Overseas Travel

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Where do you want to go?

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  – St. Augustine

English is very useful when you travel. I have been to 47 countries (see below). English has helped me in all of them. It truly is a global language. Overseas travel is a great reason to study English.

Overseas puts the “OV” in apOVen. This section of the blog is all about my travels.

Traveling overseas means traveling to another country, often by plane over a sea. Currently, I am living overseas in Korea. Have you ever traveled overseas?

We can substitute the word “abroad” for overseas. If you are planning to travel abroad, English will be very helpful in most places.

English is the global language used by travelers and people who work in hotels, airports, and the travel industry worldwide. While it’s always a good idea to learn some basic expressions in the local language, you probably won’t (reduction of “will not”) have time to become fluent. In these situations, English can be a useful tool. Even if you don’t speak English well, with just a little English and gestures, you can communicate!

Do you have a travel bucket list? Where do you want to go? Tell me about it in the conversation section below.

Why Travel?

Traveling is wonderful. It gives us a sense of freedom and wonder that can be hard to find in our daily lives. It exposes us to different cultures. It takes us outside our comfort zone. It can be scary. It can be exciting. It’s like life is amplified. Our senses are heightened. In some countries, it’s common for students to take a gap year to travel. Not only does it give them a break from academic studies, but it also broadens their horizons. After all, there is more to life than just studying. There’s a great big world of possibilities out there, just waiting to be discovered.

Pro Tip:

Use Google in English for vocabulary help. Anytime you come across an unfamiliar word, you can quickly find the meaning with Google’s define feature. For example, type “define gap year” into the search box for an instant explanation. Searching in Google Images is also a useful tool for certain words, like molluscs. Even searching gap year in images is useful!

Here is the complete alphabetical list of the 47 countries that I have been to:

1. Argentina 🇦🇷 
2. Armenia 🇦🇲
3. Australia 🇦🇺
4. Bahamas 🇧🇸 
5. Belize 🇧🇿 
6. Bermuda 🇧🇲 
7. Cambodia 🇰🇭 
8. Canada 🇨🇦 
9. China 🇨🇳
10. Colombia 🇨🇴
11. Costa Rica 🇨🇷
12.  Ecuador 🇪🇨 
13.  El Salvador 🇸🇻 
14. Georgia 🇬🇪
15. Guatemala 🇬🇹
16. Hong Kong 🇭🇰 
17. Ireland 🇮🇪
18. India 🇮🇳 
19. Italy 🇮🇹 
20. Japan 🇯🇵 
21. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
22. Kenya 🇰🇪 
23. Laos 🇱🇦 
24. Malaysia 🇲🇾 
25. Mexico 🇲🇽 
26. Mongolia 🇲🇳
27. Myanmar 🇲🇲 
28. Nepal 🇳🇵
29. New Zealand 🇳🇿
30. Panama 🇵🇦 
31. Peru 🇵🇪 
32. Philippines 🇵🇭
33. Poland 🇵🇱 
34. Portugal 🇵🇹
35. Saint Kitts & Nevis 🇰🇳 
36. South Africa 🇿🇦
37. South Korea 🇰🇷 
38. Spain 🇪🇸
39. Switzerland 🇨🇭 
40. Taiwan 🇹🇼 
41. Thailand 🇹🇭 
42. Turkey 🇹🇷 
43. United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪 
44. United Kingdom🇬🇧
45. Uruguay 🇺🇾  
46. Vatican City  🇻🇦
47. Vietnam 🇻🇳

Of course, being born in the United States, I’ve also been there, but I’ve been told I’m not allowed to count it because it’s not a place I traveled to.

I will continue to post about each place I have visited along with a photo from each country. First up: Seoul, South Korea.

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