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

Idioms

Peace Corps Cameroon Batié

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