Recently I had the pleasure of taking a trip to a foreign land that I had never been to, (and I have been to quite a few!), so this was a real novelty. The country I visited was Kazakhstan!
I am not going to talk about Kazakhstan today in this post, but what I want to do is to reflect on what it really is like for an international traveller entering a foreign land where their required language is zero, in my case of course it was Russian, my Russian was zero.
The interesting things to note are:
- Your language may not be there – anywhere
For some reason you expect your language to be at least somewhere on the roads or around the city, and of course it isn’t.
- Your language speakers in that country may not know your language in the way that you do
The people who…
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