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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #4421
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they are pretty lucky there is a tree right on the border line.
I believe luck has nothing to do with that...Maybe I'm wrong but I think when the French and Italians "decided" of the border between modern Algeria and modern Libya, they certainly used this tree as a landmark...as simple as that !
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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #4422
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Mauritania -> Morocco

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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #4423
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Algerian/Libyan Border
Is the border always as heavily protected with armed gunmen or was the photo taken at a special situation (for instance, due the current Libyan civil unrest)?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #4424
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I believe banditry was a serious problem in the interior of North African countries. There are vast expanses of desert in central / southern Algeria that measures 2000 by 1700 kilometers with maybe just a million inhabitants. There isn't much law enforcement down there outside the cities and towns.

On the other hand, I've also been stopped once in northern Spain by heavily armed police with submachine guns and shotguns out in the open.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 12:56 AM   #4425
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Is the border always as heavily protected with armed gunmen or was the photo taken at a special situation (for instance, due the current Libyan civil unrest)?
Yes, the gendarmerie and the army are heavily deployed at the border because of what is happening right now in Libya.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 01:01 AM   #4426
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I believe banditry was a serious problem in the interior of North African countries. There are vast expanses of desert in central / southern Algeria that measures 2000 by 1700 kilometers with maybe just a million inhabitants. There isn't much law enforcement down there outside the cities and towns.

On the other hand, I've also been stopped once in northern Spain by heavily armed police with submachine guns and shotguns out in the open.
It's pretty hard to secure thousands of miles of Saharan borders.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 04:03 PM   #4427
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Germany -> Austria border at Kleinwalsertal area of Austria (entering from German B19 federal road).
Kleinwalstertal is -by road- only accessible from German territory, not from the rest of Austria.

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Old May 21st, 2011, 05:44 PM   #4428
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http://maps.google.pt/?ie=UTF8&ll=51...31.28,,0,10.11

A sign for British speed limits!!!!
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Old May 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM   #4429
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A border crossing between Netherlands and Belgium only for cyclists. The border is marked, because it was a smuggling route a long time ago. There is a marker for `Klaveren Vrouwke┤, a Belgian smuggler who was shot by the Dutch army in 1916.
Location: http://maps.google.nl/maps?ll=51.480....panoramio.all

This is southeast of the Dutch city Roosendaal

Border as seen from Belgium


The border markers as seen from Belgium. The wooden sign is in the Netherlands


The border maker in which "K V" ( "Klaveren Vrouwke") was carved.


On the border, Belgium left, Netherlands right. Soldiers could wait in the house.


On the border, the other direction: Belgium right, Netherlands left.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 10:27 PM   #4430
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A sign for British speed limits!!!!
I took this picture one year ago in Harwich, coming from Hoek van Holland. It is the first pic I took in the UK:

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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:13 AM   #4431
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I've enver seen one of those in person edit: actually now i can remember entering the UK more times by car), but I've never taken the ferry to Hook of Holland, but I'd like to. In fact, I've never taken a cross-channel ferry
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM   #4432
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In fact, I've never taken a cross-channel ferry
Actually, it's kinda boring. We played cards to pass our time.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:40 AM   #4433
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I have taken lots of ferries to Ireland though, but not recently and I have also taken a ferry from France to Ireland, I enjoy being on them
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 02:16 PM   #4434
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Between the German town of Vorderri▀ and the Austrian town of Hinterri▀, in the Karwendel region:


Let's zoom in the border area and we will find an unusual situation:

The border is actually crossed three times in just a little more than 1 km!

This is the first crossing coming from Germany, after the curve in the background you can see a bridge where the actual border is:


Immediately after the crossing you can find the sign "Republik Oesterreich - 1 km"... even if at that point you are already in Austria:


I didn't manage to get the other two crossings because they are not signed. Maybe next time

One bit of a curiosity. Hinterri▀ and the valley are not reachable by car from the rest of Austria. They can only be accessed from Germany with this road, which is tolled (3.50 € during the day)

EDIT: It looks like my last statement is incorrect. There is a route to the rest of Austria, passing through Scharnitz, that doesn't involve going abroad:
http://maps.google.it/maps?f=d&sourc...16794&t=h&z=12

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 08:21 PM   #4435
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EDIT: It looks like my last statement is incorrect. There is a route to the rest of Austria, passing through Scharnitz, that doesn't involve going abroad:
http://maps.google.it/maps?f=d&sourc...16794&t=h&z=12
No, your statement was correct. The way to Scharnitz isn't a road but a pathway that can be used by Jeeps.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #4436
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Vilarelho da Raia (P)/Rabal (E)



The stop sign's in Spain and the strange looking 40 sign is in Portugal. You can just about see the change in pavement and you can see the border stone.

From Histˇrias da Raia as normal
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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #4437
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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.
Oh no. It cannot be!

And calling me 'bro' is a bit weird, considering your xenophobia towards me, purely because of what it says on my passpart.

But hey, what route do you speak of, 'bro'? Posting an international border on a thread called 'International border crossings' and the recieving a load of unprovoked, pretty much racist abuse for it?
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:50 PM   #4438
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It's done, France and Brazil are now officially connected by land.

The junction took place on May 28 at 10:30pm local time. Here are the pictures.

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Old June 3rd, 2011, 04:38 AM   #4439
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So I guess you are now planning to drive to Rio de Janeiro?
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Old June 4th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #4440
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