Traveling, study, or working in a new country is without a doubt fifty-shades-of-culture-shock: different concepts of time; different ideas of dress and style; different forms of human interaction--it all shifts one’s perception of what we consider to be normal. However, one thing that we (especially native English speakers) don’t often take into account is … Continue reading Wie Bitte? What Living in A Non-English Speaking Country Taught Me About Communication
It was a dark and stormy night. As I dragged my 50 lb suitcase through the bustling streets of South Dublin, all I wanted was to be half-drunk and hangrily cry my way to a giant plate of greasy fish and chips without being judged by all of the strangers that were carelessly pushing past … Continue reading Hostel Horrors 2: Ohio, Cheap Vodka, and Credit Cards– Oh my!
I've always professed that your twenties are the time where you are meant to travel on the cheap: backpack around, eat street food, hitch-hike, stay in hostels--be a gypsy. Conveniently, I had literally never done ANY of these things before now, so leave it to me to spout these grand ideas of wild "roughin' it" … Continue reading Hostel Horrors: Episode 1