Always desire a trip on your own to a brand new place yourself?
I came by this blog post and think it is quite useful for you! It talks about 43 Tips for Traveling Alone.
I guess we need to be brave and not afraid of asking people for directions. I remembered once when I was in Florence, the people there barely speak English. And when I finished asking for direction, I was eager to walk away and without expressing my gratitude of their help. The waiter was mad and showing me some attitude :(
I guess it depends on your luck. We need to stay vigilant and always learn to be independent. I guess everything will end up good.