7 Must-haves when Traveling to a native-speaking country

The thought of traveling sparks a light of excitement, especially if you’re a travel enthusiast. It can, however, feel a little scary if you’re heading to an area where English is not a first or national language. But don’t let this prevent you from enjoying the sites or different cultures. We’ve lined up several must-haves to help you enjoy the most of your travel every time you choose to visit a native-speaking land.

By Communications team

7 Must-haves when Traveling to a native-speaking country

An English to- _ dictionary

Eating, sleeping, and drinking may seem like the perfect way to kick off your holiday, but reading is equally a great way to spend those long hours on your flight. Learn useful words like:

Even if you don’t master the accent, learning the basics could make you a hit with the locals and make your experience a lot more appealing.

A note pad and a pen

Where words fail, a picture can help. You don’t need to be an award-winning artist for this to work. When you can’t find the right words to express yourself, in need, a simple drawing could get you the assistance you need.

Carry a charged smartphone

Smartphones have made life a lot easier, and if you carry one on your travels, then you have one fail-proof item you can rely on for communication and direction. Ensure then yours is fully charged as it may come through for you with apps like Google Translate and maps to get you moving.

Dress to fit in

Try to avoid buying clothing printed in local dialect unless you’re sure of the meaning and are confident in the attention it might cause if the people on that land don’t weary similar attire. Imagine you at the arrivals in Cambodia, smiling from here to Timbuktu. Emblazoned on your t-shirt and in screaming large font are the words, “Come beat me” in Cambodian. We doubt the locals will appreciate your sense of humour.

Remember the address of the hotel you will be staying at

Write down the address of the hotel you will be staying at. This is because there’s a high likelihood that you’ll need to get a taxi from the arrivals. Hailing a cab when you don’t know the language could be more stringent than rocket science. You could give the taxi driver the hotel address and gesture to him to go, and you’ll be on your way.

Carry your smile

It is said that a smile opens many doors. While you may not have much to say in a native-speaking land, smiling is guaranteed to make you look warm and approachable, getting you as much needed help as you can get.

Don’t forget your travel insurance…

Travel insurance works in any native-speaking land, so if nothing makes you feel at home, having a backup from our Travel Insurance should guarantee that you are not completely on your own. So, get yourself a TravelSure cover online, and you’ll be ready to go.

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