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August 22, 2009

Pology & Tales From a Small Planet

There are several online journals related to travel and encountering cultures around the world. It is a good idea to have as much advance information as possible. Every culture and people group has its own style and flavor - and each one see "foreigners" differently.

Here are just a few...

recommended online journals:

Pology (http://www.pology.com/) has a range of travel related articles that cover everything from traveling with kids, preparing for long (or longer) journeys, communicating across languages and the "dark side" of some cultures.

If you have your own photos or wacky (or cautionary) stories (and who doesn't?), you can submit them at (http://www.pology.com/guidelines/).

Tales from a Small Planet (http://www.talesmag.com/) features stories and photos from al kinds of people working or travelling around the world. It's a bit more ragged than Pology, but very good at what it does.

"Tales from a Small Planet's mission is to enrich and share the experience of living abroad through literature, humor and the arts, as well as by providing information and education on what it is really like to live in a foreign country and how to cope with the challenges that may come along."

Tales From a Small Planet is looking for volunteers to help with editing, web coding, research, and message board moderation. If you are interesting in pitching in, check out http://www.talesmag.com/tales/usfiles/aboutus.shtml.

Know of any other online resources we should all know about?

Let us know and we'll post them!

It is good to remember that we are all always learning. And it is always more fun to learn together. We can learn as much from the past as from the present.

Let me know what it is about English that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.


Posted by mmorf at August 22, 2009 12:38 PM

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