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PUB CHAT: As always, America delivers

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Stupendous. Very beautiful. Incredible.

Those are just some of the words that Alberto used to describe New York City. Except that, being Italian, he used the words from his native tongue — stupenda, bellissima, incredibile.

He also wrote that he was “contentissimo” to be there, which can be translated to “super happy.”

Allow me to explain:

Alberto is the grandson of one of my dad’s best friends in Italy. He’s 18 years old and was in the Big Apple for nine days in March as part of a Model United Nations conference through his high school. The conference drew students from all over the world, including Canada, France, Australia and Italy. It was Alberto’s first trip to the United States, and he clearly was awestruck.

We communicated in the most modern of ways — via messages on WhatsApp — and the first day he wrote, “I am in New York now, and I have to say it’s an incredible thing. Very beautiful. Today I visited a few places including Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street,........

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