MotoGP™ races span the world. The 18 different moto races cover a lot of ground in its nine-month season.
As exciting as it can be to travel somewhere where you do not know the culture, or more specifically, the language, it can be scary.But, have no fear! There are ways around language barriers and we will tell you how!
Here are some tips on how to survive while traveling in a city of a different language:
1. Learn a Few Key Phrases
There is no way to cram and learn an entire language, with all of its nuances, in the time you have before a getaway. However, if you focus on learning the right type of phrases, you can at least “fake it to make it”.
By learning a few key words or phrases that are commonly used at your destination, your trip will go a little smoother. Instead of focusing on the grammar specifics or on exactly how to write out the language, try and find a few common used phrases or words that seem most important.
Also, to ensure your safety, learn a few phrases to use in the event of an emergency or should you be in distress. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation while traveling, knowing just a few words could make all the difference.
A few examples of words like this that might come in handy may be “police” or “help.” You should not worry too much about pronunciation as long as you can say the phrase well enough to get the idea across to a local.
2. Set-up a Game Plan
Being friendly will get you far. As long as you are respectful, most locals will be patient and listen when you ask a fair question about the location or are in need of direction to somewhere.
Another tip to use is to write down the name of your hotel/venue and the hotel address in the native language of the city in which you are staying ahead of time.
This way, if you get lost or need help, you can show them where you are trying to get to instead of trying to explain.
3. Use Your Gadgets
A smart phone is a beautiful thing! With a 21st century smartphone, you legitimately have the world at your fingertips. Use it.
With smartphones, you can access navigation, look up a restaurant, find a phone number, or translate a text. There are several great apps for translating languages in other countries.
Google Translate is an obvious and sufficient choice, but watch out for the translation of idiomatic phrases. This tool does not always catch them. The free app Translate Professional does not require data usage and is a great resource for translating from one language to another. It even has a voice translator function.
Make Your Trip Hassle Free with Moto Experiences!
With Moto Experiences’ Official Ticket Packages, however, you will have the exclusive guidance while visiting any of the many exciting cities MotoGP™ races.You can save yourself some major headaches by setting up a plan with Moto Experiences that ensures your trip is as fun and worry-free as possible!
With VIP hospitality, you can ensure you will have a comfortable home base at the grand prix, as well as complimentary food and exclusive extras such as tours through the pit lane. You could even get a chance to attend a MotoGP™ rider Q & A!
With MotoGP™ Experiences’ Official Ticket Packages, you have the option of hotel accommodations, which will save you the hassle of having to mettle with hotel reservations abroad yourself.
Moto Experiences can also provide transportation to and from the hotel to the circuit where the MotoGP™ races will be taking place.
The Official Ticket Packages for the 2015 MotoGP™ season will be released soon, and you can be the first to get yours by placing your name on the 2015 MotoGP™ Waitlist! Get your name on the 2015 MotoGP™ Ticket Package Waiting List today!