Posted February 12th, 2013, 11:01 AM
Last edited by 1of4; February 12th, 2013 at 11:02 AM
I have a few 'translate' apps on my devices. Since I'm probably a generation older than the OP, not to mention her DD, I don't think it is a generation thing. Part of my research into new ports of course involves shopping. I guess I'm much younger than the candles on my birthday cake indicate by the OP's standards.
Funny. I don't even have to devices to add the apps to!
I just haven't turned my mind to shopping yet.... I found it interesting that Natalie (currently 11) thought about translation. I am 50 so was old(er) than average when she came along after a battle with cancer - so I thought I wouldn't be blessed to have kids. Now I know that I am!
I remember backpacking through Europe in my younger days and the only place I felt a bit un-nerved was Italy as I could get by with French or English in all other countries...with a few (polite) hand gestures
. I remember in Florence not knowing if I was being pick-pocked or someone was putting their hands were they didn't belong (nothing in my back pockets....)
Then some Kiwi boys came to my rescue, alas I am no longer young and slim to attract that kind of assistance!!
So now that I will be on this cruise and touring, both before and after, that feeling came back to me, only this time I will be responsible for Natalie too which brings a whole new spin on it for me. Funny how you are willing to take more risks when you are only responsible for yourself; throw in a dependant and the nature of the risks you are willing to take change, or they have for me.