Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation: Cracking Hidden Cultural Codes

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Have you ever found yourself “lost in translation” when speaking across cultures?

“Hi! How are you?”  Translation: Greetings

Recently, a German friend posted: “What Germans probably confuse the most is that ‘How are you?’ really just means ‘Hello’ in the U.S. and doesn’t actually mean the person is interested in how you are doing.” 

Her statement reminded me of the time I passed a Middle Eastern student in the hall and said, “Hi!

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3 Easy Ways to Keep Wanderlust Alive


How do restless wanderers fuel their travel lust when not in motion? While between trips recently, here’s where you might have spotted me at home away from home:

At the Opera

Where better than the opera to get your cultural, artistic and aesthetic fix all in one place?

Just give me a passionate, happy-ever-after or heart-wrenching story of love and loss, set to sublime music sung in a foreign language.  

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