Wow, what a gorgeous city. Lee, question for you. The only thing worse than my Spanish (and I am embarrassed to admit I live in Mexico half the year, but I still struggle with languages) would be any Slavic language. If one were to go over and visit for a few weeks, can you generally get around in cities like Krakow and Warsaw speaking mostly English with a few words of Polish sprinkled in and be understood? Or do I need to start working on my Polish now for a visit next year?
I spend most of the other half of the year at my favorite Czech bar in Denver. Some days I am the only English speaker sitting at the bar. Can't understand a dang word. Thankfully the menu is in both Czech and English. I have strong familiarity with the words Becherovka and Pilsner Urquell though. 🙂