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Old January 22nd, 2016, 02:25 PM   #33301
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Don't worry. At these latitudes, we know rather well how to heat the houses and how to keep the warmth inside.
Oh yes, I haven't seen that you were in Finland!

You've got a very very cold weather last days :



(-16°C below average temperature for january for most of Finland, huge cold... )

Hopefully, you're most likely to have a way way warmer weather for the coming days...
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 08:37 PM   #33302
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By the way, I probably shouldn't have spent nine hundred euros on that Peugeot, but at least I got to see quite a bit of Corsica in it!

I'm going to bring my British car here for my last month and a half here, I found a company that insures European trips for 6 months in a year, maximum of 90 days per trip which is enough for March-April and June.
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 09:14 PM   #33303
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Why do you need a special insurrance for your british car? Your british insurrance doesn't cover your car outside UK? (For instance my basic french insurrance also covers all Europe + Balkans and even more...)
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:02 PM   #33304
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My basic Romanian insurance is valid in all EU plus a few other countries, with no limit on number of days spent abroad or km driven or anything else.
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:53 PM   #33305
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In general no, you have to pay more for European cover. Either that or a week or a month free.

The first year I drove my insurance covered me for 7 days abroad in the EU plus EFTA, though Ireland didn't count as abroad. My second and third years I had 30 days in the EU abroad, again not counting the EU plus EFTA. This new policy covers me for 6 months in the EU, EFTA and Serbia.

Also, specialist insurers aside, don't issue green cards, they just send a load of documents digitally, including a statement in several European languages. It's cheaper I supposed, and there isn't a requirement in the UK to have insurance paperwork on you at all times.

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Old January 22nd, 2016, 11:20 PM   #33306
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My basic Romanian insurance is valid in all EU plus a few other countries, with no limit on number of days spent abroad or km driven or anything else.
It is called the green card, isn't it?

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:29 AM   #33307
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Speaking of the weather, I just captured this magic moment (Although it has been significantly colder quite recently, down to -28C)
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 01:31 AM   #33308
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In Canada right now it is very cold. About -1 *C

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My basic Romanian insurance is valid in all EU plus a few other countries, with no limit on number of days spent abroad or km driven or anything else.
I guess because Continental Europeans are so easy to travel to other countries by car that it is necessary, while in UK, relatively difficult to drive off the island...
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 02:21 AM   #33309
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I think it's not so much that it's difficult, because it isn't really these days, but that it doesn't occur to most British people to do. The sea being in the way is more a mental thing I think.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 02:39 AM   #33310
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You're right, but any cross-Channel traffic is still a kind of "planned" trip
There aren't any "casual cross-border" traffic like in cities that have random borders drawn across them (I'm thinking things like Slubice PL / Frankfurt am Oder or Goerlitz/Zgorzelec) or basically anything involving the Netherlands...
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 02:45 AM   #33311
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Driving on the "wrong" side means it is impossible to overtake and difficult to park, use gates, pay anything on booths etc.

So taking continental cars into British isles or the other way around means something more serious than driving across, say, the Belgium or Italian border.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 07:16 AM   #33312
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It is called the green card, isn't it?

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Yes, the Green Card. In Romania it is required by law for the insurer to make you a green card, valid in entire EU + Norway, Switzerland and a few other countries, at the same time when you make the normal insurance. The green card must have the same validity period as the insurance, and doesn't have any restrictions on the number of times when you go abroad.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 07:25 AM   #33313
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In general no, you have to pay more for European cover. Either that or a week or a month free.

The first year I drove my insurance covered me for 7 days abroad in the EU plus EFTA, though Ireland didn't count as abroad. My second and third years I had 30 days in the EU abroad, again not counting the EU plus EFTA. This new policy covers me for 6 months in the EU, EFTA and Serbia.

Also, specialist insurers aside, don't issue green cards, they just send a load of documents digitally, including a statement in several European languages. It's cheaper I supposed, and there isn't a requirement in the UK to have insurance paperwork on you at all times.
Ok, I see, quite strange...

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I guess because Continental Europeans are so easy to travel to other countries by car that it is necessary, while in UK, relatively difficult to drive off the island...
Nope, is neither difficult to drive off the island or the go in Europe (for that you have ferries and Eurotunnel, it doesn't take much time)...

And about difficulty, I already drove many times an english car in France (with right hand well) because my family bought one (a 2003 BMW Serie 7 that was very cheap), and even if it takes a bit more caution when you overtake (absolutly not impossible to overtake, but you have to go on the middle of the road and push your head on the left to see if it's okay)...

And I already done the other way (left hand drive car in UK), it asks you a bit more attention to drive at left than usual, but it's okay, when I did it, it was not hard at all!

So, for me, totaly wrong, if it was really that much hard, you wouldn't see tens of thousand of british cars on french roads like we see them during every summer, and the opposite too!
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 10:59 AM   #33314
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In general no, you have to pay more for European cover. Either that or a week or a month free.

The first year I drove my insurance covered me for 7 days abroad in the EU plus EFTA, though Ireland didn't count as abroad. My second and third years I had 30 days in the EU abroad, again not counting the EU plus EFTA. This new policy covers me for 6 months in the EU, EFTA and Serbia.

Also, specialist insurers aside, don't issue green cards, they just send a load of documents digitally, including a statement in several European languages. It's cheaper I supposed, and there isn't a requirement in the UK to have insurance paperwork on you at all times.
Yes, the green card in the UK is quite a problem. I tried to get one in the last year, when visiting some Balkan states, with no effect. This year, though, I insured my wife's car with Axa, who willingly, with no extra charge, sent the green card to my home address (paper copy!). However, it's rather useless, as it's not valid in most countries which require such confirmation of insurance. So, there is plenty of crossed boxes on it: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Israel, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey including occupied by them part of Cyprus, and Ukraine. What's left? Err....Montenegro Well, so still worth to have it...
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 11:30 AM   #33315
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The Dutch green card has almost no crossed boxes anymore. You can take it to Iran or Israel or Tunisia. I doubt if people actually do that, but it is possible. I think only Kosovo is still an issue.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 11:44 AM   #33316
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My friend had an experience in Macedonia. He had forgotten the Green Card home and hadn't had no problems before, but he stuck at the Serbia-Macedonia border. When the officer asked for the GC, he told him he had forgotten it. An officer offered him an opportunity to issue a new GC for 100 € and he agreed. Apparently, the card was valid only in Macedonia
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:42 PM   #33317
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Oh yes, I haven't seen that you were in Finland!

You've got a very very cold weather last days :



(-16°C below average temperature for january for most of Finland, huge cold... )

Hopefully, you're most likely to have a way way warmer weather for the coming days...
The warmest December in decades was followed by the the coldest January in decades. Our winters are quite variable.

Yesterday morning -28, today morning -4.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:50 PM   #33318
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The Dutch green card has almost no crossed boxes anymore. You can take it to Iran or Israel or Tunisia. I doubt if people actually do that, but it is possible. I think only Kosovo is still an issue.
It's phisically impossible to take a car from Europe to Israel, unless you ship it, due to the present situation in the Middle East. Even before the Syrian war, while it was possible to do Turkey->Syria->Jordan->Israel, on the way back, Syria refused entry to people who had Israeli stamps or Jordanian stamps from border crossings with Israel.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 12:51 PM   #33319
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My friend had an experience in Macedonia. He had forgotten the Green Card home and hadn't had no problems before, but he stuck at the Serbia-Macedonia border. When the officer asked for the GC, he told him he had forgotten it. An officer offered him an opportunity to issue a new GC for 100 € and he agreed. Apparently, the card was valid only in Macedonia
i had similar situation at BIH border. but i managed to pay 30€ for 3 day insurance. they already have office at border crossing that issues such things. the funniest thing was that guy in insurance was fullfilling some form (that should have be insurance policy, i guess), everything in cyrillic, and when he had to write model of my car, it was quite complicated because i was driving Mitsubishi in that time so he wrote something like Micuši because original name was too complicated for him
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 01:11 PM   #33320
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About 2-3 years ago my parents wanted to drive to Greece for holidays, through Serbia and Macedonia. We had 2 cars in the family at that time. They wanted to go with the "newer car" (long trip = take the better car ... that was the policy in my family), but they discovered that the Green Card for that car had all possible countries included, but not Macedonia. The other car, insured at the same company, had Macedonia included. After discussing with the insurance company, we found out that, due to making the insurance on different dates, only one of them had the "offer" to include Macedonia. Nevertheless, as we are using the same insurance for many years, they gave my parents a free Green Card valid for Macedonia.

At the border, while entering Macedonia from Serbia, the border police asked for the Green Card. My dad, gave them, on purpose, the old one (with valid date), but where Macedonia was not included . The police officer noticed that and told him that he does not have a valid Green Card for MK, so either he pays (quite a lot) for one to be issued at the border, or he has to turn back. Then my father showed him the second Green Card, and everything was ok.

My car's Green Card is valid everywhere around Europe. The only countries that is not valid in are Ukraine (I guess due to the recent issues there), Iran, Tunisia, Kosovo and maybe also Albania, Russia and Belarus (the paper is in the car... too lazy to go and take a look).
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