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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:57 PM   #1301
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^ Go to Belgium (without GPS), and I'm sure you'll change your mind.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:56 AM   #1302
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At least Ljubljana and Lubiana are a bit similar. Lille/Rijsel and Doornik/Tournai for example aren't similar at all
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 03:00 PM   #1303
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I picked up money with my Maestro (not credit card) at indian ATM, in Kashmir, and I didn't have problem.
You guys are both right to a point.

National debit cards always work at home only. With my domestic debt card I couldn't even withdraw money abroad. It works worldwide if it's linked to some international chain. I have a Mondo card linked to Maestro and Cirrus and I can do virtually everything everywhere with a few exceptions.

Some shops only take links other than Maestro and Cirrus which are the most common.

Some big supermarket chains have their own ATM that only hand out money to owner's of the chain card.

Some banks just act silly. Chase Manhattan takes it, Barclay's will take in the UK but not in hte US...
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 03:06 PM   #1304
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At least Ljubljana and Lubiana are a bit similar. Lille/Rijsel and Doornik/Tournai for example aren't similar at all
What about Wien/Beč?

P.S. Sorry for the OT.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 04:56 PM   #1305
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There are of course more examples, but Verso was talking about Belgium.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:17 PM   #1306
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Other than that, I wanted to use my Maestro card today... but I didn't know I needed a credit card. So guess what - I blocked the only card lane of the main Trieste toll station; fu**ing embarrassing!
Verso, Verso:

http://www.autostrade.it/pdf/payment-options.pdf

Maestro is well accepted.

Moreover I paied all over the EU with my Maestro Debt Card without any problems.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:22 PM   #1307
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let's just write Lubliana in italian so we cannot get confused...besides that's usually the case in foreign countries
Actually in Italian is Lubiana.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:27 PM   #1308
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Why Liubiana (which is logical since the Italian language does not know the letter "J"), but no Fiume and Capodistria?
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:43 PM   #1309
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Why Liubiana (which is logical since the Italian language does not know the letter "J"), but no Fiume and Capodistria?
Because the dude who made the road sign wanted to write the names of the cities in Slovenian and Croatian and not in Italian, but made a mistake with Ljubljana.

In Italian the names would be:
Ljubljana - Lubiana
Postojna - Postumia
Koper - Capodistria
Rijeka - Fiume
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:30 PM   #1310
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Why Liubiana (which is logical since the Italian language does not know the letter "J"), but no Fiume and Capodistria?
There's "J" in "Liubljana" anyway, as well as in Postojna and Rijeka. "K" (in Koper) doesn't exist in Italian either. Actually, every city has something non-Italian. (there are other signs in Italian, except Postumia)

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Verso, Verso:

http://www.autostrade.it/pdf/payment-options.pdf

Maestro is well accepted.

Moreover I paied all over the EU with my Maestro Debt Card without any problems.
It says "Blue lanes - self service only with credit cards, Viacard and Maestro Cards". (as if Maestro cards can also be debit cards, not necessarily credit cards) I don't know, maybe I inserted my card in a wrong way, but I didn't try any more after it said I needed a credit card, and some guy answered the "phone" and told me I needed a "kreditna kartica". But I didn't talk to him much, cause I didn't understand him of all the noise from trucks anyway. I knew I'd get a paper and be "released" anyway (my mum once tried to pay with her credit card, which expired one day before, and she didn't know it ).
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:49 PM   #1311
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Anyway I got a Maestro credit card and last week in UK some scanners got problems to read it
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:54 PM   #1312
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I have a student current account, if that could be the problem, but if not, then I'm clueless.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 11:39 PM   #1313
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Maestro cards are always debit cards, never credit.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #1314
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Ok, I'll try again next time; I warned you about the traffic jam I'll cause.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #1315
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Just put a paper bag on your head. So you won't be recognized.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #1316
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Beats me, it won't be my fault next time.

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I don't think Tarvisio makes much sense without the 'A' oval beside (for Austria), it's too small. I think they should put Udine instead, or even better, put 'A' beside Tarvisio (and 'SLO' beside Trieste).
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Or replace Tarvisio with Villach.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #1318
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I don't think Tarvisio makes much sense without the 'A' oval beside (for Austria), it's too small. I think they should put Udine instead, or even better, put 'A' beside Tarvisio (and 'SLO' beside Trieste).
That's unfortunately quite common on Italian road signs: they put the indication of the State just few kms before the borders... then you have to know in advance those little towns hundreds kms far on the signs actually are Italian borders, as for Ventimiglia on A-10 for istance
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Old September 4th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #1319
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That's weird, because on the A23 they sign both Tarvisio and the "confine di Stato" (the actual border).
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Old September 4th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #1320
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Or replace Tarvisio with Villach.
Nah, that's a bit over the top to sign Villach already in Venice (240 km away). I'd actually write "Udine (A)", not "Tarvisio (A)". And a dot between Udine and 'A', so you don't think Udine is in Austria.
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