December 2016

If you have never had to host a foreign guest on a visit to your city or country then you don’t understand the stress of having them. Of course, it’s nice to be able to show off what your home has to offer but trying to cram everything into the short period of time that they (usually) have is not easy. Then begins the agony of trying to cut and chop your itinerary to fit their time and figure out a way to still give them a rounded view of your home. Here are some tips on how you can achieve that.
Share the Burden with ProfessionalsEvery country and major city in the world has pre-arranged guided tours that will cover all the important landmarks so that you don’t have to. These day tours are easy to access; simply go to the nearest travel agent and ask them for brochures on all the things they offer. Sign yourself and your guest/s up for it and then sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride at penguin parade tours You will be able to see all the significant places and you can explain the story behind each place without having to worry about who’s driving.
Plan One Major OutingNot everyone can endure a stuffed day, so set aside a day for one major outing where you do one big activity like a hike or drive and picnic for the whole day. A day trip will be the perfect way for you and your guest to absorb the atmosphere leisurely, without having to rush to get stuff done. It will also be more economical overall as you will pay for transportation per day, not at hourly rates. The best thing to do is pack a picnic lunch (or just lunch) and set off to explore some surrounding mountain or forest woodland.
Nature is the best way to unwind after a stressful and packed schedule; try to keep away from too many crowds and simply enjoy the peace and calm that trees can bring to your mind.Accept Your LimitationsAt the end of the day, you have to accept that you cannot possibly introduce your guest/s to all the different aspects of your hometown. A city or country is like a person; it takes years to get to know all the different facets of their personality. So keep that in mind and draw up an itinerary that is fairly representative of what you think your hometown is, and then forget the rest. If you have time, you can always squeeze it in but at least you will be able to show them some parts of the city and country that you love.