Thursday, April 20, 2017

Travel Helpers You Can’t Do Without

Do you want to go travelling? Do you plan on going alone? That’s awesome because there is no better experience. Yep, it’s even better than sitting in your PJs eating ice-cream straight from the tub! Still, it doesn’t mean you won’t need help when you are away. Travelling alone is empowering, but it’s also hard graft. Without the individuals below, your trip won’t go as smoothly as you hope. 

Uber Drivers 

Uber is a multinational organization that has drivers in dozens of countries around the world. The chances are high, then, that Uber will operate in your destination. And, that is fantastic news for a couple of reasons. The first is that travellers don’t tend to speak the language. Some do, but others go for the experience and pick up bits and pieces. Unfortunately, this tactic makes life hard from time to time, especially travelling from one place to the next. Thanks to the Silicon Valley app, there is no need to worry. Simply input the pick up point and destination and wait for it to arrive. There is no reason to speak the language because you won’t need to talk! 


Sorry to burst your bubble, but a taxi driver can’t take you anywhere in the world. Some places are off limits to even Uber, which means you’ll need to walk. Shock horror! Don’t fear, though, as it’s an excellent way to get to know the city and learn more about the culture. It’s also a great way to get lost, which is dangerous when you’re away from home. The great news is that sign manufacturers are often on hand to help. All major cities and some small ones have signage for tourists. And, because English is an international language, they won’t just be in the national tongue. Keep an eye out and always stop to read a sign. It could make the difference between getting lost and finding your way home. 

Hostel Managers 

Do you know the phrase the customer is always right? In hostels, they take this to extremes. Okay, let’s start by saying that they are bad ones who don’t care. But, on the whole, most of them are very accommodating. And, when you’re in a foreign country, it’s a big deal. The reason they are so helpful is that they’re flexible. Your entire journey centres on being flexible, so it’s always nice to find people that are on the same page. Hostel owners will do everything from organising a party to allowing you to stay an extra night. When you spend the night partying, staying in bed is always the best option!

Friendly Strangers 

Travelling alone gets lonely. So, you will need to find people to talk to and spend time with to pass the time. Thankfully, almost everyone is up for a conversation. Again, this isn’t always the case, but it is in general terms. Talking to a stranger or asking them to incorporate you into the group is always hard. But, friendly strangers never make it difficult. 

In fact, they make it as easy as pie.

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