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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:40 AM   #6561
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And this one is not much longer
https://maps.google.es/?ll=48.999366...38173&t=h&z=12

(and in the US side there is a custom office and an airport)

What I wanted to say is about borders with no other alternative being there.

This is, should you want to go from Vancouver to the USA, you can go to the small corner I linked or... you can go to any other point in the looooong border.

But should you are in Velez de la Gomera and want to cross the border, no other way.

Same with the two islands Uruguay-Argentina.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #6562
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But should you are in Velez de la Gomera and want to cross the border, no other way.
It's the same with Point Roberts (or that small unnamed US exclave west of Elm Point). If you want to cross the border, you can only go to Canada.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #6563
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To answer your question, River Plate

That's a pretty cool island!
Isn't there a soccer (football, if you prefer) team in Buenos Aires that's called "River Plate"? (I mean, they use the English name.)

I'm not sure the English name is used for the estuary these days. If I were home, I'd check the National Geographic atlas to see how they label it.

The English Wikipedia entry uses the Spanish name, complete with the accent.

EDIT: Said Wikipedia entry does say that "in British English and the Commonwealth," "River Plate" is used. Who knew?
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Old September 18th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #6564
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Isn't there a soccer (football, if you prefer) team in Buenos Aires that's called "River Plate"? (I mean, they use the English name.)

I'm not sure the English name is used for the estuary these days. If I were home, I'd check the National Geographic atlas to see how they label it.

The English Wikipedia entry uses the Spanish name, complete with the accent.

EDIT: Said Wikipedia entry does say that "in British English and the Commonwealth," "River Plate" is used. Who knew?


Yes, it is. And... it is the great rival of Maradona's team, Boca Juniors.

In fact, in America you can find a lot of names in Spanish and Portuguese that could have traslation into any language (and also in United States), but they do not have, they are said in original languages:

For instance, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, La Paz and Los Angeles in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and United States.... could be translated as St. James, Good Airs, St. Paul, The Peace and The Angels.



But we could follow in the Liguistic issues thread
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Old September 18th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #6565
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River Plate football club has an English name because it was founded by locals who learned to play football by English sailors in Buenos Aires' harbor.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #6566
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River Plate football club has an English name because it was founded by locals who learned to play football by English sailors in Buenos Aires' harbor.
yeah you have such examples in other countrys like athletic bilbao.where ever english people have gone they founded a football club
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Old September 18th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #6567
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Apart from raping and plundering?
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Old September 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #6568
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Apart from raping and plundering?
sure,when you rape and plunder the whole day you need something to relax
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Old September 19th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #6569
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Which border crossing is better to stop and make some pictures between CZ and DE in the area of A6/D5 motorway border crossing?

http://goo.gl/maps/Z9EJj or http://goo.gl/maps/4F8DV

First one is on land, so I would drive like this http://goo.gl/maps/D8k4L
Second is a bridge, so I would drive like this http://goo.gl/maps/KLGTP
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Old September 21st, 2012, 12:10 AM   #6570
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Old September 25th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #6571
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Border crossing Croatia-Bosnia

Yes, Croatia now has Streetview, have fun checking out other crossings
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Old September 25th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #6572
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Right, also Andorra and Chile
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Old September 25th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #6573
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Border crossing Croatia-Bosnia

Yes, Croatia now has Streetview, have fun checking out other crossings
Neum north?
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Old September 25th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #6574
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EDIT: That's here: https://maps.google.nl/maps?q=42.939...num=1&t=h&z=14
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Old September 26th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #6575
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I prefer this HR/BiH crossing

http://maps.google.nl/maps?q=&hl=nl&...36.15,,0,-0.27

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http://maps.google.nl/maps?q=&hl=nl&...174.03,,0,9.09
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Old September 26th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #6576
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Is the first road in the middle of nowhere or just a mistake of Google?
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Old September 26th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #6577
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France / Andorra

https://maps.google.es/?ll=42.543505...116.51,,0,8.04

This is the former custom at Andorra. Today there are both Andorran and French cabins some kilometres inside of France.
In fact, this custom will control only cars which take off Andorra crossing Pas de la Casa. If they cross the tunnel, there is no control with that custom cabin.

In the photo... all buildings are at Andorra... and border is exactly where any building ends. For instance, with the building ahead, border is exactly in the left of it (building space =Duty free, some metres left = French taxes).
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Old September 26th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #6578
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And, very close... this photo is still taken from France
https://maps.google.es/maps?q=pas+de...09.54,,0,-2.92

Border there is in the little river. Ahead, before the tunnel on the right you will see the Andorran flag (by the way, almost the same one than Romania but with the Andorran coat of arms in the middle).

All the town over the tunnel is the ski resort Pas de la Casa. The photo of the last message is taken in the left of it.

Using the tunnel from anywhere of Andorra to the town of Pas de la Casa requires crossing France in less than one kilometre. There will be only one alternative: the little service lane in the left of the image.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #6579
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There are 2 border crossings on this video: at

0:35 Esztergom HUN - Párkány (Stúrovo) SVK
13:10 Ipolyszalka (Salka) SVK - Letkés HUN

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Old September 30th, 2012, 02:26 AM   #6580
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France -> Monaco
There are several crossing points without any border facilities. Sometimes it is really difficult to know which of the countries you are actually in ...

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