Friends With Benefits

There are pros and cons to hopping off the tourist trek and trying to immerse yourself in local culture. For example:Pro - Your can make local friends who will invite you to birthday parties, celebrations of holidays you've never heard of, and sporting events that aren't in any of the guidebooks.Con - Your friends aren't always around, and you occasionally find yourself pantomiming in front of a pharmacist and praying that the pill she gave you will reduce swelling in your ankle and will … [Read more...]