Once again, world traveler and globetrotter-extraordinaire, Logan Horsford is back with another guest post about life lessons that he has learned on his journeys. A lot of these things will sound very obvious but after listening to hundreds of tourists attempting to communicate with locals, it is obvious that they are not.
Remember that even in countries where English is taught to kids, the kids don’t get to practice with locals and are often taught by locals. I’ve spoken to a few ‘English teachers’ that I had difficulty communicating with due to their strong accents and misuse of words. Hiring locals is cheaper than native speakers.
Of course, learning the local language or hiring a guide is better but if you are lazy and poor like me, there are some easy workarounds.