· You can jump to any place any time by going to the map screen and press X and go from there.
· Your mission contact (food delivery etc.) is marked on the map. Press select" to reveal.
· Your life will recover if your vitality is not empty. So you should always eat something...
· The best place to get food is from the bait shop. 200 money for 500 vitality
· Reverse your sword by hold L2 and press X.
Hope the above save you some time. :)