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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #5781
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Interesting, thats not the case in British English (well in SE England, it probably varies), both are Guy-ar-na, more like the second one. French Guiana is always called that and Guyana is sometimes called British Guiana to distinguish from French Guiana. Suriname is rarely called Dutch Guiana but you can hear it sometimes if someone is talking about the three of them which are known as 'The Guianas'.
I'd have thought the usual British pronounciation would be 'what? where?' I used to think of it as like guinea (as in guinea pig) until I noticed the spelling was like the neighbouring country as opposed to the african / pacific ones...
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Old March 9th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #5782
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Maybe you're pronouncing the Slovenian way
Incidentally, Guiana and Guyana are pronounced exactly the same in Italian: Goo-yuh-na.
No, in Slovenian they're both called "(Francoska) Gvajana".
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Old March 9th, 2012, 03:17 AM   #5783
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I'd have thought the usual British pronounciation would be 'what? where?' I used to think of it as like guinea (as in guinea pig) until I noticed the spelling was like the neighbouring country as opposed to the african / pacific ones...
I have to admit that until a few years ago I was unaware of where most South American countries were located. I only really know about French Guyana due to the space program and an interest in overseas territories.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #5784
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Let alone the fact that relations between Spain and Gibraltar aren't exactly friendly (even though they used to be even worse).
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Gibraltar is part of UK that isn't a Schengen member. There are also controls between France and UK.
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It looks to me like the crossing from Spain to Gibraltar still has a lot of controls in place. Is this right? How can this be allowed within the EU?


There are controls because smuggling. Passport control is not important but smuggling too much.

As well in the bay there are British and Spanish "waters" there are cases where you cross in a couple of meters the border inside the sea and have had cases of both polices crossing by mistake the border when going behind some smugglers.

At Gibraltar there are more societies than inhabitants.


Relations are not bad today. Several years ago a new treaty was signed for both cooperation. One of the points was having an international terminal at airport so then a passenger from a plane from Spain to Gibraltar and going to the border will no cross any border.

Terminal was made. Here you have a lot of pics
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=547755&page=4


and... today no planes go there from Spain (there was one daily only of Iberia).

At Gibraltar, as I know, only British Airways operates from Heathow... and... Iberia and British Airways are... the same entreprise!!!!!!
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Old March 9th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #5785
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[img]http://i56.************/2nbf5v8.jpg[/img]


Little detail.

Is the only signal with speed limits at France that do not indicates speed limit on motorways?
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Old March 9th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #5786
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Is the only signal with speed limits at France that do not indicates speed limit on motorways?
Probably, unless there is one on St Martin island.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #5787
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That one is pretty cool.

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I like the stern tone of that one too. Recth und Ordnung.

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Old March 9th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #5788
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That one is pretty cool.
Indeed !
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Old March 9th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #5789
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That sign is nothing unusual.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #5790
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I like the stern tone of that one too. Recth und Ordnung.
Where is that second sign?
Is the information on it a little bit outdated? Nowadays, the autorisations de séjour of all EU countries should be equally good ...
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #5791
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Border crossing between Italy and the self-proclamed Indipendent Principality of Seborga.



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Old March 10th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #5792
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Where is that second sign?
Is the information on it a little bit outdated? Nowadays, the autorisations de séjour of all EU countries should be equally good ...
It's apparently near Bouzonville (in Moselle on the Franco-German border, near Luxembourg).

And according to that pic taken by Google street view in 2011, the sign is still there:




BTW, this road marks the border, here is the same road few hundred meters away, in the small binational village of "Leiding/Leidingen":


The street is named "Rue de la Frontière" on the French side (literally "Border Street"), and "Neutrale Straße" ("Neutral Street") on the German side.

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Old March 10th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #5793
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@Italystf: Can you make the pics smaller please? I don't have a 52 inch screen

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This road is split in half by the border:
Left = Belgium
Right = Netherlands

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Picture from BN de Stem (local newspaper)
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Old March 10th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #5794
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Like here: Belgium right, Netherlands left



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Old March 10th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #5795
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That one is pretty cool.

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Do you know where is this pic taken?
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Old March 10th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #5796
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #5797
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Something from Polish SSC:

Zwardoń (PL) - Skalite (SK)



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Śnieg jednak istnieje [Snow still exists]
Karlskrona (S) - Gdynia (PL)

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Old March 10th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #5798
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Austrian-Slovenian border:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/31735260

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State border
1.8-km-long
right roadside
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Old March 10th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #5799
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Border crossing between Italy and the self-proclamed Indipendent Principality of Seborga.


I have been to Seborga, but there wasn't the man standing in the "custom"
This sign stands at the entrance in the Principality

"Welcome in the ancient Principality of Seborga". The village is very small, only 300 inhabitants and the streets in the burg are all like this one
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Old March 10th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #5800
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Is checking documents legal? Is there also control on the Italian side?
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