How to avoid getting lost while in a foreign country

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A lot of people have the notion that getting lost in a foreign country is a delightful experience. In reality, the reverse is the case. Wandering through unfamiliar streets, without knowing where you are going to is not a great experience.

Knowing your way back to your hotel is definitely going to make you feel more at ease and in a better position to explore.  What will you do when you realize that you cannot remember the way back to your hotel and it is getting dark?

How, do you avoid getting lost during your vacation in a foreign city?

Use technology

You don’t have to memorize all the street in your travel location. A smartphone with a GPS feature is something you should have on you at all times. It is very easy to use, all you have to do is to search your destination and follow the directions that will be provided.

Ask for help

Trying to figure things out on your own is not always the best thing to do. The locals in most travel destinations are very friendly and will be more than willing to help you find your way. Don’t be afraid or shy to ask for directions. If it happens that you cannot speak the local language, it would be wise to memorize the phrase “where is”. Knowing this will make it easier for you to ask questions.

Ensure that you always carry the business card of the hotel you are staying, so that you can easily show someone in the event that you are having a hard time pronouncing the name of the hotel.

Things you should do if you get lost

The worst thing you could do went you are lost is to panic. It is important that you have it at the back of your mind that panicking is going to make things worse. What you should do is to relax and try to think about the route you took and any significant thing you saw.

Look for the major landmarks and monument in your travel destination. If you are lost in Paris look for the Eiffel tower or better still, try to retrace your step. You might come to a place you have passed before or that you know.

Final note

Travelling is indeed a delightful experience but getting lost may ruin your traveling experience, applying the tips in this article will reduce the odds of you getting lost.