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Old February 1st, 2014, 10:05 PM   #9561
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Very good video!

What did the guard say regarding your camera? I crossed a lot of times the RO-HU border (and twice RO-SRB border) with the camera on and nobody said anything about it (big camera with a suction cup). Now I have a camera in the rear-view mirror that's barely noticeable. The quality is not so good, but I keep it mainly for safety (Russian style).

Regarding the french-speaking lady: I find it appropriate to speak in both English and French languages since it's a train between England and France. When I traveled with the Eurostar back in 2009 (as a normal train passenger) I remember that all announcements were made in both English and French.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 10:22 PM   #9562
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He said it's forbidden to capture pictures or record videos in the area and made sure my device was turned off. He actually did not define where exactly ban applies, so I assumed it must have covered only passport check booth's area. Anyway, no other person including Eurotunnel staff mind I was recording (I use pretty eye catching, however not very large but certainly visible Sony dslr) I have not noticed any signs applying ban for camera use either, therefore I felt free to filming there (apart from the mentioned spot)

There is also an Englishman speaking, but his voice isn't that sexy, so I decided not to mention it
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Old February 1st, 2014, 11:42 PM   #9563
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It is amusing how the ticket machine is on right side, makes sense in England, but... all the continentals going back have to get out and walk to other side? Maybe in France they have opposite so everyone is inconvenienced equally
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Old February 1st, 2014, 11:45 PM   #9564
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Look again. The ticket machines are half on the right side, half on the left side. They are signed with those electronic pannels above.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 11:52 PM   #9565
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There is access from both sides to the ticket machine I used. Same as in France.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:29 AM   #9566
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It is amusing how the ticket machine is on right side, makes sense in England, but... all the continentals going back have to get out and walk to other side? Maybe in France they have opposite so everyone is inconvenienced equally
I've already drove through toll gates and border crossings where passenger beside me were supposed to pay/show passports. Can't imagine what would I do If I travelled by my own.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:47 AM   #9567
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In about 5:00 some good, female spoken French (for Penn's Woods maybe )

Have some question if it is possible:

1.Is it not smoother just to drive through the tunnel with the car?
2. Was it hard driving into the train and out :P?
3. Does everyone stay in their cars all the time or does it exist seats in the upper class?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:48 AM   #9568
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Entering Russia from Belarus

http://goo.gl/maps/rs5Kh

http://goo.gl/maps/1Tmm6

Belarus from Russia

http://goo.gl/maps/Uv4nl

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http://goo.gl/maps/xtm4L
Is it a real enclave or a map mistake?
https://maps.google.com/?ll=52.44261...76346&t=m&z=11

So, the RUS-BY border is like a Schengen border now, right? But EU citizens still need two separate visas to visit those two countries, right?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:57 AM   #9569
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Didn't even notice that. But it's real, it's Sankovo-Medvezhye, part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, today completely depopulated.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:54 AM   #9570
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Would be easier to join that enclave to Russia indeed..... what's the reason of that enclave? (country is quite recent)
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:55 AM   #9571
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"In 1926, during the administrative reform, the state border between Byelorussian Soviet Republic and Russian Soviet Republic were moved to the east but administratively at farmer's will the villages Sankovo and Medvezhye became a part of Russia's Bryansk Oblast."
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:09 AM   #9572
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1.Is it not smoother just to drive through the tunnel with the car?
The tunnel is for railway traffic only.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:09 PM   #9573
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Have some question if it is possible:

1.Is it not smoother just to drive through the tunnel with the car?
2. Was it hard driving into the train and out :P?
3. Does everyone stay in their cars all the time or does it exist seats in the upper class?
1. Answered by bogdymol.
2. It is very easy to go in and out. An the train is very smooth. It was a surprise for me when I travelled few years ago, because I didn't felt when the train started to move.
3. No, many people went outside their cars.


The border control:



The trains on the left:




Inside the shuttle:

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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:26 PM   #9574
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what is usual behaviour in the train? first gear (or P) applied as far as i see. is it allowed to use hand brake? why they require windows (half) opened? is the ventilation inside the train good, or you can feel exhaust gases smelling?
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what is usual behaviour in the train? first gear (or P) applied as far as i see. is it allowed to use hand brake? why they require windows (half) opened? is the ventilation inside the train good, or you can feel exhaust gases smelling?
I have noticed at least two types of carriages:
With lower ceiling and higher ceiling (for trucks). There are stairs visible in case of first ones. Where are they leading to? Is there a board with seats and perhaps canteen for passengers? If all passengers leave car, is driver supposed to leave tyhe windows halfway open?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:45 PM   #9576
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Has a motorway tunnel under the English Channel ever been proposed?
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Is there a board with seats and perhaps canteen for passengers?
As far as I could see, no, no canteen or any other facility. In fact, leaving the car in our case meant staying outside the car but near the car. There is not so much space between the cars and train's inside walls, so it is not so easy to walk.
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what is usual behaviour in the train? first gear (or P) applied as far as i see. is it allowed to use hand brake? why they require windows (half) opened? is the ventilation inside the train good, or you can feel exhaust gases smelling?
Yes, handbrake or P brake. Before and during the trip they are making announcements in both English and French, so maybe that's why you need to half-open the window, to be sure you can hear them.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:21 PM   #9578
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Is it a real enclave or a map mistake?
https://maps.google.com/?ll=52.44261...76346&t=m&z=11

So, the RUS-BY border is like a Schengen border now, right? But EU citizens still need two separate visas to visit those two countries, right?
Speaking of this area, what the heck is that facility there: http://goo.gl/maps/E7FvE

It seems just to have an railway connection but look like barracks or something like that.
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How long does the ferry take? What is the difference in price?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:23 PM   #9580
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Speaking of this area, what the heck is that facility there: http://goo.gl/maps/E7FvE

It seems just to have an railway connection but look like barracks or something like that.
Obviously something military.
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