Rough Guides go mobile

You’re in a new city, you no speaka da lingo, and you fancy a pint. You can either talk loudly in English in the hope the locals will understand, or you can use your phone to find where there’s cold beer and hot women.

The new Rough Guides java application has info on 330 cities in 22 European countries, with points of interest like restaurants, sights, bars, cafes, hotels and music and theatre.

You can also add comments like “I’ll be here at 7pm,” or “they spit in your food here,” and send a map to friends also using it.

You pay how much, English pigdog? It costs just £4.50, and downloading new cities is the price of a couple of texts. Worth it to avoid annoyed locals directing you to El Grothole.