Travel Tip: On the road in Barcelona, Spain

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Local hangout in Barcelona

I have a friend who loves to travel alone.
One evening not too long ago we were discussing his recent trip to
Barcelona when he casually mentioned something he has done for years.
I think it’s a great idea.
Each time he visits a new city he will locate a bar, cyber cafe, or small restaurant near his hotel.  Nothing fancy, just someplace that feels comfortable.  Then every day at around the same time he’ll stop by for coffee, a meal, or to check his email.
After a few days he will invariably have become friends with at least one kind waiter, bartender, or even owner.
He assures me this little bit of extra effort has enriched his travel experiences more than he could have ever imagined.
I think it’s worth a try.

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3 responses to “Travel Tip: On the road in Barcelona, Spain

  1. mae

    my husband and i have tried this on the road and it works.

  2. I went around Europe recenetly on a road trip with a couple of friends but we didn’t stay in places more than 4 nights so it wasn’t really long enough to form any kind of relationship but I think this is a brilliant tip – enriches any kind of experience when you meet good people :)

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