Saturday, April 12, 2008

Women from Dominican Republic confuse Munich with Monaco

According to an article on Deutsche Welle, two women from the Dominican Republic drove from Italy to Munich to pick up their niece who was actually on the Paris-Monaco train.

How did this happen? Well, in Italian, the name Monaco is used for two cities: the famous playground of the rich and famous on the French Riviera, and the German city of Munich. For this reason, the city of Munich is often referred to in Italian as "Monaco di Baviera" (literally "The Monaco in Bavaria").

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