Subject: Re: the one thing I must have........
Ziners........the one thing I always take is my Grundig Shortwave/FM World Receiver. These are small powerful radios. As you may or may not know, Europe is great for shortwave. Nice to get world news from the BBC and VOA if your hotel doesn't have CNN. Also European digital FM is in 50khz steps unlike the 200khz steps here in the US. If you have an analog dial type, no problem. On FM you can always get classical music. I like to listen to the local stations to get the gist of the language. Feel so European....... Don in Seattle