Travelling is one of the greatest experiences in the world, but it can be scary especially if you're going to a country where you don't know the language. Luckily, there are a few ways to prepare for such trips so you don’t have a panic attack in the middle of a Sunday food market in Japan.
LEARN THE BASICS
If is impossible to be fluent in French in one month, so just learn a few helpful words and phrases. The most popular ones being - "Please", "Thank You" and "Do you speak English"?
DOWNLOAD A TRANSLATION APP
What would we do without technology, well we'd have to lug around a silly dictionary!Apps like Google Translate might make it obvious you’re using a translator, but it'll help out and get the job done.
THE POWER OF POINTING
At maps, at places on your phone at pictures - whatever you want! Pointing or gesturing is often easier than trying to understand what someone is saying. However, make sure to do your research before hand because some gestures may mean something offensive in a different country.
PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
If you're someone who is uncomfortable in a place you've never been before, then it is best to plan out your trip before you leave home.