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  • Interests tying up very small parcels, attaching notes to pigeons' legs, destroying household pests

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  1. 3G in Restaurants?

      Public transport, sure - forgot that - I'm just so used to riding the bike
  2. 3G in Restaurants?

      Nope.   We're allowed to go into shops and restaurants without masks if we choose.  I bet a lot like myself are boosted.    How about we all just move on with the times, accept that Covid is going to be with us forever, that the majority of us are fully vaccinated and / or boosted, that mask wearing should be a personal choice unless - like in hospitals, clinics and old folks' homes - it's still required? This way we can manage the problem instead of going back to the mindset of forcing us to go into some sort of lockdown, or stigmitising those who are simply interested in living a normal life again, which includes not wearing a mask when out to buy some milk or go into a bar for a brew.  When I was in Canada recently I met many people who are still living in complete fear of going outside, ffs, and their numbers are better than those here overall. It's time to move on. 
  3. Forecast for Hamburg: easier breathing! In case you missed it, as of tomorrow, April 30, you are no longer required to wear a mask in stores, restaurants, etc. Public transport you still have to.
  4. Food outlet - catastrophe

      For forty bucks you could have bought some eggs, cheese, milk, butter, bread, a bit of ham and onion, made yourself a fine omelette and while sitting down to eat have the time to go through a basic cookbook to plan ahead for your next meals made at home bought with the money left over because even with prices rising that won't be as much as buying mystery meat slopwraps over and over no matter what the quality.  Just learn to prepare some simple things and feed yourself instead of the food truck bottom line.   BTW - having your home burned to the ground or swept away in a flood is a catastrophe.  Being disappointed with the quality of a meal is not. 
  5. What kind of cooking oil do you use?

    Have heard good things about an app called too good to go which connects users to restaurants and stores with surplus food they would otherwise throw out
  6. The War in Ukraine

    Photo and short video said to be of the Moskva sinking   Link to The Guardian
  7. Supermarket current specials app?

    I use kaufDa Has all the sales ads for your local supermarkets 
  8. Random testing and quarantine plan Canada

      I can't answer any of these, they're way too specific. 
  9. Random testing and quarantine plan Canada

      I did not mask in public after arrival, though did mask up inside a public building.  Masking is dependent on which province, sometimes which area in which province.  In BC where I am there has been no mask mandate since March 11, nor do you have to show your vaccination passport when going to restaurants, etc.  Hah! I caught omicron within a week of the mandates being dropped - but being boosted got through it okay and since it's been great living normally again. You often see masked people driving alone in cars, walking alone on the beach, or out on the streets, wherever, but it's their choice.  Nobody hassles you, this isn't the Excited States.
  10. Random testing and quarantine plan Canada

      I have no clue about land border crossing procedures.
  11. The War in Ukraine

    It went under in a special diving operation
  12. Random testing and quarantine plan Canada

    On the ground I can tell you that things have opened up vastly in Canada over the past two months or so.  You used to have to get a PCR test before flying, then get one "selected randomly" upon arrival - which basically meant that if you were coming from Europe, you got tested, if from the USA, then not. A couple of months ago I was PCR tested on arrival and waited less than 24 hours for the result which came via email. Now you don't have to get a test before you go, but you could be selected at random at the airport, but they are not testing very many people as they have found that the program was too expensive for the number of people they were actually catching with covid.  If you do happen to get selected then you take your test, leave the airport, and go to wherever you're heading.  You do have to isolate until test results are in.     The ArriveCAN app you still have to fill out, but it's pretty straightforward.     For more specific questions, ie your plan to drive immediately upon entry to the USA, you could go on the FlyerTalk forum Canada sub and ask there if the subject has not already been covered.  
  13. 3G in Restaurants?

    Going for my second booster sooner or later.     You have to admit that the unvaccinated Mr. Bear has a lot in common with the rest of us, in that none of us will ever be fully vaxxed.  
  14. The War in Ukraine

    That two trillion figure is referenced in this article from one year ago   The exact volumes of gas currently lying deep underneath the Black Sea are not yet known. Rough estimates predict that the Ukrainian shelf may contain more than two trillion cubic meters of gas. The exact figure is yet to be determined since two-thirds of the country’s maritime area passed to de facto Russian control following Moscow’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014. Ukraine’s state energy company Naftogaz is preparing to explore 32 remaining blocks.  
  15. Random pointless comments

    I know what I'm aware of and that's how easy it is to catch this omicron thing. Less than a week after they dropped the mask mandate here I came down with it.  Don't believe what they say about it being just a bad cold if you're boosted.  It's worse, but you'll be okay.