"Do You Speak English?" is a phrase that is so often heard around the world and so many of us take it for granted. Yet, what if we were all forbidden from using this phrase when abroad? In this travel adventure, we are taken through twelve different locations using twelve different languages - while being exposed to twelve unique ways to learn a language. You don't need to be a linguist or polyglot to follow the trail of this author who guides us through a minefield of communicational challenges - from the bars of Tokyo to the back streets of Damascus. More fun than reading through a textbook, this is an eye opener for anyone who has an interest in travelling beyond the comfort zones of wherever English is spoken and hopefully learning a new language.