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Re: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)

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Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 03/01/07 15:51, Joe Hart wrote:
>> Steve Lamb wrote:
>>> Joe Hart wrote:
> [snip]
>> However, I was exaggerating a bit.  To go the 26 km from here to
>> Amsterdam, it takes about a half of an hour with the car or the bus.
>> The difference is I have to find a place to park the car, and then pay
>> for it. Choosing the bus or the car for a trip to the city is a matter
>> of need.  For example if one needs to buy items that are heavy or bulky
>> and bring them home, then the car is the best mode of transportation.
>> If one is going to see museums and/or other sites, then the bus (or
>> train) is the best.
> What if the bus line you are on loops around the opposite part of
> town from where you want to go?

Well, that doesn't happen too often if you choose the right bus.
However, sometimes it is necessary to transfer from one bus to another
or from one train to another, and that is a pain.

Overall public transportation is a pain compared to driving because not
only do you not get to choose the route, but you also have to deal with
'other people'.

I am not a zealot when it comes to using public transportation.  I use
my car to do most of my traveling, including going to the grocery store
on a semi-daily basis (so I get fresh meat).  In the summer however, I
do use the bicycle to do some shopping.

The culture here is quite different when it comes to bicycles.  It is
quite common to see old ladies riding bikes, and there is even a type of
bicycle called an "oma fiets" which translates to "grandma bicycle".

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