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May 27th 2010 4:37PM If you liked this, you'll love Gruyère. Personally, I think it tastes much better than Apenzeller. The dairy is a little out of the way but worth the trip. And you can check out the crazy Giger museum on the top of the hill.
Dec 3rd 2009 5:54PM No overnight trains, which is a bummer. Even with the ICE, it's 9 hrs from Köln to Wien so you essentially waste a full day.
But pretty good deal for moderate distance trips i.e. Köln to München.
BTW, you can also buy it directly online but there's a postage charge of €3.95.
Oct 17th 2009 7:28AM I'd have added Salzburg too. It was never taken over... it surrendered only once when Napolean came.
Sep 20th 2009 9:18AM Spirit Airlines "receives" record fine for mistreating passengers
May 28th 2008 11:44AM Always looks out for promotions as well.
For Canucks, you can transfer RBC Avion points to BA Executive Club points for 150% its absolute value until May 30th.
This is amazing considering a ticket to Far East Asia is 100,000 points with RBC and only 50,000 with BA. An awesome deal already...but with the promotion, a mere 33,333 is enough!
If you're going to miss the deadline, no hurry. They run this promotion like twice a year.
Mar 31st 2008 12:52AM Jamie, now a days, they use paper containers. It's sort of like bristol board folded up - with the glossy side on the inside so the food doesn't soak the through. I found that some boxes are lined with plastic on the inside, which is another loop-hole. In any case, it's a step forward. Less petroleum use, the better.
Eva, great read. The article doesn't do Taiwan justice. Near the Taipei 101, as pictured in the article, it is immaculately clean. It's incredible to watch the cleaning crew work after New Years celebration. By 6 AM on Jan 1st, you would never have ever guessed thousands of people have congregated there before. But the air quality sucks.
Mar 30th 2008 11:54PM "Cardboard cartons for Chinese take-out were created and popularized in the U.S., but Taiwan has a love affair going with Styrofoam. Environmentally friendly habits are not Taiwan's strong suit."
Only to a certain extent now but definitely before 2003.
See point 4.
Taiwan has gradually phased out Styrofoam. Businesses are fined if they use Styrofoam for food [in Taipei]. Of course, there are loop-holes. ie An abundant number of Styrofoam cups litter the streets, plastic bags widely used for everything, etc.
Sorry I can't find the exact source b/c there's a newspaper fee. I just know that every time I return to Taiwan, it is cleaner and cleaner!
Mar 25th 2008 1:56PM Bregenz in Vorarlberg, Austria at Lake Constance. Festival Hall undergoes reconstruction every 2 years. Plus, the new Bond movie will be filmed there next month!
Vorarlberg is an anomaly by itself. Not quite Austria, not quite Switzerland, and not quite Germany. But nice nevertheless.
Dec 9th 2007 12:37AM This is getting a little ridiculous. Bisphenol A is in EVERYTHING, or so I've learned in my toxicology courses.
The can of coup you just opened is lined with that stuff on the inside. Why do you think the soup just slides out? It's also in your Evian plastic water bottles. The jar of peanut butter. It's everywhere...
Nov 16th 2007 12:28PM Taipei was the first city to implement the animated one green man with the countdown. Their animation is slightly better.
You can see it here: