How To Make Friends In Foreign Cities

Are you thinking about traveling abroad but afraid you will be lonely? In this video I cover techniques for making new friends in foreign countries.

Find Friends Where You Sleep

The easiest place to find new friends is to go to the places where other foreigns lodge. The most effective of these are:

  1. Hostels
  2. Hotel Lobby Bars
  3. Airbnb (although only rent from individuals, not agencies)

Find People With Similar Interests

This one is obvious but here are some resources to make this even easier and more straightforward.

Embrace Your Newness

  • Hop-on Hop-off City Tours
  • Craigslist
  • Local Language Classes

You are not done yet! Now you need to put these tactics into action!

Now is the time to turn your thoughts into action! If you are abroad, use one of the tactics above to make yourself mr or mrs popular! If you are not abroad, use one of the resources above to be a tourist in your own town and make new friends. It will make for great practice for your next trip.

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  • Himanshu

    Hi Danny,
    # 1 how do you overcome the language & culture barrier? It is hard to make friends if you cant understand what is going on around you. Isn’t it? You may think people around you are friendly and smiling when infact they are discussing how to rob you.

    # 2 the world is becoming more and more dangerous by the day. I would really like to get some travel safety tips more than anything else. In general how do you avoid being ripped off, robbed, being followed, kidnapped, assaulted ……. you got my point…. :) How do you detect and avoid bad people and places and how do you confront them if left with no choice to escape/evade. Do you actively keep an eye on world news esp. regarding civil unrest for political and religious reason or freedoom of speech like in case of Paris. How does it effect your travel plans? Have you ever being in a situation where you got stuck in the middle of riots or war like situation? And finally how safe you feel most of the time while travelling?

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