ever got lost?

@mz_Ira (1091)
Philippines
March 28, 2009 5:12am CST
Some of us are frequent flyers.. Its nice going abroad to see different places and feel som of the cultures but how about when during you tour, you lost your way that you were suppose to take and people in that place can speak no fluent english no understand you?Lets say you are way too far from your hotel. What would you do?Is this exciting for you or a disaster that you wouldnt want to happen?
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@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 09
Years ago I went to Slovenia and had a difficult time at the bus station trying to find out how to get to Poland. Nobody spoke English and I took the wrong bus so I ended up getting another bus back to the bus station. I asked in a loud voice if anyone spoke English. Luckily a Polish boy of fifteen years old did. He told me which bus to get. Funnily enough I bumped into him and his dad when I was looking at a lake in Poland. We exchanged addresses and became pen pals. He visited me and I enjoyed showing him around London. A couple of years ago I visited Bulgaria and Romania. I wanted to book a train ticket and the booking clerk spoke hardy any English. I stayed patient and understood her drawings to mean I had to book a bed not a seat for the journey. That train came in hours late and then a man spoke no English and offered me bedding. Last year I took my toddler son to the Baltic States. I got lost because the roads outside the center were marked and I was struggling with my toddler in his buggy and all our luggage. A wheel came off his buggy and I felt so upset about that. Luckily a lady helped me along to our accommodation which without her help I wouldn't have found.
• India
29 Mar 09
HI Ira, Its happend to me once in malaysia, when that time i dont know the local language, people also not aware of english, its almost near to midnight. I have money but no one surrounding to me. a few villagers near by to me. Ok think what i did there, haha i have mobile and i have few friends in that city, so i called them and booked a cab to my place. Cab came and picked upme to hotel. a bit time i went to past. Thankyou. Happy mylotting.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Mar 09
i know that would be an awful experience . i have been lost a few times close to home & i didn't like that feeling. as far as flying & getting lost like u are talking about that would never happen because i'm keeping my feet on the grond in tennessee. lol.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Hi mz_Ira! I have never really gone to a different country except to Canada so I really have never had that experience! I would be so scared! I might find it a little exciting in a way, but if I wasn't able to get someone to help me after awhile I think then I would be concerned!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
28 Mar 09
So far, i have not really being lost in a foreign country at all.. BUt if i were to be in that situation, i guess it will be real fun for i get to explore around.. lol =D That's what holidays and tours are about, exploring.. hehe ^_^ However, i will always make sure that i carry a card of the hotel, along with me to wherever i go, so that there's a definite way for me to go back when i'm done exploring for the day.. lol =D