More than a few seasoned travellers I know suggest that when you want to get a real feel for your destination, you should definitely visit a fresh market. There you can learn more about local lifestyles, how lives begin in the morning, partake of local delicacies and, perhaps most interestingly, observe town hygiene.
As much as such thoughts ring true, I also believe that another way to truly learn about a place you're visiting is to get around by local transport.
Every country has its means of transportation, from mass transit to mule carriers. In my years as a travel writer, I have learned a lot when I hop on and off whatever ride takes me along the way.
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