I spend a lot of time in Western Europe, they don't even make you take your belt off at the airport. Try again, slick.
I live in Western Europe and they actually usually do make you take your belt off at the laptop. I fly several times per week. Shit, last week I was in Edinburgh and not only did I have to take my laptop out of my carry-on, I had to take it out of it's sleeve! 'What, does X-ray not see through Neoprene?' 'Sir, are you declining to follow my instructions?' Make no mistake, airport security is as preposterous here as it is in the States.
Yes, good call. Including a recovery disk with a laptop that doesn't have a disk drive would certainly have been questionable.
I got one with my EEEPC 1005HA which does not have a CD/DVD drive.
Keith Allen also (two years ago I think?) did a documentary on a group of children with Tourette's Syndrome which, while very informative and surprisingly sensitive, was hilarious.
www.tourkiev.com is the one my friends and I used.
They also can arrange apartment rentals in downtown Kiev (we rented a really nice large one just off Independence Square for about 140 Euros per night).
Maybe they should look at other, more effective road safety measures, like installing limiters for trucks that stop them exceeding 56mph (like they do in the UK).
Being overtaken by a tractor/trailer at 70+mph is quite disconcerting.
Where do you live? Here in the Netherlands my 16/1 MB DSL costs me 40 Euros a month
Think of it! With VLSI we can pack 100 ENIACs in 1 sq. cm.!