The 2018 Polyglot Gathering: In Pictures

Hi! This will be my last blog post of the Polyglot Gathering series, an special one, and something I’ve never done before. I took a lot of photos at the event, but, because I was blogging from computers in foreign countries, I wasn’t always able to add pictures to the posts. Now that I’m back home in The Bronx, I get to make this special post, because we all know that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

So when I arrived in Bratislava, I had gorgeous scenery

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After some exploring on my first day in the Slovak capital, it was time to go to the Economics University for the Opening Night

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The show was pretty fun so far, we got to know who was helping out with the whole thing.

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And co-organizer Lydia Machova welcomed all of us into the city and the event.

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After the kickoff, some people went to play games, and I had to make sure I completed my nametag, which looked like this:

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The next day, I saw some talks. I learned that German might not always make a romantic language.

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While I learned something new about my heritage country.

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And one of my friends presented on that Thursday.

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And Assimil had a book sale. πŸ˜€

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Later that night, I went out with some new friends, met some locals, and tried out their amazing red wine, which I got drunk on πŸ˜›

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The next morning, I decided to be a total goon (goofball) and played around with the signs.

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And I am all decked out in New York Yankees gear πŸ˜›

Two of my other friends gave talks on Saturday.

And Sunday ended up being Picture Day. I got a photo of all the games available to play. It included the smash hit “Cards Against Polyglottery”, which was on the right.

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And got photos with awesome polyglot friends!

The closing ceremony arrived, and we all thanked the organizers and volunteers for their amazing work! πŸ™‚

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Got some final stats on the Polyglot Gathering.

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And the next day, there was a picnic in a gorgeous park in the Old Town.

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Now lemme remember my statistics:

Total travel time from The Bronx to Bratislava: 20 hours

Time of my stay in Bratislava: 5 days and 1 hour

Total amount of alcohol consumed: 7 glasses of red wine, 3 beers

Talks attended during the Gathering: 18

New Friends Made: A lot

Songs Performed at the Polyglot Karaoke Night: only 1

Number of times someone laughed because I was super specific on location on nametag: at least 120 times…

Average amount of hours slept each night: about 5

Number of times I appeared in Gareth Popkins’ Polyglot Gathering vlogs: I haven’t seen all of them yet, but I’m on Wednesday’s one for sure πŸ˜€

Blog posts dedicated to the 2018 Gathering: 6, with this one being the last one. πŸ™‚

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2 thoughts on “The 2018 Polyglot Gathering: In Pictures

    1. Thank you! I almost went last year, it was supposed to be my graduation present to myself, but lack of money and the stress of wondering if I was going to graduate kept me away, but I am so happy I went this year.

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