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Old July 28th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #5501
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Just use [youtube]Video code here[/youtube]

At first glance, due to your nickname ending in SpA I thought you were a spambot, but now I see you are a legit user.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 11:03 AM   #5502
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I know it is not connected with this forum, I am new here, I posted already some videos, and I posted only the url but not the video, can somebody help me to explain me how to post the video and not the url?

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Old July 28th, 2015, 04:47 PM   #5503
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Here are two videos I filmed last Friday in Castilla y León:

AP-1 Pancorbo - Burgos:


There were lots of foreign cars, mostly from France, Switzerland (Lausanne-VD and Geneva-GE) and Luxembourg. From what I could see/hear in the rest area, most of them are actually driven by Moroccan and Portuguese workers. Later, I learned that Luxembourg has an important Portuguese community, but at first I just couldn't imagine what so many Luxemburgers (a tiny country even for European standards) were doing in the middle of Spain.

A-67 Frómista - Herrera de Pisuerga:


As opposed to the AP-1, there were no foreign cars at all. I had expected some British license plates since the A-67 goes to Santander, which is connected by ferry to the UK, but I saw none.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 06:07 PM   #5504
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but at first I just couldn't imagine what so many Luxemburgers (a tiny country even for European standards) were doing in the middle of Spain.
Holidays somewhere warm and dry?

Obviously, if Portuguese emigrants vacationing back home, that makes even more sense.
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As opposed to the AP-1, there were no foreign cars at all. I had expected some British license plates since the A-67 goes to Santander, which is connected by ferry to the UK, but I saw none.
The ferry traffic is only some days (though looking, probably 4 departures and 4 arrivals a week) and presumably disperses and converges quite quickly, with traffic heading to the Med Coast, Galicia or the Pyrennes. And not only in different directions and different routes (A8 being a major one), but at different speeds, spreading them thinner and thinner the further both timewise and distancewise you get from the arrival/departure.

To not see one is something with a good chance, though seeing one is probably more likely.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 06:15 PM   #5505
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AP-1 Pancorbo - Burgos:

There were lots of foreign cars, mostly from France, Switzerland (Lausanne-VD and Geneva-GE) and Luxembourg. From what I could see/hear in the rest area, most of them are actually driven by Moroccan and Portuguese workers. Later, I learned that Luxembourg has an important Portuguese community, but at first I just couldn't imagine what so many Luxemburgers (a tiny country even for European standards) were doing in the middle of Spain.

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It is the invasion of the portuguese emigrants returning for the holidays in August, specially to the northern and central regions of Portugal.


The portuguese represente 1/5 of the luxemburg population.


You only lack to see the plates of Andorra, Belgium and a bit of Germany!!
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Old July 28th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #5506
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I saw practically no foreign cars or even trucks south of Valencia.

People on the campsites were mostly Spanish, with only a few Germans and Dutch.

You'll see many NL, GB & D plates far into southern France, but apparently south of Catalonia is too far for most of them. I gotta say most colleagues of mine thought I was pretty crazy driving all the way to southern Spain.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 07:07 PM   #5507
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I saw practically no foreign cars or even trucks south of Valencia.

People on the campsites were mostly Spanish, with only a few Germans and Dutch.

You'll see many NL, GB & D plates far into southern France, but apparently south of Catalonia is too far for most of them. I gotta say most colleagues of mine thought I was pretty crazy driving all the way to southern Spain.
Near the coastal areas here in Portugal, i see a considerable number of NL plates, i would say that 3/4 of them are caravans.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 08:26 PM   #5508
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I saw practically no foreign cars or even trucks south of Valencia.

People on the campsites were mostly Spanish, with only a few Germans and Dutch.

You'll see many NL, GB & D plates far into southern France, but apparently south of Catalonia is too far for most of them. I gotta say most colleagues of mine thought I was pretty crazy driving all the way to southern Spain.
There aren't many factories to export goods and... if so, they have the chance to make it by ship (till Marseille, Genoa or even Rotterdam, it will be cheaper).


I remember last time I drove over A-2 Zaragoza-Madrid and saw truck plates from all around Europe.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 08:49 PM   #5509
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A-7 Lorca - Vera

Some photos of A-7 from Lorca to Vera, in both Región de Murcia and Andalucía.

Traffic becomes very light after the A-91 exit to Granada. After that most traffic seems to be trucks, though a Fomento map from 2011 indicates a truck share of 20 - 22% on this stretch.

The stretch around and near Puerto Lumbreras opened in 1996, it was the final segment of A-7 between Almería and Alicante to open to traffic.


A7-119 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-121 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-124 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-127 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-128 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-130 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-133 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-134 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-135 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-139 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-140 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-142 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-144 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-147 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-150 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-154 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-156 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-157 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-159 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-162 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-165 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-169 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-171 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-174 by European Roads, on Flickr


A7-175 by European Roads, on Flickr
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Old July 28th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #5510
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You have spotted a picture about "cities signed in neighbouring countries"

By the way, first picture is about a hospital. It should have a red cross to help drivers to identify it
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Old July 29th, 2015, 12:01 AM   #5511
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A7-174 by European Roads, on Flickr
It's the "let's mess with people following the E15 to avoid the confusing A-7 and AP-7 routes where in places one is the best route and in others it's the other one" sign!

E-15 signs on AP-7 there reach Cartegena and are in both directions.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 03:08 AM   #5512
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Some photos of A-7 from Lorca to Vera, in both Región de Murcia and Andalucía.




A7-133 by European Roads, on Flickr


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Aha! Now I see. Kmposts on A-7 go up to 662, but upon crossing the Murcia-Andalusia border they jump to 566 and start going down. Continuing them into Andalusia, I expect the Megameter post to be somewhere near the MA-20/Hiperronda split in Torremolinos.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 01:02 PM   #5514
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Holidays somewhere warm and dry?

Obviously, if Portuguese emigrants vacationing back home, that makes even more sense.
Well, Castilla y León isn't exactly the place most people dream of for their summer holidays. They could've been heading towards the southern coast, but it can be too long a journey and they would rather use the AP-7 along the coast or just go by plane. Crossing Spain from north to south by car isn't really convenient except for those travelling with caravans or carrying a large amount of luggage.

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I saw practically no foreign cars or even trucks south of Valencia.

People on the campsites were mostly Spanish, with only a few Germans and Dutch.

You'll see many NL, GB & D plates far into southern France, but apparently south of Catalonia is too far for most of them. I gotta say most colleagues of mine thought I was pretty crazy driving all the way to southern Spain.
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Near the coastal areas here in Portugal, i see a considerable number of NL plates, i would say that 3/4 of them are caravans.
NL plates seem to be everywhere. Yesterday I climbed to the highest paved road in La Rioja, a narrow road that ends at 1,855 m (6,000 ft) above sea level. I came across no more than 20 cars, 2 of which were Dutch. And they weren't caravans, but a BMW 1-series convertible and a KIA Carnival.

GB and F plates are also somewhat common in La Rioja. They seem to like visiting the vineyards and wineries. But La Rioja is "only" about 2 hours far from the French border and 1.5 from the ferry terminal in Bilbao, and it's uncommon to see them venturing far beyond.
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The A-2 / A-15 interchange at Medinaceli will be in augurated this afternoon.
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A7-169 by European Roads, on Flickr
Typical highway view when approaching southern Spain, the median is often decorated with flowers, like the Andalusian tradition of people decorating their homes with flowers.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #5517
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These flowers are shrubs called oleander (adelfas in Spanish) that don't need any kind of maintenance, but are very poisonous. For that reason are not recommended on new motorways. though were very used in the past.
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The AP-4 median is also lined with them. They look nice, though get boring after 30 km.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 03:10 PM   #5519
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These flowers are shrubs called oleander (adelfas in Spanish) that don't need any kind of maintenance, but are very poisonous. For that reason are not recommended on new motorways. though were very used in the past.
They're poison if you eat them... I don't think you stop in the middle of the motorway to eat some leaves on a tree...
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One should not even smell it . I wonder how the plant can survive without water.
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