When I travel I like to meet locals, talk with them, learn from them and pretend to be one. There is nothing I love more then being in a foreign city trying to blend in and someone comes up to me to ask for directions. While recently visiting Girona in Costa Brava, Catalonia I had the opportunity to get even deeper into being a local than ever before.

Thanks to the Visit Costa Brava tourism board I spent 3 days and 2 nights exploring Girona and the province of Girones. I did everything from milking a cow,

cailin milking cow

to practicing with Castellers,


eating and cooking amazing food,

cailin cooking


Pa amb tomàquet 2

river kayaking and more.


It was a nice way to see how life is in Girona and I liked it a lot. Especially the food! To see more from my trip watch the video above.

Do you enjoy trying to become a local as you travel? Tell me about your experiences in the comments.