The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
About This Show
The Thoughtful Travel Podcast with Amanda Kendle is a show for travel lovers. Each episode is packed with travel stories from fellow travel addicts on topics like using foreign languages, meeting the locals, getting lost and what we learn from our travels.
Most Recent Episode
Travel and Foreign Languages
If you travel much at all, you’re going to encounter foreign languages, and Episode 64 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is all about how learning languages and living in foreign countries has changed the experiences of these three travel-loving guests.
First up, I chat with Yasmin Newman who’s a fellow language lover. She’s spent time in both France and Mexico with the goal of improving her French and Spanish and has much of interest to say about how effective this was. Following Yasmin, I talk to Cassandra Le who also decided that living abroad, in Spain, would be a great way to improve her Spanish language skills.
My final guest today is Serena Star-Leonard. We chat about how embarrassing it is that so many people from English-speaking countries don’t speak any other languages and why that means she’s trying so hard to learn Spanish; we also talk about what kind of communication happens when you’re talking to someone with whom you don’t share a common language at all.
Episode 10 - How to Cope in Another Language - https://notaballerina.com/10
Yasmin’s website - https://www.yasminnewman.com
Yasmin’s new book, The Desserts of New York (And How To Eat Them All) - http://amzn.to/2shtR9u
Yasmin’s first book, 7,000 Islands: A Food Portrait of the Philippines - http://amzn.to/2ucVBNB
Cassandra’s blog, The Quirky Pineapple - http://www.thequirkypineapple.com
Cassandra on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tqpineapple/
Serena Star-Leonard’s Retire in 12 Months project — http://in12months.com
Serena’s Five Point Five videos - http://fivepointfive.org/videos/
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