Immerse Yourself In The Culture
Far too often people visit a city and never really familiarize themselves with the culture. For example this is Tió de Nadal, the pooping log of Catalonia. Every Christmas, Tió is fed and kept warm by children, so when they beat it with a stick, it will poop gifts for Christmas. No, I'm not joking; yes, this is totally real... and I bought my mother a dozen Tiós in all different sizes for her Christmas tree, because POOPING LOG.