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Published on January 28, 2013, by John in Netherlands Life.

The AcceptGiro is a pretty cool Dutch (or European?) standard. Since no one uses checks here, the invoices from your service providers (water, gas, cable) come with a payment slip on the bottom. You write your account number (rekeningnummer), sign it, and send it in. Of course, you can also do it the old fashioned

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Published on January 27, 2013, by John in Netherlands Life.

I’m not a big Cheetos fan, so I initially passed by this bag at our training a few weeks ago and stuck to the Oreos instead. However, the Cheetos were still there towards the end of the day, so Huong and I grabbed a bag for the boys. Chester must have finally decided it was

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On the Champs-Elysée, we found over 100 chalets selling mulled wine, hot cider, roasted chestnuts, and other foods from around the world. We didn’t get a chance to take a spin on the ice rink, but we did find the creepy Santa hanging from the trees. And a Thanksgiving American flag?!?

 
 
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Published on January 22, 2013, by John in Netherlands Life.

Sometimes we don’t have the energy to type the text on the front of the package into Google Translate before we buy something, so we make some assumptions about what’s inside. Laundry soap looks like laundry soap, and coffee looks like coffee. However, every once in a while we draw a wild card, and a

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