Yesterday I was reading a blog where the author, who moves around due to her husband's job, wrote that every time that she moves to a new country she doesn't make any effort to meet new people, try new food or find out about that country's culture. She goes on to say that she was invited to dinner at some local's house. She didn't want to go, but did, in the end she said it was amazing and besides not speaking much of the language, she really enjoying her time and making friends. My point is, you have the opportunity, you are living (or visiting) in a beautiful foreign country, why not try and make local friends? You might be surprised and enjoy yourself!