Blue View – Differences in the Countries We Visited

Blue View – Differences in the Countries We Visited

As we spent those four months traveling slowly through Italy, Switzerland, France and England, we observed that while the four countries were alike in many respects, they also differed in many more. Here are some of the differences we observed...

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Blue View - Italy's Coffee Culture

 Blue View - Italy's Coffee Culture

No restaurant or bar in Italy would stay in business long without a large, elaborate, beautiful coffee machine. A bar here might devote 1-2 feet of bar space to the beer taps, but you can be sure they will have a coffee maker that takes up 5-6 feet. We Americans may love our coffee, but the Italians have made it an art form…

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Blue View - Riding the Rails... Italian Style

 Blue View - Riding the Rails... Italian Style

We've been riding the trains here in Italy quite a lot. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've spent more time on trains in the last few weeks than the sum total of my train riding experience prior to Italy. It's been somewhat of a learning curve, but I think we're starting to get the hang of it. Here are some of the things we've learned…

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