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Old December 25th, 2014, 08:41 PM   #12001
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Just to let you know that one thread got locked already because of all this Slavic language bullshit. Just sayin....
Albanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Romanian, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are Slavic languages?
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Old December 25th, 2014, 08:44 PM   #12002
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Well, they're certainly not border crossings. I have made a Merry Christmas on the road thread which got merged into the RRA thread, and here they're still rambling on about friggin languages...

You get my point?
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Old December 25th, 2014, 08:46 PM   #12003
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Yes, it's annoying.
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Old December 25th, 2014, 08:56 PM   #12004
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Yes! There are some great street names in Tirana you have to think about before understanding Bulevardi Zhan D'Ark
Actually historical names are commonly transliterated. Sometimes only in street names, but sometimes they remain in the common language.
ex.: Kopernik becomes Copernic or Copernicus, Jeanne d'Arc becomes Joanna d'Arc, etc. But Lithuanian and Latvian transliterate even modern-times names.

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"Richtgeschwindigkeit" should be the default system in all EU motorways & expressways & lane indiscipline should be harshly fought! Down with radars on motorways!

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Old December 25th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #12005
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That's right. I'm going to run you all over...
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Old December 25th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #12006
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Is it a political campaign van?
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Old December 25th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #12007
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No it's a freight van that crosses international borders daily. It can also run over people who yap about languages all day long.
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Old December 25th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #12008
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No it's a freight van that crosses international borders daily. It can also run over people who yap about languages all day long.
Then try the Lithuanian/Belarusian closed border crossing outside of the village of Medininkai !
If you cross it at 160km/h with your van - which I believe you can do starting your acceleration from the Medininkai castle - before any customs officers may react on any side of the border and talk to you in Lithuanian, Russian, Belarusian or English, you will have already destroyed the fence and arrived to the Belarusian city of Ašmjany (Ашмяны)
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Old December 26th, 2014, 05:03 AM   #12009
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Border crossing Porta Sant'Anna between Italy and the Vatican City:


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...wiss_Guard.jpg


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Old December 26th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #12010
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Apparently you can access the Vatican City pharmacy with a valid prescription, but does anyone know the details?

I'm going again to Rome soon, and I'd quite like to visit a different part of the Vatican
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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:46 AM   #12011
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I do not know but please...spot a cash dispenser and share the picture here.

I've seen it and it may be the unique case with the machine where one of the languages offered to user is Latin.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:11 AM   #12012
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Apparently you can access the Vatican City pharmacy with a valid prescription, but does anyone know the details?

I'm going again to Rome soon, and I'd quite like to visit a different part of the Vatican
People may get permissions to enter the pharmacy, the post office, the philatelic-numismatic office and the Sant'Anna church. I don't know details but I think that a valid medical prescription is a valid reason to be allowed into.
Yes, the only ATM in the world with istructions in Latin is in Vatican City, that is the only jurisdiction of the world that has Latin as co-official language.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 11:51 AM   #12013
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Following on my pictures from Dover here are some from Holyhead - Dublin international crossing

We are on board of MS Ulysses, the largest ferry in the Irish Ferries fleet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Ulysses


Leaving Holyhead




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Old December 27th, 2014, 11:54 AM   #12014
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And docking at the terminal:
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Old December 27th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #12015
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Approaching Dublin Irish ferries terminal on the way back.
All the surroundings have vary industrial feel. It looks like Terminator stage set in places














This time we are boarding fast catamaran


On our way to Holyhead we can see MS Ulysses heading to Dublin.
Huge beast:


That's it.
In the summer I'm planning to take ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast so I'll try to take some pictures from that route too.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #12016
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USA- Mexico, Nogales border


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Old December 27th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #12017
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Lots of railway tracks in Dublin port - nothing special about that, but they seem to run a long way along the street.

Are they used a lot? For what I remember from Helsinki (somewhat comparable to Dublin), not so long ago (before the completion of Vuosaari port) a train merely crossing the street on its way to the port caused big problems to the traffic in that part of the city centre.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 04:43 PM   #12018
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Strange North Korean army manoeuvre on the DMZ as observed by American tourists, South Korean security and US army right on the border.

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Old December 28th, 2014, 04:47 PM   #12019
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The number of trucks on Batrovci border crossings in Serbia (A3) is huge.The crowd is enormous
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Old December 30th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #12020
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People may get permissions to enter the pharmacy, the post office, the philatelic-numismatic office and the Sant'Anna church. I don't know details but I think that a valid medical prescription is a valid reason to be allowed into.
Yes, the only ATM in the world with istructions in Latin is in Vatican City, that is the only jurisdiction of the world that has Latin as co-official language.
Thank you! I'll certainly try and get a photo and video of the ATM, I had one year of Latin, so maybe I can read something...!

Next question of the day :

Does anyone know where the old border crossing at Lanzhot (CZ) / Brodske (SK) was? Not the D2 motorway crossing (the infrastructure is still mostly there...) but on the II/425 road? I was there in summer and couldn't find any evidence of a border crossing facility. Google Maps is showing absolutely nothing of any interest, and the only plausible place I've found is either side of the border bridge. Does anyone know?
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