How do you get beneath the skin of a country? Is it possible to experience the real place behind the tourist façade? What’s the best way to engage with local people? How can a deeper relationship with a place and its people benefit you? Here are the stories of travellers who have found ways to get up close and personal with the countries they have visited and how it has changed them.
Helen Moat finds out from other travellers she has connected with.
London is going to be quite the scene this summer between the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, so why don't you take Helen Moat's advice and explore some other cities that the UK has to offer?