A fost odată ca niciodată, o minunată ţară unde munţii se înşirau în jurul unor nesfârşite câmpii şi dealuri înverzite. Însă într-o zi lupul cel rău se hotărî să construiască… [Continue Reading]
Once upon a time there was a beautiful country that offered everything from breathtaking mountain ranges to endless plains and green hills as far as the eye could see. But one day the big bad wolf decided to make roads, to travel the country better, and to put up sign posts to control traffic better.
Traffic signs provide information about the routes to assure that no problem will happen. In order to avoid any kind of misunderstanding, the signs contain images instead of words.
On the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 22nd, Aug, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, was given the Olympic Flag from Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong. Johnson then asked Guo about his experience on the solution of Beijing’s traffic situation; Guo said to humor him: “I am also thinking about that. But one thing for sure, I will not be so mean as you that charging drivers congestion road tolling.”
Wenn wir nicht sicher wissen würden, was mit den Straßenschildern auf den Fotos passiert ist, dann könnte es so aussehen, als hätten einige Deutsche die Nase voll von ihrem Saubermann-… [Continue Reading]
If we did not know for certain what had happened to the road signs above, it might seem as though some Germans were fed up of being stereotyped as extremely straight-laced and obedient. That might well be the case, but let us first analyze the three of them more carefully.
Wablieft in België ? (What’s up in Belgium?) Si vous parlez à un routier en Belgique, il y a de grandes chances … qu’il ne soit pas Belge! Le transit… [Continue Reading]
When you talk to a truckdriver in Belgium (come on, you know it will happen one day), there’s every chance that … he’s actually not Belgian ! Road traffic counts more and more foreign truckers crossing that lovely small piece of a country: 41,3% last year, this is +10% compared to 2000 ! Although, taking the roads in Belgium nearly implies to be trilingual… True story. Read further.