Most of us like traveling because it is one of the best activities. Traveling helps us to explore new places and experience new things. The world is beautiful and full of places to visit, people to meet and experience their way of living life. Before we start to travel, we keep everything in mind to prepare for our journey, from necessary things like the weather forecast, government identity proof, power bank, first aid, and much more. We always try to be ready for all possible challenges on our complete journey. One of those challenges is the local language of the place that you are visiting. There is no doubt that we cannot learn and be fluent in every regional language for visiting new places around the world.
As we know, language is a medium of communication. A common language is required for two people to be able to communicate with each other. We don’t know other regional languages, similarly, other people traveling to our area may not know our language. It is a real challenge for everyone traveling and exploring new places, but it cannot stop you from traveling. Many people, who traveled previously, faced the same issues and they came up with ‘English Language’ as a solution.
Below are some of the reasons why the English language is considered to make travel easier:
When we visit a new place, reaching the correct address can be a headache because it is not feasible in some places. We have noticed that some locations do not have proper direction boards or signs for the ease of visitors. Mostly the direction boards are available either in localized language or in English. In such cases, it’s hard to reach the destination. If you are fluent in the local language, you can ask for local guidance. But If you know only one language (your regional language), it will be hard for you to find the place you want to visit. Being good in the English language can help you read the direction boards or communicate with people to reach your destination on time. English can save you from a lot of unexpected wrong turns on the way.
Whether we are going for a family tour or a solo trip, we need to know something about that place before we visit it. Earlier it was hard to have information about the new location that we have never visited. We needed to visit the place personally to experience it or find someone to answer our questions.
Today, we are in the digital era. We can get information about the places in advance before we visit personally. It is simple as well, just search your destination on Google and you will get reviews from different people who have already visited there. We will get answers to many questions, for instance, is the place relevant for a family? Do they allow pets or not? Is that place safe for solo traveling? Is there a restaurant or hotel nearby?
If we have information about the place, we can be well-prepared in advance for fun, entertainment, and creating good memories.
Being able to quickly and easily make reservations and other bookings is important for the success of a trip. Some reservations can be made online, while the other bookings are made offline at the counters. Making a reservation on the internet is as easy as clicks. However, offline bookings can be difficult when we travel to a new place with a different language. Knowing a common language can help you communicate effectively and understand the terms and conditions. English is a language used in coordination with most languages. If a ticket has Spanish rules, guidelines, and instructions on it then the chances are that there will be an English version of the instructions too. I must say that It is better to know English than not knowing it.
English is the official language of 67 countries, and it is famous as the global language. Many people are fluent in English communication, and your English-speaking capabilities can connect you with them. You can make new friends, ask for local advice, and get to know their culture. Effective communication with local person surely helps to make our visit easy and memorable.
As I said earlier, English is a true aid for travelers. It acts as your friend to save you from a lot of unexpected wrong turns, deals, and avoid challenges. It is a language that travelers share and local people use while communicating. When you communicate in English, it is much simpler to ask for what you want and explains your personal preferences. For example, expressing yourself through the English language can make it easier to ask for food to be cooked the way you want, an air-conditioned room, or get recommendations for sights, and adventures most closely aligned with your interests. Well, English can let you express yourself to get altered choices as per your preferences and avoid any misconduct.