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The “No Speak Language Guide” is Out: Get a Copy for Free!

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!!
October 20, 2011 · Continue Reading · 105
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Day 216: Asking for Help in a Foreign Land, and Not Getting It

On day 216, I worked on gathering up content for an article over on Bootsnall discussing some of the more awkward situations that come about during solo travel (article next week). During my collection, I realized that a lot of the ideas came from not being able to communicate with someone in a foreign language. We’ve all had those truly… Read more
August 6, 2011 · Continue Reading · 3
Day 103:  Coooooookies!

Day 103: I Live in a Bilingual Household

Day 103: Coooooookies!
I’ve always wondered how people that speak two different languages make a relationship work. I always wonder more how they communicate at home since communication, to me, is like the essential part of making a relationship work, no? I know it’s not to the same extent as, let’s say, someone who speaks Spanish and someone who speaks… Read more
April 14, 2011 · Continue Reading · 13
Learning Like a Child:  Host Family Flashback Part 1

Learning Like a Child: Host Family Flashback Part 1

When a language is just so different from your native tongue, the best thing you can do is to forget about any preconceived notions you have about language structure and just attempt to learn it like a child. I learned my lesson the hard way – by spending countless portions of class time hounding my poor teachers as to why… Read more
April 19, 2010 · Continue Reading · 8

Polish Hospitality

After the horror that was my two days in Lublin, Krakow appeared as nothing more than a peaceful dream. Ok, maybe not too peaceful. There were those EIGHT Spanish guys in my room, and there were those two girls who were happy that some guy randomly spiked their drinks in Hungary (really?! are they still smiling looking back at that?!).… Read more
March 29, 2008 · Continue Reading · 4
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Warsaw Diary

Dear Diary, You should have seen the sea of green I flew in on. Unknowingly, I picked to fly into Warsaw on Aer Lingus with a plane change in Dublin on none other than St. Paddy’s Day. Sometimes I couldn’t even tell if there was a person in the seat because their clothes were green, the cushions were green… green… Read more
March 19, 2008 · Continue Reading · 2

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