On one of our days in Florence, we accidentally ended up having lunch at an awful pizzeria near that bridge made entirely of tourist shops. It was probably the worst food we had on the trip, but there was a table full of very loud, older Americans next to us, and they LOVED it, proclaiming it as the Very Best Pizza they’d ever eaten.
We visited a beautiful walled garden that afternoon. I walked past the same lady, and couldn’t help but overhear her say how much of a disappointment it was.
Non-aquatic species of the Berlin Aquarium. That seat has spiders in it, in little homes under the perspex, so you’re SITTING ON SPIDERS AND IT’S VERY CREEPY. I had fun here, pointing out all the Australian spiders to terrified British people.
"He threw out the ambitious highway expansion plan and instead poured his budget into hundreds of miles of cycle paths; a vast new chain of parks and pedestrian plazas; and the city’s first rapid transit system (the TransMilenio), using buses instead of trains. He banned drivers from commuting by car more than three times a week. This programme redesigned the experience of city living for millions of people, and it was an utter rejection of the philosophies that have guided city planners around the world for more than half a century.
In the third year of his term, Peñalosa challenged Bogotáns to participate in an experiment. As of dawn on 24 February 2000, cars were banned from streets for the day. It was the first day in four years that nobody was killed in traffic. Hospital admissions fell by almost a third. The toxic haze over the city thinned. People told pollsters that they were more optimistic about city life than they had been in years.”
In other words, they have lower tolerances. The CDC measured that 52% of 45-64 year olds are “regular” drinkers having at least 12 drinks a year. Hold up: having a drink a month makes you a regular drinker? A drink a week seems more reasonable but hey, we’re not doctors.