Wanderlust Wendy

language learning

Lost in Translation: Why You Shouldn’t Trust Google Translate

I remember in one of my first French classes in college, the professor made a serious point about not trusting Google Translate when writing our essays. Back then, I remember thinking, but surely, it knows more than I do! Well, here, I have a story that should teach all language learners a very good lesson! I am fortunate to have grown up speaking Chinese, and I am most impressed by … Read more


Where there is low, there is high. Last night, we were invited to the Lady Lord Mayor’s house for dinner. She’s the Mayor of Bangangté and married to a French man. The entire city didn’t have power or water, making it a perfect night to hang out at the Mayor’s pad. Rest assured, there was water AND electricity; also booze and food. Food. I have never in my life been … Read more