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Old December 11th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #17581
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Although i have never experienced anything like this, it is quite common thing also here -

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Old December 11th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #17582
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As long as they don't do it in the city in front of the flat and where everyone can see, I don't think it's bad. People living at the country side owning the pig and sacrificing it in private
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Old December 11th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #17583
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In my hometown the process of slaughtering the pig is associated to a feast, the "pista" (dialectal term for "beating up", "crushing"), and the whole village attended. Now it's still done but more privately, inviting relatives and friends. I witnessed it only once, though, at my sister's boyfriend house.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #17584
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In Friulian there is a popular saying: "San Andree, il pursit sua bree" (St. Andrew, the pig on the table).
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #17585
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That's the problem, people stop thinking the moment they use a GPS. You sometimes see signs with "GPS off" in case road situations (like interchanges) changed recently, however this doesn't work because many people don't have a clue which direction on the signs to follow.

Even if you put up a giant sign that says "destination X left lane instead of right lane!" they don't know whether they have to follow that destination X or not.
Definitely agreed. This is one of the reasons I always like to keep a paper map in my car. It's cheaper than a GPS, and it allows me to navigate more effectively by showing me a bigger picture than just a computed route. Aside from that, I just enjoy it more when I'm planning my own way.

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Sorry, I first hear about the Kiama blowhole (looks interesting!) and Macquarie Pass. Do campervans cross it often? The road looks a bit narrow to me.
I was a passenger in a bus going down that road once, if memory serves. I've only actually driven it in a car before, so I don't know how well it handles in a larger vehicle, but it is a national route and the nearest escarpment crossing that would be easier is 20 km to the north, so I'd be surprised if work hadn't been undertaken to make it suitable for campervans.

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I just checked all threads and there's no such thread. Some people use tripods, others elastic to fix it, differently.
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It may not have been a separate thread, but I do remember discussion of that.
Fair enough, thanks for the comments. I'll experiment and see what works best for me.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #17586
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Once I managed to make a on gravel, I will post the photo when I have enough time.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #17587
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #17588
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I expect a rise in the number of accidents.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #17589
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Not much snow over here...


Still enough to buy a sledge which my 1.5 year old daughter enjoyed very much in the park

This weekend most of ski resorts in Bulgaria have announced official opening. Some like Pamporovo have announced that both days all lifts will work for free.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #17590
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Most ugly christmass tree ever in the townsquare of Hasselt, BEL

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Old December 12th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #17591
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Not as ugly as the Bruxelles one:


Belgium trees are no good
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Old December 12th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #17592
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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #17593
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haha modern!
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Old December 12th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #17594
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OMG come to Prague to see how the christmas tree should looks like!
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Old December 12th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #17595
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We really do know....I have no idea why some came up with these lol everyone allready hates them.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #17596
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #17597
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #17598
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Dutch influence?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #17599
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Why? looks Belgian to me, especially with those tacky wooden barracks you'll find in every market square. I like them tho.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #17600
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For some reason, every travel show on public television in the States, over the past week or two, has been running episodes about European Christmas celebrations, especially those markets. The "tacky wooden stalls" seem to be far more widespread than the Benelux (you'll find them in Vienna, for example). And they look sort of fun.

But what's Glühwein?
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