Tag Archives: Australia

Finding Thanksgiving in Sydney

Thanksgiving is an American holiday celebrating what we are thankful for which originated from when the pilgrims gave thanks with the native American Indians.  Nowadays, there is a lot to what makes Thanksgiving so great: the crisp autumn air, the wood burning smell, college football on the TV in the background all day, and, of course, the meal. Even though

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English-to-English Language Barrier

Summer of 2010, I backpacked alone through parts of Europe.  I never thought about how I would communicate with people because, well, it was never a problem before… and it wasn’t a problem then…  That is until I met people whose native language was my own! What?!!  How does that make sense?!! Out of all the countries I traveled through

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