Tag Archives: Locals

Living Like Locals in Athens

living like locals in Athens

After spending five nights at the Civitel hotel in northern Athens, and being left exhausted by a very long three days of TBEX, a travel bloggers’ conference, and in preparation for our 20 hour journey home to Bali, we needed a break. We had three nights to fill before we left Greece and knew that […]

Eating With The Locals – Alternative Athens

Eating With The Locals

We may not be into seeking out the best museums or spend hours touring historical sites, but when it comes to learning about a city, and a culture, we tend to look straight to its food.  What kind of ingredients are used?  How is the food prepared?  What are the dining habits of the local […]

Living Like Locals in Barcelona

living like locals in Barcelona

This was our third trip to Barcelona, Spain, truly one of my favorite cities in the world.  But this time, it felt like it was our first. In the past, we have always booked hotels close to Las Ramblas, the main tourist drag between Placa Cataluyna and the water.  The Gothic Quarter is on one […]

Interacting With The Locals In Havana Cuba

Locals in Havana

Often times we are jaded as tourists.  We are defensive.  We are used to being attacked by aggressive touts, and are always worried about being suckers – getting robbed, being the victim of a scam.  In Havana, Cuba, we noticed immediately how “nice” people were.  It confused us.  Were these nice people genuinely nice, or […]