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Old October 24th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #81
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It's not open at all at this time. Notice there are barriers all across the carriageways after the exit.

The message communicated is that this side (Algeria) is prepared to reopen the border.
I wonder what happens if you drive at 130 kph and you notice this barrier at last (expecially at night).
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Old October 24th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #82
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Sign for Budapest in Dole, Jura, Eastern France. Taken by a friend a few days ago.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 04:52 AM   #83
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Old October 27th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #84
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #85
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I don't think that sign still exists... It's now a mega-wide motorway with 12 lanes at that point.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #86
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I was always wondering whether there are Dutch destinations given somewhere in Luxembourg. Now you present the opposite, which I wouldn't have expected ...

Excellent photo from Morocco, though most Europeans (including me) will have to look up some of these destinations.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #87
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Nah. Laayoune is the capital of Western Sahara. Nouakchott is the capital of Mauretania and Saint Louis is the border town in Senegal I believe. Weird that Dakar isn't on it, you'd expect Dakar over Saint Louis.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #88
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Wow!!!!!!


How many hours can you need to arrive to St. Louis?
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Old October 28th, 2011, 01:42 AM   #89
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Nah. Laayoune is the capital of Western Sahara. Nouakchott is the capital of Mauretania and Saint Louis is the border town in Senegal I believe. Weird that Dakar isn't on it, you'd expect Dakar over Saint Louis.


Western Sahara is administrativement at all part of Morocco.
Other thing is that United Nations do not recongnise the region but their own territory.

A referendum is requested... and the problem is "who can vote"?. The last "people account" was made in 1974 when it was a Spanish province and we can assure that it is out of date.

About the name of the capital... I will never be used to the "French??" translation.
Original name (in Latin characters) was "El Aaiún" and Laayoune in French sound very close to El Aaiún in Spanish (I have to say that it is not an easy word to pronounce)

Here, a signal about the street it has in my city:
http://maps.google.es/maps?q=calle+e...12,136.29,,0,0
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Nah. Laayoune is the capital of Western Sahara. Nouakchott is the capital of Mauretania and Saint Louis is the border town in Senegal I believe. Weird that Dakar isn't on it, you'd expect Dakar over Saint Louis.
Western Sahara is in Morocco.

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Wow!!!!!!


How many hours can you need to arrive to St. Louis?
I have no idea. I have never been to the Sahara.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #91
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Western Sahara is administrativement at all part of Morocco.
Other thing is that United Nations do not recongnise the region but their own territory.

A referendum is requested... and the problem is "who can vote"?. The last "people account" was made in 1974 when it was a Spanish province and we can assure that it is out of date.

About the name of the capital... I will never be used to the "French??" translation.
Original name (in Latin characters) was "El Aaiún" and Laayoune in French sound very close to El Aaiún in Spanish (I have to say that it is not an easy word to pronounce)

Here, a signal about the street it has in my city:
http://maps.google.es/maps?q=calle+e...12,136.29,,0,0
Laayoune / El Aaiún = the eyes (in arabic).
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Old October 28th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #92
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Western Sahara is in Morocco.
I know (depends on your point of view though), but if you add "Western Morocco Sahara" it's more clear where Laayoune is located. "Southern Morocco" is somewhat ambiguous (for many people Agadir is also southern Morocco).

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Old October 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #93
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I know (depends on your point of view though), but if you add "Western Morocco" it's more clear where Laayoune is located. "Southern Morocco" is somewhat ambiguous (for many people Agadir is also southern Morocco).


considering that most of Morocco is in the Atlantic coast and few of the territory in the Mediterranean, "western Morocco" is almost all the territory.

The situation at UN about Western Sahara is not clear and for them, officially it is part of Spain (as well as Eastern Timor was part of Portugal, according to UN, until the day before its independence).
But the reallity is that Spanish administration left the territory in 1975 and never asked for them. There are some protests from people who lived there to the government with no result.

As far as I know, they had three months to decide if keeping the nationality (and leaving the territory) or standing in the territory with a new nationality (with Equatorial Guinea was similar), but the problem became when information was not enough and people knew about them after that official period (we are talking about communications in the middle of the desert in 1975).

Since then it has been part of Morocco until now.



In fact, the mainest importance of the territory (absolutely all desert) was some phosphates mines. They had a conveyor to transport them until the sea and carry by ships. They had no roads and no harbour.
You can see the old point for picking in the sea
http://maps.google.es/?ll=27.061954,...h&z=14&vpsrc=6

I had a boss several years ago who was working there as mainenance manager and was fed up because his wife was living at El Aaiún and he could go there only twice per month (he lived in an army territory) and he could visit family only once or twice per year. He told me that it was in the middle of nowhere and was surprising that so many interest in those mines.



But... Sahara desert do not finish in the coast. If you see north east of Fuerteventura island (the nearest to continental Africa) near the town of Corralejo, you will see that it is a picture very close to the middle of the desert.

FV-1 road is fantastic in asphalt, has little curves but... is limited to 70 km/h... because sand. And it is because in any minute you can have all the road with sand and having problems with your brakes.

Just have a look and will advice which part of the picture I am talking.

http://maps.google.es/?ll=28.692395,...h&z=11&vpsrc=6
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Old October 28th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #94
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I know (depends on your point of view though), but if you add "Western Morocco" it's more clear where Laayoune is located.
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considering that most of Morocco is in the Atlantic coast and few of the territory in the Mediterranean, "western Morocco" is almost all the territory.
I think Chris wanted to write "Western Sahara", not "Western Morocco". Anyway, Moroccans call it "Southern Provinces" or "Moroccan Sahara".
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Yep I meant Western Sahara
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 06:52 PM   #97
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Western Sahara is in Morocco.
That's not what the rest of the world thinks
You even got expelled from African Union about this...
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Old April 5th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #98
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this one rocks,do you know where this sign stands?
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On the new motorway north of Banja Luka.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #100
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Harwich (GB) signed in the Netherlands - on a public road, so it counts for the thread :-)

If not for the North Sea, these would be neighbouring countries ...

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