Every time I go travelling within India, I have noticed that the foreigners always seem to find the best spots - whether it is hidden beaches in Goa or amazing lake-side guest houses as I noticed in a recent getaway to a houseboat in Alleppey, Kerala. "How do they do that?" was a question that lingered in my head for a long time after that.
One hypothesis I came up with is that there are two reasons:
- They spend money on the travel itself and go cheapskate on accommodation. Exactly opposite to what a typical Indian does.
- They travel for longer number of days, so they take their time in landing at a place, exploring it and then seeking accommodation.
I was not really sure this was true because, in hindsight, I didn't speak to any of these foreigners, I could have just asked them!
But it seems to be true to some extent from this tip by Ryan Estrada on how to travel cheaply: