I'm NOT a Racist.....BUT!!!

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  1. ponyboy

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    Sorry sorry - bloody predictive text. I meant "Carist" and I'll tell you, so far my experiences in driving on Italian roads have left me no longer wondering at the number of bunches of flowers there are along the roadside here. From trucks pulling out in front of me on the highway to the almost beautiful but potentially lethal manoeuvre of overtaking everything in the fast lane before cutting back across all lanes to zoom off up the next exit. Oh and not forgetting the overtaking on the brows of hills and into blind corners. Like I said - flowers'r'us here in Italy. Holed up in Camping Village site near vatican city and seriously considering going in on Wednesday to see the Pope and tell him about the miracle of how I've survived so far - Mmm

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    It is the only place I witnessed an ambulance on blue lights on a motorway being flashed by a Porsche to move over to let the car by.
     
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    Terrible place. :( Home of the thinnest volume in the world, the 'Italian Book of War Heroes'. (y)
     
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    LOVE Italy and the people big time:love:..They can be a little exuberant! shall we say with the driving:LOL:...but it's very charming and not malicious at all compared to here!:whistle:
     
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    You should ride a bike in a big group !! Talk about an eye opener !!!!
     
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    Me too absolutely love the place great country full of great people and Rome is one of my favourite cities.
     
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    Just got to love you Tootles that piece of propaganda came from WW11 but during WW1 when they were our allies they fought very bravely especially in the mountains of Europe and on the Western front.
     
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    AH! But there lies the difference!! Nella prima guerra mondiale, hanno saputo che erano dalla parte dei vincitori!(y)(y)(y)
     
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    The Italian automotive industry's auto electrical apprenticeship must be the hardest course in engineering............




    Nobody has passed it yet!!!:groan:
     
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    What about Julia Caesar , Hadrian etc...BUSBY:D:D
     
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    Buena multo bene
     
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  12. Tootles

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    Right.....And what have the Romans ever done for us?? (y)
     
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    No honking, no swearing, no flashing lights, no fingers, it just seems to work for them. I think they've slowed down since our first visit 20+ years ago.

    But if you want real sport, chug down to Naples. They are on another level.

    And well worth it for Sorrento, Pompeii and Herculaneum.
     
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    They built a wall to keep Salmond out. How did they work that out all those years ago.
     
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    Place is full of old fag ash........:(:(
     
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    Shall have to think hard about that...BUSBY:D
     
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    Not to mention the buses on the Amalfi coast road, absolutely 'bonkers' as they say down here, but still our favourite European destination,we were in Pisa, Tuscany, Venice earlier this year, the roads were in the worst condition we have ever seen :Eeek: amazed we didn't get a blowout on the van or the toad.
    Lovely people and fantastic food (y)
     
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    A sign of their economy I guess. We came across a motorway on ramp that had collapsed, it's concrete legs buckled under. Just coned off and from the dirt abandoned. May have been on the coast road from Venice to Rimini. You can see exposed steel bars in a lot of their concrete. Grim.
     
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    The food enough reason to love em....Tuscany my favorite destination anywhere in the world. Just made made my mind up going again this summer!:)
     
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    We were on the bike travelling on the motorway north of Milan heading towards Garda. I was overtaking a car when it started drifting across the road, forcing me towards the central reservation. I sounded the horn at which point the driver put down the newspaper he was reading and gave me an apologetic wave of the hand.
     
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