You have moved to a new city. You do not have family and friends there to help you get the lay of the land. You probably just know your way from your home, to your office, and back through the grocery store. While it is okay to keep a low profile, it is also important to be aware of your surroundings. It may come in handy in an unexpected way. It also never hurts to explore and discover new places within your new city. Here therefore, are a few ways technology can help you acquaint yourself with your new town.
Googling local sites
The easiest way to learn about anything in this era is by googling it. Whether it is a person or place, the internet should have some information to help you move forward. Since you do not want random information, you can conduct a search about the local tourist sites and attractions. Even though you live there now, you are still a tourist, and visiting these places can help you know more about your new town. You can then proceed to research on the best ways to get to them. As you visit each one, you will gradually realize that you can now easily move around the bus stage or from one end of the city to the next without much problem.
Googling local restaurants
Another easy way of knowing a new city is by finding out its eating spots. You can either start with those at the CBD, or those near you. Whichever the option, you will not only end up knowing how to move around from place to place, you will also discover new hanging out joints for holidays and weekends. Moreover, most restaurants are in or near malls in most towns so you may also end up finding places to do shopping or find needed services such as hair grooming.
Googling and following local online magazines
Social media has made life very easy when it comes to socialization and information spread. With the digitalization of media outlets, you can now be up to date with events and occurrences around you, no matter where you are. All you have to do is search for local magazines and entertainment platforms. You can google them directly or search them from your social media spaces. The best way to do this is by using the name of your town as the main search word. You can then peruse through the results until you find those that seem appropriate and reliable. Following a local online magazine is useful in knowing your town because it will keep you updated on essential things such as accidents, crime prone areas, upcoming events, etc.
Attending local events
Apart from knowing about local events, you can also choose to attend some in order to experience and be a part of the town’s culture. For example, you can attend an open mic night, a karaoke night, a rugby event, or even a music concert. By doing so, you stand the chance to not only discover new areas of your town, but to also make friends and connections that can be useful during your stay.