My service in the US Navy has taken me to a lot of places all over the world. All of the traveling that I have done as a sailor has been one of the major highlights of my life. An aspect of my life that I am very grateful for. As I talk about cities and countries, I am not going to offer you a tourist perspective. I have never taken a tour and never will. I refuse to go to a new place, see everything that everyone else has seen, nor be confined to some monotonous schedule. When I arrive somewhere I place my things in the room that I am staying in and simply start walking. I rarely take taxis. When I do use that service it means that the night is over and I am on my way back to my room. I always took for random. Aside from walking a good random way to get around especially in a different country is to jump on a train system, if there is one.
One of the things that I do when there is a subway or train system is walk up to the ticket machine and throw my finger randomly on a town or city. Go there and spend an hour or two checking it out. What is the worst that can happen? I have been to some really unique and beautiful places doing this. Do not misread me though. I am not suggesting that you be unsafe. Safety is always first. If you look down a street or alley and you do not feel comfortable, then turn around. If you are in another country that you do not know well, I suggest you take a friend as well. I am just simply saying that I do not tour; I roam. Happy traveling no matter your style!
Las Vegas, NV: