Once we are done from finding our way around the airport we have to avoid getting lost in the city. One advice I would give is to to have a friend who knows her way around the city! Making friends is easy and once you get close to them you can hang out with them and go to places to know your way better. I made an awesome new Lebanese friend who knows almost all of Beirut and she has taken me to pretty awesome places and thx to her I know almost all the important and famous places here 🙂 Thank you Layal! :’) :3
Whether its not knowing where to go or getting lost in the maze-like structure of the terminals and gates, airports always confuse me! Sitting there waiting hours for your plane is a huge discomfort especially when you don’t have anything to do. Did you know that every year 87% of all luggages get lost or stolen? Neither did I! One advice i would give is to put tags on all your luggage in that case if they do get lost(which i hope they don’t), you can easily recognize your bag and your chances of finding it are higher. One way to avoid getting lost in a foreign airport would be to READ all the signs they put. Those signs are there for a purpose and they are useful! I successfully found my way around the airport in Beirut by reading signs. Another way to avoid getting lost is to ASK around. Airport security and staff are everywhere! They are like ants distributed all over the place. Airport confusion can be reduced if you know where you are going and if you have self confidence 🙂 The next time you visit the same airport you will be more confident and you will know the place better.
My name is Lna Kasra, a freshman student at AUB, and this is my first post. I joined the AUB family in August 2013 and i started a never-before-in-my-life experience of being on my own. I realize that things could be difficult at first for an international, which is why i started this blog to let people in the situation i used to be know that it’s not easy coping with a new culture, but it’s not impossible. I will be posting every now and then about how to deal with these cultural shocks and come out with a clean cut. Hoping you, my readers, will enjoy what’s coming.