Tips for How to Meet Locals and Enhance Your Travels

I knew exactly what kind of city Hull was as soon as I got in to my hotel room.

There, sitting on the desk in my room at the Royal Hotel, was a letter welcoming me to both the hotel and the city, written by the hotel’s general manager.

It was just a printed letter – standard, I thought, until I actually started reading it.

After the usual “we’re so happy to have you” message and info on the hotel’s restaurant and how to reach the front desk, the letter went on to promote events happening that week as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebration, and also included some suggestions on must-dos.

For example:

If you want to see the very best of our city I would highly recommend tour guide Paul Schofield who runs walking tours Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from the City Hall tourist office at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These cost £4 per person – no need to book just turn up.

We are also very proud of our linen porter Bax who is the lead singer of Bud Sugar, a…

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