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Feb 1st 2007 1:25PM It will be great when they ban smoking in public places in Prague. I can't wait. If it works in New York, it can work here, too.
Feb 1st 2007 9:19AM To Justin: Really good point about being a vegetarian while traveling. I often wondered how vegetarians did it in places like China or even France for that matter...
Jan 21st 2007 6:21AM Ouch! I didn't realize criticizing Venice was illegal these days. But fair enough. To get it straight: I think Venice is beautiful, the architecture is great but I find other cities (and other Italian cities) much more romantic. Therefore travel agents and travel mags should stop selling it as a romantic destination. It would cut down on the number of tourists and everyone would be happy. That's all.
I do like how passionate people are about Venice though. There is something to be said for that.
Thanks for the comments.
Jan 18th 2007 3:57AM Arabian Gulf refers to the Arab countries of "The Gulf" (most of them), not the Persian part (Iran).
And, really, is anything eternal?
Jan 4th 2007 8:21AM Thanks for your comment!
Don't get me wrong. I am all for celebrating various cultures and their languages (even though in Europe we've been known to have a nationalism problem that often goes along with that). However, I don't think that extending the list of official languages is the way to diversity. As The Economist article points out the more official EU languages there are, the more people actually use English.
I am not a native English speaker. My native tongue is Czech. While I like my literature in Czech and I want my children to speak it, official documents can remain in English/German/French and get translated as needed. To me, the EU is primarily an economic entity, not a cultural one, and it should remain that way...
Jan 3rd 2007 4:52AM Hi Patrick,
Thanks a lot for your comment. I enjoyed your book very much.
Glad to see you on Gadling!
Dec 18th 2006 4:55PM Sure, I can even send you a sample :-)
Although the tradition is getting less and less common each year. More people these days think it is just too cruel to see the fish die this way so they prefer to buy it "clinically", in a supermarket, gutted, sliced and shrink-wrapped. And, with the influx of cheap farm-raised ocean fish, carp is becoming too expensive...
Nov 27th 2006 3:35PM The best city to fly into is Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia (cute town; it's worth it to spend a couple of days here). Accommodation prices depend on the level of service, of course, but you can get a decent place for two for $70. Food is about US prices.