Julie Weed c.2019 The New York Times Company
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24 Nov 2019
9:09 am

How to make the most of meeting a friend of a friend abroad

Julie Weed c.2019 The New York Times Company

Getting together with a local can take you beyond the tourist sites and Instagram opportunities.

Picture: Lars Leetaru

You’re planning a trip to a new place, say, Copenhagen. When you mention it to your pal she exclaims, “I have a friend in Copenhagen! You should meet them!” Grab that chance. Getting together with a local can take you beyond the tourist sites and Instagram opportunities, allowing you to more deeply experience the community and culture you are visiting. Here’s how to get the most out of your meet-up. Research the culture Take some time in advance to learn about your destination and its culture. Is there appropriate dress you need to be aware of? Are shoes taken off...