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Dining with locals as you travel.. hmm what do you think?

Postby MordantBlack » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 2:00 am

Im planning for a trip to Milan, Italy with my family mid next year & was searching for recommendations to dine there. Happened to stumble upon quite a number of "airbnb for food" sites like Bonappetour.com , etc.. they work like this: as you travel, you can dine with the country's locals as well. Personally, it would feel extremely awkward dining with a stranger!! Has anyone tried before? Pls share the experience! :)

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Re: Dining with locals as you travel.. hmm what do you think

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:21 am

I dine with strangers almost every time I eat in a crowded hawker centre, if I end up asking to occupy a vacant seat at a table full of other local diners. No big deal. In a personal home? Why not? At least you will be invited rather than reluctantly acquiesce the vacant seat at your table. :cool:

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:44 am

My idea of dining with the locals is eating where the locals eat. I got invited to home dinner once but since I was a guest, it wasn't that local an experience since I was treated as (in Morgan Freeman's voice) special.

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Postby MordantBlack » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 2:44 pm

haha! thanks for the replies! hmm will give it a go & share the experience here! any italian dining etiquette or cultural norms that I shld be aware of? :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 4:20 pm

Lot's of waving of the hands when talking. :lol:



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