2 World Travellers brush up on their Spanish and French

Read the story of Peter and Kia, who are about to go on their “trip of a life time”: They have travelled to over 60 countries between them – Peter to nearly 50 and Kia to nearly 30 – taking in mountains, deserts and oceans along the way.

Now they begin ‘their trip of a life time’ an ambitious journey across the Pacific. Traversing an ocean that covers nearly half the Earth’s surface is a new challenge for both. Once they arrive in South America Peter and Kia will explore the continent overland taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable, all the while on the lookout for somewhere to settle, start a new life and call home.


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Peter and Kia invite you all to keep up to date with their travels at atlasandboots.com and on Twitter. Both also decided to use their preparation time to brush up their language skills – Peter wants to work on his conversational confidence in Spanish and French, and Kia is eager to improve her grammar and vocabulary before hitting terra firma in Chile.

Peter and Kia will send us updates on their language journey on our #milestones blog, too. So stay tuned;)


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Peter Watson is a teacher and travel photographer. He studied Film and Music before going onto freelance as a filmmaker and audiovisual engineer on a range of productions. His photography has also been published on roughguides.com, in a number of print publications and is regularly featured on GuardianWitness. During his travels he has climbed many mountains including Kilimanjaro, and peaks across several countries including Norway, Romania, Kenya and the UK. Keep up to date with his latest travels at atlasandboots.com and on Twitter.



Kia Abdullah is an author and columnist based in London. She has published two novels and worked with the Guardian, BBC and Channel 4 News. After two years at Penguin Books, Kia quit her job for a year-long trip across the South Pacific and South America. Keep up to date with her travels at atlasandboots.com and on Twitter.

Katharina is PR Manager at Rosetta Stone Europe. She is from Austria and loves languages. She lived in Italy and is now based in London. She speaks German, English, Italian, Spanish and some French and is now immersing into Greek. Do you want to learn a language, too? Try a free Rosetta Stone demo.

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