#Speak French for a day. If no-one understands you, talk louder and slower. Try hand gestures. If you don’t speak any French, an accent and confused frown will do just as well.
#Grab a bike and a tent. Cycle ‘til it gets dark. Camp. Eat beans cooked on a camp stove.
#Rent a boat! Local bay, local river, local lake. Or a pedalo.
#Sleep in a car. Or park. Or at the beach. Or in a cave.
#Watch German TV.
#Send postcards from your hometown.
#Let a foreigner surf on your sofa. It’s not quite staying in a hostel, but waking up to a different language in your kitchen never gets old.
#Visit an overpriced tourist attraction at home. Latch onto a foreign tour group.
#Bribe a corrupt official at your nearest border.
#Paint a mural of a desert island on your bedroom wall.
#Follow a local tourist trail, one signpost after the other.
#Nap in a hammock.
#Get tourists to take photos of you in front of the local Cathedral/City Walls/giant ball of wool.
#Wear a bikini, or boardshorts, everywhere.
#Go barefoot as much as possible.
#Drink cocktails on the veranda. (Or personal equivalent.)
#Check out local events; beer and/or music festivals, street carnivals, church fetes, funfairs, battle re-enactments, craft fayres, food fayres (my favourite), open air theatre, Dickens Land…
#Ride a donkey.
#See how far you can get for a tenner.
#Find your nearest outdoor pool. Bonus points if you manage a tan.
#Head to your nearest beach location. (Bonus points if you miss the last bus home and end up stranded.)
#Hitchhike. (Remember your towel.)
#Sit in a park all day, chatting to strangers.
#Eat only bread, cheese and beans for three days.
#Get heatstroke. Or dysentery. I hear dengue’s popular at the moment too.