Archive for November, 2006

Top 5 observations about Latvia

Saturday, November 18, 2006
  1. Nobody uses handbrakes.
  2. More than one in four young women wears knee-length boots.
  3. The only people who will ever talk to you on the street in Riga are foreigners. In my case, a German.
  4. Trendy clubs have English names, such as Club Essential. Not-so-trendy clubs have English names, but put an extra “s” on the end of the noun (so that it can be declined into genative, dative etc) such as Clubs I Love You.
  5. The nation’s relatively short existence (1918-1940 and 1990 onwards) means that there is a paucity of figureheads to put on currency. The one-lat coin has a fish and the 20-lat note has a tree.


Government health warning: Sex with James Bond

Friday, November 3, 2006

27 per cent of James Bond’s sexual partners die.