I wonder there is any advantage of getting an international driver's license in regard to traveling specifically.
I have an experience of being stopped to get through the immigration, and in the inspection room, I was asked to submit in my driver's license. It was neither an international driver's license nor written in English, but since it included my photograph, I got liberated from the interrogation.
Another situation my driver's license rescued me was when I contracted a SIM card in Taipei. The staff asked me to submit in another ID card attached with my photo as well as my passport, and my driver's license worked there.
So I wonder however, that if there is any advantage to getting an international driver's license, except the use of driving (I never drive). I faced one situation that the international driver's license worked while the normal license didn't; it was when I tried to open a bank account in Citi Hong Kong, and I was declined as I didn't have the international license.
But IMHO it is less related to traveling. So is there any merit of getting it in regard to traveling specifically?