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travelling challenge - what's yours?

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1. Posted by mapsandmoxie (Full Member 196 posts) 6y

If somebody you know told you they were going on a trip, and asked you to challenge them to do 1 thing while they were away, what would it be?

Mine would be: Participate in a local tradition.

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3744 posts) 6y

Sample some of the local cuisine, the more obscure the better!

3. Posted by megtravels (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

sleep on the street with a homeless person and buy them and their pals a good meal.

4. Posted by dear.dru (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

learn the local language

5. Posted by AlexSandor (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Learn a habit/tradition of the locals that you will bring home to your friends.

6. Posted by fraluchi (Full Member 130 posts) 6y

Visit a local place of worship and find out from the parson/priest or an elder inhabitant how you can be useful to the community.

7. Posted by LCJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Learn enough of the language to get in touch with a local and learn a little of how life is like for the "average" citizen there.

8. Posted by Conylaw (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

learn the local language or the local culture.
If you go to China, you should know about the Chinese culture, like some about the descendants of dragon.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

9. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 5y

Learning the local language is a good challenge. Of course, that's easier if you're visiting New Zealand than if you are visiting Tajikistan. ;-)

I'd challenge my friend to travel without either a guidebook or a phrasebook, and without a guide or tour. That would be very difficult in some countries, but you'd probably have a far more interesting (perhaps too interesting!) trip.

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