Thursday, May 31, 2007

The conversation challenge

One of the great things about traveling is the way you find yourself talking to all kinds of people about all kinds of things. Once you hit the road it seems like no subject is too personal, especially if you’re talking to an attractive Scandinavian backpacker and have a mojito or two under your belt.

Don’t you wish you could really get to know people like you do when you’re on vacation? While it might be hard to track down a Scandinavian backpacker in your local bar, perhaps you’ll find that the light of kinship flares just as brightly in the eyes of a tractor mechanic or chartered accountant from your very own home town.

If you manage to get chatting in your local diner, congratulate yourself. But if you really want to take the conversation challenge, try this one. Here’s a list of five questions: if you can get your prattling partner to answer at least three of them (and try to work them into the thread of the conversation—don’t just blurt them out) you may just get that ‘I feel like I really know you even though we just met’ experience.

  • What did you dream about last night?
  • What was the best toy you ever owned?
  • What’s the worst illness you’ve had?
  • When did you last play sport?
  • What’s something you’re particularly good at?


Anonymous said...

3:lose teeth
4:play computer games
5:play cs{a sort of game}

Anonymous said...

forgot my
我觉的我们可以成为一个好朋友,because i love to travel round the world.