Traveling to a country where you do not speak the language can range from exciting to somewhat uncomfortable to downright scary. When one of the Pearls of Travel Wisdom newsletter readers emailed me about her desire to go to Paris, but shared her fear of not speaking French, I put a few tips together for her in this post: A Reader Asks: I’d Love to Go to France But I Don’t Speak French – Help!.
As a BoardingArea reader, it is likely that you’re a frequent traveler and have done international travel to a place where English is not the primary language. Do you share the same concerns as our reader Sue? Or does a foreign language not even phase you?
Please share your words of wisdom on how best to navigate around a city without speaking the language. I’m sure Sue and many other readers feeling leery about such travel will appreciate it!