23 minutes | Feb 16th 2021

227 Meaningful Interactions with Locals

Travelling to see the sights is one thing; travelling when you get to know some of the local people is a whole other level of wonderful experiences. Finding ways to have meaningful interaction with locals is something really important to me when I travel, and the three guests in Episode 227 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast illustrate some wonderful ways to do so. First up I chat with Tasha Goldberg who describes how a friend of a friend in Kenya became an inspiring local she met on Lamu Island. She also mentions the bonus part of making close connections when you travel - the chance to make return visits! I then speak with Lindy Alexander about her experience of a cooking class with the Courageous Kitchen in Thailand. This is a really interesting example of meeting not just any locals, but marginalised ones who you might not ordinarily even know about, let alone have the chance to meet and learn from. Finally, Penny Walker speaks of the value of tapping into local knowledge and uses her example of the Pyrenees in France where locals she gets to work with include shepherds who've spent their lifetime in the mountains. And we mention cheese, too! Links: Tasha Goldberg’s project Evidence of Hope - https://www.evidenceofhope.com/ Lindy Alexander - The Freelancer’s Year http://thefreelancersyear.com/ Courageous Kitchen online classes - https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/1701757  Penny Walker of Adventure Creators https://www.adventurecreators.com  Join our Facebook group for Thoughtful Travellers - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtfultravellers Show notes: https://notaballerina.com/227  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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