This podcast episode is a little different from the other ones because I don't have a guest. I am speaking about a topic that I am very passionate about: making friends while traveling.
A few years ago, I wrote a book called How to Make Friends While Traveling, but I never published it even though I wrote over 100 pages! At the time, I was living abroad and traveling and I began to treat meeting people like a science. I would go out every day and talk to strangers on the street and attend random events.
So this is the podcast version of that book. I really enjoy talking about this subject and even though I talked for over an hour, I could have easily talked for another two hours if I wanted to.
I talk about such things as: Staying in hostel. How to travel solo. How to overcome social anxiety. Tips to travel as an introvert. How to use meetups to interact with more people. The difference between meeting locals and meeting other travelers. How to meet people at language exchanges. Using CouchSufing to meet new people. Why it's easier to meet people when traveling. How to talk to strangers. How to overcome limiting beliefs and become more social.