Did you know that staying with local families in the course of my traveling here in South America helped me become fluent in Spanish for less than a year, taught me how to cook local food and made me come to a conclusion that the only way to know how other people eat, cook and sleep is to live with them?
I know it’s a bit weird to live with someone you don’t know and you’ve asked me a bunch of times how can I be comfortable with this lifestyle but let me tell you that my best experiences are from staying with local families.
There are a lot of websites that offer local family stays but it comes with a fee. To tell you honestly, I don’t believe paying for experience. I believe this should come naturally. I firmly believe a local family should not have a program on how to show their culture though I do not judge the people I met on the road who signed up for this program.