Now that we’ve decided our itinerary I’m trying to prepare myself to the craziness that will be try to communicate with people speaking so many different languages.
We just speak English, Portuguese and enough Spanish for a conversation, Cris speaks italian as well, but apart of these we must learn some basic French, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Thay and Hindi at least, of course we’re not expecting to be fluent in any of these languages but some basic can save our lives in a tough situation or make it easier, safer and even cheaper (or do you think the locals who speak english just to be your friends??).
We’ll need some french in France and Morocco and as we’re in a tight budget I’ve tried to find any basic phrasebook on the internet, then I’ve found an excellent basic course at the BBC languages wich I started 2 weeks ago. Really recommend this one. 😀