I’m on holiday this month, and travelling through six different countries (with six different languages) in less than three weeks can be a bit confusing when it comes to speaking*. I’ve talked before about the things I think it’s necessary to learn when travelling to new places, but I’ve come to the conclusion that you really don’t need much besides hello, thank you, and a smile on your face while you point at things. Of course, a bit more than this is useful, but politeness will get you by, especially if the other person speaks a bit of English too.
I guess this post is just to preface the travel/communication related posts coming up, and to make an excuse for my very irregular posting!
*Thankfully a few of them use Euros so at least the money was slightly simpler.