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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:30 PM   #8461
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oh yeah our beers but are they worldwide known? You can't even order a nice Belgian beer with our Dutch neighbours... all they have is that horrible Heineken that is like sewage water...bah
I don't know if they are worldwide known... they are for beer lovers, and that's important!

But remember: one out of the seven trappist beers is Dutch!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brouwerij_de_Koningshoeven
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:56 PM   #8462
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ok got to give em credit for that
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 02:25 PM   #8463
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I don't know if they are worldwide known... they are for beer lovers, and that's important!

But remember: one out of the seven trappist beers is Dutch!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brouwerij_de_Koningshoeven
That is 6km from my house!
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 03:59 PM   #8464
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oh yeah our beers but are they worldwide known? You can't even order a nice Belgian beer with our Dutch neighbours... all they have is that horrible Heineken that is like sewage water...bah
Isn't Stella Artois Belgian? Thats well known around the world.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 04:56 PM   #8465
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Isn't Stella Artois Belgian? Thats well known around the world.
It is...
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 05:21 PM   #8466
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Hoegaarden and Leffe (my personal favourite) are also well known around the world, though none are Trappist beers.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 06:05 PM   #8467
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I've never heard about Hoegaarden... never saw it in Italy.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 06:20 PM   #8468
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That's pretty interesting. Hoegaarden is common in bars and restaurants across Toronto, though it is not as common as Stella Artois. Leffe is the least common, though you can find it here. Interestingly, the first time I had Leffe was actually in Belgium, a few months ago, and I really liked it.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 06:28 PM   #8469
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i thought Hoegaarden was Dutch beer. it is very common wheat beer (beside Erdinger) here in Croatia.
bellevue Kriek is also spread here (of course, also Stella Artois and Leffe)
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 06:52 PM   #8470
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oh yeah our beers but are they worldwide known? You can't even order a nice Belgian beer with our Dutch neighbours... all they have is that horrible Heineken that is like sewage water...bah
Belgian beers are very well known here in the UK, hoegaarden and leffe are to be found in most places and most supermarkets while many bars also sell beers like Chimay, duvel, grimbergen, la gauloise, belle-vue, gulden draak etc as well as the omnipresent Stella artois of course.

Apart from that Belgium is probably most known here for smurfs, eurocrats, moules-frites and political infighting between flemings and walloons
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:07 PM   #8471
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Just drove a couple of km's without a driving license with me. I forgot about it. No big deal though cuz I had to be in town.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:10 PM   #8472
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I always have my license in my wallet, I still have that old big pink license. I ought to change it to the credit card format, the pink license is almost falling apart when you take it out. However, in my last 4 years (120.000 kilometers) of driving, I only had to show my license one or two times.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:21 PM   #8473
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Last Saturday I went to a wedding 15 km from my home town and I forgot all my wallet at home. When I drove back (at around 4:30 AM) I was a little nervous since I didn't have anything except my phone and my keys with me. I was lucky because I wasn't stopped
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:43 PM   #8474
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I don't think I've ever had to show my licence in the 17 years since I passed my test, I keep it at home anyway rather than taking it out unless I'm driving overseas or something.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 11:06 PM   #8475
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Isn't it mandatory to carry the license when driving?
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 11:15 PM   #8476
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This is one of these things making live easier in Britain. There is no need to keep driving licence, insurance policy or V5 certificate whilst driving, at all.
In Poland, not having all of this stuff, one would get fined or even, in certain cases, his/her car could have been towed away if caught by police.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 11:19 PM   #8477
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And how do they check in the UK who you are, if you have a drivers licence and that all the papers are ok ?
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 11:22 PM   #8478
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You have to go to a police station within a few days, unless you do have all your documents on you, then you obviously don't.

EDIT: A driving license in the UK is a green paper with a credit card thing with your picture and a EU flag etc, like continental ones. If you passed your test a few years ago, you'll only have to green one, new drivers have both and in that case, both documents are worthless with out each other.

Although the credit cardy document is used alone for identification to, for example, get into a bar.
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Yea the reason for me was I forgot about my wallet. I have my driving license in credit card format. I didn't need my wallet anyway
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Old September 4th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #8480
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I made a small text of it because it was rather hard for me to explain in exact the same words. Also some of the sentences could not be translated exactly to English because expressions are not the same, ext…
I only translated what is useful to know, things like where the product is used I left behind...
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May I ask why there is no explanation in English on there???
Because this thing is a super-secret Dutch magic potion and it's meant to be used by the Dutch only!

And in reality, I have no idea why. I only got the pictures and a quest to translate this somehow
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