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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.
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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 searching for friends, say yes to invitations, whether it's an adventure in the mountains or simply hanging out by the lake.
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 spots and into the cool neighborhoods where the locals actually hang out.
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 coffee at the same café, you can’t help but build connections.
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