5 Things You Must Do When Travelling


1. Try the local food

This is a given, of course! How can you consider yourself having travelled to that country if you have not sampled its local delicacies?


2. Try the local transport

Yes, there are the usual transportation such as the bus or the car but some countries like Thailand have other forms or transport such as the tuk-tuk.


3. Talk with the local people

Strike up a conversation with the person serving you food or the one sitting next to you on the bus/train. A better way to learn about the country you’re in compared to reading travel guides for sure!


4. Take tons of selfies

But not at the wrong place like this lady. There are some places where a selfie might not be the most respectful thing to do.

(RNS1-JULY 24) On June 20, Breanna Mitchell posted a selfie on the grounds of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. For use with RNS-AUSCHWITZ-SELFIE transmitted July 24, 2014. Photo courtesy Breanna Mitchell

5. Visit non-touristy areas

Head away from the crowds, take the road less travelled and you might stumble upon an undiscovered gem of a place. This is the best kind of adventure!


Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.