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Apr 28th 2013 7:13PM Great stuff, Dave. There is a permanent need for analysis of this type.
Feb 11th 2013 9:58AM Welcome, Megan! Look forward to hearing about PEI!
Dec 11th 2012 2:43PM Thanks for the comment, Dave. Think I'd probably go with Hayete over this place, but I do like the elevator.
Dec 10th 2012 10:58AM Welcome, Jonathan! I'm looking forward to learning more about Seoul from you.
Dec 5th 2011 10:50AM Welcome aboard, Jessica. Your travel experience—Guam, Palau, Tierra del Fuego—is both exciting and inspiring. I'm looking forward to reading your stuff.
Nov 2nd 2011 2:54PM Thanks everyone for all the comments. A few points...
@Amelli: My point was never to cast my experience traveling in a taxi from Tbilisi to Yerevan in an unpleasant light. I was really just aiming to describe an experience that I'd never had before. Frankly, I'd prefer to repeat this journey many times than board a single domestic flight in the US.
@Tornike and @Richard: You're both right. I had a great time in Tbilisi. Glad you were both able to see this.
@Will: I'm not sure. He had a cane as well.
Nov 1st 2011 4:43PM Woah David! A lot of explosive rhetoric from you here, not to mention projection. There is neither bias nor ridicule in my first few paragraphs. I was merely reporting on what I experienced in my efforts to arrange a taxi to Yerevan.
I invite you to check out several posts I wrote on Tbilisi and surrounds here at Gadling the week before last, all of which highlight my enthusiasm for Georgia. Among other subjects, I addressed the friendliness of Georgians, some delicious local culinary items, the Orbeliani Baths, and Mtskheta. I also did a Q&A with the terribly charming Nino Andjaparidze, the Director of the Tbilisi International Film Festival. http://www.gadling.com/tag/fareuropeandbeyond
I loved Georgia and I plan to return next spring. Let me know if you'd like to meet for a drink.
Aug 11th 2011 6:55AM First of all, thanks to everyone for your comments.
@Rebecca Thanks. Miss you!
@Castadivalls Yes, it seems clear that the tragic killing of Mark Duggan would not have happened had the policeman who shot him not been armed. And as I am sure you have read, it now appears that Duggan did not fire a shot from his gun: http://ind.pn/pibAYw. As a recent transplant from the US to the UK, I am quite sure (and hopeful!) that civilian deaths at the hands of policemen in the UK will never approach US levels.
@Queeny I think you might revisit your sarcasm about the destruction of property if you could see how many small independent businesses were essentially trashed over the days of rioting here in London. In terms of margin and livelihood, it's one thing when a big chain store is ransacked and it's something quite different when an independent shop, representing the fruits of incredibly hard labor, is destroyed.
@Max & @EKSwitaj I think that Nina Power's article—to which I linked—made a compelling case that entrenched inequality, recent cuts in social services, and high unemployment all contributed to the explosive behavior on the streets over the weekend and beyond, but her interpretation does not fully speak to the destructive impulse that was on display, which was senseless and in many cases very violent. For the record, I'm not looking to pin the blame on any one force or factor. This is a complex situation with many triggers.
@Michele I'm sorry you found this post dull but I do want to thank you for your kind wishes for my personal safety. Here's to hoping that neither of us will ever encounter a violent looter while going about our daily business. And here's to the spirit of care and community that has blossomed in London these last few days!
Jul 22nd 2011 4:23PM Hi Ruben. Thanks for your comment on my Peja/Decan post. Yes, the post was filed under Serbia/Montenegro, but only because the list of countries under which posts can be filed does not yet include Kosovo. (You'll note that it also does not include a separate designation for Montenegro, which has been an independent country since 2006.) I will push to get both countries added. Thanks again for your comment.