There are certain landmarks that you
shouldn’t miss when visiting popular countries. Some people would say that if
you missed them, it’s as if you haven’t visited the country at all. For
instance, if you go to France, you can’t go home without seeing the Eiffel
Tower or the Statue of Liberty when you’re in New York.
Although these popular destinations
shouldn’t be missed, there’s also value in visiting places that aren’t as
popular. Some of them are famous among locals, but tourists don’t go out of
their way to see these places. Try to insert in your schedule some of these
Ask the locals
If you rely on online reviews and
websites for information about where to go, you might not get a complete
need to ask the locals so they can recommend some of the best places that
most tourists probably won’t recommend. They know more, and they can even
provide details on how to reach these places.
Determine your interest
You can visit places that are related
to what you’re passionate about. There are places that will probably match your
interest. For instance, if you’re into arts, you will find art exhibits,
museums, and galleries that aren’t too popular. Despite that, they’re worth
visiting. You might even end up supporting local artists who struggle to get
recognized. If you love visiting bars and have a good time, you can find plenty
of local bars that not too many tourists know about. These places are exciting,
and you will find locals who would want to converse with you. Everyone probably
knows each other in the bar, so you will feel safe.
It could be a bumpy ride
Some of these places are unpopular
because of their location. They might be too far off from the city center. Others
aren’t visited because they’re surrounded by areas that aren’t well-received.
Prepare yourself for the possibility to have a bumpy ride heading to these
destinations. It’s like finding gold in the middle of a desert. You might feel
uncomfortable, but the destination would be worth it.
Traveling isn’t only about having
fun. You do it to learn about
other people’s cultures and traditions. You want to know their way of life
and might find them interest. Some of them seem strange and the places you
visit will reflect them. Despite that, you should still pursue the trip. Learn
to be open-minded and you will get more out of the experience.
In some instances, you visit the
places because you know it would be uncomfortable. For instance, you can visit
the slums to learn about how poor people live. You can also go to local wet
markets to know how people prepare dishes on a regular day. Most tourists
aren’t interested in doing it, but you can learn a lot if you do so.
Enjoy your trip and brag about your
experience. Convince others to have these places in the itinerary if they visit
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