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Old May 25th, 2015, 11:17 AM   #31661
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You travel alone, Chris, don't you? Found something for you
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Old May 25th, 2015, 11:38 AM   #31662
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I've thought of doing that actually. My previous car was a similar-sized Renault Kangoo. I tried to sleep in it once, but I found it cumbersome. You have to rearrange everything when you want to go sleep, and ventilation is a problem.

It's also rather expensive to rebuild it professionally. I've looked up some quotes and they were more expensive than the car at that time.

I'm also not comfortable with spending the night on a motorway rest area. You'll need some sanitary facilities as well, so it's more convenient to go to a campsite.
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Old May 25th, 2015, 02:43 PM   #31663
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Interesting note, there haven't been any recorded motorway openings between 22 27 April and 12 May. That's three weeks. I haven't recorded such a lull in motorway openings in 5 years.

Of course, there could be something I missed, particularly in Brazil or Russia. On the other hand most Brazilian dual carriageways are not full-standard motorways.
You missed an opening in Italy though: > click < .
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Old May 25th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #31664
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There was a storm yesterday in Timisoara, Romania:



Another picture with a storm that was 2 years ago in the same city:



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Old May 25th, 2015, 08:53 PM   #31665
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Old May 26th, 2015, 07:43 PM   #31666
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Sometimes forgetting to handbrake after parking can be very costly:





Today in Trieste.
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Old May 26th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #31667
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Or maybe all the parkings around were full and he wanted to find a solution to park his car...
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Old May 26th, 2015, 08:50 PM   #31668
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Or maybe all the parkings around were full and he wanted to find a solution to park his car...
Or he just happened to be in Texas...
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Old May 26th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #31669
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Sometimes forgetting to handbrake after parking can be very costly:





Today in Trieste.
at first glance it looked like in Venice
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Old May 27th, 2015, 11:09 AM   #31670
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Spring 2015 in the Netherlands: cold, windy and sunny. Especially May was quite cold, normally at least a third of May has maximum temperatures over 20 °C, this time only 2 days. It feels like the last 3 months had the same temperature (mostly 10 - 16 °C), little progress towards summer.

Next week seems uncertain. Models are trending to both 25 - 30 °C and 15 - 20°C. But it doesn't matter for me, as I will drive south for a vacation.
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Old May 27th, 2015, 02:06 PM   #31671
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Spring 2015 in the Netherlands: cold, windy and sunny. Especially May was quite cold, normally at least a third of May has maximum temperatures over 20 °C, this time only 2 days. It feels like the last 3 months had the same temperature (mostly 10 - 16 °C), little progress towards summer.

Next week seems uncertain. Models are trending to both 25 - 30 °C and 15 - 20°C. But it doesn't matter for me, as I will drive south for a vacation.
South as in Balkans, Italy or Spain?
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Old May 27th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #31672
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First to France, then probably into Spain. Maybe even southern Spain.
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Old May 27th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #31673
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Everybody gets angry at the driver of Fabia, but what about the driver in the car beside the fire-truck? I would move onto curb or drive through red light to get out of fire-truck way. Btw. it is legal to drive thru red light in Slovakia in order to let emergency cars pass by.

I would have though it was a viral if there had not been the old 2007 Fabia staring .
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First to France, then probably into Spain. Maybe even southern Spain.
come to spain , better
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Old May 27th, 2015, 07:56 PM   #31675
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come to spain , better
No France is better!
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Old May 27th, 2015, 09:10 PM   #31676
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I was in Spain and France last week. France was windy, ugly and boring. Spain was great .
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Old May 28th, 2015, 01:19 AM   #31677
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I was in Spain and France last week. France was windy, ugly and boring. Spain was great .
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Old May 28th, 2015, 01:33 PM   #31678
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End of old Google Maps. Any more links, keokiracer?
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Old May 28th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #31679
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End of old Google Maps. Any more links, keokiracer?
https://maps.google.com/maps?output=classi
https://maps.google.com/maps?output=old&dg=oo

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Where do you get this stuff?
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