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“Blending In” with the Locals

When traveling, we like to express ourselves by “blending in” with the locals as much as possible. ๐Ÿ˜‰

On a trip to India and Sri Lanka, my friend Sarah and I found plenty of opportunities to mingle with residents of Bangalore, Mysore, and Colombo.

Just having a morning chai with new friends in Bangalore

Just having a morning chai with new friends in Bangalore

Expressing ourselves outside Mysore Palace

Expressing ourselves outside Mysore Palace

Blending in on the luxury AC bus in Sri Lanka

Blending in on the luxury AC bus in Sri Lanka

How do you think we did? Did we blend in? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Sha #

    Lol, if you wear a sari, then, maybe..haha..a bit hard to blend in here don’t you think? ๐Ÿ˜„

    January 24, 2015
  2. Haha, great pictures!

    January 24, 2015
    • Thanks Mani! I think India is probably my favourite place in the world to take pics. ๐Ÿ˜€

      January 26, 2015
  3. That bus picture is so great!

    January 24, 2015
  4. who are the locals btw? ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 24, 2015
    • Lol…honestly I’m not sure. We chased those poor guys down in the train station to drink chai with us. Heh heh. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      January 26, 2015
  5. This is indeed an expression showing concern. Wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 24, 2015
  6. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blending indeed!!!

    January 25, 2015
  7. Ahihihi The first pic is just, hate to say this popular word, … epic! ๐Ÿ˜€

    January 25, 2015
  8. Jen #

    I LOST IT when I saw the last picture. aahahahhaa.

    January 26, 2015
    • Lol…I have to say that people were not very impressed with us, but we had to make that “luxury” ac bus ride tolerable somehow….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      January 26, 2015
  9. hahaha, you guys need to practice your scowling expressions to blend into that last one! ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 26, 2015
  10. Great pics. I remember those bus journeys in Asia, sitting in the aisles ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 27, 2015
    • Bus journeys in Asia are certainly always memorable! We were so happy to get seats, even if they were in the aisles… that bus ride was looooong. ๐Ÿ™‚

      January 28, 2015
  11. Well you may not really blend in very well but in my experience those big smiles and friendly attitudes go a long way with locals. Great photos!

    January 28, 2015
    • Thanks Sue! ๐Ÿ™‚ Interacting with the people of the country I’m visiting is definitely one of my favourite things about traveling (besides the food), and it’s particularly fun in India. I find people there are always so warm, friendly and curious.

      January 29, 2015
  12. There is nothing more I love than to blend in with the locals on travel, that is for sure! And your pictures are so funny!

    I love your blog and posts so much that I have nominated you for 4 blog awards. Haha, yes 4! But it is up to you if you want to accept it! No pressure!

    http://www.placespeoplestories.com/2015/02/06/four-blog-awards-nominations-yey/

    February 7, 2015
    • Wow 4 awards!! Thank you Hanne. I’m honoured! โค Lol…I must admit though that I'm terrible at writing up these awards and have yet to do one, but you have inspired me…and I think I may create a giant awards post myself!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      February 7, 2015
  13. Funny post! I’m not sure if your blended in but had a great time! That’s what matters. ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 13, 2015
    • We did have a great time! I’m not too sure how happy the people around us were, but we were laughing at least. ๐Ÿ˜€

      February 14, 2015
  14. You definitely don’t hold your tea cup the way they do ๐Ÿ˜‰

    February 14, 2015

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