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#ASPIRINGPOLYGLOT + WORLD CITIZEN

I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.

Diane von Furstenberg
BIO - ALLEZ ELIZABETH

My name is Elizabeth. I love traveling, vintage cars, language learning…well let me stop right there before the list gets too long. 

I’m always on the hunt for the best rocket fuel and munchies, particularly cured meats and cheeses. Food made without love and fresh ingredients isn’t food or acceptable. 

An #aspiringpolyglot and minimalist in training, I often switch between keyboards and language settings on devices, choose experiences over possessions, and uncharted waters over familiar paths. I live life fast and to the fullest. 

Come along for the adventure, but only bring what you can fit in your carry on. Allons-y!

Want to collaborate? Please make sure we vibe first.  Keep it cute, or keep it on mute. Due to time constraints, I can’t respond to every inquiry either.


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language learning

DAY 6: #31DayAspiringPolyglot Challenge – Learning Persian (Fārsī)

I don’t know when this happened, but apparently, I already had plenty of spices used in Persian cuisine right on my spice rack! Of course, I was missing a few including saffron, but I really surprised myself.

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culture

Deutsch(land) Part II: Culture Shock or How to Offend a German

I then explained that I gathered how Germans (at least in Berlin) were domineering, yet friendly, assertive, but also timid. Perhaps it was the ever presence of authority in the form of police and if you didn’t see them, you definitely heard the sirens. Later in our conversation he would say, “I’m not sure. It’s like they sense danger and appear out of nowhere!” Despite that, Berliners were also carefree like children at the playground or teenagers at a mall with unlimited funds. Even I was surprised to see open bottles at the park, on the train, and as I walked on rugged streets. My first instinct as an American was, “OMG!! You’re going to get arrested!!” At the same time, I found order. People weren’t even pushing others to get into the Bahn. Is this real life?!

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language learning

Q + A: “How do you start learning a language and stay consistent in learning when you feel overwhelmed?”

I can’t even count the number of times I felt I was going to tear my hair out while learning Persian (Fārsī). Last night while having a sushi dinner with my husband George, our waiter’s eyes bugged out of his head when I told him I was learning Persian (Fārsī). Somedays I wonder if I like the abuse.

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