‘A Moveable Feast’, menu revised

Sticking with the Paris theme: Should publishers significantly rework new editions, in this case the ‘restored’ version of the Hemingway classic, A Moveable Feast? Hell no, says A. E. Hotchner, a friend of Hemingway’s and author of the biography Papa Hemingway, in a piece in yesterday’s NYT. This new edition, …

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SAS strike in Paris

Stumbled onto this on my way out on Sunday evening (19-Jul) at about 7 pm, striking SAS workers at De Gaulle’s Terminal 1. Day 4. Definitely livened the place up. Those who are down on the French for their language skills will be happy to know that half the signs …

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Parisian enthusiasm for tree-trimming

One way of reducing traffic on the streets of the French capital: smash the roofs and rear widows of cars when trimming trees. This more-mini Mini was on the Boulevard du Maine in the shadow of the Tour Montparnasse at about 14:00, Thursday 17-July. Paris 066, originally uploaded by pirano.

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Among EU Capitals, Berlin’s Roads the Safest, Ljubljana’s Most Dangerous

Finally, something beyond my anecdotal rants about the maniacs that are on the roads in Slovenia. According to a study of accident rates in EU capitals released Wednesday by the European Transport Safety Council, Berlin has the safest roads in 2007, with 1.64 deaths per 100,000 residents, just ahead of …

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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Paris

Hotel De La Paix 19, rue du Gros Caillou – 75007 Paris I liked this place! Located on a pleasant and quiet street in an otherwise fairly lively neighborhood –a couple minute walk from the Parc du Champs de Mars, and perhaps 10 to the Eiffel Tower– it’s about as …

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Gadling pic of the day

reaching out, originally uploaded by pirano. Another Gadling Photo of the Day. I liked this one too. And I really liked those pants. Anyone know where I can buy a pair? Paris, 07-Jul 2007. Another in my humble contribution to the 07-07-07 flickr group. My 07-07-07 shots are here.

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gates of hell – February pic picks

February begain with the tail end of a brief visit to Vienna, and included a r/t train trip to Paris, where I found myself standing before the gates of hell on an unseasonably warm winter day. From my personal favorite pics shot last month. A few more here. Previous – …

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Sleepers, drunks and Prince: LJ – Paris via rail

If you’ve never been on a sleeper train, this is what they look like, or more specifically, what the 23:42 D 296 from Ljubljana to Munich looks like:    This one’s a Croatian Rail sleeper, quite new, relatively comfortable, very clean. Much nicer than some I’ve been on. But if …

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Meeting Colette in Paris.

When I moved to Slovenia, I promised friends that if they would ever stop foot on the continent, I’d come and meet them –wherever. Colette called my bluff, and gave me about ten days notice. So if they’ll have me — a big if– she and her friend Marianne will be my …

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Nude Beaches and Fruit Cocktail Bombers: piran café’s Top Trips of 2005

A couple nights ago I got together with a few colleagues for a belated New Year celebration, and over a few bottles of wine and shots of grandma’s slivovec, we reminisced about some of the places we’d been to in the past year. Our chosen profession means we all spend …

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