Category Archives: Language

By The Sea, By The Sea

Friday, September 20, 2019 Yesterday, we spent another day by the beautiful sea.  This time, we went to Gruissan, which is known for its salt production. Where we were is not an area where quaintly clad local folk wade out … Continue reading

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English

I have been asked why so many signs in Bali are in English. Once again we are the beneficiaries of English being the default language of the world economy. Tourism and farming are the two main industries on Bali.  If … Continue reading

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Bits and Bobs from Bali

Sounds: Shortly before 6 a.m., the dark, humid air wraps itself around you and then you hear the gentle sounds of drum and flute coming across the rice fields from the temple letting you know that it is almost time … Continue reading

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Into the East

  The east of Georgia that is. But, before we set out on our bus, I would like to revisit the Georgian language. I found out that the alphabet has 33 letters and, similar to the Cyrillic alphabet, each letter … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears

A 4:30 a.m. departure had the ten of us who were continuing on to Georgia heading to the Skopje airport from Ohrid yesterday, June 6.  It took a full 3 1/4 hours to make the drive.  Speaking only for Michael … Continue reading

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