and shows.
It’s a great way to get away from all the tourist spot...
One of the best ways to make friends with locals is simply to slow down. It’s hard to truly get to know anyone if you’re in a new place every night.
If you're buying your morning coff...
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To find beauty in small things that you did not notice before you started your trip, like a home-cooked meal.
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Nature, silence, and solitude are now extreme luxuries. We travel not to run from one place to another but to escape the crowd, find nature, breathe fresh air, and witness beauty.
Good travel expands our minds and connects us to different cultures, and common humanity.
Traveling shows human inequality and what all traffic, noise and ‘commercial development’ has done to our planet.
We get to witness global warming due to the CO2 emissions, and the stale, toxic air in big cities.
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In deciding where you want to work, consider the kind of experience you’d like to have:
Try visit the place you're interested in moving to if it's feasible. Because working in a country or city is not the same as vacationing there.
While hitting the tourist hot spots is great, try to explore neighborhoods where the locals live, visit grocery stores, and sit in restaurants. Then you can do one better and speak to other expats who live there to get a sense of what day-to-day life is like.
As tempting as it is to move to a beautiful place for the location and lifestyle, don’t do it at the cost of your career. There’s nothing worse than moving to a country for a job you end up hating, especially if your legal status depends on an employer-sponsored visa.
Be proactive about researching the reputation of any company you’re considering.
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