What happened when I tried being a traveler instead of a tourist

A year ago, I took a trip to Manali with one of my best friends. Since it was just the two of us, I was worried that the trip would eventually get boring or we would run out of things to do because Manali is a small town. But it turns out that by living in a hostel and exploring the town on our own, we got to meet lots of interesting people and do lots of interesting things.