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One of the great things about the Internet is that you are just one mouse click away from people all over the world. E-mail is a great way to learn to about new places that you've been to before. Chances are that your e-Buddy lives in a place that you have never been to or seen. Do you know what it's like where your e-Buddy lives?

Maybe your e-Buddy lives by the ocean where there are palm trees and it is warm all year round, or maybe they live in the mountains where the air is thinner and colder. Maybe your e-Buddy lives in the desert where it is always dry and hot, or maybe it always rains. Maybe your buddy lives in a big city, or maybe they live on a farm in the country.

When was the last time you asked your e-Buddy about their hometown?

You could ask:

What is the weather like where you live? Does it get hot during the summer? Are the winters long or short? Do you live near the ocean? Are there any mountains nearby? Are there lots of trees around? Do you live in the desert? Does it rain a lot? Do you live in a big city or the country? What are the buildings like? Do you have skyscrapers or farmhouses?

Have you had a great conversation with your e-Buddy about something? Have some ideas for questions that get the talk going? Send your ideas for Conversation Starters to Bill Maurer at

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