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Old April 16th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #3001
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So I will trust you, when France will dismantle the border crossing in Perthus Ok but the one from the video is on the belgian side. So if you are planning any journey to France , hopefully you will post something here.
The Spain-France Perthus border on the AP7-A9 motorway is the shame of Schengen... It's quite hard to find a moment of the day when there is not a teorically "exceptional police check".... what in fact means that most of the time you have to slow down and can only pass through if the police -after taking a look at your car- doesn't want to stop you for questioning (what they do to at least one out of ten cars).

UE comission has already asked several times to both countries to dismantle the border over the years (last time early this year), but so far no news. Actually, police presence has incresead over the last few years... and they take pride of annoucing more police controls at the border on local newspapers.

Moreover this is somenthing that makes no sense at all as none of the national roads or secondary roads between France and Spain on that very same area have any kind of border check. (ie: N260 to D914, NII to D71, GI-505 Las Super Lilas crossing, GI-503 Coustouges crossing etc etc).
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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #3002
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Additionally, Norway & Finland have been part of the Nordic Passport Union for years (along with Demark, Sweden & Iceland), so there haven't been controlled borders for many decades.
I haven been checked in 1991 when arriving in Sweden by boat from Denmark. There was for sure an intensive fixed controlpoint in Malmö.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #3003
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Denmark - Sweden at Øresund/Öresund.


Sweden - Norway.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #3004
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Denmark - Sweden at Øresund/Öresund.


Sweden - Norway.
Nice pics. See what those truely meant? Sigh.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 10:04 PM   #3005
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The pictures below were taken in May 2006. We went on a road trip to northern Norway including both the North Cape and the Russian border. We did not cross the border into Russia.
Am I correct that prior to World War II there was no Norwegian-Soviet border, that Finland extended up to the Arctic Ocean, thus separating Norway from the USSR? I assume too much time has passed for Finland to have any claims on the territory she lost to the USSR, now Russia.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 10:24 PM   #3006
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Am I correct that prior to World War II there was no Norwegian-Soviet border, that Finland extended up to the Arctic Ocean, thus separating Norway from the USSR? I assume too much time has passed for Finland to have any claims on the territory she lost to the USSR, now Russia.
It is true. You can see here a map of the territories Finland have lost to the USSR. In fact, all European neighbors of the USSR, from Finland in the north to Romania in the south, suffered the same fate, losing territories or even entire countries (like the Baltic states) in the '40s and '50s.
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Old April 25th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #3007
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The issue of Norway and Russia or Sweden is very difficult to solve. They can do it by them self if they want to do it.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #3008
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Agreed.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #3009
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Santa Fe bridge coming into El Paso From Ciudad Juarez Mexico.

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Bumper-to-bumper waiting to enter El Paso and the US.

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The Rio Grande separating the US and Mexico at El Paso.

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Ciudad Juarez just opposite the US border.

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Old April 27th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #3010
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Some pictures of small crossings between the Netherlands and Germany (taken 3 weeks ago)

Rekken (NL) / Oldenkott (DE).








The unmarked border between the Dutch village of Buurse and the German village of Alstätte. There is a gardencenter right on the border.







The road between Enschede (NL) and Alstätte (DE)



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Old April 27th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #3011
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The unmarked border between the Dutch village of Buurse and the German village of Alstätte. There is a gardencenter right on the border.
Oh yeah, the Germans love that. A week ago I was entering the Netherlands in Venlo in a string of German cars. They all turned off the highway to the garden shop
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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #3012
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Oh yeah, the Germans love that. A week ago I was entering the Netherlands in Venlo in a string of German cars. They all turned off the highway to the garden shop
Ahhhh, must have been a sale on some reeeeeeeaaaallllly good stuff there that day!



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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #3013
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What Sweden/Norway border is that second photo from?
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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #3014
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@Palance: nice pictures! About a month ago I had a beer in Café Rotering
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #3015
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The border between Thailand (Nong Khai) and Laos (Vientianne ... ish) (my pictures).

Exiting Thailand



Thailand drives on the left, Laos drives on the right. The roads cross at a light here.



Looking back across the Mekong. I'm in Laos, Thailand is the far side of the river.



Exiting Laos. Yes, the red flag on the right is a hammer and sickle



Crossing the bridge back into Thailand. The flag with the white circle in the middle is the Lao flag. The flags change to the striped Thai national flag and yellow Thai royal flag on the Thai side of the bridge.



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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #3016
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The border between Aranyaprathet, Thailand and Poi Pet, Cambodia (my pictures).

Entering Cambodia



The tall buildings are casinos. Gambling is illegal in both Thailand and Cambodia, but there is a sort of neutral zone along the border where gambling is allowed. It's big business for older Thais and tourists making a visa run who need the passport stamp but don't want to have to actually go into Cambodia.



The right side of the stream is Thailand, the left is Cambodia.

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Old May 1st, 2010, 05:51 AM   #3017
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I love how the EU makes their speed limit signs, very easy to see for everyone...i wish he has those in North America...
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Old May 1st, 2010, 02:55 PM   #3018
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Today's webcam picture near the Finnish-Norwegian border:
[IMG]http://i40.************/b4dqua.jpg[/IMG]

Anyone know what happened there?
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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:37 PM   #3019
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I love how the EU makes their speed limit signs, very easy to see for everyone...i wish he has those in North America...
American speed limits signs are clearer and easier to read than the European ones. Since they are regulatory signs, they have a white backgrouns with big bold black letters and numbers. There are no circles or colors to obscure the signs.

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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:48 PM   #3020
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I love how the EU makes their speed limit signs, very easy to see for everyone...i wish he has those in North America...
Easy? It`s not in Poland . Poland`s sign:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...mit_Poland.png
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