Be brave and ask questions!

by Charlotte
(Georgia)

My husband and I are an older couple (65 & 71) and when we first started going to Europe we took tours and soon found out that we could go there on our own. Last year we got a rail pass and traveled all over Germany.


So, my tip is to learn a little of the language and with a smile on your face ask questions. The people we talked to were very happy to give us directions or suggest restaurants. The right attitude will get you some wonderful experiences.

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Congratulations on Being Brave
by: Judy and Mark

Wow, Georgia…

You wrote this a while ago, and somehow we never got around to thanking you.

We love rambling around on our own. You do have to be brave… sometimes you might feel silly asking questions, but when you’re in a foreign country there are just things you don’t know.

And you’re right… most people are very helpful with directions and suggestions. We’ve even had people go out of their way to get us to the right subway station or walk to a corner to point us in the right direction.

A smile and at the very least a greeting in their language will go a long way. That, and we’ve always found it helps to be willing to laugh at yourself.

Good for you for being brave enough to get out there on your own. Tours are great, but traveling on your own gives you a whole new perspective.

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