I think that part of getting to know a place or a city for the first time can involve getting lost at some point.
As you learn more and more about the place, you not only stop getting lost but you also learn shortcuts and find several possible routes to a particular destination. You can also easily explain to people where you are, what you mean when you tell them my location. And as your friends or family asks you about this city or place you now have come to know so well, you begin to realize your times of getting confused and lost have ended 🙂
In the end, it takes getting lost at times before we can really find the way.