A terrific thing about travel is the opportunity it affords for exposure to other cultures and languages.
Our bike/barge trip was a prime example. Interesting people from six countries (Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, and the United States) had the opportunity to interact during an active week.
Together, we learned that while languages may differ, some experiences are universal.
ITALIAN: "Aio, mi fa male il culo!"
ENGLISH: "Oh, my aching ass!"
DUTCH: "Au, mijn gat doet pijn!"
GERMAN: "Ach -- mein 'orsh' dut weh!"