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Have you ever tried talking to someone using nothing but Google translate? It’s hilarious. In Dutch, we have a lot of sayings – each of them with their specific meaning. It’s pretty funny to use any of these expressions when talking to someone in English. The translation doesn’t make sense. Here’s a list of 10 travel related sayings: #1 Een Keulse reis doen Literally translated: doing a Cologne trip Meaning: to stay away for a really long time #2 In de aap gelogeerd zijn Literally translated: stayed in the monkey Meaning: to end up in an unpleasant situation #3 Een ommelandse reis maken Literally translated: to make a round trip Meaning: to make a big detour #4 Op de kloosters reizen Literally translated: traveling on top of the monasteries Meaning: to spend the night at a friend’s place or with family #5 Het anker lichten Literally translated: to weigh the…