Daily Archives: October 8, 2012

Misadventure Monday: Sam from Nomadic Samuel

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This post is part of a L’appel Du Vide feature, Misadventure Mondays. In each segment, I’ll ask one of my favorite travel bloggers to share one of their Travel Misadventures. This Monday, Sam from Nomadic Samuel shares his travel misadventure in Bangkok. Tell me a little about yourself and your current/ next trip: I’d love to say I’m currently backpacking indefinitely but that’s still a few months away.  For the time being, I’m in sunny South Korea toiling away as an English teacher in a public school located two hours outside of Seoul.  These days, I’m dreaming of Mango lassis and Thai … Read More

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Ordering food when you don’t speak the language

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One of the most difficult things I face when arriving in a new country is figuring out what to order at local restaurants. This issue is only compounded when you not only don’t speak a language but you can’t even begin to read the letters.  That has been the case for me in every country we have visited so far on this trip: Russia, Mongolia and China. Most of the time, when I walk into a reasturant the menu looks something like this: Hmmm. You can always try the point at random and hope for the best, but you might … Read More

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