9 Ideas On How To Enhanced Your Culture Exposure Abroad

After many years of living abroad, both travelers and a working expat came up with a few ideas about what makes feel most immersed in different worlds.This is very importance element to tour leader to adapt to the culture as soon as get there. For tour leader, this is very important.

1) Move Slowly: Spending more time in one place rather than checking as many off the proverbial list as possible. Having nothing in particular to do often reveals much more about a place and culture than following an all-encompassing itinerary.

2) Rent an Apartment: Luckily, it’s easy enough to rent short-term just about anywhere in the world. Staying in hostel also  lead to hanging out at the hostel with other travelers. It’s great for travel tips but less privacy among others. Home-stays are another option, which normally offering self catering or kitchen for you to provide meals.

3) The Food & Fish Market: What people eat explains a great deal about a society, the landscape, the environment of a country, the aesthetics, the rituals, as well as the general outlook on life. A traditional dish at a restaurant, find a regular stall at the nearest fruit and vegetable market. After two or three visits, it becomes regular.

4) Public Transportation: It’s in the very name, “public transportation.” Traveling like the local public will without doubt provide more exposure than renting a car, traveling with tour agencies, or always taking a taxi.Go take a bus, metro, tram or train.

5) Walk and Wander: Motorized transportation doesn’t always allow for the curious nip into an odd alleyway, the quick browse through a store with a quirky window display; these peeks are often where there is a whole different life to discover.

6) Listen to Locals: Emphasize on listening because people often say they want to “talk to locals,” and for a cultural immersion experience, it’s more relevant to listen, and to learn more about where you are. Speaking about your life “back in” wherever you come from may create a distance from the people who are hosting you.

7) Festivals/Events: These even seem outright cultural. Usually, festivals are founded upon local religion, rituals, history, and/or agricultural cycles. People are out to enjoy themselves and embrace all that most defines the sacred of a place.

8) Street Stalls: This seems to go without saying, but the best representation of local culture will not be found at chains like McDonald’s or Starbucks. Yes, some people (especially the young) do frequent these places, but “global culture” is generally not what we seek out when we travel.

9) Get Rural: Cities are often where the museums are, but rural areas, just about everywhere, are generally known for hospitality, richer traditions, and natural beauty. Visit villages when possible: Here there a sometimes lesser sights to behold but often a very different reality.