2. Stick to Light Topics
When meeting people for the first time, try to stick with light and neutral topics, like their vacation itinerary or the sights that they’ve seen so far. Do your best to find common interests and don’t be afraid to share stories about yourself, such as that nice local restaurant you ate at the night before or the interesting performance you watched that afternoon. Stay away from heavy subjects – especially, politics! After all, nobody likes a debate while they’re enjoying a nice, cold beer.