One way to get to know a new place is to go for a walk at night or run in the morning. Even though you may not know exactly where you are, it can be the best sort of introduction. Everything is so fresh and new upon arrival this is the time you're most like a sponge.
Drink it in. Maybe you'd like a soundtrack for your trek- bring headphones to spur your imagination as you stroll down unfamiliar streets. Then again, foreign tongues and twirling leaves could be just the right accompaniment. Soon enough you'll be making a schedule for yourself, a list of missions and tasks. You'll be calculating currency exchange rates, bus routes and timetables by tomorrow.
Take the time now, to stand and stare at the "hippy sheep" between silhouetted trees on the Basque hillside in the moonlight. Note the wool beret's all the old men wear. Take a right down at the end of the road and run through a field of frosty vegetation.
Turn the corner and slow down at the sound of running water. Take your headphones out and dip your hand into the old trough. Notice the texture of the stone, the color of the moss and the chill of the water. Familiarize yourself with your surroundings and in this way, begin to fit in.