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Traveling 101 with Kara David

By: - 04/29/2019

WHY people travel?

Many said it is their way to break free from all the stress at work or their way to bond with friends and family.

May ilan naman naghahanap ng IG-worthy places para sa mga feed nila. Ang ilan naman gusto raw hanapin ang sarili nila. Others just love to feel the waves hit their feet or the wind kisses their faces.

Whatever your reasons may be, traveling will always make you grow.

For this reason, we sat down with Kara David, one of the country’s travel gurus and award-winning broadcast journalist, to learn a few things about, well, travel!

1. Always remember:
bisita ka lang

According to Kara, it is very important to know where you should stand. Ibig sabihin, dapat alam mo na bisita ka lang.

“Oo, turista ka, visitor ka. Ibig sabihin, hindi ikaw ang may-ari ng kalikasan,” Kara said.

Dapat tandaan, sa pagbisita mo sa ibang lugar, iwanan mo ito kung ano man ang iyong nadatnan.

“Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time,” Kara said quoting a famous line.

2. Do your research

Local or international man ang bibisitahin mo, you need to know first anong kultura ng lugar na iyong pupuntahan.

“I’m very close to the indigenous peoples, so, I make it a point that I contact kung ano man yung indigenous peoples doon, yung mga katutubo doon.” Kara stated.

“Some places, have strict codes of ethics, from clothes, sa pakikisama at iba pa,” she added.

It also helps when you research and try to use their local dialect gaya sa pagbati ng “hello”, salamat at excuse me.

3. Try local
restaurants

Being a host for the food and travel show, “Pinas Sarap”, Kara firmly believes that food and culture go along with each other.

“We’ve always advocated, lagi namin sinasabi na ang kultura ng isang lugar ay nasasalamin ng kanilang pagkain. Kung gusto mo malaman at matikman at malasap at manamnam yung kultura nung lugar na yun, wag ka kumain sa fast food. Kumain ka sa kari-carinderia!” she explained.

4. Traveling alone?
Ok yan! Pero,
try to join a group

“Kung magisa kang magta-travel, better join a group. A tour group. Mas safe kasi. Tapos mas malalaman mo yung lugar.”

Kara said by joining a tour group mas makakabisa mo ang lugar. Sa unang part maaaring kasama mo pa ang tour group, make new friends and meet new people.

Sa second half? Doon ka na mag-solo to imprint the beauty of the place in your memory…and photos.

5. Commuting
is better

Part ng experience while traveling ang pagsubok ng local transportation mapa-local or international man yan.

“Mas masaya pag na try mo yung local transportation. Mas mura, mas na enjoy mo pa, tapos marami kang makikilala along the way,” sabi pa ni Kara.

“Traveling is not just about taking nice photos; it is about sharing yourself to them and embracing the community. So, ke-may OOTD (outfit of the day) ka o wala, ke-may Instagram photo ka o wala, as long as nakapag-ambag sila sa pagkatao mo, at ikaw ay nakapag-ambag rin sa pagkatao ng community, that is much better,” pagtatapos niya.

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