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Old March 21st, 2012, 12:28 AM   #5901
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Old March 21st, 2012, 10:53 AM   #5902
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Do they drink milk / eat cheese?

*we all know that milk comes from the female animal
Maybe monks don't know it and still try to milk the male animals and drink what they get from them...
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 10:42 AM   #5903
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Another city divided by border - Cieszyn/Cesky Tesin:

Looking to Poland...
[IMG]http://i43.************/2lmqauv.jpg[/IMG]

...and to Czech Republic:
[IMG]http://i44.************/jhxai8.jpg[/IMG]

(Pictures from Google Street View)
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 12:08 PM   #5904
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Can the trip point between Hungary, Slovakia and Austria be visited?
Is there a car road?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 02:44 PM   #5905
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I see a road from Deutsch Jarndorf in Austria that crosses to Hungary 400m SW from the tripoint. From there there is a dirt road or you can go by foot.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 07:51 PM   #5906
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Some pictures of old border of Eastern Europe

Border between Italy and Yugoslavia in 1972:

http://home.comcast.net/~billotto/Trieste.htm

Queue at Bulgaria - Yugoslavia border in 1986


Yugoslavia (Kosovo) - Albania in 1999


Bulgaria - Yugoslavia (no date, I guess 70s by car models)










Austria - Yugoslavia (Wurzenpass)


Soviet Union - Afghanistan in 1989


Soviet Union - Estonia in 1920 (rail border)


West Germany - Czechoslovakia in 1989


Border between Soviet Union and another country (not specificated)


Border between West Germany and East Germany:




Checkpoint Bravo in Berlin on A115 motorway (1972)


Checkpoint Charlie in 1984






Inner German border in 1990


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Old March 22nd, 2012, 08:13 PM   #5907
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Egypt - Gaza Strip



Israel - Lebanon
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 08:56 PM   #5908
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It's nice to see pictures like this from the past, but when I travel I prefer today's situation

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Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:33 AM   #5909
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Just hope this isn't you the next time you're bringing in your undeclared jeans or camera across a border

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Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:34 AM   #5910
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The Dutch are even in East Germany

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Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:37 AM   #5911
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The Dutch are even in East Germany
Dutch people... no, better yet: Dutch cars are everywhere.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 01:01 AM   #5912
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Awesome retro pics and it´s very interesting the situation of Mount Athos.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 01:33 AM   #5913
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The Dutch are even in East Germany
Maybe they were just travelling to West Berlin through DDR. BTW, driving to Eastern Europe wasn't so unusual for Western Europeans. My father went to Romania, Czechoslovakia and off course Yugoslavia in 70s and 80s and he said there were other Italian tourists there.
However a friend of him had to skip his trip to Poland because his car was at the mecanics' and he couldn't use her wife's car because in the visa was already written the car model and number plate and changing car wasn't allowed by the strict bureaucracy.
My father was stopped and fined by some self proclaimed cops (they had no uniform) because he entered in a rest area on the highway near Prague crossing the solid white line. They were probably only locals looking for money from "rich" Westeners.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 10:48 AM   #5914
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In the 70' and 80' romanian Black Sea beaches were full of foreign tourists. It wasn't very hard for a westerner to come to Eastern Europe, but it was much harder for somebody from east to go to west.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 10:58 AM   #5915
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In the 70' and 80' romanian Black Sea beaches were full of foreign tourists. It wasn't very hard for a westerner to come to Eastern Europe, but it was much harder for somebody from east to go to west.
One of the most famous Italian comedy movies on the 80s, "Un sacco bello" by Carlo Verdone, had one of its principal characters planning a road trip to Poland to "buy" love from Polish girls using nylon stockings as "currency"
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One of the most famous Italian comedy movies on the 80s, "Un sacco bello" by Carlo Verdone, had one of its principal characters planning a road trip to Poland to "buy" love from Polish girls using nylon stockings as "currency"
In another (very funny) comedy by Carlo Verdone ("Bianco, Rosso and Verdone") is shown the I - A border al Brennerpass before Schengen. In this movie you can find many scenes filmed on Italian motorways and Autogrill.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:38 PM   #5917
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In another (very funny) comedy by Carlo Verdone ("Bianco, Rosso and Verdone") is shown the I - A border al Brennerpass before Schengen. In this movie you can find many scenes filmed on Italian motorways and Autogrill.
Yeah, I posted that here a while ago

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If you want to see how Brennerpass was in early '80s you can take a look at this clip from Italian comedy movie "Bianco rosso e Verdone". The clip is in Italian, but I think it can be enjoyed also by non-speakers because 1-the main character doesn't speak at all, 2- the wife at the beginning speaks only German. It's the story of an Italian immigrant in Munich that goes back to Italy to vote. Any resemblance to real events and/or to real persons, living or dead, is purely NOT coincidental



However, if you don't want to have a good laugh and just want to see the road, Brennerpass starts at 5:20
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:53 PM   #5918
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One of the most famous Italian comedy movies on the 80s, "Un sacco bello" by Carlo Verdone, had one of its principal characters planning a road trip to Poland to "buy" love from Polish girls using nylon stockings as "currency"
Many other "currency" was used, like jeans, cigarettes, commodities that were very scarce at that time. They were used also to bribe police or customs officers.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:04 PM   #5919
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People from Yugoslavia also used to use that kind of "currency" while visiting Eastern block. "Vegeta" spice mixture, for example, was very popular in Romania and USSR.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:11 PM   #5920
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And still is popular . We called it "supco".
Also popular were Eurocrem and Cipiripi.
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