Respond to Japanese Noh theater like a native: Kazoku sorrote no seppuku ga yokatta. ("I love the part where the whole family disembowels themselves.") Speak to homicidal Parisian taxi drivers in a language they'll understand: Ou avez-vous appris a conduire? En Italie? ("Where did you learn to drive? Italy?") Discuss Italian olive oil with the proper degree of reverence: Un assaggio ti dice che le olive sono maturate di fronte ad una cattedrale. ("One taste tells you the olives grew in full view of the cathedral." ...

The Wicked Traveler 2005, Workman Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780761135920

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