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Old July 18th, 2016, 09:59 PM   #14601
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Unmarked pedestrian crossing to Sweden:


Small farm-crossing has been blocked by a rock and a "snowplow-stick":
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Old July 19th, 2016, 01:11 AM   #14602
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That makes no sense Immigration from Mexico is at net 0% why would they go to Canada to go into the US?? lol Canada turns back Americans every day tats the major problem for Canada not Mexico thats why Mexicans have no more Visa requirments.


Year to date Mexico 16,555 8.1 thats an increas of 8% from last year

Thats a big differrence from 250000 lol
That's the figure for April only...



This is year by year, you can see the drop after the imposing of visa in 2009...

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Old July 19th, 2016, 10:38 AM   #14603
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GM is kind of on Croatian side, while GE is totaly for Slovenia

Even there in a remote border crossing leading to nowhere police cars can be found, lol.

https://goo.gl/maps/CDQ7jeHcb9t
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Old July 19th, 2016, 10:49 AM   #14604
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That's the figure for April only...



This is year by year, you can see the drop after the imposing of visa in 2009...

Mija Chula im talking about the Amount of Mexican Nationals Admitted

While approximately 5,000 Mexicans enter Canada each year as temporary students or contract workers for agriculture, these are not counted as immigrants because of their explicitly temporary legal status.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Canadians
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Old July 20th, 2016, 08:14 PM   #14605
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Even there in a remote border crossing leading to nowhere police cars can be found, lol.

https://goo.gl/maps/CDQ7jeHcb9t
That's the Slovenian police preventing Croats from occupying that land (but the car is standing on undisputedly Slovenian territory, just before the disputed land begins).
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Old July 20th, 2016, 08:16 PM   #14606
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la vajol - les illles ( e-fr border )


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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...a_2011_004.jpg
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french side

this was the road to exile in france for many spaniards during the civil war , including the president of the spanish II republic : manuel azańa


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HYrofqi3P3....-Foto-AGA.jpg
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Old July 20th, 2016, 09:54 PM   #14607
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This photo is from the Second World War taken in Helsingborg, Sweden looking toward the Oresund to Helsingor, Denmark. Sweden was neutral but Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany at this time from April 1940 to May 1945. This photo was taken in 1943.
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Old July 21st, 2016, 01:41 AM   #14608
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Sorry, no pics from me, just Streetview...

https://goo.gl/maps/27rpPmoHqtw

Probably an alternative, but only for the braves, when Macelj-Gruškovje is overcrowded...

Took that crossing lately, what was interesting, on croatian side the b/c was empty, no one there. Only two guards on the slovenian side, no croats anywhere.
The best alternative is to go through either the crossings in Dobovec or Rogatec if it's the typical mayhem at Macelj-Gruškovje. It's about 45 minutes to go that way, but as Rogatec is an intrastate (EU-only) border crossing, there's never any queue there.

As for the guards - most SLO-HR crossings are now operated according to the "one stop" control. Most of the Croatian crossings are now closed (as the Slovenian ones were already equipped to Schengen standards, unlike the Croatian ones) and the Croatians now work from the Slovenian side on both entry and exit.

At smaller intrastate/local crossings, it's pretty common for them to agree informally that only entry checks will be done and not exit checks. Bigger crossings always have a check by both sets of border police, but they're pretty relaxed on smaller ones.

Last time I crossed in Rogatec, the Croatian border cop checked my passport on entry to Slovenia, told the Slovenian guy that it looked fine and that was that.
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Old July 21st, 2016, 12:25 PM   #14609
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coustouges-tapis f- e border
french side

http://d1abj31dnwl5uq.cloudfront.net...9d900d0beb.jpg


http://www.bicivicigarrotxa.org/wp-c...1/costoja5.jpg


http://passes-montagnes.fr/macanet/025_coustouges.jpg

spanish side


http://www.lindependant.fr/images/20...0x325p.JPG?v=1


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...or_2010_04.jpg


http://www.massanetdecabrenys.com/tapis.gif


http://ca.salines-bassegoda.org/pwim...0381-large.jpg

El Paraigua 20150117a18 Alt EmpordĂ by Xavier, en Flickr
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Old July 21st, 2016, 01:14 PM   #14610
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another border between spain and france : coll de banyuls ( catalonia )

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-af6PwLXB4w...0x600%255D.jpg



https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ls_2011_17.jpg


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left : france / right : spain


french side

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uCDnD7af9a...AL+BANYULS.JPG

spanish side

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ht2OSVqK1Q...0/DSCF7478.JPG
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 05:22 PM   #14611
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Traffic congestion from Maribor towards Zagreb is really intense, according to Google Maps and DARS the lineup before the Croatian border already starts on A4 north of Ptuj, a good 20 kilometers long. Google Maps indicates a travel time of 1.5 hours on that stretch, but is notoriously unreliable to accurately state delays with stationary traffic.
That sounds bad.

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People are idiots, anyone with a brain knows that the border at Gruskovje/Macelj is going to be a complete mess on a summer Saturday, and there's plenty of other border crossings in that area to choose from, most of which are completely empty.
Which route would you suggest when going from Ptuj to Zagreb (or, more generally from Graz to Zagreb avoiding Slovenian tolled motorways)? [Or even more generally, from Katowice to Zadar, maybe I should consider going via Hungary?]

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Old July 23rd, 2016, 06:56 PM   #14612
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I experienced it once, had been stuck in Dover for about ten hours. It was bad weather, back then, this time French are to blame.

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Holidaymakers have been hit by delays of up to 12 hours though Kent to get to the Port of Dover, with many being stuck in traffic overnight.
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Port authorities said delays built up due to French border checks at Dover being understaffed overnight during an "exceptional security situation"
"Vast volumes of holiday traffic" were said to have compounded the problems.
A helicopter from the National Police Air Service is being used to help provide water to stranded motorists.
The London-bound carriageway of the A20 was earlier closed to allow police motorbikes to deliver drinks, as temperatures soared.
Security checks at the port have now been relaxed, with waiting time at the holding area is 40 minutes, the port said
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-36873632
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 10:18 PM   #14613
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Algerians entering Tunisia for holidays at the Oum Tboul border checkpoint.

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Old July 23rd, 2016, 10:57 PM   #14614
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Yesterday evening around 8 pm I crossed the border crossing from Slovenia into Croatia at Dragonja (nearby Koper). I lost about 20 minutes in the queue, and when I finally arrived the police officers just waved me through.

Today around 1-2 pm I checked on Google Traffic and there was a huge waiting line in both directions (~10 km). I also had to pass back into Slovenia, but at about 6 pm when I was there I haven't lost more than 5 minutes. On the other side, the queue to enter Croatia was more than 10 km long.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 11:15 PM   #14615
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^ I know empty border crossings.
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Old July 24th, 2016, 08:14 PM   #14616
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Which route would you suggest when going from Ptuj to Zagreb (or, more generally from Graz to Zagreb avoiding Slovenian tolled motorways)? [Or even more generally, from Katowice to Zadar, maybe I should consider going via Hungary?]
There's only one route that makes sense, I've tried all the alternatives and they simply don't add up. I'm assuming it's a summer Saturday or Sunday. It's what I would do in an ideal world, but if it doesn't fit, let me know your plans and I'll adjust it based on your times.

Katowice-Brno-Breclav-Wilfersdorf-Vienna-(S6+S35)-Graz.

First step is the only good way. Everything else simply sucks, especially the A2 between Weiner Neustadt and Graz. The S6+S35 route is much nicer, much more interesting and is pretty much empty most of the way - and you get the 10km tunnel under Graz as well for the price of the vignette.

Once you get to Graz, head to the junction here - https://www.google.com/maps/place/21...9!4d16.6281839 - Gersdorf.

Follow the route on this map -

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/46.7...m0!1m0!1m0!3e0

This is the basic Slovenian-motorway-boycott route, and it's the only one that makes sense. I've tried the alternatives, but this is by far the fastest.

After this - it really depends what time it is. If you can, I would strongly recommend leaving on Friday evening - if you leave Katowice about 7pm, you should sail through Macelj about 5am and be in Zadar by 9am or so. Even on a Saturday morning, it's a non-issue so early.

If you're going to hit Croatia after 9am on Saturday morning, let me know and I'll show you what I tried and tested last year.
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Old July 24th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #14617
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There's only one route that makes sense, I've tried all the alternatives and they simply don't add up. I'm assuming it's a summer Saturday or Sunday. It's what I would do in an ideal world, but if it doesn't fit, let me know your plans and I'll adjust it based on your times.

Katowice-Brno-Breclav-Wilfersdorf-Vienna-(S6+S35)-Graz.

First step is the only good way. Everything else simply sucks, especially the A2 between Weiner Neustadt and Graz. The S6+S35 route is much nicer, much more interesting and is pretty much empty most of the way - and you get the 10km tunnel under Graz as well for the price of the vignette.

Once you get to Graz, head to the junction here - https://www.google.com/maps/place/21...9!4d16.6281839 - Gersdorf.

Follow the route on this map -

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/46.7...m0!1m0!1m0!3e0

This is the basic Slovenian-motorway-boycott route, and it's the only one that makes sense. I've tried the alternatives, but this is by far the fastest.
Thanks for confirmation, I have already chosen the exact same route (except for road 745 in Slovenia which seems a bit too narrow for a comfortable drive, I'll use road 229 instead)

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If you're going to hit Croatia after 9am on Saturday morning, let me know and I'll show you what I tried and tested last year.
Yes, unfortunately. But I will take this route which should be free of traffic jams.
On the way back, it seems that I can easily avoid the traffic jam by using the parallel D1 route but maybe it is too easy to be true .
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Poles sure know those local roads better than we do.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 12:36 AM   #14619
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Thanks for confirmation, I have already chosen the exact same route (except for road 745 in Slovenia which seems a bit too narrow for a comfortable drive, I'll use road 229 instead)
You're right, I didn't check that bit when making the map - road 229 is the best way. The nice thing about this route is that there's no real traffic calming measures, but be careful on the first few kilometres after crossing the border as there's a huge uphill climb almost straight away. After that, it's a piece of cake. There's several long sections of 90km/h open road too, and the road condition is fine after you pass the first uphill climb.

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Yes, unfortunately. But I will take...
If I may advise - I would avoid entering at that junction. If it's a summer Saturday, the jam for the toll will be terrible - the parallel D1 is perfectly fine, it's a fast open road with nothing between there and the next junction. And you'll save over 2 Euro without having to sit in a jam before the toll station.

I'll write more tomorrow, but because it's a summer Saturday, there's likely to be a huge mess at the toll station on the A1, and the entire A1 is absolute hell. I'll give you some alternative routes in the event of bad traffic (you get the updates on Croatian Radio in English, so you can plan ahead).

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On the way back, it seems that I can easily avoid the traffic jam by
Yep, it is. Don't do it - if it's the Saturday evening, then you want to avoid that area completely. Last year, there was a 6km jam in front of the Krapina junction, then a jam starting at the Đurmanec junction, then a jam in front of the toll station all the way to the Gruskovje border on the SLO side.

It's an absolute nightmare - but alternative routes are pretty much clear. One thing to be careful with - I noticed the Slovenian police were patrolling the alternative routes quite heavily on the Saturday evening. I got stopped and had my breath tested, and ended up discussing Slovenian coffee making with the police

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Czechs as well!

But I always spend some money in Rogatec, there's a cafe there with views of the border crossing.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 01:04 AM   #14620
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So little poles and slovakians take path through BiH... tell me why?
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