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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:08 AM   #4381
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Oh no! My ultra-unionist ancestors will be turning in their graves!
I believe it doesn't stop there, it goes further....much further north in fact. Some real action. If that's the route you want to take again, bro.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:32 AM   #4382
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3 ex border crossings between Slovenia and Hungary

http://maps.google.si/maps/ms?hl=sl&...9,4.938354&z=8

Martinje (SLO) - Felsőszölnök/Gornji Senik (H)









Kétvölgy/Verica (H) - Čepinci (SLO)





Hodoš/Hodos (SLO) - Bajánsenye (H)



The last one was the biggest.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:11 AM   #4383
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It would be better to sign Szentgotthárd (Monošter) IMO. Well, but still better than 'Madžarska' ('Hungary' in Slovenian), which probably wasn't understood even by Hungarians:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43184415 by ehog.hu
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Old May 17th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #4384
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There are properties/houses at several light-volume rural crossings along the Canada-USA border that are located between the two checkpoints, too. I'm not sure how they're handled these days, though. Several years ago it was just winks and nods to the border guards (who pretty much knew all of the locals on a 'first name' basis) when going to and from them.

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Old May 17th, 2011, 11:01 AM   #4385
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I am quite surprised to see "Madžarska" even on these EU signs. In Slovakia/Austria it is always "Magyar Köztársaság" -

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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #4386
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interesting pics, so far away.

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I am quite surprised to see "Madžarska" even on these EU signs. In Slovakia/Austria it is always "Magyar Köztársaság" -
That stands only on Slo side. On H side there must be one more sign in H language.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #4387
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The "Madžarska 150m" signs were placed in Slovenia after schengen and are meant to tell you that you're nearing another country, because there are not anymore border crossings there. I've seen them on borders with Italy and Austria, I don't know if they put them on the border with Croatia, you still have the border crossing there to tell you you're leaving.

In Primorska some nationalists got really angry because that sign was "deep" in Slovenia and they damaged it a few times, even thought it clearly says 150 m below.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #4388
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When entering Slo, on border with Hr there is a sign "EU" instead of Slo. Anyway, they will be changed soon.


http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/25940121.jpg

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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #4389
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There are properties/houses at several light-volume rural crossings along the Canada-USA border that are located between the two checkpoints, too. I'm not sure how they're handled these days, though. Several years ago it was just winks and nods to the border guards (who pretty much knew all of the locals on a 'first name' basis) when going to and from them.

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It's not the same though, because I assume those places between the US and Canada at least aren't disputed. This one between Slovenia and Croatia is.

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I am quite surprised to see "Madžarska" even on these EU signs.
Why? It's just informative, not particularly important. You should know which country starts in 150 m anyway. However, I think I've seen signs saying "Avstrija/Österreich".

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The "Madžarska 150m" signs were placed in Slovenia after schengen and are meant to tell you that you're nearing another country, because there are not anymore border crossings there. I've seen them on borders with Italy and Austria, I don't know if they put them on the border with Croatia, you still have the border crossing there to tell you you're leaving.
No, because Croatia is not in EU yet.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #4390
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Why? It's just informative, not particularly important. You should know which country starts in 150 m anyway. However, I think I've seen signs saying "Avstrija/Österreich".
That's why we have signs like this one -

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I don't like it. Not all Slovaks speak German (and even less Hungarian).
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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #4392
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Brazil and France almost joined. Pictures taken on May 4, 2011.





French and Brazilian workers standing on the last remaining gap on the border:



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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #4393
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I don't like it. Not all Slovaks speak German (and even less Hungarian).
We also use just native names for cities and town. Imo it is better. No reason for confusion.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #4394
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Ok, but countries are different, I think. While you can see people saying "I'm going to Wien", no one says "I'm going to Österreich". I'm not sure people always know the name of another country in that country's language. I'm pretty sure Slovenes aren't familiar with the Hungarian name for Hungary (Magyarország).
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Old May 17th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #4395
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We also use just native names for cities and town. Imo it is better. No reason for confusion.
Signs in Portugal and Spain jsut say "Espanha" or "Portugal".

Brisavoine, thank you! I've been looking for info on the progress of that bridger
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #4396
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I've seen in France Schengen signs showing Belgium 1km away, then 500m away.

@Brisavoine: also thank you! It sounds so strange for me to imagine France bordering with Brazil! Of course, I know what is all about, but still...
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #4397
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That's why we have signs like this one -

The ones in Portugal also say Espanha, as do all road signs leading up to the border. When you get really near the border, direction signs only have "ESPANHA" which always comes in capital letters, such as

ESPANHA
Vilar Formoso (border town)

and on the other side

PORTUGAL
Fuentes de Ońoro (border town).

Not even the border towns are signed in the different countires, let alone large cities further away. The only exception to this that I've ever seen is that a Spanish motorway which becomes the Portuguese A6 has an exit for "Campo Maior" in Portugal and pictures of the new Spanish motorway built to link with the Portuguese A24 have signs saying "Chaves".

Neither of those towns are really large enough to have a well-known Spanish version, so they're just in Portuguese
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #4398
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I've seen in France Schengen signs showing Belgium 1km away, then 500m away.

@Brisavoine: also thank you! It sounds so strange for me to imagine France bordering with Brazil! Of course, I know what is all about, but still...
I wonder if there will be the EU sign "France 1km" on the brazilian side. That would be pretty weird!! Road marking also completely different on both sides. (european/american styles)
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Old May 17th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #4399
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No, because Croatia is not in EU yet.
it doesn't matter. EU sign is Slovenian invention. i haven't seen it anywhere else. at border crossings with Hungary there is written Magyarország. when Slovenia was out of EU, at Šentilj there was Republik Österreich and at Fernetiči Italia.
even Greece doesn't have EU, but Hellas.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #4400
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I wonder if there will be the EU sign "France 1km" on the brazilian side. That would be pretty weird!!
Nah, a big blue "Welcome in Europe" in the middle of the bridge would be much more fun !

Anyway there are already European flags at the Franco-Brazilian and Franco-Surinamese borders in Guiana.

St-George de l'Oyapock (Franco-Brazilian Border):


(the building on the left of the pic is the French customs office)
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