Friday, 30 May 2014

On Substitute Teachers

Some teachers with little to no relationship with their students are still able to successfully command a classroom.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

On Gun Control

" 'Guns don't kill people, people do.' No: obviously, people with guns kill more people than people without them. Why not bad knives or cars, which can be instruments of death, too? Because these things were designed to help people do things other than kill people. 'Gun control' means controlling those things whose first purpose is to help people kill other people."

-Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker writer.

(Critical graffiti in Passau, Germany last month)

On Excess Cheese

There are some countries in Europe where it is possible to receive too much cheese.

(Unfinished cheese at a restaurant in Czech Republic)

Sunday, 25 May 2014

On Holiday Hours

In an effort to boost sales, an increasingly large number of shops and businesses are open during bank (and other) holidays.

(Busy people sculpture in central Ceske Budejovice)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

On Cobblestones

The decision to maintain historic streets are usually a delight to tourists, but a nuisance to drivers.

(Beautiful ancient cobblestones in Passau, Germany)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

On Recycling

Some people will never care but constant reminders on recycling can make a subtle but significant difference.

(Recycling guide at Lipno tourist resort in Czech Rep.)

Monday, 19 May 2014

On National Smile Month

In addition to brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, cutting down on sugary foods & drinks, and visiting your dentist regularly- weekly flossing should also be a priority.

(Enlarged skull at the Hallstatt Museum in Austria)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

On Listening

Unfortunately even the best of people tend to hear only what they want to hear- when they want to hear it.

(Window art in the streets of Ceske Budejovice, CZ)

Monday, 12 May 2014

On Seaside Tourism

It tends to be unproportionately touristic and unpleasantly overcrowded in the summer months.

(The lovely town of Hallstatt near the Austrian Alps)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

On Diseases

Some people jump to the worst possible conclusion for every small symptom that their child may exhibit.

('House' graffiti on a wall in Passau, Germany)

Saturday, 10 May 2014

On Hamburger Buns

Sometimes it takes years for the public to realise some franchise breads are simply too plump to be natural.

(A Fish Fillet burger at a McDonald's restaurant)

Thursday, 8 May 2014

On Floods

Some cities can attract tourists based on their tremendous ability to damage-control floods.

(Flood after-effects in Passau, Germany- a few short 
weeks after its 2nd worst flood in history)