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Old April 21st, 2016, 11:47 PM   #33881
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7,000km... How many days?
Italy - North Cape and back, that is done by relatively many people (especially RV owners), is much longer than that. People usually take 3-4 weeks.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 11:56 PM   #33882
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I drove more than 7,000km in 7 days last year (and more than 5,000km during the "last" 5 days) but I didn't ask what's possible, I just asked how long his trip will last! Just out of curiosity .
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 01:02 AM   #33883
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We'll travel for 15 days. There are mostly good roads on the way and many of them were travelled last year on our trip to Belarus. The first and the last day (Slovenia <-> Poland) will be together 35% of whole distance travelled (luckily most of them motorways) that is also the same distance as the whole Russian part.

This trip will be significantly faster in about three years as many important motorways will be finished in Poland, Finland and in Russia.

When we applied for visa, there was also necessary to give information about ownership of the car and who will drive it. On the border you temporary import your own car into Russia (the same is also with Belarus and Ukraine).

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I wonder how it's possible for overland expedition (such Europe to Mongolia, Europe to China, Europe to Vladivostok), to cope with such regulations. When one plans to drive 10,000km in three weeks, it isn't easy to plan where he will sleep each day.
It is possible, it just costs more time and money to arrange letter of guarantee without fixed accommodations. We use the cheapest and simplest possibility.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 01:08 AM   #33884
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First plan was going through Romania, Moldavia and Ukraine to make the trip even more "colorful". However we decided not to risk possible complications when crossing the Ukraine-Russia border because of difficult political situation as our entry into Russia could be denied for no reason at all (which could still happen).
Why not drive from Russia into Ukraine (exit Russia)?

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Old April 22nd, 2016, 01:26 AM   #33885
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As we know the political situation there, crossing this border would take many hours and there is a significant probability that we could be rejected (probably without reason). As turning back and going on different border crossing is complicated because of Belarus between we decided to do easier route.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 01:37 AM   #33886
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Hmm, it would be very weird to be rejected entry into Ukraine since we don't need visa for it.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 01:53 AM   #33887
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Going into that direction involves crossing Transnistria republic into direction of Moldova -> another complication.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 11:02 AM   #33888
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I'm surprised that crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border is possible at all in these days, considering the huge problems between the two countries.
In many cases, when there are such conflicts, borders are closed entirely, like Armenia-Azerbaijan, Morocco-Algeria, Israel-Syria and Lebanon.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 11:12 AM   #33889
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I'm leaving tonight for Denver. Got a rental car reserved and will drive mostly across the mountains.
Stay tuned!
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 03:55 PM   #33890
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I'm leaving tonight for Denver. Got a rental car reserved and will drive mostly across the mountains.
Stay tuned!
Are you going to Mt. Evans or Pike's Peak? On a clear day, the trip to Mt. Evans is totally worth it.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 11:39 PM   #33891
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Going into that direction involves crossing Transnistria republic into direction of Moldova -> another complication.
Transnistria doesn't even have border checkpoints.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 11:52 PM   #33892
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Transnistria doesn't even have border checkpoints.
I think I've seen photos of checkpoints between Moldova and Transnistria.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 04:53 PM   #33893
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Transnistria doesn't even have border checkpoints.
who told you so? they have. at least they had in 2010. you also have to fullfill some kind of immigration document while entering that country or area or whatever it is.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 05:41 PM   #33894
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 06:22 PM   #33895
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who told you so? they have. at least they had in 2010. you also have to fullfill some kind of immigration document while entering that country or area or whatever it is.
They really need to work hard to make sure there are no illegal immigration into such worker's paradise as that
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Old April 24th, 2016, 04:04 AM   #33896
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Are you going to Mt. Evans or Pike's Peak? On a clear day, the trip to Mt. Evans is totally worth it.
Greetings from Boulder, CO!

Mt Evans road is closed until 27th May, while Pikes Peak should be open year-round, so...
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Old April 24th, 2016, 04:07 AM   #33897
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I would be amused with a rental car Pikes Peak run

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Pike's Peak ascent road has been fully paved for some years.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 11:16 AM   #33899
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I would be amused with a rental car Pikes Peak run

http://www.visitcos.com/sites/defaul...PPIHGB0597.jpg
French cars are way better than this fat thing at Pikes Peak... in 2013 Sebastien Loeb and his Peugeot 208 T16 exploded the record by 1 minute and half...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh2Tv4xOcdI

The testings in France : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9eJ0HuH_Hc

(Peugeot already won it in 1988/89 with 405 T16, so it was very interesting for them! ).

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Late April, but we have snow in the lowlands.

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