A guide to Aussie slang

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by BreAnn

As an English-speaker, you may think going to Australia means you’ll be able to understand the people and communicate easily 100% of the time, right?  Well, not completely, actually.  The Australians also have a LOT of slang words and phrases of their own that can leave an American standing there, dumbfounded, and often repeatedly saying, […]

Volunteering in Trat: The most fulfilling experience of the trip thus far

Posted on August 30th, 2013 by James

Hello! James here… So there we were again: stuck at another border crossing with travel agencies that didn’t see BreAnn and I as anything more than walking cash machines.  This time, we were exiting Cambodia and trying to make our way through the eastern boarder of Thailand.  We were on our way to the small […]

Back in the good ole U S of A!! :)

Posted on January 15th, 2009 by BreAnn

OK, so this is a bit belated, but I’m back—safe and sound—in the US again!!  And I’m happy to be back… which is good because I was worried in the beginning of all this that I would end up falling in love with another city or country and then not want to return to the […]

You’re lucky English is your first language . . .

Posted on September 24th, 2008 by BreAnn

What would you say, or how would you respond if somebody said to you, “You are SO lucky that English is your first language.”?  Maybe you’d respond the same that I did when I was first asked that question . . . I answered, “Really?” somewhat dumbfounded, and then I really thought about it for […]

Bilingual Sonny

Posted on January 2nd, 2008 by BreAnn

I’ve been teaching Sonny some of his tricks in Spanish just for the fun of it, and it’s pretty surprising how quickly he has picked them up. It’s quite hilarious, actually. Sonny can now give “besos” (kisses) on command, can lay down when “abajo” is said, and will bark when I command, “Habla”.  Too funny. […]

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