Fears limit your experiences more than they protect you, Frequently, there are questions and questions from people who are concerned about traveling to countries where they cannot speak to the population. This is not only frustrating but sometimes frightening. But never speaking the language means never being able to travel.
The basics of communication in travel
Try to learn some of the words and phrases before your trip, for example: Thank you, hello, goodbye, please, this suggests to the locals that you are trying to speak their language, and carry with you a booklet of translated words will also help you, but remember that you do not have to understand everything they say . This is very important. My friend from France made a fool of himself when he visited the local Ace Hardware. It was very funny.
Type the names of the cities or hotel where you live and write down any of the tourist areas you plan to visit. This will help you shorten the time and explain to the taxi driver or person you ask about directions if you write because you are unlikely to speak correctly.
If you are an English speaker, it is a common language of communication around the world, often in tourist areas. There is writing in English and local language, or if you are traveling to a tourist place you will often find local residents who speak at least a few English words but try to talk to them Speak slowly and clearly and use simple words to understand.
* Knowing a number of phrases and words enables you to go a long way to show others what you want. Find a translated language booklet for the language of the country you are traveling to.
Body language is enough for a great deal of communication
Hand signals and gestures certainly help. When you try to choose the type of meat you want and do not know what is called the local language, say the voice of the cow, for example, imitate the chicken or imitate the movement of the fish will look silly doubt, but the seller will know what you mean and will become more friendly with you. Instead of being afraid of not knowing the language, make it fun for you.
Also try to use the drawing, for example, when you are in the city of Izmir in Turkey and you want to go to the castle and you cannot understand the taxi driver what you want to draw a castle with the paper and pen and will definitely understand.
Book a tour
If you do not know the language, booking a tour is a good idea to put in your mind. Book a full long journey if you want someone else who cares about the full details and you will have a person with you every minute speaking in both English and local languages and can help you get out of any language barrier concerns which is a good way to feel safe and maybe next time when you go on a journey you will feel that you are better able to overcome the language barrier. You can also book a daily tour, this way you can take advantage of the tour guide but be more flexible throughout your trip to do what you want.
Someone was here before you
Read travel forums on the Internet and the chance of many other people who have come to this destination or are considering visiting it. Search through people’s questions to know what they are saying about the ease of the journey without knowing or learning the native language of the country. There is a person who has traveled and discovered a way of language differences. You can do that too. Just tell yourself that once you get to the state you will believe it and you will feel that you have faced a great challenge and succeeded, this is one reason to love traveling.
It may seem impossible to travel to a different language and sometimes it may be a completely different alphabet. But remember the amount of English language learners, even in the less fortunate countries in education you will find workers in some kind of tourism or tourist places know some of the sentences and English words and remember that just hand signals Or gestures or even drawing will break the language barrier Let your fear of not knowing the language limits your travel, just think about the last part of the travel and enjoy the trip.