16 Things Locals Want You To Know Before Visiting Austria

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Austria I asked some locals what they wanted tourist to know before visiting their country! Enjoy! Mike says: 1. The subway is extremely cheap and efficient and you can easily get around the city on it. When in the Vienna ring you can even walk between many of the landmarks and attractions. 2. Make sure … Read more

20 Things Locals Want You to Know Before Visiting South Africa

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South Africa

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

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Lottie says:

-Learn about the country before you arrive-

1. South Africa has a controversial history with many changes only being made in the last few decades. Visitors should have an understanding of this and be prepared for differences between South Africa’s culture and your cultures because they will occur. The best way to do this is to read, Google, watch, any and everything you can to find out about the country and it’s political and cultural history before you go.

-Escape the tourist hot spots-

2. Of course, Table Mountain is a must see. However, visitors will get much more of a sense of traditional South African cultures away from the tourist hot spots and the cosmopolitan cities. South Africa has so much to offer its visitors and most of this can be found away from the sights listed in tourist guide books / travel forums. Away from the cities you will see the beautiful landscapes; vast, arid planes, beaches, sand dunes and rugged coastlines that make South Africa so special. 

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16 Things Locals Want You To Know Before Visiting Denmark

Denmark

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

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Zitta says:

1.  “Most Danes are not good at small talk and we are usually not comfortable with strangers who decide to come up and chat with us. This can be perceived as cold or unfriendly, but the truth is that we are just not accustomed to this level of public interaction. If you want to chat with danes, this is best accomplished out on the town with a beer in hand – we are much more talkative and approachable after a drink!”

2. ”Denmark is a small country of just below 6 million inhabitants, so we need to have an international perspective. Almost everyone speaks english well enough to carry a conversation and many are well versed in german as well.”

3. ”You will probably notice that we are especially fond of our flag. We use our flag for many occasions, and almost none of them have to do with being a national symbol, but rather a symbol of celebration.”

4. ”We will decorate with flags when someone has a birthday – this is probably the main use of the danish national flag in everyday life – which is why it is also commonly referred to as “birthday flags.”

5. ”Stores will use flags as decoration when the store is having a “birthday sale” at the anniversary of a shop’s opening day.”

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22 Things Locals Want You To Know Before Visiting England

England

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

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Milkaela says:

1. ”I don’t live in a touristy area. I guess I would like people to know that British and English aren’t the same; to queue politically.”

2. ”London isn’t the only city.”

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11 Things Locals Want You To Know Before Visiting Canada

Canada

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

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Alanna says:

1. ”Even though Canadians usually get teased about being too polite, we actually really respect people who are polite, too! (saying please and thank you, holding doors, etc.)”

2. ”Watch where you’re going. Obviously if you’re a tourist, you’re most likely looking up or through a camera, but it can be really annoying when people aren’t looking where they’re going and run into you.”

3. ”Traffic signs, food packing, etc, is written in both English and French.”

4. ”Also guns are NOT a thing. Only people who really have guns are hunters who have long riffles.”

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