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Old July 11th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #741
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Simplon/Sempione (CH) signed in Domodossola (I).
Simplon is just a small town; the name is much more known for the Simplon Pass.

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Old July 11th, 2014, 04:15 AM   #742
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More curiously, is that a vacuum cleaner repair shop called "Candy" ?
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Old July 11th, 2014, 05:30 AM   #743
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Old July 11th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #744
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I do not really know, but yes, it may be possible that lack of these signs is a heritage from communist regime. Anyway, Albania is not the only one country that does not have signs for cities out of country. Czech Republic, Slovakia, Portugal do not have these signs as well (according to the posts in the first page of this thread).
The Czech Republic does, there are signs for Vienna in Brno for instance, and Gliwice is signed on the Czech A1.

But why does the Czech Republic and Slovakia use Wien exclusively?

I only wish that countries would start using longer distance signage occasionally. I'd love to see some signs around Vienna giving the distance to Split, or a sign in Bratislava giving the distance to Katowice/Wroclaw.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 10:43 AM   #745
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As much as it would delight long-distance sign lovers, it would pretty much take the purpose away from a road sign in the first place.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 12:29 PM   #746
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More curiously, is that a vacuum cleaner repair shop called "Candy" ?
Candy is brand of cheap home appliances. http://www.candy-hoover.cz/home/index.asp

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But why does the Czech Republic and Slovakia use Wien exclusively?
What is wrong in that :-) On the other hand, I have seen a sign accidentally directing to "Budapešť" instead of Budapest.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 12:36 PM   #747
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More curiously, is that a vacuum cleaner repair shop called "Candy" ?
You obviously haven't heard for Italian brand of home appliances Candy (kandi):

http://www.nonstopshop.rs/cms/flick/...eimg/23933.jpg

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Old July 11th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #748
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More curiously, is that a vacuum cleaner repair shop called "Candy" ?
Every European knows about Candy.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #749
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Candy is brand of cheap home appliances. http://www.candy-hoover.cz/home/index.asp
cheap? it's not cheap, it is one of better brands in medium class (unless you accept only Miele and Bosch washing machines, then you think of Candy and Electrolux as scorn, but then you cannot drive Vectra, but at least C-klasse)
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Old July 11th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #750
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Roadsign in Kosakowo (village in northern Poland in Puck county)

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Dukszty (Dūkštas) is a small city in eastern Lithuania.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 10:56 PM   #751
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What's the point of signposting that Lithuanian town?
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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:15 PM   #752
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cheap? it's not cheap, it is one of better brands in medium class (unless you accept only Miele and Bosch washing machines, then you think of Candy and Electrolux as scorn, but then you cannot drive Vectra, but at least C-klasse)
Sorry, I might have been mistaken, but my aunt once bought one and it was cheap and piece of crap. It was 16 years ago, so perhaps the situation has changed since ;-) Could be affected by her experience. I don't know much about wash machines - I've got AEG which is mid class (and I like the soft opening system, so it does not cut my fingers off), but at the same time I can't imagine better. I also can't imagine buying wash machine because of brand If I could have money to afford Miele, I should have had money to laundry service as well And my Vectra is cool. Still have more respect among those BMW, Porsche and Mercedes drivers than previous Ignis
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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #753
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What's the point of signposting that Lithuanian town?
Probably this polish village Kosakowo have some kind closer relation with listed cities/villages, eg partnership or something like that
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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #754
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Yes. I've checked and found that Kosakowo and Dukszty are partner municipalities. Krościenko nad Dunajcem and Żerków are also partner towns of Kosakowo municipality (as well as Gonneville La Mallet, Pontalier (France), Heze (China) and Ruwer (Germany)
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Old July 12th, 2014, 12:13 AM   #755
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Torsby (swedish city) in Norway
[IMG]http://i59.************/24v0hh1.jpg[/IMG]

really close to Swe-Nor border
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Old July 12th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #756
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In Albania you will not find a sign for cities outside of Albania. In the best case, you can find only signs for (neighboring) countries. Usually, you will find signs for border places/towns in Albanian side of the broder. Of course, there are few exemptions, like this one .

Interesting,there is only this:

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Old July 12th, 2014, 10:21 AM   #757
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It probably was a try to write the international names cause even Tirana is not on albanian.
Ehh?

Tiranë/Tirana/Tirona

ps:Tirona is called by locals.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 03:03 PM   #758
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Interesting,there is only this:

It had already been posted and all distances are wrong!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 04:27 PM   #759
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You can see plenty of signs for Northern Ireland (UK) locations in the Republic of Ireland, including the Irish (Gaelic) translations of city names which aren't really used in NI itself.

Some examples.

On the M2, Derry is signposted from Dublin. You won't find any mention of Londonderry this side of the border though!
IMG_1763 by csd75, on Flickr

The same goes for distance/route confirmation signs.
IMG_1751 by csd75, on Flickr

Belfast is the main control city on the RoI M1
IMG_6057 by csd75, on Flickr

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Old July 12th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #760
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It had already been posted and all distances are wrong!
They are air distances (as the crow flies).
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