Ian @ 20-08-2007 13:18

Is there a guide for Europe or Eastern Europe (I cannot carry around a book for each country) that includes a basic vocabulary list for each major language? When I was in Poland for a week I picked up some basic Polish, enough to negotiate a two-bus journey there and back by myself without English, but I really felt that if I had just had 100 words before I arrived, I would have been in a much better position. Any recommendations?

SiDUDe @ 20-08-2007 15:16

We used Lonely Planets Europe on a Shoestring, which includes basic vocab for many european languages as well as cheap places to eat etc

Ian @ 20-08-2007 16:01

Thanks. That sounds like just the sort of thing.

I haven't had much time to really prepare for this trip in any way, but that's part of the fun, isn't it? :P

grimewave @ 20-09-2009 19:13

Yeah. I'm split between going on an organised trip, or just hopping on and off trains - and getting off where it looks nice. :P

irinaB @ 04-01-2011 16:41

Good idea actually. I always take math quizzes with me on trains and planes. Soduku is also good to keep your brain active. Otherwise I am thinking about getting a handheld Nintendo as well, as I travel a lot. But sometimes all you want to do when you are travelling is just relax and you dont want to have to think about anything.


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