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IN Travel & Adventure ON 17 Apr, 2016
Have you ever tried to travel domestically or internationally, and felt like you're having a hard time communicating with the people you meet? Well, that's kinda normal because it is obvious that we have different languages around the world. Language barriers, as we call it, is a rampant case wherein people cannot understand each other because of differences in their mother tongues.
Good thing, in this age of information, witty and driven people have made ways to shorten the discrepancies between parties in conflict--in this case , travelers and natives.
Are you familiar with IconSpeak? Well, they are the ones who took one step higher. They made a need. They transformed our needs into another important 'need'. Their story is just a pleasing music to the ears. Let's look at how they've made this 'universal travel shirt'.
Well, it's obvious that it's a shirt containing icons that speak a lot. These icons are representations of action words, feelings, emotions, and whatnots.
If you want to express something straight to someone of different language, all you need to do is to point at the icon. No hassle.
With this, it's not hard to tell the forest ranger, on a conservation manager that you're there in the area to bike and view the forests in the mountains.
Together with gestures and little voice efforts, the shirt of a great aid in reaching out to the people.
Imagine you're on a beach and you ran out of potable water. What are you going to do? Point the icons.
Telling your interests can be delivered in seconds.
The plate + spoon and fork + fire icons can do the talk for you.
You know what to do.
Do not forget to have extra stocks of IconSpeak shirts, because they matter a lot.
Who knows, these simple patches may lead a person to a total paradise, even when alone!
Have your IconSpeak buddy with you.