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4 Reasons you should visit Vancouver

Blog, Vancouver /

Vancouver is a very picturesque city. It has everything — mountains, ocean, lakes, forest, etc. You will be able to see everything on the same day. Apart from its natural beauty, it also has a great city life. You will find expensive shopping centers, art galleries, and more. Here are some good reasons to visit Vancouver.

Friendly people

The people living in Vancouver are very friendly. A majority of the population is immigrants from different parts of the world. They bring in a different culture. The people are very open-minded too. You will find a big gay community here.

Mountains

There are lots of beautiful mountains in Vancouver. The mountains look beautiful in winter with ice covering the top of the mountain. During winter the ski resorts are very busy as many people go there for skiing. The Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour are very popular. During the summer also, you can enjoy mountain climbing.

Ocean

You will love the beaches in Vancouver. There are lots of activities you can do on the waters. If you like watching wild animals then you can go for whale watching. You can try kayaking, surfing, and other water sports.

City

There are lots of things you can do in the city. You can visit art galleries, museums, parks, etc. There are big shopping centers, hotels, and restaurants. You can enjoy visiting the local markets as well.

The weather in Vancouver is not perfect. So, you should plan your vacation at a time when you feel comfortable. Vancouver looks beautiful in any season and you will have a wonderful vacation.…

3 Tips for dealing with cultural shocks when traveling

Blog, Culture /

Though many developed countries are full of immigrants now, people still are not aware of the culture of other countries. When you travel somewhere, you can get a cultural shock. Don’t allow this to ruin your trip. You should embrace the differences and enjoy what new things you learn from a different culture. Here are some tips for dealing with cultural shocks.

Make local friends

You can make friends and ask them about their culture. You can learn from that person so that you don’t get into any uncomfortable situation. Always try to adapt to the cultural differences.

Learn about the culture beforehand

Before you visit a country, you should find about that country’s culture from the Internet. This way you won’t be disrespectful of other’s culture. For example, if you are visiting a Muslim country, it is advisable for women to wear a scarf as the country is very conservative.

You can also learn how to greet a person in a local way. You should learn what is considered offensive in the other culture.

Learn the local language

You will be able to learn about the new culture more if you can learn the local language. You will be able to communicate with other people in their language and learn from them.

Whenever you go to a new country, you must remember that you will be representing your country too. So, don’t do anything which is against their culture and that might be offending. Consider it a learning journey and show respect towards the new culture without questioning them.…