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Language Barrier

Man who planned to walk to India forced to quit because of language barrier.

Have you ever been in a country where you couldn’t speak the language? Was it a difficult experience? Mark Boyle, 28, wanted to walk from England to India. He set off with just a few T-shirts, a bandage and a pair of sandals. And he didn’t take any money with him. He was hoping that kind strangers would provide him with food and accommodation. He had no problems travelling through England where they speak English. But he had to cancel his trip in France. He couldn’t speak French. And not many people spoke English in the rural areas where he was. So, many people thought he was an asylum seeker and didn’t help him. He said, “I had to reassess the whole situation because I was out of food, hadn’t slept in days and was really cold.” He added, “I feel very disappointed to have abandoned the trip. But I intend to learn French and to try again as soon as I feel ready.”

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