Don’t Rely On Your Phone (6/18)

My biggest piece of advice to those traveling alone would be to not rely solely on your cell phone for directions. Sometimes service is spotty, your battery could run low, etc. It’s very reassuring to plan ahead and write the address of each hostel/hotel you are staying at, sometimes even writing a small map of how you’ll get from a train station to your lodging if you’re walking. There’s nothing worse than feeling lost, alone, in a country where you don’t speak the language!

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Written by James Metcalfe

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