Get help understanding local language
Sometimes it is a pleasure to travel alone but it can be a big problem especially when you are in an alien land and do not understand the local language at all. I am a north Indian based at Hyderabad for a few years and had a terrible experience traveling to the interiors of Andhra for work.
I was there for 2 days decided to explore the local sights as well. The trouble I faced communicating while getting around is not even worth writing down but somehow I managed to see the temples, caves, fort etc. I was wondering if I am facing so much trouble what would happen to someone who is not from the country at all.
Once I got back I was told by a friend about a site called traveldaddy.com which could have helped me find a buddy to travel to Vijaywada or could have let me contact people who are fond of traveling in that region. I could not use that information in that trip however I would recommend this site to anyone and everyone who is fond of traveling. Not only can you get help find travel buddy but can also get help from the local members if you foresee trouble. Absolutely rocking site Keep it up.