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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #1121
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Interesting part of the Netherlands. Boggy areas are usually poorer though. Does it also hold in this case?

And what is this?


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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #1122
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These area's are just rural, not necessarily poorer, however they are considered to be poorer, or better said, having a growing elderly population, because all youth moves to the larger cities like Groningen. It also has a higher than average unemployment, however, it's not that bad.

About that thing near the road; i have no idea, it seems to be some kind of art.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #1123
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I drove across 55 roundabouts today

Rotondomania is a serious issue in my opinion. They are great for low speed roads, but the Netherlands is really "paved over" with roundabouts these days, to use a certain term not uncommon by some people.
Have you ever driven in the UK? I've driven 800km over 2 lane roads over there, and crossed some 350 roundabouts. And of course not only simple roundabouts, but also 3-in-1 roundabouts. Crazy!
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #1124
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Yeah, but in most foreign countries usual round-abouts are not designed so awfully small as here.

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Boggy areas are usually poorer though.
It's not really the case here. I come from a small village which is "very remote" for dutch standards. As Chris said, unemployment is just a bit higher, but further there are no big differences in wealth.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #1125
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Yeah, it's not like they're Amish or something
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Old April 13th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #1126
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Ok, my bad. Boggy areas usually LOOK poorer. And more messy... What's in your avatar, Chris?
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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #1127
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The dutch flag with a traffic sign 'watch out, traffic jam' in it.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #1128
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Verso meant my previous one, which i had very short, it was the flag of Los Angeles
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Old April 14th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #1129
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Yeah, I meant that one. Interesting, I'd never seen it. Your current avatar isn't completely symmetric.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #1130
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Haha I pass that particular road between Valthermond and the road to Borger at least one time a week going to my parents' place. The stange concrete object is indeed a piece of art, beats me why it was built there though...

The problem with these locales is that there are very deep education gaps between them and the rest of the Netherlands. I can't really talk too much about it but the quality of primary education here can be very derpessing
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Old April 14th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #1131
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Yeah, 90% of those plans won't be completed in 20 years.
I've edited the list, is it better now?
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Old April 15th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #1132
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Oldschool traffic jams:

(81 traffic jams, 416km)
[IMG]http://i27.************/2s7fbrn.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 15th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #1133
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You should have posted the picture on the day after easter (890 km of chaos)
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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #1134
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I did It's in the older thread.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:56 PM   #1135
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Are there any current plans to fill up all the gaps of the A4?
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N351 Oosterwolde - Wolvega - Emmeloord - Urk

N351 > 82 pics

I drove the entire N351 this saturday, a diagonal route in Friesland and Flevoland, and a minimal section in Overijssel. The road is largely limited to 80km/h, but west of Wolvega, people drove quite faster than that. The road is dead straight in Flevoland.

[IMG]http://i26.************/2db2dn7.jpg[/IMG]

N351 > 82 pics
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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #1137
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There was an Ammonia leak in the distribution center of a major supermarket chain in my city today. Actually a few hundred meters from my work, but i just worked outside the evacuation zone.

However, the DC was closed for a few hours, resulting in endless lines of trucks jamming up half the southside of Zwolle. I took this pic with my phone:

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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #1138
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Seen on the A10 round Amsterdam....



'Even Apeldoorn bellen' is a slogan of an insurancecompagny saying so much as 'only need 2 call Apeldoorn....'
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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #1139
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Dangerous.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #1140
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