I'm staying in a hostel, but my friend booked it and can't remember what it's called. Is there an internet cafe nearby?
Italian: Io rimango in un ostello, ma il mio amico prenotato e non ricordo come si chiama. C'è un internet cafè nelle vicinanze?
Oh no! I think I left my passport on the train! Where's the nearest US embassy?
Greek: Ω, όχι! Νομίζω ότι άφησε το διαβατήριό μου στο τρένο! Πού είναι η κοντινότερη πρεσβεία των ΗΠΑ;
I'd like to buy this bag, but 1,000 Moroccan dirham is too expensive!
Arabic: وأود أن شراء هذه الحقيبة، ولكن 1000 الدرهم المغربي مكلفة للغاية!
What's the local delicacy at this restaurant? I've heard the squid is very good!
Spanish: ¿Cuál es el plato típico de este restaurante? He oído que el calamar es muy bueno!
(all translations are from Google Translate, so I'm not sure if they're any good)
***We also have some culinary tips:
- Spain: try the paella, the chorizo and manchego
- Holland: hema rookworst, bitterballen, and patat met
- Italy: pasta (though it may indicate that you're a tourist), gelato, and thin crust pizza
- Greece: baklava, as many olives as you can carry and moussaka
- Ireland: mashed potatoes, roast potatoes and Taytos
- Germany: wurst, schwarzewald gateau and Berliners
- Switzerland: fondue, roesti and bretzeln
***And some common sense:
- If you're in Venice and the directions to your hostel involve getting on the bus, your hostel isn't in Venice.
- Even if you sound silly trying the local language, they'll respect that at least you're trying.
- If it's your hen do, have it in Orkney at your own risk.
- Losing your passport may extend your break, but not in the good way. It will also extend your wallet in ways you hadn't thought it able.
- The weather in London will probably be better than it has been previously this semester.
- For the post card and souvenir competitions: more pornographic/erotic doesn't always equal more tacky.
- Those crazy Europeans drive on the other side of the road. Who does that?!?!