Driving in Greece - How Bad is it?

Written by Emmanuel Mendonca

Driving in Greece, what is it really like? Generally speaking, Greek drivers are notrepparttar best in Europe, but there are worse they know who they are!

I have been in driving in Greece for a while and have witnessed many examples of bad habits onrepparttar 145394 road, which have shocked my rapidly departing British sensibilities. It is not uncommon for drivers to hoot their horns at traffic lights, even when they are still on red and to fly through red lights. There is a reason of sorts for some ofrepparttar 145395 occasions whenrepparttar 145396 latter occurs. Traffic lights, even inrepparttar 145397 capital, are not remotely controlled at different times ofrepparttar 145398 day to allow for changes in traffic flow. Therefore in rush hour, for example, there can be dozens of cars waiting to go through a traffic light, which stays green for only ten seconds or less. This results in stressed out drivers sneaking through on red because they are tired of waiting. I have also been surprised on more than one occasion when going down a one-way street, by someone coming at speed inrepparttar 145399 opposite direction towards me. I have decided that if I ever dentrepparttar 145400 front of my car,repparttar 145401 next time I see someone drivingrepparttar 145402 wrong way up a one-way street towards me, Ill head straight for them and letrepparttar 145403 other guy's insurance company coverrepparttar 145404 damage I did elsewhere. Sounds good in theory at least.

The Greeks seem to have a disregard for their own safety to a degree that I have not seen in northern Europe drivers and pedestrians alike. For example, watch out for Greek grannies walking downrepparttar 145405 middle ofrepparttar 145406 road with their shopping. Ok, sorepparttar 145407 pavements in some places are so bad that you have to walk inrepparttar 145408 road, but it is really necessary for pedestrians to go head to head withrepparttar 145409 traffic? Seatbelts are rarely worn even thoughrepparttar 145410 law says they must be worn inrepparttar 145411 front. Children can often be seen jumping up and down onrepparttar 145412 back seat, as though they were playing in their rooms, or wedged between two adults on a motorbike. There is very much an it will never happen to me mentality, butrepparttar 145413 statistics show that unfortunately it does happen, every day. I always wear a seatbelt, whether I am driving or I am in someone elses car. It often raises a strange look from taxi drivers, as though you are somehow questioning their ability to drive.

What Should You Know About Hiking Boots?

Written by Diana Claire

What is essential equipment for you when going on a hiking? Beside, your backpack, you also have to consider about your footwear. You will be suffering when you are not using your footwear properly. It seems all physical activity, especially hiking need good footwear.

Physical Activity Need Good Boots

Ask your friends to hike with you! Hiking is one ofrepparttar way to know more about your friends and also a good way to make your body and your spirit healthy. There are more you get though; but all of that will fade away if you don't wear good hiking boots. Understand that all outdoor physical activity will be enjoyable if you wear good boots. As people said, if you're nice to your feet,repparttar 145393 rest of your body will feel good--especially during a hike.

What ever your outdoor physical activity, either a light day hike to a three-pack or four-day pack trip, your hiking boots makesrepparttar 145394 difference. Hiking boots is one ofrepparttar 145395 most important pieces of gear when hiking. To keep your feet comfortable, you must wear a boot that fit with your feet boot to avoid blister and foot-injury.

Choosing Your Boots

How to find a good hiking boots for your feet to make you comfortable. Well, here are some check lists you might want to know about hiking boots:

- Decide what type of hiking boot you want to choose. You can find two types of boots onrepparttar 145396 market, leather boots and lightweight hiking boots. Leather boots are more expensive, but they are tend to be more durable and last longer, and can be waterproofed. Lightweight boots tend to be more breathable, more comfortable, cheaper, and require a shorter break-in time. Even though, most important for both types of boots should have good ankle support.

- Don't chooserepparttar 145397 hiking boots of your normal size. You have to go up a 2 size with your normal shoe size. When you put on your hiking boot, you should be able to put a finger between your foot andrepparttar 145398 heel ofrepparttar 145399 boot since your feet swell as they warm up.

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