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Old June 20th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #1601
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Are there also borders with motorways where left-driving goes to right-driving?

This is also a great situation in the province of Brabant in The Netherlands. Lot of 'pieces of Belgium' are located inside the Netherlands. Even pieces of farmland are sometimes Belgian. More weird is a piece of the Netherlands located in an enclave of Belgium in the Netherlands.




Mark of the border just in a street of the the town


Crosses are painted on the street.


Here it leads straight through an entrance of a lodge. 'Where do you live?' 'Eh'
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Old June 21st, 2009, 12:28 PM   #1602
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Yeah, that area around Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog is odd. I can't understand that they did not work out a solution for this when Belgium split off in 1830. It cost the nations involved bloody nine years to finally determine the border and then they came up with something like this ??? They must have been drunk when finalising this bit.

A list of swapping-sides border crossings can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving..._left_or_right, including the solutions used to have traffic swap sides without problems.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 12:41 PM   #1603
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I have never been to Baarle-Nassau, I ought to go there once... Waiting for a weekend with good weather.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 12:49 PM   #1604
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My aunt used to live there. She lived in the Netherlands, but a part of her backyard was in Belgium
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Old June 21st, 2009, 08:10 PM   #1605
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Well, I should have added that my observations were based on personal experience. I have crossed the border 4 times, and all 4 times Canadians seemed laid back and quite friendly. The longest questioning from a Canadian border guard probably lasted a little more than two minutes. Last time in December, a Canadian lady did not even check my wife's and my parents' documents before she let us in. Plus, you can pass a joke or two with Canadians American border guards, on the other hand, were always very serious, dry and unfriendly. Maybe, 4 times is not enough to make a generalisation, but that was my case. I like Canada and I will make more trips, so my statistics might change. Hopefully, Canadians will stay as friendly and Americans become less serious
I do hope you are not serious. The border guards are there for a reason. Not be nice but to provide security. That the Canadians are not doing their jobs is disturbing.
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Old June 21st, 2009, 08:22 PM   #1606
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Yeah, that area around Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog is odd. I can't understand that they did not work out a solution for this when Belgium split off in 1830. It cost the nations involved bloody nine years to finally determine the border and then they came up with something like this ??? They must have been drunk when finalising this bit.
Good thing that those two countries are *AT PEACE* with each other and not like the two Koreas.



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Old June 21st, 2009, 09:19 PM   #1607
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I do hope you are not serious. The border guards are there for a reason. Not be nice but to provide security. That the Canadians are not doing their jobs is disturbing.
I am quite serious. I never said that Canadians are not doing job, and there is nothing in my post to indicate that they are not doing their jobs. Whilst they appeared friendly and laid back, they still closely observed the way I acted and answered their questions. You don't have to be a goofy and grumpy person to be a good border guard because at the airports, CBP officers do appear more friendly and more polite than their land borders' comrades. They are still doing their job, aren't they?
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 10:07 PM   #1608
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Last time I went to Canada was back in ... umm, 2004 or 2005, I suppose. I drove there from Chicago with two coworkers and the wife of one of them to go camping in Ontario. We crossed at Detroit/Windsor, using the Ambassador Bridge. It was just after dark when we pulled up to the guard station on the bridge. He asked, 'Where're you headed?', and I replied, 'Rondeau Park.' He just said 'All right', and waved us through -- didn't ask to see ID, didn't ask us any other questions, in fact I never even saw his face through the darkness.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:58 PM   #1609
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Spielfield (A)

"Playfield" artwork at Spielfield ex border cross (Austria - ex-Yugoslavia/Slovenia) renovated

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Old June 24th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #1610
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Old June 24th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #1611
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i´m from styria but i´ve never crossed there, looks quite funny
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Old June 24th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #1612
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i´m from styria but i´ve never crossed there
You sound more like from Syria.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #1613
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PL/CZ S1/R48 Cieszyn - Boguszowice

In between two expressways Chechs made a brand new... roundabout






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Old June 30th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #1614
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PL/D A18/A15 Olszyna/Forst

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Opening of the "inside lanes" - coming soon.








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Old June 30th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #1615
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PL/CZ S1/R48 Cieszyn - Boguszowice
My pictures. And it's Cieszyn - Chotěbuz, btw.






Most Družby.






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Old June 30th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #1616
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And it's Cieszyn - Chotěbuz, btw.
Cieszyn - Boguszowice / Chotěbuz to be even more precise.


Is the 80 km/h the only speed limit on the section between two first pics? I remember some time ago there was 60 right after a 110 km/h curve. Great place to get a ticket.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #1617
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It's about time that they open the inside lane at the A15/DK18 crossing
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #1618
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I send an email on that, I'll let you know.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #1619
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Is the 80 km/h the only speed limit on the section between two first pics?
No, there is a 40 km/h limit before the second pic.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #1620
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CZ/SK Mosty u Jablunkova - Svrčinovec

Approaching the border.


Czech side.




Slovakian side.


Slovakian new speed limit sign. Lol at prohibition for trucks more than 7,5 t to overtake on motorways and ekspressways.
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