“Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring, the better.” – Simon Raven
I ripped this quote out of an airplane magazine when I was ten, not knowing how much opportunity for exploring this big planet my future would hold.
In 2013, I temporarily moved to another country, nearly 10,000 miles from home and everything I had ever known for 22 years, and I haven’t stopped exploring since.
“The Foreign Local” is a play on words, because you can’t technically be both, however most of the time I visit somewhere I meet amazing locals who immerse me in their culture as if I have lived there my entire life, and that is my favorite way to see a country. Traveling like this allows you to really get a feel for what life is like somewhere, the best little hidden secrets, and of course you get to try all the amazing FOOD! Who doesn’t like to eat?!
Follow along with me as I share my experiences, and my favorite tips and tricks for being a little bit touristy and a little bit local:
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