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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #14941
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Svinja (pig). Hail like pig, hot like pig, cold like pig... "Like pig" = "very" in spoken Slovenian, I don't know why.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #14942
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never heard spoken slovenian like that.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #14943
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Oh c'mon, where do you live?! Pada k svina, vroče k svina (svinjsko vroče / piggily hot), mrzlo k svina (svinjsko mrzlo / piggily cold), zebe me k svina, mrzlo k prasica, težko k svina, boli k svina....... Looks like Slovenian pigs can be everything - hot, cold, hard, heavy, fast..... Or maybe just in Ljubljana.

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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #14944
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apparently littoral pigs are different I heard it only as an adjective.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #14945
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O man what a topic Pigs

hofburg what the hell you never heard about those phrases?
What about Porka parkl...you have also similar expresion in Primorska region.. you say: Porco dio
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Old July 16th, 2012, 03:01 AM   #14946
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Where are you going?
Just got back, went to Duesseldorf from Calais via Poperinge/Ieper, Kortrijk, Antwerpen, Venlo, Moenchengladbach. Back to Dunkerque through Doel and Brugge. We also did rather a lot of driving around Duesseldorf, Tagebau Garzweiler, Duisburg, Essen and Wuppertal.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #14947
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So you got to see the ugly side of Germany. Why Antwerp via Kortrijk? I always use A16, E40, E17.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #14948
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We slept in Dunkerque and then spent an hour or so each in Poperinge and Ieper. Also went to buy some beer from In de Vrede at Westvleteren and a shop near Abele which had quite a large selection.

I can sort of see what you mean about ugly but we did enjoy it and there were some almost conventionally attractive places . The worst part was the driving style in Duesseldorf, we never quite got used to that. Go out of your way to prevent people from pulling out around obstacles, and when in doubt, pap your horn. You could drive for miles to find an appropriate left turn or do a full circle instead as well.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #14949
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I did three times Budapest - Ostrava - Budapest the last week ans spent some days in and around Ostrava. Nature is beautiful, it was rehabilitated in the recent two decades; the town itself is just like any rapidly grown industrial town.
In Cieszyn/Cesky Tesin, apart from the open border which is really great, I had the "back to the 80's" feeling, especially the Eastern European version of that.

I will upload some photos - not about the motorways 'cause I can't drive and make photos together :-)
Btw., since there is no really usable road through the Carpatheans, I chose the detour Budapest - Bratislava - Brno - Olomouc - Ostrava. It is annoying that you start from Ostrava to home and drive in 90° different angle :-/
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Old July 16th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #14950
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #14951
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Anyone could tell me how much is the toll on the French part of this route? link
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #14952
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€ 52.60 according to Viamichelin.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #14953
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #14954
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O man what a topic Pigs

hofburg what the hell you never heard about those phrases?
What about Porka parkl...you have also similar expresion in Primorska region.. you say: Porco dio
That's a thypical Italian cursing expression. Saying that in public is regarded as extremely rude.
Especially people from Veneto and Friuli are known to use such expressions quite often.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #14955
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€ 52.60 according to Viamichelin.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #14956
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Anyone could tell me how much is the toll on the French part of this route? link
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Still cheaper than Spain...
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #14957
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That's a thypical Italian cursing expression. Saying that in public is regarded as extremely rude.
What about porca miseria?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:17 PM   #14958
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That's my biggest pet peeve about France. I don't mind paying tolls, but the French tolls are just too high. You spend more than the minimum wage at the speed limit every hour.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #14959
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everything is too high in France. and afterall salaries are not that high. for example for 60€/night you will get one nice 3 star hotel in Italy, and one smelly 2 star hotel in France.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #14960
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everything is too high in France. and afterall salaries are not that high. for example for 60€/night you will get one nice 3 star hotel in Italy, and one smelly 2 star hotel in France.
Formula1 25, Holiday Inn Express 50-70 and comfortable with free internet.
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