As hosts we get to meet nd interact with people from around the world; learning about different cultures and things.
Had the nicest experience this week. A young couple from Switzerland stayed with us for 3 nights during their 2-week Florida odyssey from Disneyland to Key West. He is Chief Engineer at a major resort; she is a student majoring in Tourism.
I’ve “always” known that the Swiss used multiple languages - German, French and Italian. But our male host explained that his ‘native language’ was the 4th official Swiss language – Romansh! I had never heard of such a thing. Turns out that Romansh is the direct descendent of Vulgar Latin – the spoken language of the Roman Empire. The original Romance language as it were. There are only 35-40,000 Romansh speakers in the world.
Always learning something interesting from our guests!!