Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gathering information 1

If you are looking for interesting stories to tell, you can begin collecting information before you leave on your trip. How? By using the internet. Wikipedia pages will not be of much use (perhaps not at all) because they do … Continue reading

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Seeing through another’s eyes (more on point of view)

When we travel abroad, we are always foreigners to the local inhabitants just as they are foreigners to us. The “foreigner’s” point of view can be very useful for seeing the world around us in a different and original way; … Continue reading

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“Parla come mangi” [Talk like you eat": a commonly used Italian idiom]

Do not be tempted to embellish your story or descriptions with frilly words that you would never use in everyday conversation. We can all agree that when the Spanish Steps in Rome are lined with flowers, it is indeed an … Continue reading

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