As a fanfiction writer I often come across the problem of writing outside my experience. My fandom might be out of my own country, or my characters might visit a country I don't know or have never visited. My characters might not be first-language English, or might need to speak another language in the stories I'm writing. I'm sure I'm not alone in this!
Online translations are always a little dubious, and Google image, tourist boards and websites can only tell you so much about a place.
The idea of this group is to get people together from all over the world, talking about the places they live and the languages they speak, and asking and answering questions about other peoples languages and cultures.
When you join up, stick a post on the board telling us where you're from - you can be as vague or as precise as you like, but don't give us your address! Tell us what you like to talk about and anywhere you have visited as a tourist you think you could give a tourist's eye view to. Then keep an eye out for questions you think you could answer!
The only way this is going to work is by getting people together from all over the world, so pass the journal on and get people involved!