Every traveller has a different feeling about the authenticity of a trip. Some will consider that discovering a destination makes it an authentic trip while for others it is necessary to avoid all touristic places and live during the trip like a local. However, we often find the same determining aspects when it comes to the authenticity of a trip, here are our tips for living a more authentic trip:
Avoid tourist attractions
There is nothing more frustrating than to find yourself in a tourist attraction, those restaurants, activities, places, shows that have nothing natural or authentic. The more you find yourself in an area with a high density of tourists, the greater the risk of being caught up in a tourist trap. To avoid this, don’t hesitate to go a little further away to look for the areas frequented by the locals, where you will find the most authentic experiences. It is often difficult to know where to go and the best way is certainly to ask to locals.
Contact with local people
It is not possible to experience an authentic trip without immersing oneself in the local people and talking with them. The locals will always be happy to exchange with you, to show you around or simply to inform you. So don’t hesitate to visit the places they like, especially the bars where it is easy to meet people.