Posts tagged colonial
Spanish Colonial Charm in Antigua: The Journey Part 9

Talk to some of the locals in the market. The locals here will give you all kinds of information and many are eager to learn about you and where you come from as well. I find many of the people tending to booths are more likely to talk if you make a purchase (even just a very small one). Start a conversation on whatever you just purchased, or about the market, or life in Antigua! Just get the courage to talk! The same goes for photos. Don't just walk up and snap pictures of them in the market working. It is considered rude. How would you feel if someone did it to you? Uncomfortable? Annoyed? Well, they are human beings too so respect their privacy as you would your own. I usually make a purchase and then ask politely if they mind if I take a photo. Most are accommodating but don't be offended if they decline.

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The Plan: Central & South America

Do you plan out every minute of your vacations?  Does it feel stressed and chaotic instead of relaxing?  Are you exhausted by the time your trip is done? Traveling slow without a laid out plan is the best way to take in a culture really get to know a place.  Spend time enjoying what the area and people have to offer without the stress of having to see everything.  You can always go back.

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