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Some old french guy living in Indonesia.


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comment As a native English speaker, which two further languages would give me the most travel utility worldwide?
@hippietrail I did try to learn Madarin. 6 month quiet seriously in France. Then I travelled 4 month in Taiwan (I admit I had no will anymore to learn). The tones are not only hard to pronounce. They also mess up your (at least mine) hearing when they speak at normal speed. I expect a syllable and they give me a tune. Also, I was 36 yo when I began; certainly doesn't help. While in Taiwan, I was surprised to accidentally learn the alphabet
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comment As a native English speaker, which two further languages would give me the most travel utility worldwide?
@row1 Of course, I don't mean you can talk in Malay about Nietzsche philosophy with any Chinese people. I mean it twice helped me to order some food (They were not speaking English at all and could speak some Malay)
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comment As a native English speaker, which two further languages would give me the most travel utility worldwide?
@row1 About Singapore, I may had over-stress it. Some native Singapore Chinese with lower education can speak Malay (street language) without speaking English (academic). About Taiwan, I am sorry to be undiplomatic, but you are plain wrong. Many travelers don't realize that, while travelling, they stay within some kind of academic elite. The English level of normal Taiwanese is abyssal; similar to Indonesian people. In Hua Lien, the group of Phd level student I meet was embarrassingly bad at English (and to embarrass a French with bad English you have to be REALLY bad)
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Jul
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comment How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?
This is only half true. Fashion and decency have an equally important role and people will go as far as to install air conditioning to make suit and tie bearable in the office. In Indonesia (I live there) people wear long clothe because it is better to suffer than being indecent. And also to avoid tanning.
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comment How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?
I do not think water poisoning is a big threat in Vegas. And as a general surviving tip, don't forget that digestion use a lot of water (on the other hand, so does starving).
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Jun
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answered Unable to buy travel insurance for Kosovo in New Zealand
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I have the feeling you are not very used to international travel. As it is probably more complex for Pakistani than for european like me, I suggest you choose a more simple plan. Fly to Italia, Denmark or Poland, then make a road trip to Barcelona. You will need only 1 visa and the car rental will not make problems
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