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Past Smalltalk When Traveling

Hi Sebastian,

This is first time actually contacting you, or anybody through blog for that matter. But you make it almost too easy(you must be bombarded with e-mail, good luck!).

I'm interested to know your strategy or preference on maximizing meaningful conversations abroad or even back home. I mean do you have any particular tactic or is it mostly random. Any public places or events that stir up conversations with strangers, any small talk lines or questions(etc. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?) that lead to insight and good conversation.

I'm from Finland and I'm going to travel a bit in asia(Okinawa, Seoul, Katmandu, Bhutan) and I find conversations as the best way to learn and experience different cultures. It would be such a waste to do it randomly if it there's is a way to do it most efficient way.

If you have any book recommendations, please make them available in amazon.co.uk with your affiliate id I would be happy to support you somehow.

My business: providing computer support to the elderly

On Alan's Journey

I've been talking a bit about my business idea recently, but I haven't gone into too much detail about it. I think this is because I haven’t wanted anyone else to steal it, but that's really quite silly.

No one's going to steal it, and even if they did, they'd be doing it differently to how I'd be doing it. And they'd be doing it because they stole it, not because they created it as a result of being passionate about it.

So I'll talk about what I intend doing, as part of the 'promotion' of it. At the very least, it'll help me define exactly what it is so that I can move forward with it.

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