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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PortMoresby ·
I may get myself in trouble, not the first time, but this sort of behavior, inconveniencing their fellow citizens as well as others, seems to be particularly part of French workers' way of doing things, and an aspect of the culture in general, self-aggrandizing on many levels. I love France, but not this particular national trait.
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

DrFumblefinger ·
PM -- I think we should be grateful the guillotine is now housed in the museum and not dragged along to these events.
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PortMoresby ·
Remember 'All That Jazz'? And the song 'Everything Old is New Again'? "Don't throw the past away, you might need it some rainy day". What's to keep them from dragging it out, should they deem it appropriate.
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Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PHeymont ·
Striking ferry workers stand behind their burning barricade near Calais   No channel ferries, no Eurostar trains and no Eurotunnel shuttle services this afternoon, as protesting French sailors shut down the ferries and swarmed onto tracks leading...
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Britain and France Reach Security Deal on Calais

Travel Rob ·
  Sir Richard Branson crossing the English Channel Photo: WikimediaCommons, Peter Shaw   A security and policing deal was made between France and Britain to stop the flow of migrants into the UK from Calais. They agreed upon more...
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France: Ferry strike on, air controllers tomorrow

PHeymont ·
A strike planned for yesterday and today by French air traffic controllers was cancelled yesterday, but the strike called for tomorrow by the other air traffic controllers' union is still on, and expected to cause serious disruption tomorrow and...
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St. Croix No. 1 Firehouse, Calais, Maine

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at an interesting and much loved Firehouse in Calais, Maine
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Calais Residential Historic District, Maine

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob admires the historic homes in Calais, Maine
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Re: Crossing the Border in Uncertain Times

Amateuremigrant ·
Talk about learning to jump through fiery hoops ! You should be on some UN negotiating team !
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Re: Crossing the Border in Uncertain Times

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting tale, Rob. Sorry that you had to leave Vivie behind. I did two 14 day quarantines this past year and know someone who had to do six of them. What a waste of productive time. Never again.
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Re: Crossing the Border in Uncertain Times

Travel Rob ·
In our case, I'm very grateful. We had to jump through a lot of hoops but we managed to see each other during most of the pandemic. But I've heard so many heartbreaking stories. Couples that can't see each other. Divorced parents who can't see their kids . Mother's that can't see their sons. The list goes on. Not to mention all the jobs losses in the border towns and property owners who are going to have to deal with houses left vacant for 2 years. I think Canada will start to open up soon...
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Crossing the Border in Uncertain Times

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob gains a lot of memories by walking across the border to return home from Canada.
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Re: Crossing the Border in Uncertain Times

GarryRF ·
Sounds like a remix of your escape from Romania. Brave man Rob.
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Re: Crossing the Border in Uncertain Times

Travel Rob ·
Garry - In this case, everyone was nice. And as a positive, I got to see a glimpse of Maine . I think I have a better understanding of how the border communities view each other as one. Prime Minister Trudeau quoted President Reagan before calling the US-Canada border “a meeting place, rather than a dividing line.” Hope it gets back to that.
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