"Going native" is the new trend in travel.
On the popular Travel Channel show "No Reservations," Anthony Bourdain does some cultural snooping, talking with the natives, eating native dishes, participating in native religious practices and drinking lots of native hooch (whatever that culture's specialty). Similarly, I've tried "going native" for years now, eating at locally-owned cafes, bistros and sidewalk stands, finding friendly locals and asking questions as well as using my poor language skills to span the spoken divide.
In New Mexico, "going native" is a bit different though.
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