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Old March 1st, 2011, 07:32 PM   #4181
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In the Netherlands bicycle routes rarely follow dual carriageways. They are usually routed through a more interesting area. In Belgium you have cyclists on 120 km/h roads!
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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:03 PM   #4182
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What is this sign with traffic lights at Last photo? Is it just announcing for upcoming traffic lights or you must stop on that red? Does somebody have larger photo of it?
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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:13 PM   #4183
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It's just an announcement of the traffic signals. They flash orange continuously, regardless of the phase the traffic signal is in.

non-urban dual carriageways that are not grade-separated are fairly rare in the Netherlands.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:43 PM   #4184
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What is this sign with traffic lights at Last photo? Is it just announcing for upcoming traffic lights or you must stop on that red? Does somebody have larger photo of it?
Not of these signals, but some other. These types of signals are very common here.



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Old March 8th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #4185
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I got the 2011 census form today, and I was quite surprised to see:

What is your country of birth?

-England
-Northern Ireland
-Scotland
-Wales

-Republic of Ireland
-Other, please state

I am surprised the government actually referred to them as countries...
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Old March 8th, 2011, 03:01 AM   #4186
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And what's the connection with border crossings? Anyway:
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Andorra has the sign indicating you are entering the country the same as the other EU countries, that si the country name within the 12 stars.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23290362 by se_bmw

EU-wannabes. Or just very proud of being a member of the Council of Europe.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 06:10 AM   #4187
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Border between Austria an Slovenia/Yugoslavia over the Pavlicevo Sedlo/Paulitschsattel.Before Schengen only allowed for local Citizens but now everybody can go thru and that´s great cause its a beautiful Monutain Road










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Old March 8th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #4188
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[QUOTE=Palance;73556325]The border between Roosendaal (NL, N262) and Essen (BE, N117) has been an important one, long time ago. Since highways have been built and since Schengen this road is not important anymore at all, but still it looks big there.

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I have never seen street lights like these before! Was this a fairly congested border crossing at one time?
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Old March 8th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #4189
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And what's the connection with border crossings? Anyway:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23290362 by se_bmw

EU-wannabes. Or just very proud of being a member of the Council of Europe.
I believe Andorra is 1/3 independient, 1/3 Spain and 1/3 France or something like that. And it is in the Schengen area for residents on Schengen area (Including the town of Schengen in Luxembourg ) and outside the area for non-residents.
Here are some images of Andorra. It seems you are in Spain, then you turn around and now it seems you are in France!
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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:03 PM   #4190
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I believe Andorra is 1/3 independient, 1/3 Spain and 1/3 France or something like that
No, Andorra is fully independent. Its highest authorities are the President of France and the bishop of Urgel in Spain, but that's it. Also Canada and Australia are ruled by a foreign monarch, but that doesn't mean they are less independent.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #4191
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This is a picture I made last Sunday of the Heuberg, as seen from Flintsbach am Inn. The Heuberg, in the foreground, is completely in Germany, but the mountain you can see behind it in the background is divided between Germany and Austra. The fun fact is that the visible side of the mountain is actually in Austria, while the opposite side is in Germany:


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Old March 8th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #4192
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No, Andorra is fully independent. Its highest authorities are the President of France and the bishop of Urgel in Spain, but that's it.
Plus, they have the cheapest booze in Europe .

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Old March 9th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #4193
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Yeah, the same for tobacco and gas.

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I believe Andorra is 1/3 independient, 1/3 Spain and 1/3 France or something like that. And it is in the Schengen area for residents on Schengen area (Including the town of Schengen in Luxembourg ) and outside the area for non-residents.
Actually Andorra is 50% Catalan, 50% French and 100% independent !

BTW, culturally, it's clearly more Catalan/Spanish than French. If I remember well, before the Euro they accepted both Francs and Pesetas, but they much more used Pesetas, same for the language, most Andorrans speak French, but with a Spanish/Catalan accent.
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That's not surprising given that almost all Andorra lies on the "Spanish" (southern) side of the Pyrenees.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #4195
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I think the only official language is Catalan, right? Is also French co-official?
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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #4196
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I think the only official language is Catalan, right? Is also French co-official?
No, only Catalan. Catalans (in Spain and France) would be happy, if Andorra joined the EU, as Catalan would become an official language.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #4197
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I got the 2011 census form today, and I was quite surprised to see:

What is your country of birth?

-England
-Northern Ireland
-Scotland
-Wales

-Republic of Ireland
-Other, please state

I am surprised the government actually referred to them as countries...

Yeah, they do indeed. I just saw that on my census for as well. Online, on some UK site, it is called a country of countries. The UK is really a strange beast.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #4198
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The "Border" between Liechtenstein and Switzerland

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Border between Austria an Slovenia/Yugoslavia over the Pavlicevo Sedlo/Paulitschsattel.Before Schengen only allowed for local Citizens but now everybody can go thru and that´s great cause its a beautiful Monutain Road










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Border between Austria an Slovenia/Yugoslavia over the Pavlicevo Sedlo/Paulitschsattel.Before Schengen only allowed for local Citizens but now everybody can go thru and that´s great cause its a beautiful Monutain Road










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