Write down your hotel name and address on a slip of paper

In places where you don’t speak the language, jot down the name, address, and phone number of your hotel on several pieces of paper, along with the same information for any restaurants, attractions, or other sites you’re planning to visit, and present these to cab or bus drivers as you travel. Be sure, if appropriate, to write this information in both the local alphabet and your own. If a business card is available, pick up several to have on hand.