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JAPAN | Thu, 9 Jul 2015 | By carlsbad_sven | Views [291]

Some gestures transcend language. I find the best ambassadors come from the general population of any given country. When I was on business in Kyoto one of our party lost his wallet in a museum. He noticed the missing object when it was time to pay for ... Read more >

Tags: hospitality, japanese culture, kyoto, language barrier

24 hours of travel, but well worth the wait!

ITALY | Tue, 30 Dec 2014 | By crobbins | Views [290] | Comments [1]

December 30, 2014  Well, Here I am, in Venice!!! And what a whirlwind it has been! Sunday night Natalie arrived and we didn’t get much sleep because we were repacking my suitcase and just too excited to sleep! Monday morning we headed ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, jetlag, language barrier, pizza, public transportation, venice, weather

Roller Coaster times in Banos, Ecuador.

ECUADOR | Tue, 5 Feb 2013 | By christelpeters | Views [546]

It has been an interesting week.  Last Sunday I went with my host family (Liz and her children Luigi and Analei) on a short road trip.  We followed a route known as the Ruta de las Cascadas ( the route of the waterfalls).  Tourists usually ... Read more >

Tags: banos, buses in ecuador, canyoning, geotours, language barrier, loneliness, pailon, rafting

Language Barries: For Better or For Worse?

SOUTH KOREA | Mon, 12 Apr 2010 | By cepctheworld | Views [800] | Comments [3]

So it is now twice that I have encountered some individualized racism here in Tong Yeong.   It is rural city and has very traditional roots compared to the larger cities but I suppose this happens there too.    It is a tough thing to process in one’s ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, language barrier, racisim, rural south korea, south korea, tong yeong, tongyeong, woman traveler

 

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