Probably almost everyone faced the language barrier in the beginning of their travel, when any conversation with a stranger turns into a huge stress. How to avoid such situations and to adapt to the new situation?
Well, there are different ways. But to feel more confident in a foreign country start with multiple mobile applications that can make the trip easier and more enjoyable.
Regardless of the country in which you are going, you are bound to run into the question of public transport, and it can be easily solved with the help of your smartphone. Metro will save your time while commuting in a large city, and a mobile application with a map of routes and train schedule will keep you unstressed.
If you are not a big fan of metro and you prefer enjoying the city through the window, you can easily download a similar app for any other public transportation.
As an alternative to the usual hotels, hostels, you can use the service Airbnb. This app helps you find a cozy room, rent the house an apartment. Unlike the hotel, Airbnb offers no room service or a hearty breakfast. In return you will receive every possible comfort - living room, kitchen, refrigerator, Internet access and even a hair dryer. That's what it means to travel with comfort. You only need to meet the owner and take the keys. Besides, owner can advise you on a nice restaurant or a place where to spend the evenings.
TripAdvisor – is the world's largest collection of tourists’ reviews from all over the world. In addition to the comments in different languages, you can find a map that will show you the location of nearby restaurants and shops.
TripAdvisor can help you plan your journey in advance. Which resort to choose? What’s the best hotel? What are the places that serve the best national dishes? When you will visit all those places, do not forget to post your review. Thus, you will help other travelers make the right choice.
Triposo - includes guide, maps, tours, list of attractions, museums, and at the same time takes into account the time and weather conditions. If you are alone in an unfamiliar city and have no idea where to start, then this app is the right choice. Its main advantage is that it does not require internet connection. It only requires the download of the desired map. By the way, it is available only in English.
We all know that memories of travelling are priceless. Someone once said that we can’t buy happiness, but we can buy a plane ticket.