Meeting Locals

Ever had your travels made so much more special by meeting locals? Locals are great! They can show you a different side to a destination, introduce you to local customs, food and places you never would have found by yourself.

On the flip side, meeting locals can be a testing experience. Perhaps they are crafty and charge you extra, or try and tell you that your hostel is closed so they can take you to their friend’s place.

Either way, meeting locals is bound to be an experience!

We’ve collected some great stories from travellers that involve meeting locals.

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Meeting the nicest person in Lithuania

Meeting the nicest person in Lithuania

I arrived at Siarliai, a small Lithuanian town by bus to look at the „hill of crosses“. I had just missed the connecting bus that was supposed to take me there,...
Moroccan Street seller in Granada

Moroccan Street seller in Granada

“Which photo do you like? I have the most beautiful posters from all over Spain, at the very least!“ “I love this one with Felicidad (Happiness). How much is on...
Sharing Rum with New Friends in Cuba

Sharing Rum with New Friends in Cuba

I tell time by looking at the sun's position. Spanish, Italian, French, German are my mother tongues for a beautiful moment. An island of poetry in every wave t...
Lost in Translation? Not in Japan! The Short Travel Story from Tokyo

Lost in Translation? Not in Japan!

We’ve all heard about the kindness of strangers, but you’ll never experience it in quite the same way anywhere in the world as you would in Japan. During my one...

1 1/2 Month of Travel and Work in France

I was studying abroad in Strasbourg, France and wanted to do the travel around Europe and find myself deal. While I was planning, a friend in the programme intr...
Warned about the children of Cambodia

Warned about the Children in Cambodia

Be careful and judge each situation for yourself! We were warned about the children of Cambodia asking for hugs and stealing your watch yet we saw none of this....
Chasing Koalas on the Great Ocean Road

Chasing Koalas on the Great Ocean Road

We were quietly eating breakfast in the morning sunshine at a picnic table at our Great Ocean Road campsite. We’d hired a campervan for a few days, and it had b...