There are a lot of tools out there for breaking down language barriers, but there's nothing quite as simple as pointing at a picture. The ICONSPEAK t-shirt will let you communicate what you need no matter where you are. The t-shirt has 40 symbols that clearly reference the essentials required by any traveller. There are icons for drinking water, housing, transportation, food, toilets and even repairs. If you're on a multi-country trek and end up somewhere you don't know the language, you can just find someone and point to what you need on your shirt. You can also point to combinations of icons if you need something more complicated like car repair, or a place that serves both food and alcohol. It's a clever solution to a common problem for any worldly adventurer. You can grab an ICONSPEAK t-shirt in most sizes for $US33 ($45) from their web site below.
The ICONSPEAK T-Shirt Is The Perfect Apparel For Any World Traveller
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