- Aug 13, 2004
My first solo trip to Europe at age 19 created one of my fondest travel memories. I met a couple of locals while in Brussels that recommended their favorite local restaurant. Wandering into this small pub where the only people there were the bartender and one patron neither of which spoke English. My French is non existent so we played charades for items on the menu. What a fun experience and proved that spoken language doesn't have to be a barrier for travel. Of course these days there are apps that will translate anything you could need.