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Old December 18th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #17761
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Funny, I was there several times but have never realized that this tower do not belong to the church but to the town hall :-) Thanks :-)
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #17762
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A meteor was seen yesterday by a little girl in Palermo suburbs' sky. This morning, the kid went to the point were she had seen the meteor falling, and found this:

http://palermo.repubblica.it/cronaca...mo-48839774/1/

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I heard today in the radio newscast: scientists analyzed that piece.

It is a piece of wood
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #17763
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Why would you need scientists to get to this conclusion?
Meteorites are heavy, wood is light, no other science is necessary.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #17764
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Meteorites are heavy, wood is light, no other science is necessary.
Not true. Carbonaceous chondrites are not so heavy. They are made of some rock and a high percentage of carbon and water that lower their weight. Besides, even a rocky meteorite can be light: it can be hollow.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #17765
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Wtf? 4,5€ is insane!! Where did you park? At Parliament?

Even Carlton garáž is "only" 3,50€ for 1. hour and then 2€. And it is located on the most important square in the whole Bratislava.

You should have asked on Slovak SSC, you could park you car at Aupark for free and walk 5mins to Old town.

I m glad you liked it, its my favourite too, just a bit overpriced and sometimes lacks the quality of food in Vienna. Have you tried Cigánska?[/url]
I parked here http://goo.gl/maps/xXiBE
Should have asked, an I usually do, oh well, next time I will

Prrices are way better then Vienna, for almost everything. And food/drinks at Weihnachtsmarkt were more then 2 times lower. Also prices in Billa where good.

I only ate a pancake, it looked really good, but unfortunately didn't taste so good as it looked, and it was very hot, was microwave warmed.
We did stop to eat in an underground place under the Danish Embassy, although the girl the girl who took orders was very bored, didn't seem to know much English, and for whatever reason didn't want to bring to one of us beer, but brought to other tables, food was nice and price was good.

Overall a nice stay, to bad for the heavy fog. More reason to make another stop sometime in summer .

About Vienna, stupid parking system, never seen something like this in any place before.
No ticket machine, I had to buy from a store in the morning, and the lady didn't have 1h, 2h tickets, only 30min, so I have to go sown and change it until we leave. I also had to check the hour and date myself, so had to go up in he hotel because had no pen.

Soon I will drive back from Vienna to boring Ingolstadt.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #17766
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Got back yesterday from Roma Fair, near Fiumicino Airport, and just for the lolz I went through Rome, to the A24, instead of driving the GRA.

http://goo.gl/maps/o3ZBA

Boy, oh boy. Never again, never again.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #17767
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Got back yesterday from Roma Fair, near Fiumicino Airport, and just for the lolz I went through Rome, to the A24, instead of driving the GRA.

http://goo.gl/maps/o3ZBA

Boy, oh boy. Never again, never again.
Google says 1h30' between Rome and L'Aquila. But in that case I guess it was the time needed to go from A91 to A24 via Rome centre.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #17768
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Google says 1h30' between Rome and L'Aquila. But in that case I guess it was the time needed to go from A91 to A24 via Rome centre.
I left the Fair at 17.15, and reached A24 toll barrier Roma Est at 19.15

I've seen them all: cars bumping into each other and fleeing the scene; motorcycles using systematically the emergency lane (or even the shoulder) to escape the queue; people honking like hell if someone in front of them stops to let people cross the road; people merging without looking...

I had this competitive exam for a job in Rome, but I almost hope I won't get it...
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #17769
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I left the Fair at 17.15, and reached A24 toll barrier Roma Est at 19.15

I've seen them all: cars bumping into each other and fleeing the scene; motorcycles using systematically the emergency lane (or even the shoulder) to escape the queue; people honking like hell if someone in front of them stops to let people cross the road; people merging without looking...

I had this competitive exam for a job in Rome, but I almost hope I won't get it...
Some years ago I did a trip to Rome. Our hotel was 5-6 km from the centre and we usually needed 40-60 mins to cover that distance with our tour bus. Dozen of honks, zero lane discipline,...
Recently I drove to Vienna. Just 15 minutes to go from the A2 exit to our hotel near the Ringstraße and vice-versa. Not a single honk, vehicle cutting the road, scooter overtaking where isn't allowed and everybody stops at pedestrian/bicycle crossings. Even on 6-8 lanes boulevards.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #17770
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #17771
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Old December 19th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #17772
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Driving in Rome is like a Sunday afternoon drive in Walton on the Naze compared to Naples and Athens.

*sorry Chris/Suburbanist : Roma, Napoli and Athina.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #17773
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Driving in Rome is like a Sunday afternoon drive in Walton on the Naze compared to Naples and Athens.
I trust you, but it's hard to believe. I lived in Naples for some time - fortunately I didn't have a car back then
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Old December 19th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #17774
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I've delivered a few times in Naples. Always an experience. My boss urges us to stay at motorway services overnight when we arrive the night before and not at the factory. Forklift drivers usually scrounges a cigarette off me before unloading, and after the stray dogs are gone, unloading can begin. I remember this Fiat Uno that actually let me in when I wanted to merge...
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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #17775
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So, the world ends the day after tomorrow.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #17776
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So, the world ends the day after tomorrow.
I don't own a TV set, but here at my parent's they do. Today there was an ad for a show called "Speciale la fine del mondo" ("End of the world special").

Can't wait for it to actually end.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #17777
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So, the world ends the day after tomorrow.
No it doesn't. It has been postponed to 3012 due to technical problems.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #17778
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So, where will you be the day after tomorrow?

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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #17779
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By that time you will be flushed away by Adriatico.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #17780
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