Traveling to a country where you don’t speak the language can be difficult when you need to communicate. If words are failing you, redditor Jhojgaard suggests carrying around a series of photos or drawings to easily ask for what you want:
If you don’t speak the native language, have pictures of common things you might need on you … like some drawing of a toilet with a question mark if you want to ask where is the bathroom, and so forth.
Carrying around a stack of printed pictures might not be the most appealing option, but that’s why we have smartphones and other handy gadgets. Put some useful drawings into your photo album (or hunt down pictures via Google) and snap any photos of places you’ll need to return to at some point. If you can ask “how do I get there?” or “where is it?” and show someone a photo, you’ll have a better chance of getting the information you need.