Tagged With "Italian"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

GarryRF ·
These cute little Fiats were only 633cc and air cooled. But the tiny little Fiat engines was banned from western Europe for their excessive emissions.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

PHeymont ·
Belongs in the pantheon of true "people's cars" along with the Citroen 2CV and (dare I say it?) the ugly duckling of the lot...the Trabi, which was advanced over its peers in a number of ways. Ironic, isn't it, to think the original Fiat 300s like this one were banished for smoking, and now we find that VW's "clean diesel" was smoking a pack a day on the road!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

PHeymont ·
Oh, and let's not forget the original Morris Mini-Minor...not as early as the others, but wonderful in its own right.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

DrFumblefinger ·
Let's also not forget the Volkswagon on the European side. And the Ford Model T, which so greatly dropped the cost of an automobile it became a mass consumer good.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

GarryRF ·
This Tatra V570 was produced in 1933. Three years before the VW Beetle. It had a rear mounted air cooled engine. Lower centre of gravity to make it more stable. And aerodynamics to improve its efficiency. The Czech company tried to sue for copyright infringement - but Adolph H. dismissed the claim. He invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. VW finally paid up in 1961.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

IslandMan ·
Looks like a "Noddy" car, Garry....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

GarryRF ·
Like this :
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Re: Italy goes after beach hogs with €200 fines

Travel Rob ·
I don't think the Italian authorities will collect many fines. Once people notice their chairs and tables confiscated, they wont go back and ask questions
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Re: Foodie Fun on Arthur Avenue

DrFumblefinger ·
Now THIS is my idea of a great food tour! Wish I'd tagged along, and thanks for the advice on where to go for my favorite type of food.
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Re: Foodie Fun on Arthur Avenue

George G. ·
Arthur Avenue is definitely a stop on my next NYC visit. Unfortunately my regional area has a dearth of generational family run restaurants and small butcher shops, bakeries and the like.
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Re: Italian town bans barking

DrFumblefinger ·
If this ban will be enforced, it is effectively a ban on having dogs in that town, because by their nature, dogs will bark. Some do it more than others, but they all will bark sometime. You can try to control and discipline them, but that will have limited success. People love their dogs. I know that's true of me and it's true of many others. Doesn't sound like the kind of place I'd want to live in.
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Re: Italian town bans barking

PHeymont ·
Calling Dr. Pavlov! We need you back to work on some other aspects of dog behavior. Seriously, it should be possible to train dogs not to bark; the question is what other behaviors would be affected?
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Re: Italian town bans barking

Travel Rob ·
I've had a couple of barkless Basenjis before -but they made other noises besides barking, so I guess that breed still doesn't qualify in Controne
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Re: Italian town bans barking

DrFumblefinger ·
You might be able to train dogs to bark less, but the only way you can get them not to bark is to surgically transect the nerves that go to their vocal cords, or to surgically mutilate the cords so they don't work any more. Sounds very compassionate, doesn't it?
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Maybe the guy was just trying to get into this Norwegian luxurious prison?
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

DrFumblefinger ·
If they're interested, I think the Norwegian authorities could run the vacant cells as AirBnB units. Might be very profitable.
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Re: "The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

Travel Rob ·
Actually the prison is more like a resort complete with Bansky style art, a gym ,a recording studio and a library. http://content.time.com/time/p...9083_2137368,00.html
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Travel Rob ·
Thanks,I love injera and it was nice to learn more about it. Great photos!
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

GarryRF ·
Ethiopia was always on the TV News as millions were starving - and died. Their drought continued for many years. But thanks to "climate change" the rains returned and Ethiopia is now self sufficient in it's own food supply. It exports much of its produce to neighbouring countries too. Climate change isn't all bad news!
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Venice to reduce cruise ship traffic

DrFumblefinger ·
Because it is believed the ships are threatening the sinking city, the Italian Government will reduce by 20% the number of cruise ships allowed into the lagoon starting in January.   Here's that link if you're interested in reading...
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Best Restaurants

Former Member ·
I read a lot of food magazines (Saveur, Bon Appetit, etc.) and they are always on top of what's trendy in food and wine...but I'm a little along, and not so interested in the newest thing, because mostly it's a lot of fuss and soon gone. I'd like...
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Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Lestertheinvestor ·
  The food is quite unique and tends to be inexpensive.  Something I noticed immediately, especially as a vegetarian, is the large number of Italian food selections on most menus. Mind you, I am given English printed menus, so who knows what...
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Italian town bans barking

PHeymont ·
Just so you know it's not all going to the dogs, one day after we reported on a Spanish  town that has granted full rights to its "non-human residents," comes news that a town in Italy has restricted the right to...
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International incident: France attacks Italy's Nutella!

PHeymont ·
"Tartine de Nutella"—Breakfast for France?               Photo: A. Kniesel / Wikimedia   While most observers of international relations have been focused on the issue of Greece, and whether it will remain...
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Italian pizza-makers demand license law

PHeymont ·
A spinach pizza from Torino                                       Photo: Nova / Wikimedia   Amar, the association of Italian pizza-makers is demanding...
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Want a stamp? Italy is looking to sell the post office!

PHeymont ·
In a move mirroring actions by other countries, including Germany and the UK, Italy is planning to sell off its national post office system, Poste Italiane. The goal is to turn an asset into €3.4 billion (about $3.75 billion) in cash to pay down...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 20, 2015: Sicilian Fiat

IslandMan ·
    Walking around the back streets of an old Italian village is always a delight, and Syracuse in Sicily was no exception. I am always on the look out for the "little things" to photograph, and, being an admirer of vintage automobiles, I...
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Domino's thinks it can sell Italy on American pizza

PHeymont ·
In a move that some have compared with "trying to sell ice to the Eskimos," Domino's, the American pizza chain, hopes to become all the rage in Italy.   Starting with one store in Milan, opened earlier this month, the Italian franchisee,...
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Foodie Fun on Arthur Avenue

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Water-up those taste buds! Stephanie Kalina-Metzger takes us on a food tour in the Bronx that makes you wish tagged along!
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Italy goes after beach hogs with €200 fines

PHeymont ·
Italian authorities taking stronger action against people who "reserve" beach spots for hours before using them.
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Is Italy headed for a Wi-Fi war?

PHeymont ·
Political squabbling is nothing new, but up-to-now it hasn't included disputes over the safety of Wi-Fi.
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Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Italy

Vikas Kantia ·
Italy, also known as the Italian Republic, is a European country. The country is spread over an area of 301,340 square kilometers. Italy shares a border with a number of countries, France, Switzerland, and Austria to name a few. Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is a beautiful city to visit and is on our list as well. When it comes to climate, Italy, being a European country, has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The winters are cold and you would enjoy being there at that time.
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Museo de Egizie - A Must See in Turin, Italy

Samantha ·
Samantha visits Turin's Museo de Egizie, one of the best museums dedicated to Egyptian art and culture, and gives us its history as well.
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Italian ski resorts: Get insurance or pay for rescue

PHeymont ·
Italian ski resorts, faced with rising costs and declining subsidies, have warned skiiers: If your insurance doesn't cover your rescue, you'll have to pay for it.   The warning covers resorts in a number of areas in the Alto Adige, Trentino and...
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Athens Georgia

Jonathan L ·
Home of the University of Georgia campus, but with a history of it's own. Jonathan L reports it's a mixture of old and new, with an eye on it's future.
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"The Norwegian Job" runs out of juice

PHeymont ·
In a move reminiscent of the movie "The Italian Job," a hapless Norwegian stole a miniature (electric) car...and then ran out of juice in a tunnel.
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Pompei expands visitor area, opens new sites

PHeymont ·
Pompei will open more areas to the public, and create new pathways in an effort to spread out the crowds that endanger the fragile area.
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November 2, 2018: Fashion Week, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger stumbles on to Fashion Week events when visiting Milan.
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Re: Italian ski resorts: Get insurance or pay for rescue

DrFumblefinger ·
It seems quite reasonable to me that the skier should pay for the rescue. €200 is a bargain rate -- I'm sure it actually costs much more, especially if a helicopter is involved.
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Re: Italian ski resorts: Get insurance or pay for rescue

PHeymont ·
I believe that the fees quoted are actually a penalty, intended to discourage abuse of the service and to encourage insurance. I can't imagine a fee like that would ever cover the cost of a serious rescue operation, even without a helicopter. I do wonder if, in the end, it will achieve the effect they're looking for, or just discourage skiing...
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Re: Italian ski resorts: Get insurance or pay for rescue

Travel Rob ·
I agree with mandatory insurance in the ski pass. I don't think there should be a penalty if that mandatory insurance is not there because there will be some people that don't call for help quick enough because of a 200 Euro( or a lot a lot higher in Italy's neighboring countries) fine.
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Re: Athens Georgia

RoadWorrier ·
Neat stuff! We really have a history problem, don't we? Wonder where they got that Kingsbridge sign...
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Re: Museo de Egizie - A Must See in Turin, Italy

Travel Rob ·
Great blog Samantha! I want to go there now!
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Re: Museo de Egizie - A Must See in Turin, Italy

Samantha ·
Thanks Rob. I am so glad we heard about it from another traveling couple when we were in the south of France. It was one of the reasons that we decided to head to Turin. So glad we did. Hope you get to visit one day.
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