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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #6981
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how did they do that? I mean they cut all the trees?
They used chainsaws. The same way we cut down tress beneath power lines.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #6982
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Do we really need translation?
I almost all Latin languages Bienvenido is understood. In any other languages, maybe not... for instance.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #6983
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Would be interesting to know how many Estonian-registered vehicles travelled there before. Chances are this is the first ....
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:32 AM   #6984
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I didn't even notice it was an Estonian plate! How much did it cost to ship it? (and from where to where?)
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:30 AM   #6985
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According to these recent articles, the opening date for the bridge over the Oyapock River between France and Brazil has been yet again postponed. The bridge was due to open to traffic in the 1st quarter of 2013, but now it's been pushed back to the 2nd quarter, and possibly even to the end of the year. The Brazilians are apparently incapable of completing the 2 km of road on their side of the bridge to connect the bridge with the Brazilian road network!!

Also, the Brazilians have apparently not built the customs house on their side of the border yet. The federal authorities in Brasilia received no bid following a public tender call for the customs house last October, so they had to issue a second public call for bids. Bids had to be submitted before the end of December, but I don't know if they received any. Chi va piano va sano, as they say in Italy.

http://www.guyaweb.com/nouveau-couac-pour-le-pont/
http://www.guyaweb.com/faux-depart-p...%80%99oyapock/
http://www.une-saison-en-guyane.com/...oup-trop-loin/

Driving to the bridge from the French side:
[img]http://i50.************/28w3fd.jpg[/img]

Arriving at the border checkpoint on the French side (the inspection booths and customs house on the French side of the border were built already 2 years ago):
[img]http://i50.************/1z6tr3c.jpg[/img]

The bridge seen from the French side:
[img]http://i45.************/16kuxwn.jpg[/img]
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Old February 8th, 2013, 09:32 AM   #6986
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I didn't even notice it was an Estonian plate! How much did it cost to ship it? (and from where to where?)
Check his blog: http://tarmo-rtw.blogspot.be/
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6987
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some elements of this new France-Brazil bridge look like it has been there for decades... for instance the tarmac and the Jersey-crash-barriers...
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #6988
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According to these recent articles, the opening date for the bridge over the Oyapock River between France and Brazil has been yet again postponed. The bridge was due to open to traffic in the 1st quarter of 2013, but now it's been pushed back to the 2nd quarter, and possibly even to the end of the year. The Brazilians are apparently incapable of completing the 2 km of road on their side of the bridge to connect the bridge with the Brazilian road network!!

Also, the Brazilians have apparently not built the customs house on their side of the border yet. The federal authorities in Brasilia received no bid following a public tender call for the customs house last October, so they had to issue a second public call for bids. Bids had to be submitted before the end of December, but I don't know if they received any. Chi va piano va sano, as they say in Italy.

http://www.guyaweb.com/nouveau-couac-pour-le-pont/
http://www.guyaweb.com/faux-depart-p...%80%99oyapock/
http://www.une-saison-en-guyane.com/...oup-trop-loin/

Driving to the bridge from the French side:
[img]http://i50.************/28w3fd.jpg[/img]

Arriving at the border checkpoint on the French side (the inspection booths and customs house on the French side of the border were built already 2 years ago):
[img]http://i50.************/1z6tr3c.jpg[/img]

The bridge seen from the French side:
[img]http://i45.************/16kuxwn.jpg[/img]
It is " chi va piano va sano e lontano"
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Old February 8th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #6989
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some elements of this new France-Brazil bridge look like it has been there for decades... for instance the tarmac and the Jersey-crash-barriers...
I guess it is the climate.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #6990
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some elements of this new France-Brazil bridge look like it has been there for decades... for instance the tarmac and the Jersey-crash-barriers...
Blame the Brazilians. They are the ones who built the bridge.

More seriously, the tarmac has been like that from day 1. They chose that sort of tarmac, I don't know why. As for the crash barriers, it's the equatorial climate. It's probably the same in Singapore.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #6991
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Poland / Czech Republik - Motorway A1 / D1

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Old February 26th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #6992
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Border between Portugal and Spain, in Barrancos.

From Portugal


From Spain
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 12:54 PM   #6993
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OMG bad pavement! BRAKE!!!!

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 01:56 PM   #6994
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There used to be a sign on that border, on the Dutch side, warning drivers of a bumpy road ahead.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:32 PM   #6995
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There used to be a sign on that border, on the Dutch side, warning drivers of a bumpy road ahead.
They probably realised that the Belgium sign is enough to warn drivers.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #6996
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Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo

Ghana-Burkina Faso at Hamale:






Burkina-Faso-Benin at Porga:







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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #6997
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alserrod, upside down is cabeza abajo in your language. Every time you say upside down you really mean to say the other way round (al revés).

I've been reading old posts on this thread and saw that you use this expression a lot, I thought I had to say something.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #6998
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alserrod, upside down is cabeza abajo in your language. Every time you say upside down you really mean to say the other way round (al revés).

I've been reading old posts on this thread and saw that you use this expression a lot, I thought I had to say something.
off-topic. Thx a lot for correcting.

For non-native English speakers there are some common mistakes and this is one for me.
I'm preparing the equivalent to First Certificate and in my last writting test my teacher found......... the same mistake!!



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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #6999
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Border between Bosnia and Croatia

This is a hidden closed border between Bosnia and Croatia. There are no posted signs or any other marks on the road that point you to the border. I was in Bosnia and I saw a road on my GPS that led to the border with Croatia, so I decided to follow it. The road was very narrow and surrounded by minefields, I had the feeling I shouldn't be there. This is what I found:

This is the road to the border, as you can see it's been abandoned for a while:


This picture is taken from the Bosnian side. The sign says Bosnia but what be see behind the sign is the way to Croatia.


This are the UN anti-tank barricades. Again, there's a sign that says Bosnia, but behind the barricades we see Croatia. I took the picture standing in Bosnia:


The barricade:




From the Croatian side. I'm standing in Croatia while taking the picture. The sign has the Croatian coat of arms and I think it says border in Croatian:


Finally some bombs that were lying on the ground. The tail seems to be the real thing, but the body is made of stone. Can anyone explain?




These pictures were taken in July 2011.
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