Archive for May 6, 2008
My travel tip this Tuesday is to leave your guidebook in your hotel room/cabin or give it a book cover. By following this tip, you’ll avoid appearing to be a typical tourist – or you’ll at least look more like you know where you’re going! This is good for a couple of reasons:
(1) You’ll have the opportunity to ask directions from natives instead of whipping out one of those gigantic maps all the time.*
(2) You’ll miss less of what’s going on because you won’t have your nose buried in your guidebook.
(3) Because you’re more observant, you’ll be less likely to be a target for pickpockets.