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11. Posted by Zhou (Full Member 126 posts) 11y

Got lost in Brussels once, but hitchhiked to catch up with my classes. Sometimes people would come up to me and offer help when they saw me standing there, looking all around. Completely got lost in Geneva for three times in the same route to go back to our hostel. Once it was very late at night, raining hard, and nobody dared to stop and help us untill a really bold one appeared from the darkness.

12. Posted by Zhou (Full Member 126 posts) 11y

Quoting alba

The first time I got lost in my life was in Venice. Please note I do speak Italian and I could have easily asked for directions, but there was nodoby around and the narrow lanes and alleys looked just all the same! Eventually I found a way back on a main road... :)

It reminds me of my experience in Europe! Many times I just couldn`t find a person to ask for direction! Several times I finally met someone but it turned out that he was also a traveller. Population is also a problem in some European places, I`m afraid-too few.;)

13. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

I've gotten lost a few times on cruise ships. Those things are massive!

14. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I'm actually pretty good with directions (in cities that I'm familiar with and while travelling), so I don't get lost too often. The only time I ever do is if I'm in the car with someone else and I'm distracted (ie: chatting to much and missing my exit).

15. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

my mom and i were staying in Wengen, Switzerland, this past summer... it's just a train ride away from Interlaken... anyway, so we decided that since we are practically IN the alps, then we should make the most of it... so we went on a hike through the alps in Lauterbrunnen area... it started off by being this massive trail packed with people, and it would have been nearly impossible to get lost. but my mom can sometimes be a little TOO adventurous, and we strolled off the path after a while... in no time at all, it was raining, past lunch time, we were tired, and we were standing in some farmer's field with cow cr*p up to our knees... we couldn't see any of the alps at all because it was overcast and cloudy, so we couldn't even navigate our way home...eventually we back tracked and found our way...
the moral: beware of cow cr*p in Switzerland!!
Lauren;)

16. Posted by chuckolas (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

I prefer the term 'temporarily non-oriented'.

17. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 11y

Getting lost is all part of the adventure. I dont rememeber how many times I got lost in Italy, but I know i did it alot...and I was living in Rome. Most of the time, getting lost helped me to find all kinds of random things that I proabably wouldn't have found otherwise. Also, I tend to wander...so getting lost is a normal thing for me. I would actually suggest it to anyone that is okay with being by themself....

18. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I don't mind so much just being "lost" ... as long as there's no confusion involved.

19. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Quoting chuckolas

I prefer the term 'temporarily non-oriented'.

haha!

how about "directionally challanged" ..

20. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

I've only been lost a few times while travelling, and only in the cities- usually, I am with people who don't get me lost. However, I was in my own hometown, Calgary, when I was looking for a place that I wanted to apply for a job for at, a local grocery chain, (I had to go to the main office!) and it was an industrial district, Blackfoot. I managed to find McDonald's Cons.'d but not Safeway!!! Anyway, I had to call an old manager from a payphone to get instructions on how to take the bus out of there

It was a really crazy day!:)

Peace,

Steph