As an expat and a traveler, I have found myself feeling lost in translation on many occasions. It’s inevitable that certain messages simply don’t get through to other people as a result of language barriers, cultural differences or simply lack of interest. I have to be honest here, when I started writing this post I had in mind a totally different story that took place in Vinales, a little village in Cuba a few hours away from Havana. It definitely fit the theme of this month’s travel linkup of Emma, Kelly and Rebecca but the more I thought about it, the more I wondered: Do we really speak different languages?

They say that people will probably forget your words or actions but never how you made them feel. It’s true, feelings are so powerful that develop despite any differences or difficulties. So, I’ve chosen a few words in English that actually come from one of the most beautiful (and difficult!) languages in the world, Greek. They describe positive feelings that we’ve all experienced during our travels or expat lives and go to prove that we may not be that much lost in translation after all, even when we feel so. I hope the images will make you travel all the way to Kythira and Mykonos, two beautiful Greek islands where the pictures below were taken.


Sandy (@smarksthespots)