Tips for meeting people
So many. First of many things to do is to talk to people in buses, trains and cafes.
Just don’t stay in your hotel. Go out to the bars and restaurants and clubs; even if you don’t drink alcohol or party too much, these are places to meet up with other travellers and a lot of locals.
A great way to meet locals is www.couchsurfing.com
Sign up with your email or facebook and type in the city you want to go to and you’ll see events in that city, the people who live there and organise events to meet up.
This is also a great source of information for local travel advice from people who love to meet new people and travel.
On facebook there are groups for locals to meet up.
There are special “English speaking” events and English speakers group in almost every city where you can connect to people and whom you can message and get together with for games, drinks, and simply to hang out.