5 stupid myths about journeys in which all believe

Time of holidays in full swing, and that means many will have to go somewhere. Travel — it is great: here you and entertainment, bright impressions and new acquaintances. But there’s always some garbage that could ruin everything. For example, things that everyone does and which are your guests only harm.

1. The best way to explore the city — ride by public transport

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Every city has its own attractions, a must see for all tourists. Usually these attractions are scattered around the city, and it seems that the fastest this can be done by public transport: at the same time and the landscapes look.

Why this is nonsense

When we sit out back in the bus, we are not familiar with the city really. When you’re just walking the streets, you can see what is actually his life than he breathes and how he lives. You will be able to assess from the outside, as here drive cars, how many cyclists as bums. All interesting sites interesting. And it’s very interesting just to walk around town in a new place. It’s great fun.

2. You need to be able to speak foreign languages

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Almost every guide contains a brief PhraseBook. Why is it assumed that any tourist must be able to associate a few words in the local language: it has so happened that people think it’s polite. Well, really they long to hear: «I like your beer» or «I want a toilet».

Why this is nonsense

First, what is polite, everyone you hate (we’ll talk). I managed to travel, for example, in China, where no one understands English. It does not matter. We normally coped with by means of gestures and a little understanding of each other. If you don’t know the language, this should not stop you.

3. Need to buy local Souvenirs

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I hate to buy Souvenirs. It’s a waste of time, money and extra weight in suitcases. I understand Souvenirs remind us of our adventures, memories fading, and these things stay with us.

Usually, buying Souvenirs, we’re looking for something with a local flavor, something authentic; some shit, which isn’t the usual crap from stores at home.

Why this is nonsense

First, the best Souvenirs are not buying. Them, for example, find; are any items, which are associated with some history: «Behold, this stone left me on the street» or «And this stone I threw in the response.»

Secondly, I’ll be honest, often the Souvenirs with a local flavor is just bullshit. They look shabby and uninteresting, and they are impractical. In fact, the gift products are the same everywhere, with minor amendments to the geography. The only harmless garbage — magnets on the fridge.

4. You need to wear a Fanny pack for the money

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Beware of thieves is important in any journey, pickpockets everywhere, and they calculate tourists at times. And it is not difficult to understand that you’re a tourist, if you look around, asking the way and do not speak the local language — it’s like paint on the back of a giant red target to draw any Shushary. Why do people believe that travel is vital to put money and tickets in a Fanny pack that is always visible and which one not?

Why this is nonsense

With this bag you look like an idiot. And it is still possible to get the money; so she yells, «Money!» Another reason?

To avoid thieves is not too difficult, it turns out, even intuitively. As a rule, they try to divert your attention, and if you’re alert, you’ll know something is up. And they often look like thieves. Just pay attention to suspicious persons, and all will be fine.

5. Try to meet local

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Strange thing, but somehow it is extremely difficult to meet in the streets the people who live here. Typically, the journey in our brain is associated with something new, and we want to get the best from it — for example, to communicate with the locals.

Why this is nonsense

Local you have no business. You want something to discuss with them, you will find that they actively do not like. Imagine yourself in their place: you live somewhere in himself, and here comes a foreigner and wants you to party like you’re some kind of native. Bro, you’re not an exotic animal, you’re not particularly interesting. Imagine that you live in a tourist town: tourists pass there every day. Crowds. And flooded all the streets. No, no, you’re not interesting, they don’t want to be with you no case.

And as cynical as it may sound, if you find a local resident who’s interested to communicate with you and show you the city or whatever, be sure he wants your money.