What to do if lost when traveling abroad

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What to do if lost when traveling abroad
Maybe you will fall into a dilemma when straying that the phone runs out of battery, lost wave or can’t catch Wi-Fi; Inability to communicate in the local language … Take the initiative and remember the small tips below, sometimes this can save you from the danger of traveling abroad.

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Determine the direction

A modern tip to determine the same direction to see the sun and the stars is based on the pan antenna in the city. According to Tristan Gooley, the author of the survival book The Natural Navigator: A Watchful Explorer’s Guide to a Nearly Forgotten Skill, a pan collecting satellite TV signals on the roofs of buildings around the world often points towards the equator. For example, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, the satellite receiver pan will be south.

Not every pan in every country complies with this standard, but generally their rotation must be accurate enough to collect data. Keep in mind that any single satellite dish can be deflected, so look at about 2 to 3 devices. Photo: Smarter Travel.
Not every pan in every country complies with this standard, but generally their rotation must be accurate enough to collect data. Keep in mind that any single satellite dish can be deflected, so look at about 2 to 3 devices. Photo: Smarter Travel.

STOP rules

If you get lost in nature, follow the STOP rules.

Stop: Stop. Wandering indefinitely only makes it harder for others to find you, so stay where you find yourself starting to get lost.

Think: Think. Try to stay calm, you shouldn’t waste your energy to do anything until you think.

Observe: Observe. Look around for something that can help you, like a shelter or drinking water. Check what items you bring with you to see what’s useful in this situation.
Plan: Calculate. You need to plan to find or create shelter yourself; set fire to heat, devour wild animals and create signals that attract attention by smoke; find water.

Find a famous place

Do you remember where you need to go near a famous place, like high-rise buildings, commercial centers, parks, mountains or beaches? Ask others to show you directions or find a high spot like an observatory, a hill … for a better view.

Go to the public transport stop

A bus stop or subway station often has a neighborhood map, so you can calculate walking or catching a train to where you want to go.

If you cannot determine the destination on the map, staff on the bus or tram can assist. Photo: @ brianac37 / Flickr.
If you cannot determine the destination on the map, staff on the bus or tram can assist. Photo: @ brianac37 / Flickr.

Take a taxi

If you are tired of wandering in the city, you can call a taxi. However, you need to be sure about your residence address. Ask the receptionist to rewrite the name and hotel address in the local language, or take the hotel name card, flyer before going out.

Find a nice hotel

Hotel staff can help you call a taxi even if you are not their guest. Traveling abroad, if you need directions, you can also ask the receptionist of hotels because they will usually speak English better than the average person you meet on the street.

Catch Wi-Fi

If the phone runs out of internet data, visit a supermarket, restaurant, cafe, bar … and buy something small and then ask for a Wi-Fi password to track the way. Be careful with free Wi-Fi sources because of their low security.

Ask passersby

Even if you don’t speak the local language, you can use technology applications to translate foreign languages. Google Translate and many apps now allow you to download data for use on your phone without an internet connection.

Traveling abroad, if you do not trust pedestrians, look for police, guides of any guest delegation, or employees of restaurants, cafes …

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