6 First Things to Do in a New City You are Visiting
Traveling is always a refreshing experience which gives you a lot of knowledge about the world. The sensation you feel after landing in a new place is one that is unmatched in terms of enthusiasm. No matter which new city you step foot in, there are some basic rituals which you should undertake in order to get the best out of the place as soon as possible.
1. Buy a map and tour guide booklet
First and foremost, purchase a map or tour guide booklet which encompasses everything that is there in the city. In this day and age of smartphones with GPS maps, it may seem redundant to buy a proper paper map but many a time the gadgets could get stuck or run out of battery. So always keep city maps handy before trudging out to explore the new city.
2. Try the local cuisine
You are not doing justice to the word ‘traveler’ if you travel to a new place and fail to sample the local cuisine. You could refer to maps or ask locals about where you can get the best and most authentic local food. Don’t be shy or be wary of eating foods, the name of which you have never heard in your life, after all, traveling is all about experiencing things you have never experienced before.
3. Find out about sight seeing attractions
Look at the advertisements promoting the city, put up at the station or airport. Ask the locals or refer to the Internet to know about the best sight seeing location, historical monuments, malls and such other places which are the specialties of the city. Visit them once you exit your station or airport.