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Uh, Chris, remind me not to visit Milan.

Did you get to see the bombed-out cathedral in Berlin?

Yeah, the cocktail-onion space-needle -- is this it?



Glad you got to see the rape-seed fields. They're so ... yellow...

Did you have any Spargle at a meal? Spargle, Spargle, Spargle...

Oh, and, yes, I guess the Germans don't want us to try to use their language. I remember reciting a phrase at the Frankfurt airport on departure, asking to change my money back into dollars, and the clerk proceeded to continue the transaction in English.

What good is Berlitz for? Geeze.
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Freaking awesome, you're better than Fodor's Laughing Laughing Laughing

Were there pics in the blog though? They didn't come through if there were...

If you'll be in Italy long enough, can you swing by Lake Como and give George Clooney a HUGE French kiss from the ladies here and then describe it in detail? Thanks Very Happy
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I can't quite put my finger on it, but I get the feeling you don't be
liking MIlan so much.
As for being across from the prison, I'm fairly sure Charlee packed your
Chastity belt, so you'ld be safe. Shocked

Your blogs are hilarious by the way, (like I'm the first to tell you so Rolling Eyes )
Complie these into a book, it's mostly written, money in the bank. Wink
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Laughing reminds me of the time i checked into a hotel in seattle and was greeted with "don't mind all the cops outside, someone escaped from prision and they are searching from him." it just fills you with a nice warm safe feeling doesn't it?
so what do they leave on your pillow in milan? Very Happy
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Dude, you can't trust Travelocity. People affiliated with the owners of the places post bogus reviews on there all the time. Might be someone on this very website even...



This is what Berlitz is good for:





http://youtube.com/watch?v=YsCR9Y4Ymvo
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Dude, you can't trust Travelocity. People affiliated with the owners of the places post bogus reviews on there all the time. Might be someone on this very website even...



This is what Berlitz is good for:





http://youtube.com/watch?v=YsCR9Y4Ymvo
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Very nice, calm even-spaced writing. Very good non-fiction. Very insightfully descriptive. I love that.
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Hmmmm... since there were no screams or whining, I'm assuming my planned prank didn't come off. Oh well, there's always next time.

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So, Chris.....Really, How was Milan? Truly Chris, I think you might want to re-think the whole "authorguy" thing. I just picked up a Fodor's Travel Guide, and nowhere does it give such uncanny insight into the City as you have done in your blog! You may have unwittingly opened up a whole new genre of travelogues, and I for one think you should run with it! Hell, King managed to make a mint selling a serial novel, forcing us gullible readers into buying a book a chapter at a time.....why not, " AuthorGuy's City of the Month Club" !!
Sign me up for the Inaugural Subscription!!!
ps: I always wondered where my adopted home of Knoxville got it's inspiration for it's 1982 Worlds Fair Monument....( drum roll here ) The SunSphere. ( picture a tootsie-pop on steroids, designed by Liberace)
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So Chris, really..how was Milan? Truly, Chris, I think you might want to re-think the whole " AuthorGuy " thing. I just picked up a Fodor's travel guide to Milan, and nowher does it give such uncanny insight into the City as you have done in your blog! You may have unwittingly ( or wittingly, if you prefer ) opened up a whole new genre of travelogues. Hell, Stephen King managed to make a mint selling a serial novel, forcing gullible readers into buying a book a few chapters at a time! So why not, ( trumpets ) The AuthorGuy's City of the Month Club!!
Put me down for an Inaugural Subscription!!

ps: I've always wondered where my adopted home of Knoxville, TN got it tacky inspiration for its 1982 Worlds Fair Monument....( drum roll ) The SunSphere.
( picture a tootsie-pop on steroids, designed by Liberace )
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Not digging Italy?

Maybe you just need some rose-colored glasses-
or a ride in the HELLO KITTY car, or maybe the Pope-mobile... Twisted Evil

fortune cookie wrote:

Your blogs are hilarious by the way, (like I'm the first to tell you so Rolling Eyes )
Complie these into a book, it's mostly written, money in the bank. Wink


Yep, it's like those SIGNSPOTTING books only funnier & those things make me laugh til I'm sore... Laughing

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The trick to get one of the best and /quietest/ rooms for cheap in any European hotel is to ask for the bus driver's or chauffeur's room. Obviously you'd also have to pretend to be a bus driver or chauffeur.
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You know ... Germany was one of my favorite places I've ever visited, for all the reasons you said.

(except I haven't told you guys my elevator story yet, which does call into question that German efficiency ... It's not a story, actually, more like a sentence.)

ANYWAY ... Milan is potentially my least favorite place I've even been to. Like a close tie with Downtown Los Angeles. So I thought the contrast was going to be interesting. And voila. Interesting.

I'm sorry, but I'm glad the prison hotel happened, because that shit was funny.

Being of Italian descent, I'm glad they didn't take out my ancestors, and one can only hope that Milan is the exception rather than the Italian rule. However, I do caution you against the cardboard kids in Rome. Getting your passport reissued in a foreign country is a bitch.
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There was a paragraph about how I couldn't upload the blog or the pics, so I e-mailed the blog to Ken and he posted. I couldn't make him put the photos in , too, even if they would have uploaded to the server.

Maybe I'll luck out and get a better connection in the next city.

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