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Old 05-01-06, 06:25 AM
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Back from Italy

Well I am back, It was fun (most of the time)… The fish made it (but it was only because we know people in customs). I learned about my culture and met my family. The scenery is beautiful there. Its so different from America I didn’t know how to handle it, seems like everyone there is insane… prices there are nuts too lots of things are way more expensive there, but on the flip side some awesome stuff there is like half price from American goods. Well that’s all for now.

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Old 05-01-06, 06:35 AM
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Hello: Cambece

Went to Italy? Great. Have two grown kids whom have visited the family there. One on her way there in two weeks. That will be her second time there in recent years. Presently, daughter is traveling Europe for next month. Will visit Italy in the last week of her trip.

I'll be going to Italy later this year, if all goes well between now and fall. Never been there prior. Have business and pleasure planned.

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seems like everyone there is insane…
I've been to Italy 20 or more times on business and for pleasure. I have formed a lot of opinions of Italy (most favorable), but I never thought of it as insane and I never felt that it was "so different". Italy is a modern European country with all the amenities (and more) that you would expect to find in the US.

What part of Italy did you visit?
 
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Old 05-01-06, 09:01 AM
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My last two deployments before hanging up my uniform were to northern Italy and I loved it. Great food, good wine, and 120 mph on the autostrada; oh yeah.
 
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Tow Guy - I'm with you, great food and great wine. I spent a lot of time in Bologna and even got to visit the Ferrari factory in outside Modena.
I've tourist visited most of Italy and IMO Tuscany and Emilio-Romagna are the best for food and wine.

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I don't think it's possible to beat the food in Italy, but you couldn't pay me enough to drive in Rome or Florence!
 
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I've driven in most areas of Italy. I will not drive in Rome or Naples. Naples is probably the worst of any place I've been, followed closely by Rome.
 
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Old 05-01-06, 06:58 PM
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U.S.M.C., Wayne; we were deployed to Aviano AB providing airborne tactical electronic warfare support (EA-6B's) for operations in the former Yugosloavia. Best deployed time I ever had. My favorite driving was in Trieste.

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Welcome back

In Italy I got a $500 leather jacket for $120
I paid $5 for a glass of O.J.

Go figure!

What do you mean the fish made it?
 
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Old 05-02-06, 01:14 PM
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i believe his father was insistent on taking about 70 lbs of frozen fish with them on the plane as gifts for people over there. there was some question as to the limits of luggage/items one could bring on board, how to keep the fish frozen, customs issues, etc.

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Annette, you should've kept slickshift wondering...!
 
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Old 05-02-06, 01:26 PM
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oh....sorry!
 
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Old 05-02-06, 01:28 PM
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personally, i'm a little disturbed that Customs is letting stuff pass through for "friends"........

anyone else?
 
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Old 05-02-06, 02:55 PM
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Well, I can see dad's point
They don't get fish very often on that...peninsula...
...I'm sure it was a treat

<img src="http://www.italycyberguide.com/Geography/italy/images/Italy-map.JPG">
...nope, not a lot of fish around there...
...in those...sea thingies...
 
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Not bad Slick, but I think they might have been intended for some one to sleep with.

TowGuy - My son in law's uncle just got back from 6 months TDY at Aviano as a JAG judge. He really enjoyed it. His first trip to Italy and now he's going back with wifey in tow.
 
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Wow...I wanna go! Looks beautiful and interesting...hmmm...maybe a good place to go for a honeymoon? If THAT ever happens
 
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For a honeymoon - I recommend a villa in Tuscany, spend your time drinking some fine wine, eating great food and just lounging in the Tuscan sun. Add on a visit to Rome, and a couple of evenings in Venice (after the hordes have left) for a memorable time.
 
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Old 05-08-06, 07:23 AM
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did Wayne Mitchell just ask DIYADDICT to marry him????

woo-hoo!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO!!!!!!!!
 
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Actually I was recounting the last trip my wife (of 37 years) and I made to Italy. If you have a semi romantic bone in your body you have to dance with your other to the "battle of the bands" in Piazza San Marco in Venice, dine at a garden rooftop restaurant in Rome and drink Chianti at a vinyard in Tuscany.
 
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Old 05-08-06, 05:45 PM
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Have we mentioned the great shoes in Italy, Annette?
 
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Old 05-09-06, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy
Have we mentioned the great shoes in Italy, Annette?
no, we haven't........but now you're REALLY talking about a dream vacation!!!!

there's nothing i'd rather do after a good day of shoe shopping than enjoy some great Italian food, fine wine and Tuscan sun!!! (if there's any sun left, that is!)
 
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