Traveling to somewhere where you don't know ANYONE

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swipe_masta
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Postby swipe_masta » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:51 am

I can tell OP does not take any risks just by reading the title alone...

Most people often plans things out when they want to visit somewhere new. Even a spontaneous road trip can lead you to a great adventure. There are people all around you at all times. Why not ask them for advice?

Plan a trip and take mdl28 with you. I have a feeling you guys need to get out more and explore.


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Postby agp » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:43 am

It's not about risk taking. I just think that searching "what to do when you visit _____" and then doing those things won't let you see the place. You'll just end up seeing touristy things that everyone who spends a day at that place sees.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:43 am

When I travel outside the US I expect everyone in foreign countries to speak American.

Just kidding!!!!!! Though SRT would laugh at this - I knew a guy who was Canadian who told me he actually had Americans ask him what they do for the 4th of July in Canada. I'm not kidding.

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Postby agp » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:30 am

Recover from the excessive drinking they did on Canada Day?

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Postby paparoach429 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:36 pm

Watch American celebrations on tv.

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Postby paparoach429 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:37 pm

agp wrote:It's not about risk taking. I just think that searching "what to do when you visit _____" and then doing those things won't let you see the place. You'll just end up seeing touristy things that everyone who spends a day at that place sees.


Whats wrong with that? Your still seeing something new and different.

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Postby agp » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:53 pm

You simply see, in the most basic and literal meaning of the word, something different. Maybe travel to me is more than just seeing the surface of a place, but really learning about the place through more than just what meets the eye. I think traveling is about seeing, experiencing, and learning.

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Postby swipe_masta » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:29 pm

agp wrote:You simply see, in the most basic and literal meaning of the word, something different. Maybe travel to me is more than just seeing the surface of a place, but really learning about the place through more than just what meets the eye. I think traveling is about seeing, experiencing, and learning.


I'm sorry, but what you're saying now contradicts what you first said. How are you suppose to see, experience, and learn when you are unwilling or afraid to? If you don't want to do the "touristy" stuff (although if you visit a place where they are renowned for it, you probably should take a look) yet you see no point in visiting a place that is totally foreign to you with no familiar faces, how are you ever going to do what you really want to do?

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Postby agp » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:57 am

What I am saying does not contradict what I first said. You seem to think that I am unwilling and afraid to travel. What I said is I do not understand the appeal of (which, does not make me unwilling, does not make me afraid) traveling somewhere where no local will guide me. If no local will guide me, I will only see, in the most basic and literal meaning of the word, something different. Maybe travel to me is more than just seeing the surface of a place, but really learning about the place through more than just what meets the eye. I think traveling is about seeing, experiencing, and learning.

Do not confuse yourself with what I neither said nor implied.

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Postby Robrus1 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:35 pm

I just got back from vacation and we went to London, Nice and Cannes, France, Ventimiglia, Italy, and Monaco. Traveling is great because you get the full experience instead of just reading about a place in a book. Some things we did were touristy but most were not. We stayed in Nice for a week and learned our way around and ate at hole in the wall restaurants. I enjoyed visiting with the locals, the food, beer and wine, champagne, the foreign smells you catch walking down a street, the views, the beaches etc. You can't experience those things on Google. Watching and hearing a Ferrari 458 Italia haul ass in the Monaco tunnel is something that cannot be experienced the same on YouTube. Sorry.
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