Whenever I'm abroad and access Google's search (via Chrome browser, on my own laptop) or other Google services, they are presented to me in the local language. How can I get Google services displayed in English and instruct Chrome to use
google.com (instead of the country-specific site)?
My language setting in Windows is English, so Chrome should already use this by default, and I've also set my language preference in iGoogle to
English (U.S.), yet if I'm in France, for example, my searches take place on
google.fr and sites like the Google News are in French.
Chrome tries to be helpful by suggesting to translate these pages for me, but it would be far better to direct to the original English version of these sites in the first place.
How do I fix this?
This answer to a related question fixed the search issue. However, other Google services, such as Blogspot, still insist on sending me to their localized version.