“Even if you’re worried that you’ll sound like an idiot, try to speak the language of the country you’re visiting; take some classes, learn some key vocabulary terms, and try your best; we truly do appreciate the effort. There are several places to practice ranging from a local café to order una coppetta di gelato or with the receptionist at the hotel you’re staying at. Don’t be afraid to practice and know that your tour leaders (if you’re with a group) will be happy to help you with pronunciation too!”
—Cristina Taioli is a tour leader from Italy who has been leading for ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours for 13 years. Known to her coworkers and clients as one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people around, one of her favorite parts of world travel is experiencing new cultures.