One of my favourite things about travelling is getting to see different kinds of people. Seeing people on the street and trying to imagine their lives brings out the storyteller in me. This art requires patient observation, but makes for a fun exercise.
Besides, just sitting and watching calmly, the everyday life in a given city explains its very essence and character. It also gives me room to imagine how each of my days would have progressed if I lived there. All in all, it broadens my perspective and helps me think out of the box – isn't that what travel is all about?
If you've never taken some time off from monumental tourism to sit and observe the life of a busy city, on the street-side or a public square, then you have missed out on the must-dos of travelling. Here is a list of places around the world that are great for people watching, not because they are full of people, but because they have a mix of people in a small area.