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11. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

Yes. I once got horrendously lost in Istanbul without a map. It was most confusing. I think I'll be sticking to maps of big cities in future.

Can you post a recording of your speech? I'm intrigued....

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

without a map you simply get lost in an unknown city...
i think it is the most inefficient way of travelling but if it thrills you than that is great for you, not?;)

13. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting magykal1

Yes. I once got horrendously lost in Istanbul without a map. It was most confusing. I think I'll be sticking to maps of big cities in future.

Can you post a recording of your speech? I'm intrigued....

I hate the sound of voice, when I am talking. But its my bread and butter, I get to travel because of my speech.

14. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

If you have the time, getting lost can be the best way to see a place. You'll see things that you wouldn't have planned to see and they can be more rewarding than seeing the usual stuff.

Personally I like to have some idea of where I'm going, but not necessarily follow a map.

15. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Must've been great. Imagine getting to the brow of the hill - not knowing what to expect. The original mystery touur - I guess. Then again, in parts of the world - even with a sat-nav. things are much the same now. My job is on the road most of the day. Quite honestly, I wonder how I ever coped before sat-nav. came into being. They're not invincible though. Mine has often said that I've reached my destination - and I'm at the end of a dirt track without a building anywhere to be seen.

I can't believe the popularity of GPS systems - seems to me too much technology will inhibit brain development. I seem to have a built-in compass in my brain already, and getting really lost is very rare for this guy.

16. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 7y

Quoting james

If you have the time, getting lost can be the best way to see a place. You'll see things that you wouldn't have planned to see and they can be more rewarding than seeing the usual stuff.

I agree, I have come across so many places that I otherwise wouldn't have, just by aimlessly wondering. I've got no sense of direction though, so sometimes I do need a map.

17. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Well Post#15#.... Lucky you - rarely getting lost. May I suggest you try doing London without a map or sat nav. while trying to deliver a car, you're on a deadline, in a traffic jam, it's coming up to going home time (around 15,000,000 people are about to demand a right of way - me included) and you don't know where the street is?? Hail the sat-nav!!!!

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