Subject: Re: Mixing with the locals?
Hello Frances and fellow Ziners.

If you have a special hobby or interest you may to some extent plan the unexpected to happen.

I have played chess for many years and before going somewhere on holiday I always check if there are local chess clubs and when they meet to play. If possible I send a mail in advance and ask if it would be OK to pay them a visit (which of course it always is).

In this way my wife and I have had some great experiences meeting people, and the shared interest/hobby makes the 'getting to know each other' much easier.

Eric in Denmark