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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #10481
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In 1996 I was in Prague, Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. First time I was in Zagreb was in 1998 when I was almost 16.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:47 AM   #10482
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Google Earth completed it for me. It's among my personal top 3 internet inventions.
and street view is the other one?
anyway,nice to hear all this.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #10483
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Chris, x-type - as I read your posts, I see myself at that age as well We travelled with my parents a lot between Prague (where we live) and western Slovakia (where my parents come from). So I experienced D1 motorway in person since I was born and I noticed every road construction on our way.

As for those maps, I learned to read by simply matching country flags with the text and remembering them at the age of 5. I was able to name all capital cities at that time as well and my favourite book was world atlas. At that time I started to collect road maps of Czechoslovakia. As I see, there are significant similarities among us, roadgeeks

P.S. at the age of 11 I was so pissed by a design of one grade-separated junction, that I wanted to write a letter to the road administration with my own proposal It took me several years to discover, that this proposal had really sense because of further plans
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #10484
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Chris, x-type - as I read your posts, I see myself at that age as well We travelled with my parents a lot between Prague (where we live) and western Slovakia (where my parents come from). So I experienced D1 motorway in person since I was born and I noticed every road construction on our way.
From I was probably about 4 years old we used to travel to Prague beacuse of the family and sightseeing. I always loved motorways cos we could go fast and journey was comfi but I wasn't geek (well I am not a roadgeek even now). As I can remebre what I loved the most was the "metro". My uncle once said that we are gonna go under Vltava and I will see the fish and I really believed that I will see some.

Anyway I always loved traveling and my favourite subject has always been goegraphy (and history).
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #10485
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As I see, there are significant similarities among us, roadgeeks
Yeah, apparently we all know geography and country capitals, although it doesn't have any direct connection with roads. (Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou )
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Old July 13th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #10486
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I don't know if I can call myself road geek, but I do like maps a lot. Every kind of them: road maps, topographic maps, political maps...
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #10487
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I always liked maps, and drawing roads everywhere on those. Right now I have an American road atlas. And I remember my trips to the beach, going on E90 (Then the AP-2 was numbered A-2), and also the ones to Zaragoza, part of the E07 was still a road and around 1998 that road became a motorway (Then numbered N-330, now A-23).
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #10488
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Yeah, apparently we all know geography and country capitals, although it doesn't have any direct connection with roads. (Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou )
American Samoa - Pago Pago
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #10489
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Try Niue-Alofi.
Or Pitcairn Islands-Adamstown
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #10490
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I never put much stress on dependent territories, sorry. I don't think I've ever been to any (unless Hong Kong counts, but I doubt).
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Old July 13th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #10491
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I never put much stress on dependent territories, sorry. I don't think I've ever been to any (unless Hong Kong counts, but I doubt).
we, road geeks, definitely have much in common who cares about dependent territories?
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #10492
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Oh, and my car showed 43°C.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #10493
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Oh, and my car showed 43°C.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #10494
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Western Balkans and surrounding areas are boiling these days. It will be somewhat better tomorrow.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #10495
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Western Balkans and surrounding areas are boiling these days. It will be somewhat better tomorrow.
It is hot as in hell here also. And very difficult to breath, the air is humid like in a jungle.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #10496
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Well, it has been raining non-stop in the Netherlands for the past 24 hours

It was only a freaking 13 C today.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #10497
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #10498
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Current view from my window.


Right now it's 21°C.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #10499
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What annoys me even more are high night temperatures. Obviously much lower than day temps, but you can't sleep, if it's too hot (or you have to turn on A/C, if you have it). I remember last year when the minimum night temp was 22° for a few days (or nights). That's just too hot for sleeping.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #10500
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What annoys me even more are high night temperatures. Obviously much lower than day temps, but you can't sleep, if it's too hot (or you have to turn on A/C, if you have it). I remember last year when the minimum night temp was 22° for a few days (or nights). That's just too hot for sleeping.
It's 26°C in my house this evening and it is 22.00 o'clock here.
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