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1,082 - Traveling to a Remote Island

March 2nd, 2015

Episode 208 of 489 episodes

Sometimes moving to a new country for your job isn’t such a good idea. Find out why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:24 Explanations: 3:42 Fast dialog: 15:11 Leandro: When you said you got a plum job working abroad, I thought you were going to Europe or Asia. Where exactly is Hueller Island? Alysson: It’s in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Here, I’ll show you on the map. Leandro: Wow, I had no idea you’d be working in such a far-flung place. It’s a bit remote, isn’t it? Alysson: It is, but it’s also unspoiled and beautiful. I’ve seen photos and it looks like my idea of paradise. See? After I get settled, you should come for a visit. Leandro: It looks a little desolate. Is it hard to get to? Alysson: You would need to take a 19-hour flight from here to the mainland and then a two-day boat ride to reach it. Leandro: Aren’t you worried about living in such isolation? It’s so far from civilization. Alysson: There are other people living on the island, you know, so it’s not like I wouldn’t see another living soul for days. Leandro: Oh, I’m glad there’s a community living there. What is the population of Hueller Island? Alysson: It’s small, which isn’t unusual for an island this size. Leandro: How small? Alysson: When I move there, it’ll increase to seven. And if you visit, you’ll make eight. Leandro: I’ll give the idea of that trip all the consideration it deserves. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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