Everyone probably thinks that we’re on permanent vacation. Actually, we’re just living a normal life, except the scenery keeps changing. Much of what we do is very mundane … like getting a haircut, or getting our teeth cleaned.
The challenge is often figuring out how to get the normal things done when we can’t read or speak the language. It makes shopping fun. (“What is THAT?!”) We also spend time looking for things to do in a place that is not familiar. If we were satisfied with the tourist hotspots, that would be easy. We’re not.
Sometimes we badger the people we meet to tell us what they do, or what interesting places we should go to. The first reply is often the tourist spots. That’s why we badger them!