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Yes, I speak Malay, Armenian, some French. A little Arabic having been born in Beirut. I understand some Chinese dialects (mildly) having lived the expat life for 11 years in Singapore. The educational system is Singapore was admirable due to British influence. History lessons covered things like Sikhism and Guru Nanak to Alfonso d' Albuquerque and his travels from Portugal to China etc. We were given a great foundation through books. History is terribly boring unless we unleash the imagination and connect it to something so interesting like architecture or food or language or religion. That's when we begin to discover the amazing connections between cultures, language, food and art,,,, etc.
Travel and journalism can go together as you take on an assignment with a magazine or newspaper or newscasting group etc. However, first make a good assessment of your skills, talents, qualifications and pitch these effectively and persistently to the various media companies. You will have to have samples of your writing and work to show. As it relates to travel, be sure you know your geography and some solid information about the world, politically, economically, culturally, socially and what it implies to travel there and to interact in different languagues. Do you speak another language?
Why not be a travel writer? Sell your life, going and doing fun things?
All marketing is people oriented, I don't know anyone who markets to goats, or dogs, or cats....
I'd love to have fellow travelers blogging, and discussing things that really impact lives through our blogging network.
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