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Language Tips for Your Holiday Trips

By Tlb
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Few months from now and summer will soon take place! Do you know what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of summer? You’re right! It’s vacation and holidays! And usually, if there is one thing we could ever suggest it to someone who wants a remarkable vacation, it would be travelling abroad! Everybody wants to go to a foreign country, and most avid travellers would love to go to countries they have never gone before.

But usually, language barriers are often the problem when you travel abroad. Though most travellers speak English, you can’t expect everyone to understand immediately especially when you travel to non-speaking English countries. And if you are currently unfamiliar with other foreign languages prior to English, I would suggest that you would take heed of the following concerns enlisted below.

Where to stay

If you are not very fluent with other foreign languages, the best suggestion you could consider as to where you would like to stay is to inquire to a travel agency. Usually, you can book your travel beforehand. These agencies are helpful in guiding you from the airport and assist you to go to some hotels or hostels to which you can have a more convenient time. Besides, if you’re a first timer in a foreign country, you will avoid bad experiences when you are assisted with someone reliable.

Means of Transportation

From the airport to the place you want to go to, language barriers usually take place when you ride in a taxi or bus. It’s good if you have someone like a friend or a relative that would accommodate you; but if you are all by yourself, you could inquire in advance some tourist services. Bringing of maps as you ride on buses will also help you a lot.

Learn Basic Foreign Words

Learn language in its basics is highly essential. When you get to a foreign country, you should at least learn main phrases like “hello”, “thank you”, and the country’s terms on food, hospital, bus, airport, embassy, and more. It’s not that you are obliged to learn these terms, but since you would be in that foreign country already, wouldn’t it be nice if we could also learn some of its basics?

Have you noted these tips already? These are very helpful for those who would travel without language preparations. But, if given the opportunity, you could take foreign language courses if you wish to really prepare yourself with the lingual side of your travel. It’s better to be ready right?


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