As per you know, Home Stay is one of most growing tourism concept that many countries do adopt. I am listing down 10 benefits of stay in a Home Stay anywhere in the World. Home stay is a concept to understand the community and how they live in their ordinary life. The understanding method is you become a part of community and you live their life without finding your way of living and comfort. The main rule is you should not complain about anything and you need to live exactly the life that your host live.
1) Home stay will help you to understand the financial situation of any country and any particular community. Ex: Famers in Malaysia. Fishermen in Sri Lanka.
2) You can actually see and experience the living status such as how feel locals in their type of home. Many tourism destinations offer standard hotels which is completely different from ordinary living homes.
3) You will understand how people buy or find materials for their kitchen and how they cook.
4) You can enjoy the true local meals prepared by mother or father. And you might need to arrange bottle water in some countries on hygienic issues. But I bet you don’t know that some countries will offer you the best drinking water in general pipe line. Ex: Sri Lanka
5) You might be able to dress like local and you will get a chance to more close hang outs.
6) You will learn domestic ethics of your local host community.
7) Some countries do not use cutleries or chop sticks. You will learn to eat with your fingers. Then you have to wash your hands before meal with soap.
8) You will get a chance to become a family member of host community.
9) Local community will deal with you more open and friendly manner when you are familiar with community. It’s a great way to explore the World from inside instead of sightseeing.
10) If you are lucky, you will get a chance to participate on weddings, funerals and other life essential moments in different culture.
When you find a home stay, you should carefully see what they include on the package. My recommendation is find an all inclusive package. Rate might be higher on authentic experience.
And do not forget to ask local bed, local room arrangements (without air con ect) and local bathroom experience and chance live like family.
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