Sim Tumay

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How are ya going?

In The Art of Travel, 3. Communicating, Sydney by Sim Tumay1 Comment

Language has always been a major barrier and disadvantage for me during my past travels throughout Europe, South America, and Mexico. However, upon arrival in Sydney, I expected to immediately immerse myself in the culture and hoped to never feel out of place. Once I arrived I felt comfortable because I was able to immediately ask for directions from locals …

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Time and Patience

In The Art of Travel, 2. Getting oriented, Sydney by Sim Tumay1 Comment

Upon arrival in Sydney, I expected to easily find my way around and to have a fairly easy transition to this new environment. The thought of no language barrier and the anticipation that it was a small, beach place similar to my hometown in Florida were the thoughts that I kept telling myself to feel comfortable and stress-free. However, the …