I've just returned from vacation in Central Europe. Over three weeks I travelled from Los Angeles to Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and back. In spite of my efforts to learn a least the basics of each language, I realized I bit off more than I could chew when I only managed to convolute them. Oh well! BUT this didnít prevent my travel partner and I from engaging with and meeting all sorts of wonderful people who were so willing to share their experiences, advice and directionsósometimes in English and sometimes, as we ventured off the beaten path, in Polish, Czek, Slovak, Hungarian or German. Itís amazing how even when you donít understand a single word, expressions, motions and smiles communicate just fine and result in an even richer experience.
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