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Old 01-16-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Napoli
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Italian pizza is kind of strange anyways. Go to Chicago for good pizza, in Italy there are better things to eat, and you can't have a bad meal in Italy...but you have the whole boot to select. I would take Florence over Naples for Italian resteraunts.
Chicago's pizza? It's embarrassing to read this...do you know where the pizza comes from?

http://www.lifeinitaly.com/food/pizza-history.asp

But I've tasted some bad italian dishes outside Italy that i can understand the confusion....
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on this 3rd rock from the sun
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I love how this thread has veered off topic from harassment to pizzas.

Being from India I really have no right to say anything(looking at the recent spate of rapes) but I'd like to add that Italian men really do think they're god's gift to women and in a justified way. Their culture is based on love and erotica and there's a hedonistic philosophy to life, which isn't inherently wrong. And I've known many western women(from the "new worlds" of N America) completely bowled over by ancient cultures like the ones they have in France or Italy.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Chicago's pizza? It's embarrassing to read this...do you know where the pizza comes from?

History of Pizza | Italy

But I've tasted some bad italian dishes outside Italy that i can understand the confusion....
I will continue the offtopic trend...old thread anyways so who cares.
Pizza obviously comes from Italy, Naples. We know this Captain Obvious and linking to something explaining the history of pizza is really a waste of effort. The authentic pizza I had in Italy I did not particularly enjoy, personal preference if you will. Chinese food comes from China and I've been to China several times but it doesn't mean I enjoy eating crunchy snails and grasshopper soup (yeah yeah I know there are regional varieties). I enjoy that unhealthy American version of Chinese food thank you very much.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I wouldn't bother with Naples anyway. It's a dump. We only stopped there briefly on our way to Pompeii (which is great) and the couple of hours there was enough. There are plenty of other places in Italy that I would rather visit.

Additionally, I would never go for a walk on my own (particularly at night) in a city that I wasn't familiar with, more so if I had just been accosted by a creep who then followed me. We had a tour guide in Naples who warned us all about the crime and unemployment. You could see it too.....along with all the rubbish everywhere. I don't know if there are necessarily good and bad parts like most cities, I just couldn't be bothered finding out based on what I saw.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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Yup and they know American women love them too. My wife (who's Mexican) went over to Napoli with her friend from Scotland touring Spain, Ibiza, France, Italy etc..(I trust my wife )

She said the rudest men in the world are there, they would come up to her at the restaurant or bar and literally try to grab their drinks from their hand to get a free slurp. They wouldn't let go either, they would tug like it was funny. Of course after this little rude game, the guys would stand there staring at them and asking if they wanted to get a table together, drink or dance.

What's sad is that I recommended Napoli because I had been there in 1994 and enjoyed it very much. Pizza was awesome. But I guess it is a different experience for a women.


I visited Naples in '94. City is much rougher around the edges than other Italian cities. My fav is Florence.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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The culture shock is you are used to American Men who are little B's when it comes to being toyed with by american women. In the real world (outside america) women are treated equally and they assume female roles. That's what is sending you for a loop

Bad for women I know but a HUGE wake up call for men.

Since I started traveling I've never been the same guy....I've been liberated !
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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The culture shock is you are used to American Men who are little B's when it comes to being toyed with by american women. In the real world (outside america) women are treated equally and they assume female roles.


American men "toyed with", but outside America "women are treated equally" and assume "female roles". I don't understand how this correlates in anyway at all to the OP's experiences. Please explain.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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The very first time I visited Napoli was as a 17 year old high school student with my Mom. Been there several times. Then when I was in the Royal Merchant Navy (of the UK), my ship would dock there 2 or 3 times a year. I never had a problem with crime or harassment or even bad service of any kind ... but I am a guy and I was born in New York City and have "street smarts."

Forget pizza ... I had some amazing seafood dinners in Napoli. I remember patronizing a little non-fancy restaurant near the docks where the Calamari (squid) was the best I ever had in my life!

Yes, parts of the city are rough and kind of sketchy, but so many wonderful things near Napoli are fantastic ... the ruins of Pompeii, the Isle of Capri and the town of Anacapri, nearby Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, etc.
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