June 2, 2011

Bilingual it is!

I was debating the merits of writing a travel blog in English or Chinese, when I came across this most-emailed New York Times article The Bilingual Advantage. Most of my friends are English-speakers, and a significant subset of them are bilingual in Chinese.

As cognitive neuroscientist Ellen Bialystok points out, bilingualism sharpens the mind. In this spirit, I have decided to write my travel blog in both languages as they pop up - depending on what's relevant in the moment.

This decision also saved me from procrastinating further on documenting my time in Argentina, which started on May 23. A day-by-day play of my life here would be overindulgent on my part and a bore for you, so I'll use my best judgment on interesting, beautiful, bizarre, or mouth-watering things!

Thank you for being a friend and showing an interest in my travels - it makes me feel less alone at the other end of the world.

First day in Argentina, with the Rio de la Plata (Silver River) and Buenos Aires coastline


  1. hay katy, i'm looking forward to seeing your awesome journey experience!

  2. Cool. I like the blog name.

  3. @Long: And I'm looking forward to seeing you in October, on the beach!