Go to a super “touristy” spot (1/38)

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These kinds of spots (like the Statue of the Liberty in New York, the Eiffel Tour or Champs Elysees in Paris, The Hollywood Wall of Fame in Hollywood, etc.) are great spots to make new friends for 3 key reasons:

  1. You get to meet tourists: Foreigners/tourists are easier to talk to: they already come with a spirit of excitement, they are open to small talk and are willing to talk to other people. And who knows, you could stay in touch with them for your next trip!
  2. Locals also love sightseeing, and generally if you are observant enough, when you get to a tourist spot, you can spot a local easily. They tend to be calmer and a little more reserved.
  3. Even if you’re not good at introducing yourself, you get to practice by trying to talk to many other people!

Contributors: Clementine Affana from Travel with Clem

Written by Ben Skute

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