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Olympics Latest: USA Set as Japan’s Date for Baseball Gold-Medal Game
"Kevin Durant had twenty three points as the Americans are raised a fifteen point deficit to dump Australia ninety seven seventy eight well if we're now fifteen we just kept running Evan forgave finished with twenty three points the French and Slovenia and look at Dodge ridge ninety eighty nine on the other side of it U. S. women's soccer playing for bronze against Australia currently Lloyd and Megan were people scoring two goals each hung on for a four three win gold on the mat in athletics for the U. S. on day thirteen David Taylor king of his wrestling class taking the men's eighty six kilogram category can you know Jacques clearing a height of four point nine zero meters to capture gold in women's pole vault but then you'll Coleman of the US securing silver in the inaugural sport climbing men's combined event and USA baseball off to their first gold medal game since the Sydney games of two thousand they B. Correa seven two they'll face Japan in the final I'm gonna be
Batum's Block Lifts France Over Doncic, Slovenia; Face U.S in Basketball Finals
"France will face the U. S. in the final of the men's basketball tournament in Tokyo Kevin Durant had twenty three points and Devin Booker chipped in twenty as the Americans erased a fifteen point deficit to demo slowly at ninety seven seventy eight the U. S. help we always used to just ten points in the third quarter and then forty eight finished with twenty three points as the French and Slovenia and look at options nineteen eighty nine in the other semi the Americans will lead short memories France defeated the US eighty three seventy six on the opening day of the preliminaries and in the USA its first Olympic lost in two decades I'm John the other day
IDF Paratroopers Head to Europe to Jump for Hannah Szenes's 100th Birthday
"We learned this week that next sunday as we recorded on july eighteenth another delegation of one hundred fifty or so idea of soldiers code-named the lightning of the heavens will leave israel on a mission marking. What would have been the hundredth birthday of hannah. Censh- mayor memory for blessing. Hana sanish the budapest born poet and soldier in these secret british special operations executive who on march fourteenth nineteen forty four. When she was just twenty two parachuted with others into yugoslavia where she joined a partisan group and was soon captured by nazi soldiers at the hungarian border and then tortured and murdered by firing squad on monday. To a f- hercules transport. Planes will fly over the forests of eastern slovenia. Where sanish made her last. Jump and one hundred soldiers mostly from the idea but also hungarian. Slovenian and croatian soldiers were reenact sandwiches. Jump the purpose of the reenactment. According to colonel yuval guys the commander of some hueneme the idea paratroopers brigade is to strengthen the ties between the idf and local countries and to try to recreate the heroism of the shoe paratroopers and quote the name of the mission. The lightning of the heavens is taken from his most famous poem. Highly colicky sorry. I walked the case. Aria which goes my god. My god may these never end the sand and the see the rush of the water the lightning of heaven. The prayer of man among the soldiers travelling to slovenia is one who was called up for reserve duty to serve as an educational officer for the mission tel aviv university professor of jewish history. Lieutenant colonel seem Golden husan lieutenant. Haddara golden may refer blessing was killed at twenty three in the two thousand and fourteen gaza war and whose body has been held by hamas for the seven years since and again like mariam said it would take hours months even dissect and elucidate the historical religious and political currents that converge in. This baffling act of symbolism
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"He really needed to speak one of those two prettiest spot. There are so many spots that pretty. I'd say the most stunning spot. There still has to be the coach in case that was just jaw dropping amazing and it really doesn't compare to any other cave system i can think of that i have been in and i've been in a number that were equally lovely. I'd say the estonia caves is comparable number of caves. That i've been in although i thought it was really good but the coach in caves was just stunning. And then as you know. I usually ask people one thing that makes them laugh and say only in slovenia as i said i really did have to laugh when i was an injury. And they were saying if the slovenians didn't find a whole they would dig one because there really are a lot of caves and you just kept seeing them in the area and then of course the mining tradition as well so i know that slovenia is getting more tourism. But i honestly don't think it gets the tourism it deserves. It really is a beautiful spot. It's a little more affordable than some of the spots to the west of it like italy it again has a rich history beautiful architecture amazing scenic wonders as we talked about. I would recommend slovenia. And i would recommend it. I think a little higher than i thought i would. I knew i would enjoy it. But i enjoyed it even more than i thought i would. So i would recommend slovenia in this particular itinerary and again. If you're interested in the post that i wrote about slovenia the one that's out there right now you'll find a link in show notes to what to do in slovenia on amateur traveler dot com. Why didn't talk about food. I enjoy the food there. I would say it's almost a combination between some of the slavic food that you get further north and east and italian food and so you'd get things with a lot of pork a lot of meat sauces. I think a typical dish for instance would be an area. You get an. This is not a word. I'm going to be able to say. It skied xlii coffee. Which is a pasta that has shaped as i understand. It like napoleon's hat and it is covered though quite typically with a meat sauce or a mushroom sauce or something like that that seemed like a fairly typical dish. Something with dumplings. Something with a meat sauce is quite common. More fish as you get down to iran for instance Good food hearty food. Though i would say sort of food that would get you through cold winters but tasty number of really delicious types of meals dumpling. something's more like a blitz and again a lot of beat sauces and dairy another weird thing that happened on this tour that i completely forgot about because it's another thing that could not take pictures was that was asked if i was interested in taking a tour of the secret rooms of hotel yama and this is the hotel. The two right there at the estonia caves and it's a historic hotel. It was used as a hotel for tourists. During the time of the communist rule during yugoslavia time and apparently when they were doing a recent remodel they found secret rooms that appeared to be where people from the army were recording conversations and so they present this and almost an escape room like fashion..
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"There's a ferry that goes out there but the traditional way out there is taking one of these big or boats and they're called a platinum and they will hold maybe a dozen people and there's a roar in the back with some great big long ores as he's standing up and rowing out to this island said definitely something. I would do that. But i would also go up to the castle. There's a castle up on the hill with some of the best views of the lake. Bled castle also has a small museum. It's worth visiting about some of the history of people in the area. People have been in the area since prehistoric time so to that museum. I would do that in go up for the views as well. That's a tannery. We ended up with me on. I really enjoyed it. i would recommend that itinerary. Obviously if you're more interested in the spas and going and having melania keiko put links and the show notes to those particular spots that i didn't go too often the east as well But a beautiful country very very green country. I was driving everywhere as i said. It is a fairly easy country drive in. I didn't find the drivers to be all that aggressive or anything most of the time but it is a hilly windy road kind of place. So if you're not comfortable with wendy roads. I would probably not drive there. It wasn't bad. Highways are very good fairly well marked Was getting by with just a normal. Gps navigation the only trick. I think was what i was going up to the frontier. partisan hospital. My i was navigating with syria and syria was trying to get me all the way up to this secluded secret hospital in a gorge. And of course you can't drive there. You have to stop in a parking lot. So i drove past the parking lot as it was trying to get me there. So there's a couple times where my navigation got me close. And then i just had to ask someone so i had to ask a very curious farmer wireless driving up this mountain. He didn't speak any english. I buy did find quite a few people who did speak english in slovenia like so many smaller countries they don't dub their movies and they don't dubbed their music and things and so you get a lot of english music english movies and things like that so a lot of people spoke very good english. There didn't have any trouble getting by with little to no slovenian language skills and certainly none at all in restaurants and hotels in those sort of places and easy to find tours in english. There are a few places where the information in the museum might only be in slovenian. Although a lot of places it really was in selena and an english and if you had a third language that you spoke you were out of luck..
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Quite spectacular and the beginning of this coaching caves. You walk for about ten minutes down from the visitor center to the entrance. Kinda the back of the cave to the silent cave and the silent was nice. But i don't think it was spectacular as the estonia cave so as we're walking through the silent cave. I'm sort of writing the blog post in my head. That says you know you don't need to go to both of these. And i would probably recommend the post on you cave. I say we had that in my head. And then and then. I got to the point where the silent cave turns into the murmuring cave and the reason they call it. The murmuring cave is that the murmuring cave has a river running through it. And i see a river running through it not like a stream but like an actual river and it's an underground gorge. You come out of the silent. K which is hanging cave goes down from the silent cave down into the depths of this underground chasm. And you come out of here and it's this misty scenery where you can see the lights. That are coming off of the path on the far side of the cave. And they're going off into the mist that is coming up from this river with the roar of the river coming by and it is amazing it went from. Oh i don't know if you should do this too. This is my must see spot. In all of the places i went and slovenia is a scotch and cave. You're going to have to be a little more physically fit unlike the other cave where you can even do it if you are wheelchair bound and you stay on the train this when you're going to have to do at least five hundred steps up and down into the cave so it's a little more strenuous but it is so worth it. I have gotten claustrophobia. Before you could see why one would get claustrophobia. In a cave. This is the first time i ever had any acura phobia fear of heights while in the cave. You're crossing over this chasm and looking down at this raging river below you down in the murky depths. It felt like something. And i'm not the first to say this out of lord of the rings fellowship of the ring in the minds of maury. You expected a ball rog to show up if you know what i'm talking about and if you look when you're in that portion of the cave look further up on the walls and you'll see the old route the tourists would go and this is one of those. Oh hell no kind. Of routes i mrs a route. That is clinging to the side of the caves. Up there with ricky bridges..
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"All you have to do is subscribe on apple podcasts. That's it balkans. The other thing you could find that is talked about in. The castle is while the men were doing this because this was men only and not even boys. You couldn't be a mercury minor until you were a man at least a young man and while the men were doing that the women were taking part in a tradition of lace making which still happens in the town so you can see examples of this lace making an even demonstrations of it here in this castle and so definitely worth a stop. There is a small fee. but it's worth it. The other thing you should do in algeria is you can take a mind tour. You can go down into the mercury minds. I am told is safe. I did do it. It was quite fun..
"slovenia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Hi this is chris. Had this show is going to beat repeat. I am off traveling this week and can't put out a new show. I think you'll like this one. This is a show. I did about two years ago. On travel to the country of slovenia mass amateur traveler episode six hundred and fifty six today the amateur traveler talks about kay's and minds and castles lakes and two churches unesco sites and even secret rooms as we go to slovenia welcome to the.
What are Frontier Markets?
"As i was doing the research. I was fascinated by the sheer size of frontier markets in terms of population. Two point two billion people. A third of the world's population yet the economic impact at this point is still small only about three and a half percent of the world's gross domestic product the monetary value of goods and services produced a third of the world's population produces less than five percent of economic output. This size of the stock market's even smaller frontier markets. Make up less than one percent of global stock market capitalization that's the size of the equity market as determined by the price of a particular company times the shares outstanding less than one percent. And there aren't even that many stocks there are three thousand stocks that comprise the msi all country world index which is both developed and emerging markets. There are fourteen hundred emerging market stocks yet in the mci frontiers market and xers only eighty one stocks the countries that comprise that in. And i'll just go through the list. Because i think it's helpful and instructive to know what's there is croatia estonia iceland lithuania kazakhstan romania serbia's slovenia other countries include kenya morocco. Area bahrain jordan oman bangladesh lanka vietnam the largest country within the index as measured by market capitalization or sizes vietnam. It comprises thirty percent of the frontier market index. Morocco is twelve percent. Iceland's eight percent. Kenya seven percent. Kazakhstan is seven percent in looking at ways to invest the primary. Etf i found for us based investors is the i shares mci frontier and select emerging market. Etf i'm not sure exactly when i shares renamed it but the largest wait in that. Etf is kuwait at nineteen percent. And as i mentioned kuwait was upgraded from my frontier market to an emerging market.
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More needles in the haystack: vaccine candidates proliferate
"Just as soon as it became clear that a novel virus outbreak in china was going to become a global concern. It became clear that the world would need a vaccine in those early days that seemed impossibly distant vaccines often take the better part of a decade to develop and test now just a year on and several are already approved in many jurisdictions then in the space of a day last week encouraging results from two more but in the intervening year. The garona virus has done. What all viruses do. It's mutated and that as a complicating factor to an already complicated global. Rollout out so that you've seen quite exciting. The first is from novak's an american company and the second is from johnson which is belgium. But it's part of johnson and johnson also condruct company. Slovenia jong is our healthcare correspondent. There almost completely effective against the worst cases of covid nineteen. They're also easy to star in regular fridges. Which makes them. Very easy to distribute more widely than the vaccines. We already have approved but they also have some key differences. Okay let's take them in turn. What is the the nova vaccine. So the novak's vaccine is made of a lab made version of the spike protein which is part of the virus so immune system would recognize the and that's how develop immunity against the virus itself. It's a more traditional method vaccine making then the modern in pfizer vaccines which are already being used around the world and the number of vaccine was tested in britain and in south africa in britain it was almost ninety percent effective against symptomatic covid. Nineteen given into shots. Twenty one days. Apart in south africa it was only around fifty to sixty percent effective. Okay and The vaccine the vaccine was also tested in several countries. America south africa and latin america. The youngson vaccine is made out of the pike protein of the virus which is deliberate by virus. That's how it gets into your body. Virus is harmless but your immune system recognizes it. That's how you develop immunity crucially. It's a vaccine now. The results on efficacy are also very encouraging. The vaccine reduced mother of the severe cases of covid nineteen by seventy two percent in america but in south africa. The effectiveness wells also much lower. Same as the novel vaccine. It was just around fifty seven percent. This being said comparing scenes is very tricky because the trials have been conducted at different times so during the and pfizer vaccines when those results came out the variants that we have now weren't circulating widely nonetheless all the vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalization and death. And that's the most important thing to keep in mind but both of these vaccines in the trials in south africa. Were less effective suggesting that the that both of them are less effective against the south african variants of the virus. Yes that's right. There are less effective but not ineffective if is around fifty sixty percent which is reasonably good. Say this was to be expected. Because laboratory tests for the and the pfizer vaccines have also hinted that they may be less effective against the variant from south africa. But this will not be the last variance we keep seeing new variants emerging around the world. There may be some that are already here. But they're not detective because not enough sequencing happens in most countries so this is different something that we should be prepared for. But how worrisome is that there is already a very into that is that is sort of unpicking. The efficacy of some of these vaccines mean. This is something that we have to live with. Mutations will continue to evolve and we'll see more like those that vaccines are less effective against several vaccine makers are already working on modified jabs targeting the mutations so we'll see is probably something similar to what we have with the seasonal flu vaccines you get a shot. Every year which is customized circulating strains of the virus. The problem is that with the flu. There are systems around the world that have been set up to track those viruses. lead systems. Are well running. They've been around for decades so vaccine manufacturers no every year which trains to put in the vaccine there is no such system for covid nineteen america and some other countries are setting up variant surveillance. But this is not a global effort which means that we may have very ends emerging around the world for which the existing vaccines are less effective. And we don't know about that and what about in the meantime the existence of these potential new vaccines that seem to be effective and the potential for these various. How does that change the kind of global roll out plans for what we do have and do know eastern you. Vaccines are excellent news because we have a shortage right now of vaccines globally and even in the countries that have the most supplies for the moment. Novak's has promised to deliver about chew billion doses of this year. Half of that will be made in. India johnson johnson also think that they can make a billion doses. This here half of that is going to go to kovacs which is a global facility that will supply vaccines to developing countries. So these vaccines are particularly good news for poorer countries. Because they're easier to store and distribute the johnson and johnson is just a single shot which gives it the massive advantage but of course the country has purchased the vaccine to be delivered and as we can see production. Doesn't always run on schedule. We saw that in in the tussle for vaccine is between the eu and britain. For the astra zeneca shots and then of course getting the vaccine into people's arms also presents. Its own challenges. As we can see particularly in europe and in the us as well sign extend the distribution is often tied up in bureaucracy or logistical challenges on the ground or even in some cases people not wanting the vaccine. Do you think should have taken in total that that essentially this grand will get ahead of the virus before the virus gets ahead of humans efforts. I think we've already made tremendous progress. I mean if you think a year on goal we couldn't even dream of having a vaccine so quickly and now we have at least five vaccines tested in large scale. Proper clinical trials which are vastly effective. I mean they're almost completely effective against hospitalization and death. There are some which are also doing clinical trials so we may see in the coming weeks months more successful. Clinical trials being announced the west production of all these vaccines gets going in the next couple of months. Supplies will be steady. So i think that by the end of this year things will look much much better. Thanks very much for joining us. La thank you jason.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution faces logistical challenges
"Hello and welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. The lord help us to even vaccinating canadians. Their her down there snowbirds so that's causing tension among the locals. But here's the take on less than than i learned. It's great to have these arguments. About who goes i. If your logistics don't work it doesn't matter what your list is if you can't get supply out to the meat packers of the delivery. People are wherever if what we do. Is we send the supply to hospitals and nursing homes or care homes as we've done here that's where the vaccinations occur and those institutions will just vaccinate their employees high risk. Or not is. That's where the refrigerator is. As sarah said it's hard to handle stuff. They're not gonna go running down the street looking for the next category person to give it to so logistics as much as ethics or laying out priority groups drives distribution
Vaccine Rollout Strategies Vary Between Nations
"Welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah my guests today sarah wheaton and dr arthur caplan sarah wheaton chief policy correspondent for politico europe. She joins us from brussels. And autho kaplan is professor of bioethics at new york. University's school of medicine. He joins us from the woods of connecticut. This first part of the show. I want to talk more domestically about what. The responsibilities and duties and possibilities are in terms of vaccinations and how domestic governments go about organizing them the second part of the show. We'll talk more about the global picture. But sarah i'll start with you not withstanding the united kingdom which is actually proceeding with the vaccinations at a reasonably impressive clip. The non uk european countries. Actually being too slow by half they'd seemed to have got off to a very sluggish. Start indeed and it's causing quite a bit of domestic problems around the block and as well it's also calling into question european union's unity in fact. There's a huge blame. Brussels faction basically saying that the eu was too slow to buy doses compared to the united states and the united kingdom on the other hand. You also see that many countries including germany. Which has been one of the most vocal in criticizing. Brussels is not doing a very good job of getting the doses out that they have. is it. just a question of polaroid if you will if we focus on one specific example you look at a country like the netherlands which would appear to have every imaginable advantage. Where doing something like. This is concerned. It is geographically tiny eddies rich. It is well organized you would think vaccinating. The netherlands would be relatively straightforward. Is these things go and yet one. They have barely started and to the government has picked this moment to resign on mass over. Something else entirely right. I think it's really fascinating if you look at the databases that lay out. How countries have been doing with their vaccination. There are some things that show number of doses administered per one hundred. And there's not an obvious pattern so again sort of make sense that you can. Denmark are doing very well but then you have italy. You have spain. You have slovenia and lithuania in the top ten whereas you have big wealthy countries like germany and france and the netherlands as you mentioned doing quite poorly and each country is a precious snowflake with a health system and the value said that really drive this so one of the factors in the netherlands. The case in many countries is at one point. It looked like the astra zeneca vaccine was the front runner that was both the cheapest and the most logistically simple. It doesn't need kind of special freezing transportation so i think the netherlands was a country where they were more banking on that particular shot being the one that was available so they didn't think as much about how they were going to be doing the logistics for a more complicated marnie vaccine in germany. They say actually part of the issue is that germany has many different health insurance systems. And so the data about who actually qualifies for this vaccine is not consistently available whereas in countries like spain and italy. You may be due in certainly in the united kingdom where you have the national health service you have various centralized data system author another thing that countries have had a long time to think about is the order in which they roll the vaccines out. Obviously who gets it i. You can't vaccinate everybody the same week. Does it strike you that. There's much in the way of interesting or indicative divergence in in who is prioritizing. What here in the uk of call us where credit where it's due to the government as we were saying they're doing quite well. They started out with old people. Care homes people with chronic illnesses which might make them more vulnerable. Is that the smart thing to do. I wonder myself with a more thought. Should be given to vaccinating. People like retail workers bus drivers refuse collectors. Delivery people the ones who have to interact with the public and the ones without whom society really would grind to a halt. Yes well we spent an announcement of time in the us arguing over who should go first. Who should go second new should go third lots of categories federal advice flying around about prioritization. But we learned a couple of things once. The vaccine went to the states. They all decided their own priorities. So in some parts of the us prisons and prison staff are being vaccinated in other states. The governors have said no. We're not doing that because they don't like prisoners basically even though that's a high risk population and could be a place where the virus easily spreads back to the community. I've talked to a lot of people who run group homes for intellectually disabled people in nursing homes or care homes but out in the community. They're getting no supply they got forgotten. So i'm lis- despite lots and lots of arguing if you had a clientele of down syndrome individuals. Their death rates are six seven eight times as high as everybody else but somehow the prioritization list so we did spend a lot of time arguing but now we have fifty states with fifty different policies. We've seen a little cheating as a result because when you don't have consistency people start to say that. I'm not gonna follow the rules. So we have people who are rich. Flying to florida to get in line to get vaccinated. Florida per usual doesn't seem to care exactly who's supposed to be a priority. The lord help us to even vaccinating canadians. Their her down there snowbirds so that's causing tension among the locals. But here's the take on less than than i learned. It's great to have these arguments. About who goes i. If your logistics don't work it doesn't matter what your list is if you can't get supply out to the meat packers of the delivery. People are wherever if what we do. Is we send the supply to hospitals and nursing homes or care homes as we've done here that's where the vaccinations occur and those institutions will just vaccinate their employees high risk. Or not is. That's where the refrigerator is. As sarah said it's hard to handle stuff. They're not gonna go running down the street looking for the next category person to give it to so logistics as much as ethics or laying out priority groups drives distribution
Traveling To Snowdonia
"Let's start with a peak at the natural appeal of the largest national park. In wales snowdonia the highest peak and wales in fact the highest peak in england and wales is called snowden sits in the heart of the snowdonia region and in one of britain's first national parks these welsh islands offer outdoor adventures gorgeous backdrop and draw countless tourists each year. Well skied martin. The land of its is here to help us make the most of our time in snowdonia martin. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me there. So i've been to your home. Snowden is right in the backyard you grew up there in northern wales snowden in snowdonia national park mean to you. It's a place. I tend to walk quite a lot. It's just a huge and beautiful area. When i say huge. It's massive eight hundred and twenty seven square miles but you don't see that many people in it feels massive because it's it's windy it stark. It's pristine yeah. Small road not allowed to crowds. How tall is mount snowden. It's the massive height of three thousand six hundred fifty feet above sea level at its peak but because it rises more or less out of the sea. Yeah it has the aspect of bigness about it. It's so interesting because here on the west coast of the united states. Three thousand five hundred feet. It's like this is sort of a medium mountain pass for britain. That's a big peak. That's you know. Ben davis is the highest one in britain and there are few mountains over four thousand of the snowdonia national park. You have all of wales peaks over three thousand feet high and on. I think there's only one pecan english over three thousand okay. And this is the north of wales in. I've traveled on wheels. A fair bid. I just if you got limited time. I would recommend north. The peaks only Less than four thousand feet but didn't The british Climbers have mount everest. Actually practice in the snowden area. They practiced in that. Nobody had ever used oxygen on a mountain before. And so they had a stroll round be had Two systems an open and closed. And they thought oh. The closed system is much better. But what they didn't realize goes onto everest the vows and clo- system froze so the luckily they had a couple of open systems with them but they had some rugged enough areas in north wales where thought they could have some practice there. And you do get to some mountain. they're not resorts alert. Sort of hiking centers or something there. There's some beautiful towns. There's town called. Beth goulart galaxy. Guess who described beth killer it's a mountainous area and therefore towns villages. They nestle in the valleys. They don't sit on tops of hills and bathe galax which means ballots grave is useful in a little bowl with rivers running through it stone building. Oh everything is built on. Everything is built stone bridges over the babbling drone bridges and of course slate roofs because wales used to be the slate production center of the world at one time that right so when we think about going to north wales as a visitor and we want to do some hikes. What advice would you give for enjoying the nature of snowden national park and bringing up some calories at the same time you can hike all levels. Mt snowden itself with acid in welsh is an attraction. And there's a railway that runs up if you don't wanna walk for three hours just take the train and this is kind of a cute little tourist steam train. Yeah it goes from some berries up to the top and that's a family out it is. It gets crowded. Some of what i was going to say is that snowden is like a magnet people have heard people know that so that eight hundred and twenty seven square. Miles will get away from snowden. You'll see fewer and fewer and people which is a lovely thing. It is very empty area. It is and if you wanted to have some rugged memory you could hike it without the steam train. Take what five hours or so three hundred. Well five hours up and down if you if you know. It's a nice day. It's a lovely day. Beware say this flat up. Beware of times of year like easter when it's considerably cooler the top dress. Well okay
After Trump, Europe's Populist Leaders Will Have 'Lost One Of Their Cheerleaders'
"Trump on his way out of office. Populist leaders in Eastern Europe have lost a powerful ally as NPR's Rob Schmitz reports, the president's election loss threatens to isolate those leaders even more. On the day after the U. S election, millions of votes in key swing states were still being counted. And there wasn't a clear winner yet. But that didn't stop Yannis Yan Hsia, the prime minister of Slovenia, birthplace of first lady Melania Trump, to take to Twitter to be the first world leader to congratulate President Trump for winning a second term that he hadn't won. After the election was called for Biden. Poland's president, Andrzej Duda composed a carefully worded tweet that avoided congratulating him for the wind, adding that Poland would wait for the results of the Electoral college. Eastern Europe's populist strongman leaders are having a hard time accepting Trump has lost. I'm not so sure it's a big loss for the populations. I think it's a big loss for the individual leaders. Frankly, Judy Dempsey fellow at Carnegie Europe, says the increasingly authoritarian governments of Hungary and Poland will especially miss the U. S president, who seemed to share their world view. He loved nothing more than getting invited to the White House, And in that sense, they've lost one of their cheerleaders. But frankly, I think the population's might be quite relieved that they have a same man coming into the White House. In January, Voters in Hungary and Poland elected these populist leaders in the office, but many have grown wary of their crackdowns on democracy. So has the European Union. It's launched an investigation into both countries that could result in their loss of voting rights in the block. The post government bet on the wrong horse. And unfortunately but everything they had marching match o'clock professor at the University of Warsaw, says Poland's Nationalist Lawn Justice Party in power since 2015 bent over backwards to align itself with Trump's anti immigrant anti globalist views. Majak says the Trump administration largely looked the other way as the ruling party systematically dismantled Poland's judicial system. And crack down on its free press. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Poles spurred by leaders who came to tighten restrictions on abortion. Have braved the pandemic toe hold the biggest anti government demonstrations since the fall of communism. Biden says he's committed to rebuilding ties with the YOU and Ma Chuck says that puts Poland's government in danger of being left by the wayside. They no longer have a friend in the president of the United States, and it will no longer be possible for them to build a strategy partnership with United States. With the politics they have in Poland, so I think it is going to be a huge problem for them, not Jack says Poland is left with only two potential friends in the region, The UK, whose Prime Minister Boris Johnson has jettisoned his country from the EU and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has consolidated power in himself and his Nationalist Party. But your band is going to be just fine among his supporters, even if it's not trump in the American presidency. That's because, says two's on a vague of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Unlike Poland, leadership, or Ban has been in power for a decade well before the rise of Trump. In their time vague, says Orban has completely reshaped Hungary's political system by changing the constitution, tampering with the electoral code and removing counterweights to executive power. Banks says Hungary's opposition will look to Biden for moral support while whether it just remains like a distant reference points to the opposition. That okay, we can Look at the Westin See that change is possible. Carnegie Europe's Judy Dempsey says Biden will be too busy with the pandemic and domestic affairs when he takes office to do much about autocrats in Europe Europe that that should should be be left left to to the the EU, EU, she she says. says. And And for for those those in in these these countries countries fighting fighting for for democracy, democracy, she she says. says. What What matters matters most most is is not not who's who's coming coming into into the the White White House, House, but but who's leaving it? Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin
Slovenia Declares 30-day Epidemic As Second Wave Breaks
"Formally declaring an epidemic after a major served surge of infections there the move, letting the government imposed further restrictions to help turn the tide. Country already tightening facemask rules and also switching most students from classroom toe online learning
The Ancestors Are Plenty and Petty with Alexis P. Morgan
"Hello and welcome everyone to another episode of the Revolutionary Mystic? Podcast I'm your host. Mets Lee Alexandria. Joining me today. I have the privilege and honor of chatting with our guest Alexis P. Morgan. I am so stoked I can't even tell you. Just for reference right now were let's see. Moore in August twenty, twenty were stolen the middle of a pandemic and. Like. Alexis mentioned to me earlier. The world is like basically on fire and as a disabled person who is pretty homebound it is a very awesome opportunities today to get to chat with Alexis P. Morgan who I have a lot of in common with and like so much admiration for their work and I'm. Thrilled to get to connect with somebody who? You know understands and it's just it's refreshing. You know we live in a pretty abled world. We live in a pretty neuro typical focused were held. And so I'm really excited to get to talk to them and share their magic with you and. So rather been telling you all about who they are and what they do. I would love for you to hear it straight from them. Hi Alexis. Thank you so much for having me on. This is I think this is the first. PODCAST appearance I've done in a while. So that's exciting. So about Me I am twenty eight turning twenty, nine in a couple of months very exciting in the throes of the Saturn return which is. Home. I'm black and ice that I'm the child of indigenous mothers because my second adoptive parent, which is a story will get into in a second and I'll clarify what I mean by that. Is Indigenous and I'm still trying to figure out if my biological mother was truthful with my adoptive parents about my indigenous heritage, it's not one of those leg. My grandmother was like a such and such kind of situations It actually has to do with my paternal grandfather So you know we're figuring that out but in the mean time I say I'm a child of indigenous mothers to be really clear about a WHO I am in that regard m professionally, I am a writer, an artist and a sorceress. My pronouns are she heard they I identify as FAM- 'cause my gender is really weird and complicated. and has layers of Wu mixed into it too. So sometimes, it's just easier to be like yeah okay. This is folks do what they want and I'm also queer so and I have autism I was diagnosed at twenty seven which is funny because I studied autism for like four years in high. Slovenia with a thought that maybe I would have On something but Nah. but I did but I didn't. Add I'm also disabled I have a multiple sclerosis I was also diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at twenty seven. During my birthday month it was a very exciting bursting. That see in a nutshell. Wow. Yeah. I just want to say like I love. The amount of representation you're able to bring for folks I. I know when I hear you speaking about who you are I'm hearing things that I I can really to and I also have seen like out there in the world. I. Know isn't really being said, and one of them is that you mentioned about how? You like had been studying onto them for some time and like how did you not know well A for folks that don't know. Much about my professional history I was a social worker for a long time and I had a long like eleven year long career and towards the end I was a teacher for kids with autism and I loved it absolutely loved it felt super at home and just like you didn't reach diagnosis until I was around like twenty, seven, twenty, eight I, think. It's just kind of funny like how it works out that way you know Ray Lake and like I think my so it's funny 'cause like in my particular situation, my first set of adoptive parents. Okay. So let me back this trailer up a little bit. I was adopted twice I was adopted as an infant and I usually call that set of parents by foster parents because it helps make things less confusing to the wider world. And just because I usually don't have time to explain my family tree with the. Diagram. Like New People. So I was. Of Infant, and then I was adopted again as an adult adoption by my mom she is my mom. So when I usually when I say mom speaking of her and what I'm speaking of my adoptive parents who were a queer couple I was raised by White Lesbians, which is who boy that's a Latin to wrestle with in hindsight but. I'm usually not referring to them, but sometimes I'll slip and I'll just call the MOM and everybody gets real real confused because I got like twelve of them lying around it's great. Twelve months I mean but when I was a toddler, I showed some of the signs of A lot of lake professional clinicians would probably deemed autism
New Austrian coronavirus measures snarl traffic at border
"Authorities in Austria say traffic was backed up for as much as 12 hours on the southern border after a new coronavirus safety measure was opposed on all travelers entering the country, police telling the Austria Press Agency today. Cars were backed up for about Half a day at the karaoke caroling Tuttle and about seven hours to pass into Austria's vacationers returning from Croatia and Slovenia tried to enter the
Pompeo: Chinese threat may be worse than a 'Cold War 2.0'
"US Secretary of state might compare has bill named middle of Oprah this week you warning that the threat from China good welby worse than that posed by the Soviet Union at the height of the cold. War Mr Pompeo's visits is taking in the Czech Republic Austria, Poland, and Slovenia. This is what he said yesterday. The contrast between free and unfree society has never been clear. Free nations must work together to confront authoritarian threats. Chief among those threats is the Chinese Communist Party and its drive to control people and information at our economies. When a Balkans correspondent guided Loni has been following his journey. Welcome back to the program guy good to have you with us. I wipe out the with Slovenia with no disrespect obviously to the nation itself. I think far enough I mean it's only two million people live here. So it's not exactly huge, but it is a NATO member and there is a family connection of course, Emma and Mr. Pompeo made that point in his opening remarks saying that he brought greetings for Melania trump who is noticeably absent from her homeland. She was born in San Nitsa as Melania canals and she doesn't come back here very often. But Mr Pompey's said she was very envious about him visiting nurse Levin in particular Lake bled where he was doing his news conference but. The rather factors as well. So Slovenia is at at the moment and this is I wouldn't say was out of character, but it's just a matter of where how the political winds blowing here at the moment at the moment in the Prime Minister's office you've got somebody who thinks Mr trump is rather smashing fallow where prime, minister. Yannis Yansha uses twitter almost as enthusiastically as MR trump and spends quite a lot of that time. Enthusiastically, retweeting Mr Trump's tweets. So if you're going to have a friendly audience in Europe at the moment of your representative of the trump administration then Slovenia's an office place to stop off so more than simply passing on greetings from floaters and enjoying a slap up lunch at Lake bled we've just heard there a clip from Secretary of State Pompeo. Making China the real focus of his visit. He really did, and you only speak for about three or four minutes yesterday bend and I think at least two and a half of those minutes were spent really having a good old dig on against China before that. He was speaking about well, he was actually signing a declaration with the Foreign Minister of Slovenia about five G. Security, and this is all part of pushing what the trump administration calls. They're clean network program, and this is an attack on Chinese. Telecom. Companies Chinese tech companies hallway in particular Zeti threatening for the Balkan they've both been very high profile targets of the trump administration and leave you signing up to this five of this clean network program. You'll basically making a commitment, you'll knocking to use any untrustworthy. Vendors in your five G. Systems and the United States is saying it wouldn't have any of these vendors anywhere near any of its embassies went allowed anywhere near any of this State Department. Systems. A lot of come countries, of course are not signing up to this, but Slovenia has and it's got its five G. Network installed by. As of last month, take that way well has replied China Chinese commentators of wounded central and eastern Europe shouldn't be fooled. What would describes Mike pompeo embracing an entirely entirely cold war mindset it is. It is a dangerous thing. Isn't it when you start going into the likes of the Czech, Republic and Poland and Slovenia, and START TALKING ABOUT IDEOLOGICAL THREATS Yes I'm you know he really has gone the full evil empire on? Am You when you talk about Cold War rhetoric either way that he's he's talking really as I mean, as you heard in the clip there, it sounds like something from the nineteen eighties a talks again chief among these threats as the. Chinese. Communist. Party. It's drive to control people and. Information and our economies, and it's it's again talking about freedom loving people and becoming a five G. Clean country as Slovenia has done today as solidifies staff position. In this fight, the tide is turning against the Chinese Communist Party in its efforts to restrict freedom for all of us and I think what's interesting guys of course he's not saying China he's specifically saying. The Chinese Communist, party so he's criticizing the the system of government and control rather than country and the people itself, and that's I suppose the GATT out card But this is the way that the trump administration is going I recommend everyone to have a a good read of the clean network program just to see what they're saying in that and. Quite apart from anything else it does make it clear and not that it's part of the trump administration's drive and it's very interesting phrasing not the United States, not the State Department but the trump administration. So a spot of electioneering perhaps
Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China
"Of State Mike Pompeo's in Slovenia to make the case for high speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Wal Away. Pompeo has led a campaign against companies that the Trump Administration accuses of sharing data with China's security apparatus.
The Hidden Gem That Is Uruguay With Karen Higgs
"Hel Lo travel nerds and welcome to the extra packing peanuts travel podcast the show that teaches you how to travel more while spending less I'm your host, Travis Sherry, and joining me today is someone who used to sing sixties covers in the psychedelic rock bar and Costa Rica whose hometown is roughly eight thousand miles from where she now lives and who is the only urguay guidebook. Lives they're carrying Hague's from Guru, Guay Dot Com Karen, thanks for joining me and a huge. Welcome. I was so excited to hear what you're going to take out of my via. Those good with those those. Highlights there. Right I. Love that I mean I think you're probably the only person. I've ever introduced that sung sixties covers in the Psychedelic Rock Barn Costa Rica Wall the only one who's intro involved. I'm sure other guests have done it because who has right? Exactly that's kind of par for the course if you're a traveler I want to start out, could you were talking about one of my favorite countries in the world but somewhere, I've never been so little known fact or maybe not that little known if you used to follow way back in the day. Karen I said that my two favourite countries in the world were Slovenia an Erg Urguay but I had never been to either one I've now been to Slovenia but I haven't been to. Uruguay. So I am very excited to chat with you I'm I'm totally shocked what why Uruguay can I ask my? So I think just when I started traveling, I looked at a map and was like, don't like what I'm taking I was kind of like entire nation is going to be taken back. There you go. I looked at a map and I remember thinking. Like where are the hidden gems? Hidden Gems when they travel and so oh, Brazil Argentina and I remember I and I liked soccer slash football and. Howard now I'm understanding more. Colors, the light blue I like Diego Forlan, and so I just remember thinking that would be a coup country to go because everyone goes to Argentina everyone goes to Brazil. I want to go there and Slovenia same kind of thing this tiny country tucked in amongst kind what you would call like tourist powerhouses of Italy and stuff like that and. Yeah I just so for me, it was like those are the two that I just I thought they use are going to be it and have been something. We haven't made it yet. Then that is a good question well. Yet to give you a little bit of background, my wife and I wanted to come to South America for quite a while. So let's say five six years where we've really been like South America let's go. We've still never touch the continent. One of the reasons was we are not and naturally very cautious people but because we were trying to have kids and Zeke was happening and all that kind of stuff especially down in Brazil we kind of thought well, we can put it off like if we don't have to go and I know Uruguay was not Zico hotbed. But of course, if we go there, we wanted to go to Argentina Brazil. So we kinda just kept putting it off, putting it off, putting it off. And now we're recording during covert times if you're listening in the future hopefully, you're out of it by then. But yeah. Now, of course, as an American can't really go there. So. I would have if you had spoken to me five or six years ago than I would have said to you that you have to come anyway for your entire vacations to Uruguay 'cause there's so much to do and enough of people thinking that it says side from Argentina or Brazil. Okay. So I would have said that immediately and I also would have said to you that you know Zeka. Zero cases here and that Uruguay has great public health policies, and in fact, right now we are kind of like one the stock countries in Latin America regarding the virus
Slavoj Žižek - Slovenian Philosopher and Writer
"Guest. Today is a Slovenian philosopher and writer whose vast catalogue of work because earned him celebrity status across the globe, radical leftist, his work compasses, everything from psychoanalysis and political theory to art and film. Criticism Hegel in a wired brain evaluation of the German philosophers relevant in the twenty first century, tying in the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of his birth is his latest book. Saliva Jack Welcome to meet the rices. I'm here. Thanks very much. Now listen, you've been called the Elvis of cultural theory, the most dangerous philosopher in the West and I'm keen to know how you go from your birth in Louisiana through film studies and writing copy fat, but convince fit to this revered status in in the philosophical and academic world, so let's stop them in the former Yugoslavia. Tell us about your home. Life and the influence is there on you as as a child is an incredible story. Place Myself, but how might Chedda experiences in Oak Yugoslavia? We're really a blessing in disguise. I won't. At the university? Being attacked as after I finished my studies, I wasn't able to get a job, but after tutoring here so unemployment they put me into a research institute, which was basically opposed, gave me of the freedom of it was that she needs who dabbled and. So. You know is out of Communist was other the freedom that I needed I sat through. The West connections I in frowns then in the UK in United States, also another thing you can sign me communist kind but communism we don't opened walks the west, and I saw the big thing in my life was debt. Early seventies late sixties nineteen shakes ditch and I was in my studies. The scene was dominated in republic Slovenia by on drunken, fundamentalist on the other hand. Frank with school much then there was defense right of a disaster local. Rochon journalism and the younger generation immediately found a way that. Also Changed Yugoslavia was open towards the West. We didn't have any usuals in the sense of Oh my go- democracy we meeting. Everything will train usually about socialism, but also no illusions about Western democracies combat in an ideal. I, did so it's not me. It's also whole group of people. I was listening to lock you on, but now other sound following me getting international recognition. It was an incredible luck. You know when French asked me. What would you be if you were to get your boats? After finishing, your starts may honestly clear. I moved to an unknown professor in this fee. troll over country called. Slovenia own, It's not a joke. Thanks communist oppression I Orient Myself. The roads are I was I must admit this incredibly lucky. Tell me about your movie making stint shaky. Joe People think it's some kind of both modern joke and so on, but you know many of might be nervous so in the wrong I cannot walks myself. It's not a joke for more than half a minute on beverages guide overdose. Documentary movies that are made until note I am. To meet I shake, or my gestures especially soccer snow, because seeking all the time, so people can see me. The mathematically covet positive until if you don't get me, you have everything that you need to know.
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"It actually makes it fairly perfect solution. Because if you breath out, and they breathe in, it minimizes what gets into their mouth. That minimizes what gets out of your mouth. If everybody does it, you actually reduce the virus, but you don't even have to believe me. Believe the fine people of Japan. or South Korea. or Taiwan. Or Singapore or Slovenia, all these places have reopened their countries.
Top Stories From The Balkans
"We're going to get around above stories making news in the Balkans now I'm joined to buy our correspondence in the region at guide to Lauraingraham. Good afternoon to you. You are in the Slovenian capital. What is happening there? While we're opening up a bet here, marcus in fact, as Britain is going in the direction of putting arrivals and quarantine fourteen days, which is caused a great deal of Cathal over there. I'm here in Slovenia it's exactly the opposite. The country's just opened up. To arrivals from fourteen other European countries, and that's ranging from Switzerland to Iceland and Germany the Baltics, and that's in addition to its neighbours, Croatia Hungary and Austria. Restrictions on rivals from those places had already been lifted Italy those going to have to wait for a little while, but probably for about a week longer, and it's very bad news coming from north Macedonia Marcus, it's a compulsory fourteen day quarantine arriving from that, and that's because of a recent increase in a number of covid nineteen cases. Luckily I'm not coming from us. Part of the world's continuing to the neighboring country Croatia. What's making headlines over there now? We'd like railway journey Sony Marcus on Monocle, twenty, four and I. This is warm, which sounds to me? Like a railway journey that that I'd like to make, and it's one from the Czech Republic through to the Croatian coast, and this is being run by the Czech railway operator regular I think you pronounce it regular jet. Should we go with that? And they are running trains that I think we'll go with that the plan anyway as whatever they could they. However you pronounce that they're going to be running night. Trains from the Czech Republic from Prague directly through to the Croatian coast to be precise, the city of the reactor, which is actually one of the European capitals of culture this year, and from they'll be able to get connections to any of your coastal destinations, and this is a big deal. It's a big. Big Deal for people in the Czech Republic because eight hundred thousand of them every year. Go on holiday in Croatia apparently, the the advertising in in the Czech. Republic refers to Croatia as aw coast so quite proprietorial about it. They are number seven in terms of tourist arrivals in Croatia, so it's not an exaggeration, really but it's also a big deal for Croatia. Because twenty percent of their GDP is generated by tourism I'm said they're going to have to. Find ways of getting people from places like the Czech Republic that key tourism markets. If that is salvage any kind of a summer season at all, and this is exactly the when people are talking about corona corridors between countries which have low infection rates of which. Croatia and the Czech Republic A to well I think that A. Colorado, because let's face it this. This trains conjugate three tunnels Marcus that raw appeals to me I in terms of both an elegant solution and the word play, and the fact that it'll. Be a very beautiful train journey. If you can see if it's not to. Dock sounds very promising. Let's continue our tour next to L.. The obeyed and authorities are facing legal action. Tell us more about that. into the on this is over the the controversial demolition of the national. Theatre building in Tirana now. This happened last month. After years of protest in the middle of the night, the early hours of a Sunday morning the authorities just moved in and knocked down the National Theatre. More or less said it's done now. Everybody move on well surprise prize. Everybody hasn't moved on. There's a group which call themselves the Alliance for the protection of the National Theatre well. Maybe they should think about changing their name been the not changing their caused that. filing legal action against a number of municipal officials who were involved with voting to demolish the theater, the also again for the the head of the National Inspectorate for the protection of territory, and it's also been going for civil engineer who said that the the building was not safe, and therefore should be demolished as it's already got one hundred thousand signatures from. From people who say they won't be the Old National Theatre to be recreated on the site of of where it was was. The authorities are planning on installing a nice, shiny new national fair to that. It sounds like we have to do a chicken with you guy about this story soon again when we get new developments. That was Monaco's get logging joining us from Lubiana.
"slovenia" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"And you can't travel and joining me today. Is someone who you know. We disagree on this country. A little bitch. I know you love it. I know you love it but maybe you don't love it as much as me or maybe do we'll find out in today's podcast. My wife my constant travel companion and fellow. I Guess Fellow Slovenia Lover. I love Slovenia. Do I love it as much as Croatia? No no I do not just. That's what I'm talking about. We just did a show. Savini verse. Cratia yeah throwdown showdown on our on our regular Tuesday. Podcast which you can go find on the podcast and a lot of you listeners. Out there thought that I won the argument put trump had a couple in his favor. I don't know I haven't live and tallied all the results. I thought I was doing pretty well into the comments. I heard a lot of love for Selena. Yeah Slovenia should get a Lotta love because it is a very beautiful country. It's small but that just means that it's easier to explore because you can see a lot of it in a small amount of time. Yeah I think that for my money. In boxing they always have the best pound for pound fighter. And I know you're not a boxer pound for pound fighter. Means like okay like if if someone was one hundred and fifty pounds fight someone. Who's two hundred and fifty pounds? Two hundred fifty pound is going to win. He's just bigger but pound for pound just means like who's the best you know compared to their size. You're losing me with this and what I'm saying is so menia packs of crazy amount of punch for its size for House. All it is and how much it has to do. I think it has the most to do for. Its size of anywhere that I've ever been in the world. Wow it's true it's true. Think about it. Think about and we're going to get into the Best Louis and I don't know the Geographical Square is the size of Jersey. It's about Georgia. It's smaller than Georgia or is much much bigger thing about it. We drove up. They know how much you love Georgia. So I'm just kinda throwing you hear. No I think I mean again without looking it up Georgia. My guess would be two and a half times. The size of Slovenia would be my guess all right so we want to fact. Check this rain as you speak and I'll check it or vice versa. That would be my guess. So all I'm saying is that it packs such a crazy punch because this country is tiny. It's the size of New Jersey. So if you're from the states we live in Philadelphia. We'RE RIGHT BY NEW JERSEY. We Know Small New Jersey. It's tied small and yet in Slovenia coast a little bit of it. Tiny tiny little. Have it you have the Alps absolutely gorgeous area up in Alps? You have awesome amazing postcard. Perfect little postage stamp sized capital of Luciana. And then you have. We didn't even get into like more of eastern Slovenia like we didn't touch that but we do go down south where it's just awesome so we're going to tell you about it here because we're doing our best of our favorite things that we did in Slovenia. We went there in twenty seventeen. We went there for our baby moon. We did Slovenia for about. I think it was a week. Are you going to check it? In fact we do Slovenia for about a week and we did Croatia for about a week and it was. I think I like Slovenia more than I liked Croatia this trip because we Croatian we did the Istria Peninsula of Croatia which is beautiful but my favorite part of Croatia is the domination coast the more southern part so comparing those two areas Slovenia definitely was a favorite of mine and we stayed in Lubiana for most of our time there and like that it's beautiful. Little City has great restaurants. Great coffee the little. The river runs through it so you have like pedestrian walkways on either side of the river. So it's just a magical little place and it's it's small so it's very easy to navigate and see most of the city in a few days. Are those of you who are watching TV? You see 'em fact checking this. Slovenia is seven thousand five hundred square. Miles Georgia is almost twenty seven thousand. So Georgia is almost four times the size of the Republic of Georgia. I I put in Georgia and it gave me the state state of Georgia nine times. The size of Slovenia they're tiny. It's small tucked right in there between Italy Austria. You know Croatia right in that little hub. A you know you also have. It's so easy I know we're just talking about it as its own little thing in. Its own little vacuum Slovenia. But if you're there it's so easy to get so many other places. You're basically in the center of Europe when you're probably you're probably close to somewhat of the geographic center so you can just all over the place. It's an awesome place. Okay so here we go here. We got the first card is best memory best memory. Oh Gosh I've got mine all right. This is the day so we took a road trip on the last day of our time in Slovenia because as I mentioned we were then going down into Croatia. And so what we wanted to do. We went up another day to all right. I'll give you this one. I we went. We stayed up in the Alps in the very north of Savini touching the Italian border and then we started there and we drove all the way down the versus pass up through in through the mountains down the verdict pass along the cow coast to the tiny little town. That's on the coast called pure on and then we continued all the way down eventually getting to split that we did not for a split. We went to all right right so then we went down in the coaches. So I mean we basically we did the whole western scientists on a roadshow. Probably be my favorite memory but I can have another one but I have another one too because I forgot him but I mean just that road trip is is stunning because you start in in the mountains and that I mean there was nobody else on that whole drive down the past in the name of the versus. Vr Rea- R. S. I think and the water in the rivers that we were going. I was just clear like clear water. It was very reminiscent anything. Because it's the Alps and you know you. You discuss the color of the water to you. Don't see that like greenish. Aqua color in rivers too much but it was really stunning and everything was green. And I would recommend doing Dr Phil like. You're at a hidden not off. Sorry about that. You feel like you're in a hidden gem because when you go to Switzerland or at least people know they're going to see that type of thing but when I was hearing Savini I just figured touches the Alps like the north of Country. Touches it but you know is it that pretty and then you're driving around. There's not many people. Aren't you think this is as beautiful as what I would see in Switzerland but I don't have anyone like I didn't know this unexpected? My favorite memory was obviously going to lake black guy but not just like blood we also. We spent a good amount of time at Lake bled and we sat on the little beach there but then we drove to that other lake to which was very cool and completely different from Lake blood and it was only about an hour drive. Yeah I lake bled. Quick little aside here. I knew nothing about Eastern Europe really when I was in high school and even college wasn't on my radar but my best friend from high school was doing a PhD program in Eastern European Tourism. Which I like. This is very weird. He's been podcast. My Buddy Nikki. You might have heard him. He was the first one to turn me on to Eastern Europe. And I just remember him saying Travis look at this picture and it was of like bled and the church on the island in the middle of like blood and I could never say all this Lavinia and of course. I didn't know what Slovenia was just like. Oh It's Luana Mike. I don't even know what you're what language you're speaking now but I remember that picture like I was probably early early twenties and it stuck with me even though I didn't know where it was I didn't really do much research. I just remember thinking Data Eastern Europe. I need to go there and so when we did. It was as gorgeous as I as the pictures and I swam all the way from beach. All the way out to the church and back amazing water too so mellow. We relaxed on the beach all day. It had a picnic. Because what more do you want? I mean there are restaurants on the one side of the lake. But we're we were at. The little beach will be John. I mean there weren't that many restaurants but there was a grocery store so we just went in got some food and had a picnic on little beach there and it was really relaxing. An obviously some of the most stunning scenery we've ever seen so that was. That was beautiful. Yeah it's one A and one B drive-thru versus pass and lake just lived up to sometimes when you have high expectations like versus anything about this. Might be cool no expectations. It was awesome lake. But I've been dreaming and thinking for Twenty Years and not twenty. I guess I would have been really young but yeah ten years and it just live you. Just like yeah. I've been thinking about this place and now I'm here and it's awesome. Yeah definitely all right. Next card is best activity. Best activity I know mine straightaway. That is just walking the pedestrian street. That's next to the river. It's so move on. Yeah sorry in Ludhiana and the trees that just kind of hanging over into the water. It reminds me of being in Paris a little bit. Kind of like a mini Paris. It's so beautiful and there are so many fun places to just sit and have a drink. Whether it's you know cocktail wine coffee a water. What have you? It's so relaxing. A beautiful and there's lots of restaurants and shops as well so you could just spend a whole afternoon going into the shops stopping to get something to eat continuing to walk and just wander and it's just so stunning so beautiful. Yeah I mean swimming in leg. Blood is my number one because I lived. I WanNa give you an off the beaten path thing hit that button on that other computer there so I can pronounce it right. I WANNA see the activities. There you go so there's two things two places I went. That didn't care about going at all. These are off the beaten remember. I was six or seven months pregnant. Okay and I think you had a bike to them. Yeah by so. There are two squatters villages now. This isn't for everyone. This is for me though. It's called Metal Cova. Is this abandoned army barracks that a squatters have taken over and turned into bars and like a village that is like an artist village and there haven't been kicked out the obviously the government knows they're they're a lot of people there. The the bars operate legally you're somewhat legally and it's just need to walk through. I felt a little uncomfortable so entering the people are looking at me right because it's the only people who live there then during the day but there were nice and just kept themselves so it was just very unique and then there's also another place that used to be a bike factory. That's a little closer Called the Rog factory. And that's another artist. Squatter village with a cool counterculture vibe that I went to as well. I love this kind of stuff. It's safe at night. If you went to mental Kover like the bars are open so you know. Keep your wits about you as you would if you're any kind of air with a bunch of bars but just we don't have that type of thing in the United States..
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"slovenia" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Because it's so small you can walk anywhere that you want and not get lost like we could. We didn't get lost so I love the fact that it's gorgeous any European capital. I've been to but it's so small that it super accessible I other than you know. We're comparing somewhere like Vienna or or places like that. That are also jaw dropping beautiful. It's just a miniature version of that. I'll take it because I'm a generous person. I will concede to the fact. That Lubiana is more beautiful and quaint than Zagreb Zagreb. It is a cool city. We were there for one or two nights. It's Nice. It has some beautiful architecture but having that river and the pedestrian walkway on either side of it in. Liliana is something absolutely gorgeous. As I like to say or stunningly beautiful. Whatever it is it is however I mean. There are so many more cities in Croatia. That are sending in my opinion. Because you've got. We've got nick which we already mentioned. And even while it is a little bit overrun with cruise ships. Coming in and out. It is in my opinion the most beautiful city I have ever seen. And it's it's also small. Then you also have these other medieval cities where every and it just feels like. You're living in a different century while also just being on the coast so you have split which is Gorgeous Diocletian palace which is one of the oldest Roman ruin. That's preserved you can walk through it all. There's lots of fun restaurants shops and it's really gorgeous and it's right there on on the coast where you can have the biggest ports in. I think the biggest port in Croatia isn't split. You can take the ferry to all of those gorgeous islands that I have mentioned so many times. You've also got Makarska which we did a road trip. I mean talk about road. Tripping is one of my points as well. Croatia is one of the coolest road tripping countries. Because there's so much coast you can. We drove from Zagreb down to split. We stopped a way off the way apple. Vj Lakes but we drove from Zagreb to split. I mean that drive was not so epic however split down to Dubrovnik is gorgeous. We stopped Makarska. The very first time that we did that. Talk about a beautiful Queen Little City. Oh my goodness I have the picture hanging up in our house. I loved it so much. Then you also have the drive on the Pelvic Peninsula did Korcula and then we drove from Kortua down. Yeah you rolling your eyes because you know. I'm winning this one. I mean it's all coastal drives by the C. You Know No. We drove through the mountains as well again not the Alps but the rockiness of them juxtaposed up against the does see. I mean seeing mountains. That's everybody's dream. That's why like Slovenia. Could you got the Alps? You got real else or not next to see. I mean we have the mountains right there. I'll be there a little bit smaller than the Alps. A lot of bit smaller. They're still striking next to the Ocean. Like the city's just. Kinda go up and that is just stunning to me. So you've got Makarska Dubrovnik Split Korcula. We've got revenge in in history and the northern part of of Croatia. There's just so many gorgeous places to see now. My heart lies in the domination coast. That's where it's at for me but history is also you know it's it's it's a cool place to be issues okay. Dalmatian coasts is my faith one of the things that I love about Savina and Lubiana specifically is the fact that you are so centrally located so people don't know where SELENA's I don't blame you it again size of New Jersey here punches. Well above its weight creches cool but it gets pretty remote like when you get down in Dubrovnik and you get down split like you are starting to get very far from anything else. Obviously you have the water on one side your Bazi on the other side so you can get the Sarajevo. But you're certainly a long way away from anywhere else in Europe and then you sit in Slovenia and you say wow right to the West is Italy. I could pop on over to Venice. Milan right there. I could hit up Switzerland. Variously only co OP in Austria boom. Vm Sows Berg. I'm in Bratislav. I'm up in Budapest. Let me go up to Prague any of these areas. You're you're sitting at such a central point of Europe especially of that region of Europe which is considered. You're basically right. It's funny because they call themselves Central Europe right. You're basically right in between Western and Eastern Europe. And it's such a hub to get anywhere that you want to go so that you could sit there. You could take the motorways very very European saying the motorists there or you can just hop on a train and you can get to any of those big cities and they right at your doorstep. Where if you're going from Croatia you're definitely going to have to go and get on a flight or you're gonNA take a really really long train ride to get to any of them so for me. The accessibility to the rest of Europe. When you're sitting there in Lubiana like if you look at a map it just pin it. It's right there next everything else. You can just go anywhere. Your little heart desires including amazing places that we talked about Buddha Paschke sovereign. Even we're not talking about those countries we're talking about Savini. I'm just talking about the fact that you're you get to any of that and you know you want Slovenia's small so you might want to go somewhere else because it's not that big whereas when you're in Croatia you don't need to go anywhere else because you have over a thousand islands over twelve hundred miles of coastline. You've got hiking if you really now. Twelve hundred miles. I thought it was a thousand much. You got stat. Oh sorry no. It's a thousand miles of coastline and over twelve hundred islands. I you know I mean. There's there's so big there's a lot to see and do in this country so there's no need to leave especially when you are applied with good food and and good wine. Are we ready to go? There are we. Are we ready to out? I brought out Vigo already. He brought out in. The world. Enchilada was all finding good. But it's not gonNA sustain you for a whole entire trip. I'll run on July auto all day every day. Well I happen to like a little more sustenance in my life in liquid for actual physical food for Him Croatia. Some of the best wine in the entire world. There's so many amazing wineries both white wine and red wine. I think that people talk about wind. They talk about Spanish wine and talk about Italian wine even French. You Know Champagne what have you? Croatia has so many amazing wineries. And again you can drink wine in these medieval cities. They have wind bars. They also have incredible food. Go ahead saying yes The best meal I've ever eaten was in a very UN touristed remote part of Croatia culture stack and we went to the seafood restaurant there as we drove down the pell Jezek peninsula. It was the best if we ever have. We got the seafood platter for two. It was enough to feed three adults in Mensa. I'm really just amazing. Grilled fresh seafood caught that day. You know by the owner of the restaurant. Who's the fishermen WHO's the chef? It was so delicious like we still dreaming about in talk about it. And that's just one meal I mean. They also have amazing local cheeses Croatian cheeses they have amazing cured meats the same as you can find in Italy but you know Kareishe should does it to it. Has that whole vibe of the local cheeses and the meats and the winds and they do a lot of like the cantaloupe and per Shudo. We've had they're just so good so fresh I love it. It's my favorite thing to eat and that paired with the wine of Croatia I mean I could just I could live there in fact hopefully someday maybe I do live there. Well you know that. I don't have much of a leg to stand on when it comes to fighting against Vittachi. Which is the best meal that we had on record on this podcast of saying? Both of US agreed. That was the best meal that we had in two thousand nine hundred nine so fine. Amazing seafood in In Croatia the Food Lubiana and the food in Slovenia itself. I think has a bit more variety. So they do have incredible seafood. There Vino relay which is right in Savannah we love but they also have a lot of I would say maybe more eastern European influence food as well. So you've got your Barack. You've got your Your meats your shave appease things like that so while there is not a restaurant that stands out at quite as much as Petacci in Croatia. Which is our favorite meal two thousand nineteen. I think that they're that Savini as a whole it's gastronomic influence and its gastronomic Kind of identity is up there with Croatia and I think that there's a little more variety in Slovenia and Croatia. What else am I going to say? I throw on top of that as you've already mentioned the beautiful delicious creamy incredible Gelato at Vigo and Yeah I'm going to say that you know there's some good eating and some good drinking and Slovenia as well may not their own wines not much of wind guy but there is some cool stuff there the last point for me for Slovenia as why it's better than Croatia and this goes along hand in hand with the touristy thing is that Savina is also now cheaper. I'm not going to say much cheaper than Cratia. There are some things that are much cheaper right independent where you are with. The tourist crowds to Creche has come a a rise in price especially for like accommodations and stuff. So if you're going in the peak season not always going to be really crowd. It's GonNa be pretty expensive. I mean we're talking Western Europe prices at this point. It's true we I went there in like two thousand fourteen. I think and it was much cheaper than it was last year when we went. I mean so for me. I'm sitting there saying. Listen it's cheaper get to Safina while still a bit more undiscovered be like the people who went to Cratia fifteen years ago. You feel like you have a hidden jam at your fingertips that people have not discovered yet. I just to me that holds a lot of sway. This idea that there's less people s people who know about it it's a it's a bit under the radar it's a bit of a hidden gem it's cheaper and I just love the fact that Slovenia for being so tiny has everything. I could want a great little city. A little bit of coastline super accessible to the rest of Europe. And some really cool stuff right around. It Lake bled and the Alps right there in a country. The size of New Jersey. So for me is Slovenia. I mean Slovenia is a beautiful country. But for me I love being near the water and twenty miles of coastline. Just is not enough for me and while Piranha is a cute. It'll teeny tiny city. I much rather have my pick of ten plus coastal cities that are like Perran. I mean even more because when you come at the islands in like we were on court. Shula incorporate self has its own little medieval city. When we went to the island of we went to bowl and that was its own little city. I mean there's just so many you could we haven't even seen all of CRATIA. We've been there three times and I just want to keep going back because there's so much more to see and you know as far as affordability goes it is a little bit more expensive than Slovenia but it's still cheaper than the coastline in Italy. The coastline in France. I'm I don't know I mean about speen in in Portugal but it's still pretty fantastic as as for as for affordability. Well you guys have it. I we didn't hold back. We went at.
"slovenia" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Is it really true? Can you actually take an extended trip to multiple countries in multiple different climate with just a care on backpack and the trip that we took to Savina and Croatia? Which we're gonNA talk about in. Today's episode is proof that yes it is true so this was about a month trip and we went to Selena and Croatia and then we flew to the UK and went to a very posh wedding out in the cotton swabs in one of the nicest areas of England and during that trip. I took just my Tortuga outbreak her backpack so we packed stuff for a trip to Craciun. Savina beach gear and kind of casual travel gear. And then we're also packed all the stuff that I would need in order to go to this wedding so a suit and a jacket and all that kind of stuff so yes it is possible if you get great carry on one that is big enough to fit all your stuff so Tortuga has both a thirty five liter and a forty five liter size. I prefer the forty five liter size. And if you get a forty five leader to backpack it is possible for you to be able to take a trip and extended trip. Maybe over multiple countries multiple climate with just to carry on backpack. So check it out or two backpacks dot com slash e pop. That'll get you ten percent off. But you have to use that special linked to a two backpacks dot com slash e pop to get ten percent off anything you order Hello Travel nerds and welcome to the extra packing peanuts. Travel podcast the show that teaches you how to travel more while spending less. I'm your host Chevette Sherry and joining me. Today is someone who says I don't even care about that and still kicking my butt in our survivor fantasy poor survivor the TV show my love and I'm still getting crushed by someone who says she doesn't even care about it. My wife concentrated companion. How they're that just shows you. How competitive I mean I like to win. I have put in a little more. This is the second time we've done that survivor pool The first time I didn't even finish doing it. Because that's what care about an but this season survivor is more interesting. I'm a little more into it so I'm giving it a little bit more thought than next to nothing survivor. Winners at forty something. I've been waiting for for twenty years right. You're such a nerd. And then I look at the sheet of Mike. How am I losing? Heather's killing me so hopefully get some revenge in today's show because we're doing it throwdown showdown our third party she? She don't think you're going to be vindicated here because this is my country others already said she's going to. She's said to me multiple times in the last couple of days as we been getting ready record this I'm going to crush. You is what she said. I feel very confident. I baby on the underdog guys. Maybe you're rooting for the underdog. Here today I would say my country is definitely an underdog because today during our throwdown showdown we are doing Croatia vs Slovenia. So obviously. If you've listened to the podcast you know which one I'm choosing heavens Croatia. I am Slovenia and during our throwdown showdown what we do is we take opposite sides and we debate which one is better so if you guys like this format we've just put out the last two weeks we we did. Nashville Verse Austin Than. We just also put out Ireland versus Scotland. So you can go listen those and then if you throw it back. Talk Tober twenty eighteen I quote unquote season of our third showdown. We did Portland Verstraeten coober. We did Thailand verse Bali and we did Eastern versus Western Europe. So there are some goodies in there as well so check those out and then of course let us know on social at extra pack of peanuts on Instagram. Who won this battle so half were Croatia Verse Lavinia? Today we save this to last of the part series because this like this is the day new mall the Climax Actually Dana Ma I think goes up to the climbers either way. This is the climax of it we are. We both love these countries but you know Croatia has a very special place in your heart so he has a very special place in my art. So I'm ready to go to war. I'm ready I'm ready for you. I mean when people ask me what my favourite countries I stay Croatia and it hasn't changed in years. We've been there three times. I love it so much. Sure tell us why started off you again? I'm not holding back here at all. I have is actually legitimately stretching out right now as she. I'm radio I'm not holding back here not hold back. I know you all because you say you want to crush Croatia. Well I don't even know where to begin because there's nothing really bad to say about Croatia. It's a gorgeous country. It has so much coastline. I mean it's okay so geographically. It's across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. Italy gets a lot of love for its coast cities all of that. It also is heavily touristed so Croatia. We'll becoming very popular and mortar should still has less tourists. I think than some of the bigger countries bigger most populated or not most populated most touristic countries in Europe. But it just has this vibe where people are friendly. It's just as beautiful if not more beautiful in some of these other countries. I mean we're talking a thousand miles of coastline if you like if you like the beat if you like being near the water this is the country for you. So it is beautiful. Of course I love creches. Well I think Slovene is even more beautiful. Why because it has more going for it as at least as far as for its size so this country punches above its weight more than any country I've ever been to. It is the size of New Jersey New Jersey so means this is New Jersey and yet it has a little bit of coastline very minimal. One town one mile coastline. And it's gorgeous so you can. You can get it you can go to the town of Piron. Cute Little Town Great Food. So you've got coastline there but what makes Lavinia so gorgeous to me is the fact that it's got everything else as well. It doesn't just have the coast. It has lake bled to this day. One of the most beautiful place. If you've ever been in the world and when I saw the picture of lake bled when I was like fourteen or fifteen years old I remember seeing it having no idea how to pronounce Lubiana. No idea where Slovenia was but saying I will go there one day. There is a lake with a church on an island in the middle of it. I will go there. We went their lives up to the hype in person cool so people know about that lake bled. They might have heard about you. Know they might not have known so. Many had a little bit of coastline. Same coast basically as Croatia. Just a lot less of it but what a lot of people don't realize is has the Alps in it as well so you go up to cranks Gorga. You got to some of these errors. You're in the Alps. We stayed at a hotel or this little awesome guest at the foot of the Alps. So you can say in a country. This is New Jersey. You have the Alps. You have stunningly gorgeous on you have one of the best lakes in the world and we haven't even gotten to the picture perfect little posted stand capital of Lube Lithuania. So to me. That feels like a rehearsed arguing. Were you practicing map before we did this? Podcast I thought this was be no preparation. No rehearsal it's been in my head for a long time. I told you on common with the big guns. Come with the beginning. Well for your lake bled. We have in Croatia about you know. I don't know a thousand islands. Yes that's right. Well over one thousand islands one of which has its very own little monastery on an island in the middle of the sea kirk monastery. We didn't actually go there. But I knew you were going to bring up like blood and when we were in Croatia this time we tried to go to put. Bj LAKES SO Croatia while it may not have the elps has so much natural beauty and it does have mountains are much smaller and if you drive quite a ways off the coast you can get to put bj leaks. We went however because it's so popular now we weren't able to get in because it's better to get a reservation. The next time we were able to go in the park was going to be like five hours from when we were there so we just decided to skip it however when we left there somebody said well. You should go to kirk waterfalls because there are actually bigger than put. Vj they're just not as touristed so you can see some of the most dramatic national parks in Croatia with these waterfalls in these pools of just like beautiful greenish blue water. I mean it's just stunning stuff. Just Google at people. I mean Lake Bled. D You have waterfalls. Yeah you'd be able to see put. Vca Lakes if it wasn't so touristy in Croatia and that brings me to the point of Slovenia being way even though it's right next to cratia being much further off the tourist path. I mean all you gotTa do is head to Dubrovnik a beautiful place in Croatia in the summer. And you'll know what I mean. Cruise ships coming in dumping loads of tourists between nine and the PM so much so that you can barely walk around. Listen I love Cratia I would love Cratia lot more five to seven years ago when we first went and it was way. Less tourist. In. Then game of thrones came king's landing Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah drives. Them drives up the tourist stuff in CRATIA. Meanwhile right next door its neighbor to the north. You've got Slovenia undiscovered little gem very few tours when even when you're at like one of the tourist hot spots in Slovenia it's mostly it's mostly lenient. It's mostly locals or people coming from the surrounding countries because it's so small so you're saying what you're saying it's true about debris gets rammed however you have to go there because it is literally one of the most beautiful walled medieval cities that you will ever see in your lifetime. It's stunning it's gorgeous. Oh my gosh. Don't even stay in the city. Stay above the city like we did. We had a panoramic windows in our AIRBNB reaches look down onto the city and see its beauty and then when you get sick of all of those tourists you just go to one of the thousand islands whereas wave last. Valle's number way less now because you know you can live like a local there. There are so many islands Var branche we went to we went to. Slatni rat wood rot which is like the most famous beach in Croatia with. It's like very unique peninsulas shaped like jutting out into the sea. It's just absolutely stunning. You've also got Kortua. Oh my gosh talk about a gem of a place this island rate off the peninsula. I loved it there. I love it so much. It's pretty remote. I mean you can drive to it. You can take a will. Actually you can't drive. You have to take a ferry so if you go in from split you take three hour ferry which I have to say it was not that Nice or you can go in from Obama. I think and that was like a fifteen minute. Very this island was so beautiful. We were there in. May which is like a little early but there were hardly any people. There are no real tourists. It was gorgeous. There's plenty of spots on there. That are remote. I mean the Old City of Kortua is inevitably self a gorgeous Waldman Evil City. I mean there's so many beautiful medieval cities on the coast. Okay so maybe you have the Alps but you have many will cities on the coast. You have one. I mean it's cute. But it's like so tiny interracial you have so many I don't know how many many will cities but you have a number. That's an island so I just. I'm sorry I know one if you've seen one you've seen them off to keep him out and end coast verse just more and more coast. I'm going to say to. We're talking cities here. We've been now to the capital of Croatia and we have been to the capital of Slovenia which is Louisiana and for my money. Lubiana all day over Zagreb. Zagreb cool like I did enjoy it but it was a big city right or bigger city needs spot. Lubiana if I was GONNA pick a European capital living. That would be right at the top of my list again. The perfect size in terms of the fact that you can have everything that you want there including bit of a trump card here. The world's Best Gelato true special auto find itself in Ludhiana Slovenian. Not In Italy folks but you have everything you could need coming in and out of airports you know stuff like that airport real easy to get into a real easy to get to and all that but it super walkable. You've got the river running right through the middle and you're talking about like to use words stunningly gorgeous and and in this part of the world that is apt. I have not seen a prettier city. Then Lubiana I mean you go out at night and they have you know on both sides of the banks of the river. Everything's all lit up. You feel like you're walking through a Disney representation of what a European capital should look like and.
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"Visit Slovenia dash automotive dot com to find your perfect bald the expected full house vote could come within the next hours Democrats have been debating impeachment all day correspondent Linda canyon with the latest it is about corruption and the constitution that's why says house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler it's up to the house to stand up to the president for his impeachable acts it is about a president who abuses power to coerce an ally to intervene in our election and poses a continuing threat to the integrity of our next selection the president is charged with two impeachable offenses abuse of power and obstruction of Congress the city council has voted to move forward with the original timeline for legalize pot in Chicago the vote was twenty nine nineteen against efforts by the black caucus to delay the rollout until July there was a lot of back and forth procedural votes ahead of the main vote older men chase urban held things up for a little while the motion the motion before the body now is to sustain the chair's ruling that your your motion is overruled that is correct okay and then the next most call you to vote on either in Irving police are out of order please you are you're out of order the card czar for please call the roll the caucus argue that there is not enough participation by it minorities bill cameras is my life it does have a plan to eventually include minority on ownership in the new industry bidders city council debate left the impression that the marijuana to count out black and brown people but she's vowing to get them in the game fundamentally what we're talking about is making sure that we provide access to capital so that black and brown folks that want to enter this market actually have the equity that they need to be able to start up a business whether it's because cultivation a dispensary trucking on there's a lot of different ways to participate I'm in this market and that's the kind of things that we've been talking to the black caucus about since October but the black cauldron who urged delay in never did come up with their own plan no camera into the less Amy that a news at city hall governor Prisco signed historic legislation into law today the governor signed a bill to consolidate the state's six hundred forty nine suburban and downstate police and fire pension funds into just to pension funds up next they're trying to do the same for Chicago and state of Illinois pensions two men convicted in the murder of nine year old tie show only have been sentenced to prison Nick Gail with the story a judge's sentence gunman bright Dodi to ninety years in prison and get away driver Corey Morgan the sixty five years the two were convicted by separate juries in October in the twenty fifteen shooting death of Lee prosecutors say the two men lowered the boy into a Chicago alley and that Dodi shot the boy a close range while Morgan watched in a nearby get away car prosecutors claim that Jodie and Morgan targeted Taishan as part of an escalating game feud they allegedly believed to gain the link to the boy's father was responsible for killing Morgan's brother a few weeks earlier and wounding his mother Mikhail W. L. essay M. eight ninety news the family of a Chicago police officer Eduardo Marmolejo hit and killed by train last year while pursuing a suspect with a gun filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming negligence against mattress south shore line the train conductors the suspect in the city of Chicago marmalade when the officer Conrad Gary responding to reports of shots fired at a hundred First Street and often when they confronted the male suspect Edward brown as he ran up the tracks police later said it appeared the sound of another passing train may have drowned out the sound of the train which ultimately hit them from behind the suit also alleges there was a dilapidated fence and poor lighting R. Kelly pleaded not guilty in Chicago federal court to a new indictment brought in New York alleging he bribed in Illinois official to get a fake ID for fifteen year old singer Elena a day before he married her in nineteen ninety four new allegation adding to a sweeping racketeering conspiracy charges a Kelly sexually abused under age girls in sports the bulls take on the wizards in Washington tonight the Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche WLS news time right now five oh.
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"Visit Slovenia dash automotive dot com to find your perfect bald find any other real for talk radio succeeds WZZM well this morning we touched a record from nineteen eleven and getting down to twenty two degrees at its heart of winter kind of cold thanks we will be quite that cold tonight was still solidly below freezing of twenty eight no records of tonight partly cloudy Thursday forty eight in mid thirties Thursday night I mean urologist Scolari more from the weather channel for talk forty six A. W. C. now keeping you connected with the latest news this is talk radio six CD W. CBM and W. C. B. M. dot com good afternoon at five thirty one I'm Michael Phillip belly in the six eighty W. C. B. Amerila news center with the headlines making news this hour brought to you by a E. S. builder and home improvements call one eight hundred seven eight seven S. A. V. E. or online at eighty as home dot U. S. city police investigating a shooting in southwest Baltimore in Palermo Avenue around six forty five last evening a nineteen year old with a gunshot wound to his arm hospitalized in good condition a sixty seven year old man died from injuries he suffered in the middle river house fire yesterday in the unit block of contact court group found Richard forest Brady in the living room where investigators believe the fire started it's twenty years behind bars for a Pasadena man who killed two people in a wrong way crash on route fifty in Annapolis in September of last year Terence almond struck a man and a woman riding an oncoming motorcycle originally Avenue he pled guilty to negligent manslaughter two months ago police say someone was drunk at the time an FBI release list forty nine hate crimes reported last year in Maryland sixteen a Montgomery County and around the county was six three in Baltimore county more than half of the victims targeted because of their race or ethnicity eighteen percent were targeted because of their religion and about sixteen percent because of their sexual orientation thirty seven degrees of the inner harbor in downtown Baltimore thirty five of B. W. Y. reporting at five thirty two I'm Michael philatelic six eighty W. CBM news when we talk about builders and home improvement companies you can search and search hoping that the one you call will be the right one will go no farther than he has builder and home improvements two months into his family of employees know how to give you exam for your service on any project you may have and speaking of projects to Munson introduces the customer's choice project choose your home improvement project be it windows bathrooms kitchens roofing or additions and save up to twenty five percent off the cost of the project up to twenty five hundred dollars this offer now until December fifteenth Jackie rights thank you all for far exceeding our expectations Dennis right thank you for signing a person of high caliber to this physically and technically demanding renovation these Meryl there's have experienced Tim's heartbeat when we're done you'll be happy if you're not happy we're not done call one eight hundred seventy seven seventy to eighty three or on the weather he S. home dot U. S. call today and save up to twenty five hundred dollars screams store Friday savings start Sam song four K. TV's are huge eighty two instead of fifty eight one nineteen ninety nine screen store the big screen store things start no prices guaranteed through Black Friday so why wait if the price drops for Black Friday we'll refund the difference.
"slovenia" Discussed on KCRW
"Slovenia county Virginia and you'll see forests and farms and civil war battlefields. Then you come upon a stately brick wall. With the words fawn lake a gated community with a private lake and a golf course you can say over here. Dave Walsh, moved here to retire. We drive down a cul de sac and look through the trees behind an unbuilt lot. All that area is clear cut. We're solar panels are going to be and it's on a hill. There's no way you can disguise that one corner of the massive project would but up against the back of this gated community Walsh and others at lake say, they support solar in theory. But not here, it's not in keeping with the type of setting that people. But houses here, you know, they wanted to be out in the woods. Essentially opponents have a long list of arguments against the project. They say it's too big half the size of Manhattan, they say will hurt property values. And they say the supposedly green technology is actually bad for the environment causing trees to be clear cut. They've been packing into public hearings by the hundreds testifying late into the night. Greg Ben is on the county board of supervisors representing the area. The opposition took him by surprise. My initial reaction was this is going to be the easiest decision. I'd ever make the solar plant would pay millions and county taxes, but us virtually no county services, no schools. No, teachers, no, fire trucks, and the Amazon says no police cars, no traffic on the road. I mean, how how much easier can get a private developer called s power is behind the solar project. Most of the energy would be sold to Microsoft to power. It's enormous cloud data centers in Virginia. This is the start. This is the harbinger of a real maturing industry. Now, Scott Sklar is a sustainable energy professor at George Washington University. And he's been involved in solar since the nineteen seventies. He says solar is growing so quickly on the east coast conflicts like those in spots Vania will only become more frequent I understand concern. But you really have to look at the bigger picture here that if you do not. Not move in this pathway, fast and ambitiously you're going to have way more problems than having some gleaming, solar panels. He's talking about climate change. Scientists say there's just a decade or so to drastically reduce emissions in order to prevent some of the worst impacts of global warming. But many solar opponents spots Lavinia are skeptical and they've taken their case to national audiences on Fox News host Sean Hannity linked the project in Virginia to a big climate proposal by Democrats in congress. What really happens when a green new deal project comes to a neighborhood near you. The fate of the solar farm is still uncertain Virginia's already approved it. Now, it's up to the county board of supervisors for NPR news. I'm Jacob fenced-in..
"slovenia" Discussed on 3D Printing Today
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"slovenia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Paul and investor finally you cannot pay with cryptocurrency and slovenia's biggest shopping center yes this is a of an experiment slovenia's toronto marketed self blockchain central and government policy that wants to be the european hub for anything to do with blockchain technology which is what underpins cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and theory so be btc city is the name of the shopping center which is just senate serendipity isn't it because btc's also the abbreviation bitcoin and then are developing an app l e pay which will allow you to pay with with with cryptos in any of the shops in in btc city on the water park that sarah's well the thing is talked to the founders of cash sheila which was another slovenian startup that was trying to make bitcoin something that people could just pay a regular transactions with the issue is at the moment these cryptos the so volatile nobody's going to use them to actually pay things that because of course if you that something that you pay thousand dollars full this week is going to be with you know eight thousand dollars by the end of the year not exactly going out and by bag of crisps but but it is sort of proof of concept i think this this is where they see it going when all the fuss around cryptos dies down and they do become a viable alternative payment system than the slovenian startups want to be in that first with the means of enabling that guy thank you very much indeed.
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"There is one welcome to when slovenia and like you know with pay of paintings there is way heard the news right doesn't matter there was there is one you know there was like a painting of t o n mcnabb and they were it was like a campaign trailer further hall of fame candidacy and i was like i kind of respect that but i didn't know there is there's so many of those silly thing to be driving around with her he eagled side note eagles van still embraced teo they should i forgive bannon sorry sorry no no no other guy so yeah we uh we got some soft pretzels and and crab fries and then we went around and played like washers have you ever play that game now leads names in the parking lot that we went inside and i all rosy in the press box so after he was like why are you here like you should be with your people enjoy i said and you have friends here because i know he's gonna got no reason the tout to tell us you know a few days later just created because this i feel like you're rosenthal this this passionate like island guy i'm not is the not looking at play ocular morales a good coach i could see him coming up with something to be whereas the wolves i wa young weekday rosy were boy it it is still willing i out with me i was excited i picked the eagle's i did do i to do so rosy was like don't you have friends here and i was like you know what i do have friends here and i'm going to go see them so i have some friends they have a box at the link so i went and i hung out with them and it's a it's actually the woman that i went and met up with she's the reason why gotten a sports and it was my first internship ever was a sports radio station and she was like sort of my mentor and she's like a really close family friend so it was.
"slovenia" Discussed on Smart Kitchen Show
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