The lost art of letter writing.
Expat, Language

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

If we're not careful The Lost Art of Letter Writing will soon be a reality. Today I received a handwritten card from a friend who is far away.  She's from New Zealand, I'm from the UK.  I currently live in South Africa and she recently moved from here to Asia. It made my day. The… Continue reading The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Turkish English Dictionary Berlitz lost in translation
Istanbul, Language, Turkish

Lost in Translation: Learning Turkish

When you're learning a new language, it's easy for things to get lost in translation. When we lived in Istanbul we all made an effort at learning Turkish.  Success was mixed.  I enjoyed my Turkish lessons. However, the more I learned the more confused I became. Seemingly, Turkish is grammatically more closely related to Japanese or Korean than… Continue reading Lost in Translation: Learning Turkish

Expat Life, Language

South African English: A Slightly Silly Post

South African English can be confusing. Throw in some slang, some unique words and a few derived from Dutch. Let us decode and translate some of those words that have been baffling you.