Getting to know you

IMG_0646When I’m a stranger in a strange land I like to get to know new cultures and uses from the locals. I don’t like organized trips. I like to have time to wander around, if it’s possible to talk with people, visit local churches palaces and museums when I want and for as long as I want. Walk the streets for the sake of being there. Taste the local food. Enjoy the local nature. Get to know the place my way. When I’m packing for a new trip I use to remember the musical The King and I and I sing to my new place happily:

Getting to know you,
Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like me.

Getting to know you,
Putting it my way,
But nicely,
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.

Getting to know you,
Getting to feel free and easy
When I am with you,
Getting to know what to say

Haven’t you noticed
Suddenly I’m bright and breezy?
Because of all the beautiful and new
Things I’m learning about you
Day by day.

This is what I would like, get to know new places. I’m shy and the part to talk with local people is always the most challenging, but being in company is easier and most of the times enjoyable. Of course you can find a distrustful people who wouldn’t talk with you, but most of the time you can find also extremely kind people along the way who will enrich your experience. Above all people proud of their homeland, their city or their little town, willing to share its wonders with the world and to help you getting to know them.

Daily Prompt: Stranger in a Strange Land.

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12 thoughts on “Getting to know you

  1. I used to tell people, when they asked me what would I like to be in the future (that was then when I was young) My reply was I wanted to be a tourist all my life. Of course, only billionaire could do that. I consider life, as tourist is relaxed. I could wear anything without formality. Wake up any time I like –sure this is not a guided tourist. So living like a tourist is mine too.

    1. I woud like to travel a lot too, but as you said there is a little problem to do it: money, always money.

  2. Your post was the first one to sing to me this morning. What a delightful surprise! (kind of makes me want to whistle a happy tune).

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