Meeting Locals Around the World

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By: leelefever on November 25, 2005 - 2:41pm

We’ve been working hard to make connections in the countries and cities we plan to visit.  One of major goals is to find locals and be able to learn from them about their home.  Luckily our friends have generously provided contact information for people around the world.  This is a good start.

Lately we’ve been excited about the opportunities to travel with the help of locals wherever we go.  Thanks to the Internet, we have new opportunities to make connections with people around the globe who volunteer to meet us over a beer and welcome us to their city.  I can’t think of a better introduction to a new place.

Along with this site and friends of friends, we’re starting to use a couple of web sites to make these connections.  We’re good friends with the Robot Coop guys, who created 43 Things, 43 Places and 43 People.  These sites have a global reach and offer some basic infrastructure for organizing local gatherings/meetups.  The Robots are helping us find ways to use their sites to make these connections.

We’re just getting started, but we think we could be onto something.  The Internet may offer us the ability to travel and learn about cities around the world in a more personal and localized way.  We’ll be talking about this more soon I’m sure.

 For now, check out this goal on 43Things and a question I asked on 43Places.

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