Travel Tip of the Week

When travelling to a foreign country, language can be a major issue, especially if you need to communicate with locals. This can be particularly scary if you the locals are illiterate or unfamiliar with foreign accents.

Once you reach you hotel, have the hotel staff write down the hotel name and address (along with nearby landmarks) for you, in their local language. Keep this information handy with you always.

This way even if you encounter someone who cannot speak English but can read and understand their local language, you’ll still manage to reach your hotel safely.

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  • drandomgirl
    Posted at 13:36h, 27 December Reply

    Thats a great tip. Belated Merry Christmas iiiii

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 13:38h, 27 December Reply

      oh..:) 🙂 thank you! am glad you found it helpful! hope you had a great Christmas 🙂 Advance Happy new year 🙂

      • drandomgirl
        Posted at 13:54h, 27 December Reply

        yes i did. Happy New Year to you too 🙂

  • Dr Meg Sorick
    Posted at 18:52h, 27 December Reply

    Very practical advice!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:09h, 28 December Reply

      Thank you, Ma’am. Trying to come up with useful tips every week 🙂

  • Opinionated Man
    Posted at 22:25h, 27 December Reply

    That is very good advice! I get lost even in America! lol

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:11h, 28 December Reply

      hahaha! that’s a funny thought! 😀 Thanks for dropping in, Jason. I’m honoured 🙂

  • Michelle Malone
    Posted at 22:30h, 27 December Reply

    Great advice. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 06:10h, 28 December Reply

      Hi Michelle, Thanks 🙂 Really appreciate your constant presence around here 🙂

  • BunKaryudo
    Posted at 13:12h, 31 December Reply

    Just as the other commenter’s said, that’s a very sensible idea. Incidentally, Happy New Year! 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 12:34h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, Bun! Happy New Year to you and family. Sorry for the delayed reply 🙂

      • BunKaryudo
        Posted at 12:36h, 05 January Reply

        No problem! I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you. 🙂

  • Hira
    Posted at 12:26h, 05 January Reply

    I could never pronounce or remember Scandinavian names and this is such good tip. I take hotel card image in my phone , but who knows when phone is dead , where am stuck! Thanks!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 12:33h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, Hira! I agree with you, less the dependency on electronic gadgets, the better 🙂 Glad you found it helpful.

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