When travelling overseas, communication can be a problem. Not a huge problem as many people in Europe do speak English but still, in an emergncy you don’t want something like a language barrier to get in the way of what you need.
If our cab driver, as well as some of the staff in the hospital in Brugge, Belgium spoke no English the Maiming Of The Nose story would be a much more painful anecdote.
For those that might be interested in being doubly prepared on there travels I have found the perfect accessory!
The Traveler’s Phrase Book T-shirt
The tee shirt has a phrase book printed on it: point a finger at the pictogram you need and then point it twice at the question mark, which means, “Where is it?”
Available for purchase at store.artlebedev.com/catalog/t-shirts/2007/phrase-book
Thanks to Laanba for the head’s up!