When a stranger asks “Where are you from?”

When a stranger asks “Where are you from?” the question makes me tense and uncomfortable. I am not ashamed of my origin. I love my home country – Latvia – with its untamed wild nature, fragrant pine forests, full of pure unpolluted oxygen, and beautiful little lakes that provide a perfect place to chill on … Continue reading

Her Country Was a Poor Relation

When meeting new people my boyfriend and I are often asked where we’re from, and it always follows the same scenario. It goes like that: Stranger: Where are you from guys? Me: I’m from Latvia. Stranger: Ah, okay… *looking bored My bf: I’m from Spain. Stranger: Oh, really? *looking interested, the tone of voice changes from boringly polite to overly … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Being Multilingual

various languages

Everybody knows that speaking several languages is an advantage. Being multilingual was always considered to be a form of wit. However, rarely anyone questions its benefits. Are there any unpleasant consequences of being multilingual, and can it have any negative impact on your life? Let’s try to answer these questions, and discover what lies underneath the … Continue reading

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