So I’ve met and spoken with a lot of locals for a reason as small as direction. They happen to ask about your whereabouts. And so that leads to a magnificent conversation.
I believe in the power of conversations. A good one makes your day, doesn’t it? Especially when you learn a great deal of a new culture, it’s permanently there in some corner of your mind. And that’s a very important reason of travel, indubitably.
When you visit a new town of your own country or a new country all together, you do not just want to drop by at the tourist spots. You wish to try a hand at the cultural celebrations, food, language, sports. That unique aroma across the streets, or a shortcut you just found out, a stall for a hot coffee on the go or a summer sprinkle.
The exchange of pleasantries and a try at their language to say “hello”, the skillful busking or a street dance you would want to join, that playful cat or the birds you would want to feed, the street food or the local fruits you would love to gorge on, would you want to miss out on so many memories? You’d rather wish not, would you 🙂
If you are convinced enough to walk through your newbie town next time, let me know of the awesomeness you gathered along and we all shall smile in bliss.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks… ”