One thing that I find the most rewarding while travelling is conversing in the local language. Miming and writing "I am vegetarian" on a scrap of paper can get you through day-to-day, but learning a few key phrases can take you from just another tourist to someone worth bothering with. Having considered various factors, including number of speakers, countries spoken in, ease of learning and status as a second language, here are my ten most useful languages to learn.

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It's 10am, why aren't you drunk?

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

She's just a normal girl y'know

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

Don't act like you're not impressed.

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

Do you know your Mercury from your Royal Highness?

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

How to find the silver lining in life.

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

Because what's better than Lego?

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

Other than your family and friends. Obvs.

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

Finally accepting that I didn't choose to be depressed

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

Because you can't be good at everything...

RoxanneMac • 3 years ago

While preparing for my upcoming (late-20s, second) gap yar, I put to my fellow travelling friends the question: What one thing item was the most useful?

RoxanneMac • 4 years ago

A Kent cyclist tragically lost his life on Saturday morning during a 24-hour charity fundraiser.

RoxanneMac • 4 years ago

Everything you didn't know you didn't know about Jennifer Lawrence.

RoxanneMac • 5 years ago

In my wax coat and boots I'm proper farmer Giles

RoxanneMac • 5 years ago

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

RoxanneMac • 5 years ago

So no one told you life was gonna be this way

RoxanneMac • 5 years ago

Where's that eyebrow pencil when you need it?

RoxanneMac • 5 years ago

Best not to admit how recently I discovered the truth

RoxanneMac • 5 years ago

The song title – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – is slightly misleading as only five ways are actually mentioned.

RoxanneMac • 5 years ago