Tag Archives: Cars

“You’d be home by now.”

People in Lebanon spend more than 16% of [their] individual productive time in traffic. Urban Transport Development Project – World Bank For six months, straddling a winter and early summer of a few years ago, I tried commuting to work … Continue reading

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Honey, scenic roads and wrong turns: A brief guide to driving in the Balkans

The road is a perfect combination of smooth tarmac, beautifully designed hairpin bends and quick straights that seem to say “Come on, get loose on that accelerator”. A bit of traffic is coming the other way – trucks, mostly, and the … Continue reading

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Russian cars

As a kid I used to love those old cop films, shot in Italy or Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, where cops with the mandatory mustache, brown shirts and bell-bottomed trousers fought crime and terrorism (or both at the same … Continue reading

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