When you are touring alone through a foreign country, it can be hard to make new friends. This is especially hard if you don’t know how to make friends in a foreign country. There are cultural differences that are making it hard, and if you are an introvert, this can even be harder. You should remember these tips when you are planning to tour solo and want to make new friends along the way.
Keep an open mind
The first thing that you need to do, is to keep an open mind. You need to remember that you are the foreigner in their country, so if you want to make new friends, you should make the first move.
In your own country, you might be having a specific rule about making certain friends. If you are in another country, you should leave your friend-making rules back home.
Stay in a hostel
Too many people don’t like staying at a hostel. Especially, if you are traveling solo. However, this is the best way to make new friends while you are touring through a country. And, as a bonus these hostels are cheaper than to stay at a hotel.
At hostels, you are going to get into contact with locals. This is a great way to ensure that you are going to make some great friends. You don’t need to worry, in most countries hostels are safe. Especially, if you are a woman.
Going out at night and visit safety bars and nightclubs
Most people are just traveling during the day. If you are staying at a place for more than a day or two, then you should consider going out at night and visit bars and nightclubs that are safe.
You can go out alone and make sure that you have a great time. The only thing that you need to make sure about is to go to these places that are really upmarket and save. You can ask locals to recommend the safest places to go at night.
Just start talking to a stranger, you’ll never know what can happen
If you are traveling solo, you need to remember that if you want to make friends, you should just start talking to one. Maybe you are in a long queue for food. Talking to the one behind you can mean that you are making an instant friend.
Most countries have friendly people. And, if they see that you are a foreigner, they might even be friendlier and you will make a friend for life.
It isn’t really that hard to make friends when you are traveling and touring solo. The only thing that you need to remember is that the moment that you are friendly, you are going to attract some friends to you. Friends that you can have with you for the rest of your life. Traveling solo doesn’t mean that you can’t make any friends along the way.