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1099 The Annapurna Trail

Jonathan talks about trekking in Nepal along the famous Annapurna trail.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

coming and going

Whenever I see you, you are coming and going on a new trip.

When someone is coming and going, that just means they are often going away and then returning. Coming and going can refer to long trips or just frequent appearances. Notice the following:

  1. He's always coming and going on different trips.
  2. Salespeople are often coming and going to the office.

an average of


It takes an average of 22 days.

Here the phrase 'an average of' just means 'about' or 'more or less'. It might take less than 22 days or more than 22 days, so it takes an average of 22 days. Notice the following:

  1. It takes an average of one week to make one car.
  2. It costs an average of 100 dollars to get a room.

along the way


There is simple accommodation along the way.

Here, along the way refers to the places a person will visit or see on their travels. Notice the following:

  1. There are many coffee shops along my way to school.
  2. I hope there are some good shops along the way.

or anything


Do you need a guide or anything?

Here the phrase 'or anything' refers to other things not mentioned. There are many things a person might need, but the speaker could not list them all, so they just say 'or anything' to refer to them. Notice the following:

  1. Would you like some tea or anything?
  2. I didn't talk to Bill or anyone.



It costs 300 dollars US equivalent.

The equivalent of something is the same thing of something but in a different form. For example, the equivalent of 10 kilograms is 22 pounds. Here are some examples:

  1. The bought the equivalent of 20 dollars in French francs.
  2. You will need an ID card such as a drivers license or the equivalent.