As a tourist what do you look for?
February 5, 2018 7:17pm CST
Package tours take us to famous sights but I always wanted much more. I wanted to feel the place and I got do that when I spent a few days with my niece in New Jersey. I travelled by a local train,a bus, went to a farmers' market and even to a fish market. I noticed it was so different from what I see in India. She then took me to a small park where her kids spend time. I visited a church and ate at restaurants. There were several run by those from other countries. Shopping in Malls was great too. At the time I travelled we in India did not have many Malls. I went berserk just spending time in those Malls. What do you look for as a tourist?
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• Bogota, Colombia
As a tourist I look for travel like a local, so a try to keep in touch with local people, so they can show me touristic and not touristic places. But, in general, I always look for outdoors activities like national parks, I love hiking so that is my first choice before stay in downtown or museums,
• Guangzhou, China
I often check the local souvenir as it will be the best gifts for my friends and family when I am back from the travel. Of course I will also check the local malls to see whether there are some nice food or snacks that I can bring back.
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
I like you did the same things. I like to get free things like a chopstick package that has a restaurant name so to remember things. Now that I'm older, I sell the things I bought, or try to sell them anyway, on letgo.com. Many souvenir takes space and time to clean, so I didn't get many. Drinking in the atmosphere and to commit to memory sights, sounds and tastes so I can remember them as I do now. Digital pictures are good to take of family so you'll always have them with you. These are the things I like to do when I travel.