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Old March 7th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #821
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Asia: Japan
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Africa: South Africa
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Old March 8th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #822
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Sigh, sometimes I think, if we spent even 10% of those millions of dollars each day fighting a war into improving our own country's roads (among MANY other things) we could have such a better country...
Well a better solution will be to make the welfare system more efficient by cutting down on the free loaders, and then using those savings in welfare payments to repair the highways, instead of taking them away from the defense budget.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #823
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Are there many toll roads in other countries? We have some here, but on a national level, not many. Just realized I have no clue about the situation in the rest of the world.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #824
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Yes the majority of french motorways are toll. (about 8,000 km are toll and 3,000 km are free)



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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #825
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Autoroute du Soleil... Das ist romantisch, or what?!
The italian autobahn A1 is also called like that "Autostrada del sole"....
Some italian autobahn have nice name.... like "Autostrada dei fiori" translation Flower`s autobahn
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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #826
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According to your opinion based on experience or just pictures you've seen, which country do you consider has the best highways/motorways/autopistas/autobhans/autoestradas/autoroutes in each continent of the world?

North America
South America
Europe
Asia
Africa
Oceania
America is one continent.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #827
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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #828
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That's how we learn it here.

For the best motorways I would say:

America: Canada
Europe: Switzerland
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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #829
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That's how we learn it here.
Where did they teach you that?

On that hand, i can say Eurasia is one continent
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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #830
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America is one continent.
In English, and all English-speaking countries, there are two continents of North and South America. I know it's different in Spanish, but I'm pretty sure that's the only language that does it that way (one W. Hemisphere continent).
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Old March 9th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #831
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Yeah, languages are different. In Estonian there are two ways how to divide the world into different parts. One way is by natural boundaries and the other way is by the culture, religion etc. In both ways the Earth is divided into six parts but in one case America is one"continent" and Eurasia is two parts, in the other case America is divided into South-America and North-America and Eurasia is one "continent". But this was off-topic.
In my opinion it's quite important if the motorways are free of charge or tolled and in that manner Germany takes the first place in Europe's category.
So...
Europe - Germany
North America- USA
South America - Brasil
Asia - Japan
Africa - South Africa
Oceania - Australia
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Old March 10th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #832
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The A75 is much better!

What?!?

Have you ever use the A75?
It's certainly the worst motorway I've ever driven on France... the only thing good is the Millau viaduct, which is amazing.
Apart from that, the geometry is just plain bad, with many tight curves and constant up's and downs...
Well, it's not a toll motorway(appart from the Millau viaduct), and I think it was build using the existing road, so that can justify it being so bad.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #833
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Europe - France
North America- USA
South America - Don't know
Asia - Don't know
Africa - Don't know
Oceania - Don't know
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Old March 10th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #834
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Yeah! In the Spanish World AMerica is just ONE continent, from Canada to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina.. While in English America is two continents, South America and North AMerica.. ANd american is everyone who was born in American Soil. (from Canada to Argentina).. In Spanish America is divided in three regions, North AMerica (USA, Canada and Mexico), Central America (From Guatemala to Panama), South America (Colombiam Brazil, Argentina etc..) and the caribbean..
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Old March 10th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #835
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Old March 10th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #836
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In Spanish (According to Wikipedia)
Un continente es una gran extensión de tierra que se diferencia de otras menores o sumergidas por conceptos geográficos y culturales como oceános y etnografía. En países hispanos suelen considerarse seis continentes(in hispanic countries there are 6 continents): Asia, América, África, Ántartida, Europa , y Oceanía
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continente

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A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, but seven areas are commonly reckoned as continents – they are (in descending order of size): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #837
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What?!?

Have you ever use the A75?
It's certainly the worst motorway I've ever driven on France... the only thing good is the Millau viaduct, which is amazing.
Apart from that, the geometry is just plain bad, with many tight curves and constant up's and downs...
Well, it's not a toll motorway(appart from the Millau viaduct), and I think it was build using the existing road, so that can justify it being so bad.
I've driven the whole A75 from Clermont-Fd to Béziers. It's an exciting road to drive, and except near Clermont-Fd, the pavement is good. The descend south of Millau is spectacular. But also the ascend near Clermont-Fd is cool, you go through many gorges and canyons, and on the Central Massive, you drive over the highest points on a Autoroute (i think) some 1100meters.

Much more scenic than the A7 route, and it's almost completely tollfree.
Another very good Autoroute, is the tolled part of the A20 south of Brive, but damn that's a long distance from Vierzon to Toulouse (500km or so).
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Old March 10th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #838
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I've driven the whole A75 from Clermont-Fd to Béziers. It's an exciting road to drive, and except near Clermont-Fd, the pavement is good. The descend south of Millau is spectacular. But also the ascend near Clermont-Fd is cool, you go through many gorges and canyons, and on the Central Massive, you drive over the highest points on a Autoroute (i think) some 1100meters.

Much more scenic than the A7 route, and it's almost completely tollfree.
Another very good Autoroute, is the tolled part of the A20 south of Brive, but damn that's a long distance from Vierzon to Toulouse (500km or so).
I'm not saying it's not scenic and beautifull... I was just refering to the road quality in itself (the geometry), which is by very far the worst I've ever seen in France.

You don't want to drive in a car pulling a caravan, like I did.

But if you're driving just a car and are looking for a scenic, cheaper and less congester route than the A-7, then the A-75 is your autoroute, no doubt!
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Old March 10th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #839
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A75 can be bad and can be very good that depends of the section

A75 page 1 A75 page 2 A75 page 3 A75 page 4 A75 page 5
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Europe-Germany
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SA-Brazil
Africa- South Africa
Oceania- don't know
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