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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #8821
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Slovakia, isn't it? I don't remember the name of the place. They offer off-roading and desert driving courses.
Yeah, it's in Slovakia. There are not so many places like this nowadays but about 300 years ago it was like desert but Maria Theresa decided to plant there trees because sand is not suitable for farming and there was dust in the air. What a shame. Now, a few of these "deserts" are protected by government.







Nowadays there are forests like this one -



On a motorway D2 I always fell like in Croatia

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Old October 24th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #8822
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Guys, I just didn't want to post this to Guess the highway so try guess there where might be this place..
This could easily be in Estonia
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Old October 24th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #8823
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Didn't know Slovakia and Estonia were deserts these days.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #8824
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We have such place near Ādaži town aswell.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #8825
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Like the Curonian Spit?
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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #8826
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There is a proper desert in Poland. It's not as huge as Sahara is, but...





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C5%82...%C3%B3w_Desert
http://www.foto.brat.pl/royalty_free...nia_bledowska/
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Old October 24th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #8827
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Like the Curonian Spit?
No, it looks the same as in the pics above. Here's a peek:

Location: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=5...75095&t=h&z=13
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Old October 24th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #8828
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Looks like we're one of rare nations that prefer the word 'Netherlands' (Nizozemska) to 'Holland' (Holandija). Only old people use 'Holandija' here.
And I know another 2 nations - Croats + Serbs, Montenegrins and Bosnians (Nizozemska) and Cezchs (Nizozemsko).

In Slovak we have also Nizozemsko but it means - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Countries

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The Low Countries, in Dutch De Lage Landen, are the historical lands around the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse rivers, including the modern countries of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and parts of northern France and western Germany.
Some nations started to use Nizozemsko and so on to don`t mix historic region Holland and the Netherlands.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #8829
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The main problem when using Țările de Jos (the Low Countries- official name) is that you can confuse it with the whole of Benelux. Since Olanda (Holland) as a region of the Netherlands isn't as invoked as Benelux, people mostly use Olanda. That would not a problem with the adjective neerlandez, but people use olandez to match the noun.

Having two different regions, one included in the other, being named the same way isn't unusual for Romania. Muntenia is the coloquial name for Wallachia, but also the name for the part of Wallachia west of the Olt river (that is actually the original, like in the case of the Holland), or Moldova is the name of the territory of the former Principality of Moldavia, or the region that is now in Romania except for Suceava county (Moldova minus Bessarabia and Bucovina). Transilvania, or Ardeal is both the name of the territory of the ex principality within the Hungarian kingdom, and the name of all the territories within the Carpathian arc (Transilvania, Banat, Maramureș, Crișana).
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Old October 24th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #8830
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And I know another 2 nations - Croats + Serbs, Montenegrins and Bosnians (Nizozemska) and Cezchs (Nizozemsko).
khm, not really. in Croatia we say Nizozemska (although there is word Holandija, but it is weird and really rarely used). Serbia, BIH and Montenegro use Holandija.

btw, we also have desert in norhern Croatia



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Old October 24th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #8831
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Didn't know Slovakia and Estonia were deserts these days.
Well, this region was really like a desert many years ago.

You can easily see these planted forests on a map - http://maps.google.sk/maps?ll=48.492....panoramio.all

and some bigger parts of "desert" are there - http://maps.google.sk/maps?ll=48.528....panoramio.all
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Old October 24th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #8832
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In Spain we have REAL deserts.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #8833
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btw, we also have desert in norhern Croatia
Lol, where is that?
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Old October 24th, 2010, 07:37 PM   #8834
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I found this article (in German) btw:
http://www.motor-talk.de/news/off-ro...s-t114999.html
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Old October 24th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #8835
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The only desert we have in Italy is located in Sardinia and it is called Deserto di Piscinas; it is almost 5 km^2 wide.
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Old October 24th, 2010, 08:38 PM   #8836
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This is in Hungary

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Old October 24th, 2010, 10:11 PM   #8837
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Lol, where is that?
near Đuđrevac. google "đurđevečki peski" for that. it is not large, some 0,5 km2, but in past it used to be larger. i went there this summer, here are some photos
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Old October 24th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #8838
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This is more reminding me a desert.

I really love this section.









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This is more reminding me a desert.
that's the moon surface there, not a desert
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:14 PM   #8840
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that's the moon surface there, not a desert
Yeah, we call this "Mesačná krajina" - "Moon surface (land)".
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