What do you call a person who speaks many languages? Multilingual
What do you call a person who speaks two languages? Bilingual
What do you call a person who speaks one language? AMERICAN
Old joke, but a reality for a majority of Americans, myself included. One story of how learning a new language opened up a whole new world for a couple. Anybody ever use Rosetta Stone? Would you recommend it?
I first got the yellow fever vaccination when I was going to Ghana in ’07. This is one of those sneaky costs that quickly adds up. If you have enough time, spread them out so the cost isn’t as painful. But sometimes you got to bite the bullet.
Eco-conscious hostels that use rainwater, solar panels for power and other means to help the Earth. Also included in the article is a list of North American hostels with the same ideals on the environment.
Visit some of these former prisons, or even stay in the ones that have been converted into rooms. This is the way you ALWAYS want to visit a prison, not the other ways.
If you want to try something new, try staying in an apartment for a change instead of a hostel or hotel. If you’re not into couchsurfing, you get the whole run of the apartment as opposed to just the sofa. Cost effective and it really gives you a homey feel to a new location.
Ever carried birds in your checked baggage…that your hunted and shot? How about finding your luggage on the RUNWAY getting run over by aircraft?
Another reason for traveling light with just a carry-on bag.
Has this ever happened to anyone? Not only the aggravation of having to explain who you are every time you fly, but the added baggage costs when you can’t check-in online. There has to be a better to keep people secure without inconveniencing the innocent. The easiest thing I can think of – pictures, if available, of the people who should not be on the flight. Between driver’s licenses, regular IDs and mug shots there has to be a pic of the suspicious person.
Japan can be expensive. But you’ve got to eat. There is no need to compromise. Eat and enjoy the sights and culture of Nippon on a full stomach. I spent a lot of time in Yoshinoya, the Japanese equivalent of McDonalds.
This situation annoys me on so many levels. Taking your property without probable cause is one thing. Taking it and then not giving it back, or finding all your info erased, is complete BS.
Another ripple effect from 9/11…