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Old March 12th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #12821
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Stereotypes exist, and unfortunately may never go away. The drugs stereotype bothers me though, I've been checked a couple of times both at Schengen border crossings and along the motorway, I'm sure just because I had Dutch plates.
I was thoroughly checked at the Spanish-Andorran border couple years ago. The guards (ostensibly armed) were cool, and told me they had stopped me because there were instances of Italians taking large sums of money to Andorra for laundering.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #12822
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Yes, you can see it from the A1 approaching Florence from the north, on the left side of the motorway.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #12823
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That church is however outside from the highway, you have to exit from the tollgate. I meant, if there are chapels like in Germany along the highway, without to exit
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Old March 12th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #12824
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This could be an interesting topic. Chapels along the highways
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Llandaff oratory by Rooibaard, on Flickr

It's an 8 seater Catholic church just off the N3 at Van Reenen. The Wikipedia page explains its history.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #12825
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i have seen some kind of altars in tunnels on HR motorways. actually, looks more like wardrobe with glass door and some holy sh... i mean, holy stuff in there
and i know one church here nearby along D43 road (in village Dapci) there is cool priest who drives good cars (and which doesn't? ) and who gave to make a statue of St. Christophor (a drivers' guardian), so once a year he blesses drivers and cars there
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Old March 12th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #12826
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Changing topic, this is the highest artificial climbing wall of the world, in the Netherlands. 36 meters tall




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Old March 13th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #12827
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People, please, I think not so many people in SSC's Roadside rest area is interested in Italian politics or religion or ethnical issues or swearing.

The last five pages of this topic have been monopolized by Italian matters, it would not be a bad idea to cut it out...
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #12828
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People, please, I think not so many people in SSC's Roadside rest area is interested in Italian politics or religion or ethnical issues or swearing.

The last five pages of this topic have been monopolized by Italian matters, it would not be a bad idea to cut it out...


True, but deleting all this cr*p won't change the fact that this used to be a nice place with some road related chitchat and is not really anymore
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #12829
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I think it will die naturally
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Old March 13th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #12830
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True, but deleting all this cr*p won't change the fact that this used to be a nice place with some road related chitchat and is not really anymore
Reading old pages helps. I was now laughing for half an hour.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #12831
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Nesvady/Naszvad, Southern Slovakia.. wtf I guess they grow oranges in this village

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Old March 14th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #12832
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Hungarians in my region are famous for breeding vegetables in greenhouses. Look at this small village, Lukino Selo (Hungarian Lukácsfalva) near Zrenjanin. Population is only 600, but look how many greenhouses there are!

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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #12833
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In Nesvady 60% of population is Hungarian.. I have never seen so many greenhouses http://g.co/maps/qazvz
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #12834
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Greenhouse bonanza:

Netherlands

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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #12835
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Old March 14th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #12836
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I remember there was a plan for a 10 km2 (or 10 by 10 km, but that seems waay too much) greenhouse near Emmeloord. Did those plans get rejected? Somewhere here (green arrow)
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Old March 14th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #12837
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You were just talking about Italy - so let you see:

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16-latek z Włoch uciekł z domu. Odnaleziony w Dębicy
14.03.2012, aktualizacja: 14.03.2012 10:40

Do dębickiej policji wpłynęły podziękowania z Ambasady Włoch w Warszawie za pomoc 16-letniemu chłopakowi, który uciekł z domu i podróżował po całej Europie. Nastolatek cały i zdrowy wrócił do włoskiej rodziny.



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Pod koniec lutego policjanci zostali powiadomieni o przebywającym na stacji paliw chłopcu, który nie mówi po polsku. Okazało się, że jest to 16-letni obywatel Włoch. Kontakt z chłopcem był możliwy jedynie w języku angielskim. Policjanci ustalili, że jedną dobę nastolatek spędził w pobliskim barze, a potem tułał się po parkingu stacji paliw.

- Tłumaczył, że do Polski przyjechał szukać swojej matki. Mówił także, że został okradziony w pociągu, jednak tłumaczenia 16-latka budziły wątpliwości. Chłopiec miał przy sobie dokument tożsamości, na podstawie którego policjanci ustalili, że nie jest poszukiwany jako zaginiony - relacjonują dębiccy policjanci.

Policjantom nie dawało jednak spokoju, że 16-latek podróżuje bez rodziców po Europie. Skontaktowali się z ambasadą włoską, której pracownicy nawiązali z kolei kontakt z jego rodziną. Okazało się, że rodzice kilka dni wcześniej zgłosili zaginięcie chłopca, jednak jego poszukiwania prowadzone były lokalnie. Nikt bowiem nie podejrzewał, że wyjechał poza granice kraju.

- Chłopiec przyznał się, że uciekł z domu i podróżował pociągami i autostopem. Oświadczył, że od tygodnia nie jadł obiadu, posilał się jedynie batonikami i wodą mineralną - dodają policjanci.

Funkcjonariusze z zespołu do spraw poszukiwań dębickiej komendy zaopiekowali się nastolatkiem. Podczas rozmowy z nastolatkiem policjanci dowiedzieli się, że jest miłośnikiem komiksów i ma w domu 5-tysięczną kolekcję. Rodzice chłopca, gdy dowiedzieli się, że ich syn się odnalazł, tego samego dnia najbliższym samolotem przylecieli do Polski i zabrali go do domu.

Za pomoc 16-latkowi dębiccy policjanci otrzymali podziękowania z ambasady włoskiej.
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Sixteen from Italy ran away from home. Found in Dębica

Dębica's police received thanks from Italian Embassy in Warsaw for help sixteen years old boy, who ran away from home and travelled in whole Europe. Teenager full and healthful came back to Italian family.

In the end of February policemen had been advised about boy staying at petrol station, who didn't speak Polish. It turned out that he's 16-years old citizen of Italy. Contact with boy was able only in English. Policemen determined that one day teenager spended in nearby bar and then he wandered on petrol station's car park.

- He was explaining that he came to Poland to looking for his mother. He also told that he had been robbed in train, but sixteen's explaining was causing doubt. Boy had an identity document and upon it policemen determined that he's not being looked for as missing - relate Dębica's policemen.

But fact, that sixteen is travelling around Europe without parents, hadn't given peace for policemen. They contacted with Italian embassy which employees established contact with his family. It proved that his parents several days earlier reported his loss, but searching was leading local. Nobody suspected that he went outside country.

- Boy admitted that he ran away from home and travelled by trains and hitch-hiking. He stated that from one week hadn't eaten dinner, only nourished by candy bars and mineral water - adding policemen.

Officers from team to searching matters of Dębica's command cared of teenager. During conversation with teenager policemen heard that he's fan of comicses and have collection of 5 thousand of them at home. His parents, when they heard that their son was founded, the same day, by earliest plane flew to Poland and took him to home.

For help granted to sixteen Dębica's policemen received thanks from Italian embassy.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #12838
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Are there posts being deleted (censored) without even letting know why?
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Old March 14th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #12839
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Are there posts being deleted (censored) without even letting know why?
Yes. I sent a PM to a mod and he said that discussions about politics and religion aren't allowed expecially if long and controversial (there were some xenofobic posts too).
Good to know for the future.
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Since when is Reichenau in Switzerland? When I was there, it was in Germany.
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