Ep.101 - Ray Blakney Gives the Most Insightful View on Culture, Travel, and Languages
Subscribe to the Blog, Newsletter, and support the podcast: https://linktr.ee/BetweenTheMountains Enter the Episode 100 Giveaway by answering 7 short questions: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YFXZHCJ Read the full blog: https://betweenthemountains.org/2021/05/07/ray-blakney/ Growing up as a 3rd culture child, Ray Blakney is a nomadic entrepreneur who has travelled to over 50 countries and speaks four languages. Having lived 75% of his life so far as an expat, he has a unique and insightful view on travel, culture, and languages - he's even set up his own language-learning company called LiveLingua where you can get online tutoring for your language of choice. In the episode, we discuss growing up as a 3rd culture child (and what that means!), the importance of small things in culture, being more comfortable in foreign countries, volunteering in the Peace Corps, adventure camping on the Great Wall of China, why Morocco is so special, the Inca Trail and watching clouds flow like rivers, an insightful look on the benefits of second languages, and more! Ray Blakney All of the above, we discuss in the first 15 minutes. The chat with Ray was truly inspiring, fascinating, and in all honesty just felt like having a good chat and catch up at a bar with him. To hear more of his stories, his views, and gain some motivation, click the link below to listen on your platform. Interested in learning a language, or want to strengthen one you already know? Ray founded Live Lingua, an online teaching platform for so many languages. Check it out here. Are you a podcaster or want to feature on a podcast? You can also check out his website Podcast Hawk, which has a discounted offer if signing up this year. ---------------------------------------------------------- If you enjoy the show, please: Subscribe/follow so that you don't miss another episode; Share with a friend; and Leave a rating on iTunes. If you really really enjoy the show then: Consider becoming a Patron of the show on Patreon here; Simply buy me a coffee; or Get yourself or someone else some official merchandise. All of the above helps the podcast to grow as much as possible! You can get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org or using any of the Social Media links: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / BTM Facebook Group here.