15 Things Locals Want you to Know Before Visiting Alabama

Alabama is where I am from.

1.We are not all redneck. >> You know overalls, straws hanging out of our mouth, wearing wifebeaters. (white tank tops)wife-beater

2.We may talk slow, but that does not mean we are dumb!>> We actually have some great schools here; Auburn University, University of Alabama, and UAB, just to name a few.alabama-football-logo

 

 

 

 

 

3.Which reminds me FOOTBALL is huge here! >>You are either an Alabama fan or an Auburn fan. Dare I say it….. ROLL TIDE.. sorry I am not much of a football fan. alabama-stadium4. I don’t live in a tourist part of Alabama.>> But I have been told from other travelers, that Alabama has some of the nicest welcoming people.

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The Expat Life: From Canada to England

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a country other than your own? Here is a guest post from Adventures and Naps telling us how she settled into a new country:

Hi everyone! I’m Alanna over at Adventures and Naps, a 23-year-old Canadian trying out life in England. I hope you enjoy my piece below!

“What is it like to be an expat?”

Where do I even begin?

Being an expat, an immigrant living in a foreign country, is basically an emotional rollercoaster. Some days are incredible, filled with experiences I could have never had living back in Canada. Things like exploring historic English villages, climbing nearby mountains in Wales or seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. I am truly lucky!adventures-and-naps

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17 Things Locals want you to Know Before Visiting Finland

I asked some locals what they wanted tourist to know before visiting their country!

Enjoy!

Susanna says:

1.”Finns are pretty aware of their own space, most of us feel weird if some stranger says hello to you or like even starts talking to you for no reason.”

2.”Finns love to drink that’s kinda our thing lol. It’s our culture it makes us to socialize because we are known to be as the quiet people.

3.”But I don’t think that there’s any “rules” that if you do it it’s offensive. Sure if you give someone “the finger” that’s not good

4.Also our winters  are not as it was anymore. It’s cooler even it gets to minus degrees and we get much less snow nowadays.”

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17 Things Locals want you to know Before Visiting Taiwan

I asked some locals what they wanted tourist to know before visiting their country!

Enjoy!

Ting says:

1. “Taiwanese people are super friendly towards foreigners, but we don’t hug when we greet. We do shake hands when it’s business related. But most of the time people just smile and say hi when meeting friends or family members. Some girls feel uncomfortable when their guy friends hug them.”

2. “Public transportation is well developed in Taiwan. However, many drivers don’t follow the traffic rules. Don’t expect cars, taxis or buses to yield to pedestrians. Be extremely careful when crossing the street.” 

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