Language barrier ??
On your trip of a lifetime to that exotic destination but not exactly fluent in the local tongue ??
Never fear...this tip will help you out every time !
When you first arrive, look for the most expensive place and ask the reservation staff (preferably in their language) if they speak English and ask how much a night in their establishment costs.
This will usually be over your budget so respectfully decline and then pull out your travel guide and ask for directions to your intended place.
They very often have great maps of their city as well as great travel tips for the must see highlights of their city.
So you get great info you can understand, with a smile and best of all...for FREE!