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A Town In Two Countries

Welcome to Baarle, a town in two countries.

lundi 27 f�vr., Il y a 10 mois
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Baarle-Hertog in Belgium and Baarle-Nassau in the Netherlands are home to one of the most complex borders in the world, consisting of 30 enclaves and dozens of border crossings. The border goes through houses, shops, and even cafes, resulting in two of almost everything for a population of under 10,000. The town's unique situation stems from historical land divisions between the Duke of Brabant and the Lord of Breda.


• intricate: complex, complicated

• border crossing: a place where a border can be crossed

• enclaves: a portion of territory surrounded by another territory

• legal drinking age: the minimum age at which a person is allowed to purchase or consume alcohol

• mayo: short for mayonnaise, a condiment typically made from eggs and oil

• messy situation: a situation that is complicated or difficult to manage

• possess: to have or own something• chopped off: cut or removed abruptly

• commute: the journey between one's home and place of work or study

• love story: a narrative about a romantic relationship between two people or entities

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