velvet escape’s ‘Lone Traveller’ series (1)

Things to do when you’re travelling alone: Homestays
The proliferation of Airbnb and similar homestay booking platforms has created terrific opportunities to enjoy a truly local experience, whether it’s in a big city or out in the country. Choosing this accommodation type allows you to get to know the locals and experience the local lifestyle first hand, especially if you choose a shared accommodation. Don’t use their home as simply a place to sleep. Use this opportunity to brush up on your social skills, and if you’re in a foreign country, your language (or sign language 🙂 ) skills. Another great thing about homestays: you’ll never have to eat alone. Show your interest and it will be reciprocated multi-fold. At the end of your stay, you might have made a new group of friends for life.

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  1. Ten things to do when you travel alone | velvet escape's blog - 28/04/2009

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