No one wants to be a tourist any more. Everyone wants to be a local. SMH Traveller Ute Junker dolls out some great advice on how to blend in. "If you really want to understand a city, you need to live in it.: Ms Junker says, "What I love most is the way I've become attuned to the rhythms of the neighbourhood.
Going local requires a commitment, and not just fixing your own breakfast or making your own bed. If you want to live local, you need to devote a decent amount of time to your chosen city. I'd recommend 10 days as a minimum. It takes you the best part of a week to settle into the rhythm, to become a familiar face in the neighbourhood.
Ms junker also has some concise tips on securing an apartment - the essential ingredient in a tranquil fitting-in - know your neighbourhood, Reputable companies should supply plenty of information about the neighbourhood on their website :: Read Ms Junkers Full SMH Article »»»»