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Month: July 2016

Nice memories of Nice, De beaux souvenirs

Giuseppe Cacace, AFP,Getty Images
Giuseppe Cacace, AFP,Getty Images

After an excruciatingly long and sluggish train ride through Italy, I finally coasted into the French Riviera, A Cote d’Azur, my last stop on a summer vacation across Europe. I regarded the rain beading on my shoulders and saturating my backpack, but assured it was a mere interlude by the couple who rented rooms in their apartment located a few blocks from the beaches of Nice.

I have nothing against ferries

old carAnother surcharge? What happened to the $30 car tab? If you live in Washington state and already renewed your vehicle registration this year, you probably noticed the added surcharge that went into effect in January, five dollars to fund ferry replacement. I know. Why should drivers who don’t use the ferries pay to replace them?  But that debate is for another day. Let’s look at the subject more broadly.