A few years ago, I realized that I wanted to travel to my home country--and not look like an idiot. I grilled my grandparents about old world traditions, and then I started working with a private tutor to learn the language. It was a lot of work, but by the time I made the trip I felt very comfortable. The experience was overwhelmingly positive. The local traditions sang to me, and it was awesome to see where I came from. This blog is all about the beauty of other languages and cultures, so that you can appreciate other countries and people.