Exploring a new country can be an exciting experience. Sometimes you will get carried away by attractions and sightseeing and forget other important things you should be doing while exploring. The whole point of visiting new territory is to see places, learn about culture and tradition, talk to local people, try local food and make good memories. Here are a list of things you should never miss out on doing while exploring a country.
Move Out of Your Comfort Zone
Most attractions cater to the tourist. Everything you find in tourist hubs such as merchandise, souvenirs, tickets to view attractions and taxi rides are usually very expensive. The real adventure of exploring a new country begins when you step out of your comfort zone and seek new ventures. Visit local markets and factories, take a walk in a quiet neighbourhood or watch local artists perform. You will find that they are way more interesting than what everybody else does.
Try Local Food
Trying local cuisines is something you must never hesitate to do. Give up the usual Italian restaurant at Sukhumvit and try flavours you have never tasted before. Ideally, you should drop by a restaurant that has menus you cannot read. It can be a real struggle to order in such a place, but it will be a fun experience that you will never forget. If you are travelling on a budget, stop by street food stalls that sell local food. Travelling wouldn’t be as incredible as it is if you do not taste local food.
Try Local Liquors
This is another enjoyable thing to do while exploring a country. The production of liquor varies from region to region. Visiting a local brewery is well worth your time. If you are in the city and happen to be at a hotel, head up to its dim sum brunch and order locally brewed wine, rum or other liquor. You may or may not like what you taste, but it is definitely a fun experience.
Learn the Local Language
During your stay in another country, this is something you should definitely do. Picking up a few local words will come in handy when you shop at stores or eat at diners. Native people love it when you try to speak their language. This will help you to converse better with them. Of course you do not have to be fluent, but knowing basic words such as ‘Thank you’ or ‘sorry’ can help you throughout your stay. When exploring another country, the possibilities of what you can do are endless. Try out these things to make the most of your visit. They can also help you learn from your mistakes to better your next travelling experience.