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For me, the best thing is that there are many things to try and observe. There are always new places to explore and unique traditions to learn about.

I also love that each temple is completely different. Some are big and impressive, but you don't feel much emotion because there are too many tourists. 

The worst thing I experienced was Osaka's subway. I couldn't find the right exit, and had to walk for 20 minutes during each connection.
 
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Well known for its fine architecture and expansive piazzas, Turin is regarded as one of the world's leading examples of Baroque styling. 

But beyond its facades and squares, the elements that bring life to this delightful city are the many colonnaded arcades surrounding the piazzas and shading downtown sidewalks.



My father, who is a die-hard believer that cash is king, tells me, "You need to stop using 'plastic money,' or else you'll end up in a poorhouse!"

Well, Papa, I hate to break it to you, but that hard-earned cold cash in your pocket might not be made from what you think it is.


The town of Trossingen in southwest Germany is one such place.

When I visited the town, its Harmonica Festival was being held over a span of five days.

First, I headed for the German Harmonica Museum near the town hall. This museum has the world's largest harmonica and accordion collection. 

Hundreds of harmonicas set in colorful paper cases are laid in glass show cases, making the instruments look like fancy chocolate bars in pretty wrapping.

*In my elementary school days, I learned how to play the harmonica. I hope I can practice the instrument as one of my hobbies.
 

Turing had long been interested in the way that machines could imitate, even surpass, human thought, and in 1950, he published a paper in which he outlined a test to measure a machine's capacity to converse like a human being--- an "imitation game"--- and therefore its intelligence. This came to be known as the Turing Test, a fundamental part of artificial intelligence studies to this day.

Alan Turing(1912-1954) said: "We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done."