Western China is a difficult place to travel if you don't know Chinese... or Uyghur. Either way, it's all super foreign and we have some hilarious adventures because of it. Read on to discover a few of our most recent!
So, I sent Pat to get a loaf of bread for breakfast -- only I didn't send him to the big grocery store down the street where everything is easy to grab. I sent him to the little convenience stand in our complex where you basically have to talk to the worker, or point as I expected would be the case.
Communication issues are just an everyday part of travel to countries that don't speak English. There are some moments, some days when you may not want to deal with it. Or, you just might want to be extra, extra, extra sure your meal doesn't come with meat. Whatever it is, you now have a tool that can help you communicate your desires and needs without words!!
Words across languages, meaning words in one language that are heard as different in another language, can open travel up to some funny situations. Take today, for instance, when I was walking through a mall in Sydney to discover the beaut in the photo to the right. I giggled and nudged Pat, who then giggled… Read more