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21. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

Apologies. I made an Offtopic Post instead -> http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=21856

22. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

well, maybe is a little out of topic, but what jeff says explains very well how italy is considered abroad, due to its awful government.

And Caesar, don't think that is so out of topic: we were talking about how are considered people from a country when they travel abroad. We can debate about what european think of Aussie, but also what europeans/people from all over the world think about Italians. Obviously, if we don't appear reliable in politics, than in conseguence all italians will be considered not reliable in general. So that when they plan a travel abroad, For example, can happen that in a hotel someone can't accept a reservation only by fax, but want an advance payment , just because don't trust italians in general..(just to make an example)
I think that could happen quite often, and i think that maybe is not fair for me, because I'm an honest person, and for many others like me, but if I were them, probably I would think in the same way.

and finally, about the "coglione" history, that maybe not everybody know, our prime minister deeply offended half of the 56 millions italian citizens (INCLUDING ME) telling that they are "coglioni" just because they don't vote him. [coglione is an offensive word, it could be translated with idiot)

So that I totally quote Jeff.

thanks jeff for the good luck, looks like we really need.:)

23. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y

Quoting amanecer

well, maybe is a little out of topic, but what jeff says explains very well how italy is considered abroad, due to its awful government.

And Caesar, don't think that is so out of topic: we were talking about how are considered people from a country when they travel abroad. We can debate about what european think of Aussie, but also what europeans/people from all over the world think about Italians. Obviously, if we don't appear reliable in politics, than in conseguence all italians will be considered not reliable in general. So that when they plan a travel abroad, For example, can happen that in a hotel someone can't accept a reservation only by fax, but want an advance payment , just because don't trust italians in general..(just to make an example)
I think that could happen quite often, and i think that maybe is not fair for me, because I'm an honest person, and for many others like me, but if I were them, probably I would think in the same way.

and finally, about the "coglione" history, that maybe not everybody know, our prime minister deeply offended half of the 56 millions italian citizens (INCLUDING ME) telling that they are "coglioni" just because they don't vote him. [coglione is an offensive word, it could be translated with idiot)

So that I totally quote Jeff.

thanks jeff for the good luck, looks like we really need.:)

So now italians aren't considered well because of Berlusconi? Are you kidding myself? Very manipulating, because there's no cause-effect link between the two things

First of all, i don't give any importance as others consider ourself. Secondly you lot think everybody agree with you, obviously; the half of the italian people don't. Third: there's general ignorance about italian politics and history, i can prove it with arguments , not meaningless slogans.
Fourth: keep your ironic last comment for you, as i could say the same, but i'm polite enough to avoid any patronising slogan or a supposed cultural superiority typical of the leftist militants

24. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

I've to go because i've the train, but i would like to reply.

yes, I think that common opinions can be influenced by politics and events that happen in each country. Then obviously every person decides if give importance to that or not when meet people from abroad. Someone asked me for example if coming in Italy during elections could be dangerous :) . I don't feel any danger, but people outside can perceive things in a different way, especially if are spread by alarming news.That's what I mean.

In the case you haven't read, someone else has told about americans and bush, and our case is exactly the same.

Finally I repeat: I don't judge people by their nation, when they come here they 're just tourist that I'm happy to help, regardingless their nation or personal opinion about everything.

25. Posted by Caesar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y

Quoting amanecer

I've to go because i've the train, but i would like to reply.

yes, I think that common opinions can be influenced by politics and events that happen in each country. Then obviously every person decides if give importance to that or not when meet people from abroad. Someone asked me for example if coming in Italy during elections could be dangerous :) . I don't feel any danger, but people outside can perceive things in a different way, especially if are spread by alarming news.That's what I mean.

In the case you haven't read, someone else has told about americans and bush, and our case is exactly the same.

Finally I repeat: I don't judge people by their nation, when they come here they 're just tourist that I'm happy to help, regardingless their nation or personal opinion about everything.

yes, but they are influenced even by negative comments like yours on Italy, while i never made negativist comments on the future of my country when the Leftwing party was at the government. The point is that i love my country so much i would never spread negativism on it just because of political opportunity.

You tried to point out that Berlusconi was a new Mussolini and you lost the last elections: your leaders as well said that demonising the political opposer was the crucial mistake.It's not me that spread negative comments on Italy on here. It's not Berlusconi that wanted to make a province of URSS out of Italy, linked with the Sovietic Party, during Cold War.

I love my country and i will always talk good out of it, even when parties i don't like govern it.

26. Posted by EuroAndrew (Inactive 35 posts) 10y

lol I talk fairly fast.. hopefully there is no problem in communication ;)

Thanks for the info guys!

My plane is making a stop in Zurich, So I have asked for a 3 day stay just to see what Switzerland is like.

I will be going to Cinque terre and I am going to Gimmelwald in the Swiss alps.

When does it start to get hot in Europe? im trying to orginise what cloths im going to bring.

Also if you guys are interested check out my travel blog

EuroAndrew's Travel Blog
There is some pictures of Perth my home town in Australia.

27. Posted by EuroAndrew (Inactive 35 posts) 10y

Quoting Caesar

Aussie guys--> nice people
Aussie girls---> top birds

That's Aussie people in a nutshell

Thats the thing im going to miss! AUSSIE GIRLS!

Theyre gorgeous!

28. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

well euro andrews, at the moment we've about 20 degrees during sunny days, obviously is a little bit hotter along the coasts and in the south.
I wear shirt, jumper and jacket...I don't know if in Australia is common to say "to wear like an onion", meaning to put a cloth over another, and, depending on the weather, to shed clothes or to put on them..

29. Posted by EuroAndrew (Inactive 35 posts) 10y

Quoting amanecer

well euro andrews, at the moment we've about 20 degrees during sunny days, obviously is a little bit hotter along the coasts and in the south.
I wear shirt, jumper and jacket...I don't know if in Australia is common to say "to wear like an onion", meaning to put a cloth over another, and, depending on the weather, to shed clothes or to put on them..

20 degree's is that celcius? lol we dont have wear like an onion but I get the gist of it.

What are the hottest temp's I would expect in summer in italy etc?

- Andrew

30. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

20 degrees Celsius, yes.:)
In summer, from June to August (if the weather is good, not like last year..) you can find approx 30/38 degrees (C). (38 maybe in sicily and in the south, but is usually very hot almost everywhere.)
I don't know the conversion in Fahrenheit:)