What do you think would be one of the most exciting things to do when you travel?
When we travel, one of the easiest and most meaningful things we thought of doing is meet the locals. We personally thought, to the best of your ability, no matter what the language barriers, one should strike up a conversation. Find out their story, their culture, their way of life. Traveling via pre-arranged tour groups or even plan your on travel itinerary would somehow lack the experience originality if you were to discover more about the different culture, activities and food from different countries.
Locals tell you about their favourite spots and things you shouldn’t miss with a purpose to provide cultural enrichment, education and a good time!
Good that we’ve found a platform that would allow us to connect with the local folks from different Asian countries, connect with curious and savvy travellers from all over the world. Nothing is better than the bond you share doing something you care about with new and different people.
With Locals: Find the ultimate experience
“Connecting travellers with locals through food and experiences”
Love their tagline. Just by logging into http://www.withlocals.com/ , they would connect locals directly with travellers through food and experiences from their website. As easy as that. With this, travellers like us would be able to taste the real culture and really connect with the local family.
#1 Log into http://www.withlocals.com/
#2 Select a country that you’ve planned to travel to. Right now they have opened up to some options in Asia, e.g Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal and Malaysia. FYI, you could too become a host for your country if you wish too. Bet it would an incredible experience!
#3 You would then discover a list of locals offering a huge variety of experiences from private dinners in the family home to food tours in Singapore or Malaysia and also tea picking on a Sri Lanka hill plantation!
Chris and I have previously been to Hanoi, Vietnam with an itinerary that we came out with ourselves and joined local tours to Halong Bay but haven’t really experience the real local tradition. More often the tourist ones. Now, we don’t mind travelling to Vietnam again with the experiences and activities offered by With Locals!
Some of the activities that we would love to do in Vietnam!
Pho is one the must-haves in Vietnam. Imagine having this in a local Vietnamese home 🙂
Only while at Halong Bay, we joined the local tours, having meals on the private boat, went shopping for seafood at water platforms sold by the locals. This was also pre-arranged by some Vietnam friends. Now, we know where to look for!
With Locals aims to allow travellers to experience the real local tradition and not the tourist ones, and give local people the possibility to earn money with things they are good at!
Check out the amazing experience With Locals. Enjoy the thrill of introducing a new place or experience to someone for the first time & enrich yourself with different cultures in return. This would definitely help shape how we experience and perceive our community and culture. Great job you guys!