Tips For Traveling Overseas: “A Mission a Day”

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When we have an extended stay in one place we flesh out the day with a “mission”. A mission is any task you need to accomplish which will, by definition, be more difficult in a foreign country.  It could be buying mustard (which sometimes comes in a tube) or acquiring train tickets. These missions present endless opportunities to wander into new areas of the city and engage locals you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Sometimes they turn into absurd adventures. Recently we were in the southern Sri … [Read more...]