Trust the kindness of strangers
You don’t have to get into trouble to ask people you don’t know for something (or get help when they offer it). Once you start traveling alone, you will realize that in every country in the world there are many kind and compassionate people who will always help you in case of need. So don’t be surprised when someone comes to your aid while you are in the middle of the street trying to understand which direction your hotel is in. Also, don’t hesitate to ask the street vendors and merchants, they know the neighborhood best!