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Old May 10th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #481
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Level junction with 195 national road
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I've biked through this intersection in July 2008, following the 195 to Paneveżys

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This is all from A9. Next: A11 Šiauliai-Palanga
We, Poles, demand an extended footage from the marvelous town of Kretinga
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Old May 10th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #482
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I've biked through this intersection in July 2008, following the 195 to Paneveżys



We, Poles, demand an extended footage from the marvelous town of Kretinga
Why Kretinga? I think Palanga is nicer.
Too bad we were really rushing so the only footage I have is from Klaipėda. Although there will be footage from the road.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #483
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Kretinga means something like cretinism in Polish I believe. (something idiot).

Kretynizmy drogowe
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Old May 10th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #484
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Why Kretinga?
Because in Polish its name sounds somewhat like Cretin- or Idiotville. It could be a hometown of some of our politicians
([pl]Kretyn = [en]Cretin is now almost exclusively used as an insult (like 'idiot'), has no connotations with the mental illness)
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Old May 10th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #485
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There is a word kretinas in Lithuanian which means exactly the same.
However I never realized Kretinga sounds like that.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #486
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Regional roads in Lithuania look quite good compared to Latvian.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 04:39 PM   #487
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Regional roads in Lithuania look quite good compared to Latvian.
I've read in the Latvian Road Yearbook 2008 that 20% of the P-roads and 90% of the V-roads are not paved. That's quite bad.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #488
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I can post some pictures of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian backroads, however they are stored at some backup DVD which I have back in my hometown. Maybe I'll get them next weekend.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #489
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I can post some pictures of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian backroads, however they are stored at some backup DVD which I have back in my hometown. Maybe I'll get them next weekend.
Please do! What roads you were traveling on?
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Old May 10th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #490
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The regional roads of Lithuania are way better than Latvian national ones! Anyway, good job, Pansori, tnx!
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Please do! What roads you were traveling on?
So it probably went like this:
2007 (and then across the Border through Berżniki back to Suwałki, but Google doesn't see the road)


2008 (We went to Kaunas and from Valga by train. The return was quite interesting, because we had to change trains 6 times ). Some roads are missing on Google maps, so in places where the route makes some loop just assume that we took a 'nonexistent' road. Also we bypassed most of the Latvian A7 with some country roads which even on ours super-precise 1:400000 Latvian map were marked with mere grey lines.

And speaking of pictures - don't expect many of them. Riding a bike and taking a picture simultaneously is fun, but we didn't do this is as often as a proper roadtrip relation would require. And pictures taken on the stops seldom concern the road itself

BTW, I really do miss Lithuanian dark bread. Do you know that you bake the best bread in the world? Also I miss gira. You can buy this stuff here (mostly imported from Ukraine), but it is not the same. And the prices are ridiculous, compared to ones in Maxima or other decent Lithuanian supermarket

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Fuzzy Llama:

I'm also a huge fan of black bread and gira. Black bread is still good, but gira is getting worse. I used to love Gubernija gira from cans but now it has become significantly worse. Other gira (such as "Smetonos") is really bad, its just simple lemonade. Nowadays you have to really search for it. Bad news for us gira fans. That drink is my favourite soft drink ever!
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You can get gira (kvass) in any Lithuanian restaurant (and there are plenty of those). Moreover it's not the one from supermarket but home-brewed which is significantly different (much better) and may even have some alcohol.
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Next, as promised
A11 (E272)
Šiauliai-Palanga


A11 is better and less crowded than A9 between Šiauliai and Panevėžys, however, being one of the main roads it should be improved. There were some safety improvements in the recent years (fences, crash barriers, roundaboouts, speed-cameras, new level junction layout), however, there is alot of work still to be done, especially with bypass roads around places like Kuršėnai, Kretinga and Palanga itself.

Route lenght: 142km
Total travel time: 2 hours
Starting point: Šiauliai bypass
End point: Palanga town center

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