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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #161
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about multipurpose motorways - i think we could count restaurants above motorway at service areas. one of the nicest i've seen is Lançon at A7 in France, near Marseille. it's great eating their fabolous raspberry cakes and lookink down to the motorway under you
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Old December 12th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #162
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about multipurpose motorways - i think we could count restaurants above motorway at service areas. one of the nicest i've seen is Lançon at A7 in France, near Marseille. it's great eating their fabolous raspberry cakes and lookink down to the motorway under you
I don´t like this, I like restaurants on both sides of the motorway.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #163
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On the Chicago Skyway there is a McDonalds in the middle of the freeway past the toll booth.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #164
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I don't really get this thread... but in Colombia, there are areas every like 100 km's so that u can stop and admire the natural beauty
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Old December 14th, 2007, 08:13 AM   #165
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in the philippines, people build houses under expressways
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Old December 16th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #166
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Some parts of the Swiss motorway network were designed to be used as emergency take off/landing runways for combat jets, but of course never used in a war situation.

Many countries including South Korea, North Korea and Taiwan have also done this.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #167
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Nothing of the sort here in upstate NY...at least not that I have seen.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #168
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They have apartment buildings on top of the I-95 in Manhattan, if i recall correctly. And parkways are meant to give a pleasant natural drive, though they are actually busy commuter routes.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #169
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #170
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #171
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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #173
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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #174
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Small questionnaire:
1. What car do you drive.
1993 Toyota Corolla

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2. What camera do you use.
Canon PowerShot A530

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3. Your favourite road.
N3 between Howick and Nottingham Road
N3 through Van Reenen's Pass
N2 between George and Jeffrey's Bay (Garden Route)
R301 through Bains Kloof Pass
N1 between Paarl and Worcester

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4. The worst road you've ever driven.
N2 between Kei River Pass and Kokstad (through the Transkei)

And the following roads during rush hour:
  • Durban M33 between Hillcrest and Waterfall (Inanda Road)
  • R103 in Hillcrest
  • Durban M13 between the Hillcrest exit (exit 28) and the N3 interchange (exit 15)
  • N2 in Durban between the N2/N3 interchange (exit 165) and the Umhlanga exit (exit 182)
  • Warwick Junction
  • The Ben Schoeman Highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria - worst by far

Thankfully I only have a five minute drive to work.

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5. Places worth visiting in your country.
Cape Town
Anywhere along the Garden Route (see question 3)
Natal Midlands
Drakensberg Mountains (highest in Southern Africa)

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6. Places worth visiting in your city.
The beach
Shongweni Dam
Kloof Gorge (I live right next to it)
The beach
The two big shopping malls: Pavillion and Gateway
Erm... did I mention the beach?

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7. Why Struma motorway is the best in the world?
Wassat?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #175
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Small questionnaire:
1. What car do you drive.
2. What camera do you use.
3. Your favourite road.
4. The worst road you've ever driven.
5. Places worth visiting in your country.
6. Places worth visiting in your city.
7. Why Struma motorway is the best in the world?
1. Peugeot 307 SW 2.0 HDi 2003
Opel Corsa 1.2 2002

2. SONY Cyber-shot DSC-W15

3. Europabrücke (Brennerautobahn)

4. A4 Krzywa - Wrocław before reconstruction in 2006

5. Wawel in Crackow, Gdańsk old city, Książ castle, sea shore in Karwia near Władysławowo(one of the largest beaches in Poland) and many, many others

6. Piotrkowska street, Księży Młyn, Manufaktura, all tenements(esp. renovated ones), Łagiewnicki forest(the biggest city forest in Europe)

7. Don't cha know?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #176
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Small questionnaire:
1. What car do you drive.
2. What camera do you use.
3. Your favourite road.
4. The worst road you've ever driven.
5. Places worth visiting in your country.
6. Places worth visiting in your city.
1. '92 Subaru Legacy 2.2. 4WD rocks in wintery Norway! (although very much non-winter in Oslo at the moment...)
2. Currently none, would like a decent Canon or Nikon.
3. Difficult question. Motorwaywise it would probably be the Brenner Autobahn (both sides of the border), but in terms of anything besides pure transport, I prefer regular highways. Many nice ones. To mention but a few in Norway: the 17 along the Helgeland coast is spectacular, as is the E6 across Saltfjellet, the 55 across Sognefjellet and the 63 through Geiranger and Trollstigen. Abroad, I really like some of the high Alp passes, like Timmelsjoch and Stelvio. Also, driving some of the modernised Bundesstrassen in eastern parts of Germany is really nice: Across open country doing 110 kph, then suddenly in the middle of a tiny village whose cobblestoned streets doesn't allow for more than 30. Mainly a tourist thing, of course, but i like it!
4. I hated the Inntalautobahn. Crowded with lorries and mobile homes and only four lanes. Either being tailgated by a 40-ton semi doing 80 in the slow lane or being tailgated by a Mercedes furiously flashing its lights doing 160 in the fast. In addition, most expressways and motorways around Oslo are boring.
5. The nature: mountains, fjords, forests... And stave churches.
6. The Munch museum. Possibly the Royal Palace and the old Akershus fortress. Drinking ridiculously overpriced lattes at Grünerløkka cafes. Buying fresh shrimps at the piers in front of Rådhuset.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #177
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Do you feel guilty about renting cars in foreign countries?

For example, when I visit a country, I try to drive a bit, if it is practical. I think you can learn a lot about different places by the customs on the road, and the roads themselves. Plus, I always do research about signage and traffic rules before I drive, and this is a fun way to get motivated to learn new language scripts, or learn a few words in unfamiliar languages.

However, sometimes I do feel a bit guilty about using another country's roads for my own curiosity. For instance, sitting in traffic on the Périphérique in Paris - obviously, in my own small way, my presence makes it harder on local drivers to reach their destinations in time. There is also the issue of pollution, though I try to use vehicles that are as clean as possible.

One way I offset this is by making my driving more productive. If I know someone in the place I am driving, and that person does not have a car, we'll drive together to places that are inconvenient or expensive to reach on public transit. Often this involves going to large but distant supermarkets...

How do others feel about this issue?
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #178
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I don't care about that at all. In the open borders of Europe, I drive in Germany, and Germans drive in Italy, and Poles drive in the Netherlands. If I drive 50 kilometers of motorway, I see half of Europe represented on the road. While you drive in Paris, some Frenchmen may drive in your town.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #179
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Agreed, no hard feelings. In a US state like Alaska almost all cars are rentals, outside the cities. I mean, you're a tourist, so you're good for the local economy. When you pay for a rental car, you thus support the local economy.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #180
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No, I don't care. It's not like cities are usually packed with foreigners in cars, especially not in rush hours.
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