Italian Hand Gestures
How many of these gestures do you know?
To my dear friends with Italian ancestry (or anyone, for that matter):
Are any of these Italian hand gestures familiar to you? Second-nature? Instinctive? American? Universal? I’m curious. What do you think? Anyone?
Strategic Temper Tantrums
Do they Ever Work?
Top: Temper tantrum tried to avoid long customs lines arriving in Italy from Greece. Result: abject failure. Cost this guy 4 extra hours!
Bottom: Temper tantrum exercised in a Madrid luxury car dealer-ship. Result: they fixed his car immediately! Saved at least a day!
The Speed Trap
Italian Riviera, 1964
by Michael Brein
(Reproduced from the Audible audiobook version of
Travel Tales of Michael Brein: My Best 100!
Written by Michael Brein; narrated by Gary Roelofs.)
Travel Tales Monthly
No. 10 April 2015
Travel Tales: the Best of the Best
My new Travel Tales Monthly issue No. 10 for April 2015, a monthly book-of-the-month bookazine, is now available in my eStore. Go to www.michaelbrein.com for more information and to purchase or subscribe.
Michael Brein’s Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine Issue No. 10 for April 2015 contains among the best travel stories from Michael’s huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world.
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Be your-SELVES in your travels!
Tired of being your old mundane, boring self?
The Three R(E)’s of Travel and then Some!
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Why be your old mundane, everyday boring, bored, tired self in your travels and adventures? Just kidding—sort of! You get what I mean.
That is, travel is supposed to be a way to RE-invigorate, RE-juvinate, RE-fresh, RE-set, and RE-invent ourselves, isn’t it?
When you go away on a vacation or adventure you all would like to be and do more than just the typical ordinary things according to your typical ordinary ways, and so on, wouldn’t you?
I mean, travel is a means to becoming a RE-newed person—more of the person we would like ourselves to be, don’t you think?
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My London and Paris Travel Guides
Sightseeing by Public Transportation
My London and Paris travel guides are the only ones you’ll need for your visits to these cities. I show you exactly how to go to the top 50 visitor attractions easily, quickly, and comfortably by the Underground in London and by the Metro in Paris.
And, if you have only limited time, I’ll show you how to go to the top 10 visitor attractions by the Tube and by the Metro. You can’t beat that!
I’ll bet you never even knew about these! My London and Paris travel guides are the bestsellers in my series of 14 similar travel guides to sightseeing by public transportation.
Why not visit my eStore and have a looksee? You’ll be thanking me for having written them!
To see these travel guides as well as the 12 others in my series, please click here or choose the ESTORE in the navigation links above.
My World Records:
My Own Firsts!
Why not pause for a moment and maybe reflect a bit on your ‘own’ first Friday. I just had a birthday, so I’m reflecting on my life. Here are my three ‘firsts’ in my life—though of dubious distinction they may be:
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