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Old April 7th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #10081
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Old April 7th, 2014, 01:14 AM   #10082
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In 1990? I doubt. I think they were erected right after the declaration of independence in 1991.
Any chance you can do some googling and find out?

Alex_ZR - I'm going to do my best to get access to the old border crossings this summer. I get the feeling that I won't be successful, but it's always worth a try. It's unbelievable to think that Horgos/Roszke handled so much traffic with those tiny crossings, isn't it?
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Old April 7th, 2014, 02:47 AM   #10083
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Any chance you can do some googling and find out?
http://www.carina.gov.si/si/novosti/...arinska_vojna/

It says they replaced SFRY signs with RS signs on 26th June 1991 (one day after the declaration of independence).
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Old April 7th, 2014, 01:31 PM   #10084
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Alex_ZR - I'm going to do my best to get access to the old border crossings this summer. I get the feeling that I won't be successful, but it's always worth a try. It's unbelievable to think that Horgos/Roszke handled so much traffic with those tiny crossings, isn't it?
It isn't problem to go there. Person who took these photos already did that, so why wouldn't you? It sure handled it, because there wasn't motorway on the both sides, just single carriageway. Hungarian M5 reached border in April 2006.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #10085
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It isn't problem to go there. Person who took these photos already did that, so why wouldn't you? It sure handled it, because there wasn't motorway on the both sides, just single carriageway. Hungarian M5 reached border in April 2006.
Well, the Hungarian side is locked up (although there's a comprehensive photo series online somewhere that I've seen) - but I believe that Serbia has a law about being too close to the border without a permit.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 09:48 PM   #10086
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Argentina and Chile, Paso de Jama

It's the shared border post located at Argentina's side


And the border




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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #10087
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When that Estonian Mazdabus arrived some border guard's head must have exploded
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Old April 12th, 2014, 11:43 PM   #10088
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Argentina-Chile road pannel says on bottom "A.S.N.M 4230m"

It means heigh over sea leve (Altura Sobre el Nivel del Mar)


Not flat indeed!
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Old April 13th, 2014, 01:43 AM   #10089
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Argentina-Chile road pannel says on bottom "A.S.N.M 4230m"

It means heigh over sea leve (Altura Sobre el Nivel del Mar)


Not flat indeed!
It could be the 2nd highest border crossing in the world after the one between China and Pakistan.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #10090
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The Estonia-sticker below the L in "Chile", was that yours?
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Old April 13th, 2014, 10:56 AM   #10091
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4320 meters above sea level? And what's the latitude of that region? Is it outside the tropical zone?
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Old April 13th, 2014, 11:21 AM   #10092
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It could be the 2nd highest border crossing in the world after the one between China and Pakistan.
The Paso Chungara–Tambo Quemado at the border of Bolivia and Chile is at approximately 4680 meters above sea leve.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #10093
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The Estonia-sticker below the L in "Chile", was that yours?
It's not vatse travelling.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 10:11 PM   #10094
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The Paso Chungara–Tambo Quemado at the border of Bolivia and Chile is at approximately 4680 meters above sea leve.
That's right. And here's a picture:

Trucks waiting to pass the border, Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado (Chile/Bolivia)


Paso fronterizo, Tambo quemado. Queremos entrar! por Jorge Aguayo, en Flickr
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Old April 14th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #10095
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4320 meters above sea level? And what's the latitude of that region? Is it outside the tropical zone?
The Andes are quite near to the Pacific. That makes Chile a country where you can go from sea level to 3000 metres or so in less than 100 km in almost the whole country.

That road is spotted in the Chilean side in street view, not still in the Argentinian side. But you can see the same signal pointing Argentina, limit Argentina/Chile and distances to "nearest" cities in Argentina.

It is easy to find. Look for trifinium Bolivia-Chile-Argentina and it is the first border pass Argentina-Chile to the south.


By the way, I haven't seen custom booths!!!
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Old April 14th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #10096
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Volcan Parinacota looks absolutely stunning.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 03:19 AM   #10097
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Famous and breathtaking Chilean "los caracoles" between Santiago and the Argentinian border:






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Old April 14th, 2014, 06:48 AM   #10098
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Lo Wu, old border between British Hong Kong - Chinese Canton:



From here the British section of the Kowloon-Canton railway ran from the green and mostly pristine New Territories down to southern Tsim Sha Tsui.

Kowloon-Canton railway, British section (now disjointed from Chinese section and completely integrated into Hong Kong MTR):




Sleepy border road, 1960's:


Border bridge, 1960's:


In the 1970's, Shenzhen was no longer a frontier (neither a city in today's Shenzhen terms). Hong Kong was booming and the border was full of activity:


For those who are rail enthusiats out there , here is a sweet documentary on the 22 or so miles of the British Section of the Kowloon Canton Railway. Highlights are the landscape, devekopments along the track, rolling stock, level crossings and bridges, people and livestock, refurbishment of old stations and openings of new stations all the way up to the electrification of the track in 1983:
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Old April 14th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #10099
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Lo Wu - Shenzhen border, today:

Shenzhen side:


Shenzhen train station, missed my train one time, had to sleep in a nearby cheap pension:


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Shenzhen side all built up, while this part of Hong Kong is by far mostly green.



If you get there really early they open the border to the sound of the 'March of the Volunteers' at 6 am. To my surprise the only other foreign guy there at that hour was also Portuguese (as well as a lady from Taiwan).

Hong Kong side:



(no smoking )



Today the border on the HK side is integrated with HK's MTR, linking it with most transport options in HK. It takes about 1 hour to get from Central (Victoria) to Lo Wu border station. On the Shenzhen side it is also linked with Shenzhen metro and the great China National Rail station, with trains arriving and departing to most major cities through China.
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