A brief break from Isolation in Ireland to give thanks to strangers turned friends/therapists that were present when I needed them the most. We’re never alone, even when we don’t know anybody – or in today’s wacky world, when we can’t see anybody. Can’t wait to have dinner together again!
Category: Jess Travel Things
Jess Travel Things #14: Explaining hostels to your family (part 2)
Setting aside the fact that I’ve seen plenty of Chinese people in hostels, where do you think the Westerners stay when they visit China?
Jess Travel Things #13: Explaining hostels to your family (part 1)
Two very different facilities…
Long distance mood swings
It’s so darn easy to overshoot that sweet spot in the middle.
People you meet while traveling: The guy who’s being spied on by the British government
Never did get in contact with him, just in case…
Jess Travel Things #12: Taking time to adjust to new currencies
How many zeros am I supposed to remove?
The second language double standard
The more you look like you should be able to speak a language, the more people judge you if you don’t!
Jess Travel Things #11: Knowing how to adjust your speech-to-gesture ratio
No jabs at all towards non-native English speakers – after trying to get by on Spanish in South America, I have loads of respect for travelers who learn another language to communicate while traveling. But you’d be surprised what you can communicate – and how much more fun you have – via only gestures!
Jess Travel Things #10: The granola bar that broke the camel’s back
Willingness to see a type of attraction
When you know it’s time to take a little break… Applies to churches, museums, temples, pagodas, high mountain lakes, etc.