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No matter where I travel, I always learn at least one phrase - "Where is?" The minute I make plans to travel somewhere, I look up the translation and start practicing. If I cannot manage to master speaking the question, I write it in my guide book. Then I am set!
When I am looking for something, from a landmark to a bottle of water, all I have to do is find a picture of my desired destination or item, point at it and either say "Where is?" in the native language or point to where I have it written down in my guide book.