Using Google abroad

By Richard Mallion

Having done quite a bit traveling abroad this year things can quickly become frustrating when you attempt a search on Google and discover you are redirected to the local countries variant. This is convenient for things like local search and Maps, but if you’re trying to find results in English while you’re in a non-english speaking country the redirect is annoying.

There are a couple of solutions.

The simplest solution is to use the alternative NCR Google url. NCR stands for “No Country Redirect” and will always display the version of Google you are after, whether you’re in India, Brazil, Honduras, Germany, or anywhere.

You can use Google’s Language Tools to set a primary language for a specific Google account as well, but the NCR link to be much easier to remember and more flexible.

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