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English medical records in a Spanish-speaking country?

I'm travelling to Uruguay - the main language is Spanish. I'm planning on taking a physical copy of my medical records with me, in the event of an emergency. (These records can be obtained through my ...
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Getting around to transfer in huge airports if you don't know English [duplicate]

How can someone who doesn't know any international language get around in huge airports, if they need to transfer? I'm asking this because my mother-in-law wants to travel half the world to visit us, ...
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Images of Chinese logograms (characters) for traveler

Planing trip to China in some remote areas. I think it would be useful to have some pictures in my phone with most useful words like "eat","bus","hotel" in Chinese logograms. If somebody has done this ...
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Can I buy pre-paid data plan in France for 4 weeks, without speaking French?

I am going to France (with a car) for just over 3 weeks. Is it possible to buy a pre-paid SIM card with Internet (around 500MB - 1GB), so I can use it with my phone? An important complication is that ...
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Dealing with conflicting announcements in multiple languages?

On Friday, while the Eurostar I was on was pulling into Calais Fr├ęthun station, the train manager announced in French that we were arriving into Calais, then in English that we were arriving into ...
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Learning Russian versus Mongolian for visiting Mongolia

I'm planning on visiting Mongolia. I'll probably hire a tour guide for the trip, not only because of the language barrier but also so I'm not travelling solo, and so I can gain local knowledge. What ...
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Most frequent words required while foreign travel [closed]

Which are most important words required while visiting countries having a different language understood by you? How do you manage a situation where you need to explain other person not understanding ...