Italy Sees Declining American Tourism

Europe feels U.S. financial crisis in absence of tourism.

Hey, I did my part to help Italy.

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Published in: on 25 January 2009 at 10:14 am  Comments (2)  
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Cartoon Commercials in Italian Train Stations

In my recent vacation in Italy, cute cartoon commercials were displayed in the monitors in the train stations (in Milan as well as in Verona). Here are some snapshots I took with my cell phone. Can anybody out there please translate the sentences in the last two snapshots?

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Published in: on 23 January 2009 at 6:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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Hershey’s Chocolate Tour

On the ramp leading to the Hershey Chocolate Tour, a picture of a ship named Bonastar II is seen. Here is some online info on that ship. Wonder where that ship is right now. Does it happen to be carrying cocoa beans at this very moment, or something else?

Here are the three cows, Gabby, Harmony, and Olympia. Wonder whether they’re named after three actual cows.

As an aside, the chocolate tour of course brings to mind Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Here’s the Oompa Loompa Song:

Published in: on 28 December 2008 at 12:16 pm  Leave a Comment  
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