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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #641
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Chris, why didn't you take the E411/E25 when entering Belgium?

You always want to show the 'ulgy' side of Belgian roads. Time after time, you ignore the good (renovated) highways...
Because I want to drive some new roads... I have driven the E25 on numerous occasions.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #642
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Let's move to the next page for loading times sake.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #643
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #644
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N63 Marche - Liège

This is one of the lesser known expressways in Belgium, this set runs from Marche to the city of Liège, and is the last set from my roadtrip. The N63 is 2x2 all the way, and at motorway standards from time to time, and it's quite a fast route. The traffic volumes on these roads are low, since the E25 and E411 have been constructed, everybody take those routes.

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1. In Marche. Typical Belgian housing with those tiled-walls.
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2. Travelling through the center of Marche-en-Famenne.
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3. Outside city limits, rainy weather.
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4. Long straight 2x2 stretches.
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5. Some road paint test site or something.
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6. General view. The Ardennes are more of a plateau here, not really accented terrain.
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7. At grade intersection.
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8. I wonder why they didn't construct a shouldere here, there's space reserved for that, it seems.
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9. N63 trailblazer. Also known as E46, but rarely signed as such.
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10. See? E46.
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11. A bridge.
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12. Exit signage.
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13. Megalomanic lighting here, as usual.
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14. Clavier exit.
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15. Long quiet road.
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16. Exit to Huy (somewhat larger city on the Meuse.)
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17. No traffic at all, I like that
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18. N66 intersection.
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19. No central barrier here.
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20. Flémalle exit to the left.
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21. Note the license plate, a character shorter than usual. Very old?
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22. Through some town.
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23. Lots of left turns to driveways of people's homes.
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24. The biggest at-grade intersection on N63.
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25. Right to Tilff, suburb of Liège along E25.
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26. Entering the Liège urban area.
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27. Nice dive-under they have that a lot in Liège.
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28. Entering the Angleur area of Liège.
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29. Intersection. N63 is also to the left apparantly (a mistake?)
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30. Green signage for motorway directions, however, no green signage on those motorways... weird. Ever planned to do that?
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31. New style signs.
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32. Major descend into the Meuse river valley.
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33. Ougrée exit.
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34. One of the biggest steel mills in Belgium.
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35. Lots of heavy industries along the Meuse river.
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36. Angleur / Seraing exit.
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37. View to the west.
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38. View to the east.
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39. I wanted to take this exit...closed. No detour posted. Luckily I know my way around the Liège area. Got on E25 to Maastricht pretty fast.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #645
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Thanks for posting, Chris. Great pictures

Is this really your last set? I'd love to see some pics of the new A73 (and the tunnels) in Limburg
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #646
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Unfortunatly, it rained nearly all the way on A73. I planned to photograph it...
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #647
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Thanks for the pictures, Chris! I enjoyed watching them aswell as the videos! :)
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #648
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The report was awesome, Chris!
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Old April 17th, 2009, 10:18 AM   #649
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well done
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Old April 17th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #650
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N4 Arlon - Bastogne - Marche
22. Leaving Martelange.
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What does that sign say?

The trip is amazing. I certainly must try to visit the Rhine valley in summer. It's time to start saving the gas money...
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Old April 17th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #651
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No overtaking on expy, motorway and 2x2 roads for cars obove 3,5 t

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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #652
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I'm planning a little tour to do in June next year. Start and finish is planned for my hometown Amsterdam. And it should take about 20 days by car.



Plan is to discover as much countries as possible. Driving south through Belgium, Luxemburg, France and Spain to Portugal and possibly even Morocco. Then back up through Spain through France to Monaco. From there into Italy through the Alps, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria into Germany. From Germany heading back south through Austria, Slovenia and Croatia into Serbia. From Serbia to Dubrovnik through Bosnia. Then leaving Croatia into Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Greece. From Greece entering Turkey for the most eastern stop of the trip on the Asian side of Istanbul. From there back home through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.

Any advise on the route is very welcome! Especially the parts from France to Morocco through Portugal and from Istanbul to Germany are areas I'm not familiar with. If you live in the neighbourhood and like to tag along for a bit or wanna catch up for a drink, let me know
You're still gonna do this trip Des?
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Old May 14th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #653
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from 17th of april till 2nd of march i made an european tour on the following route:
braila-bucharest-pitesti-sibiu-arad-szeged-budapest(between szeged and budapest i used national road, it's the best option if you travel at night, i encountered under 100vehicles on the whole road)-szentendre-esztergom-sturovo-bratislava-wien-linz-passau(between linz and passau again national road on the banks of danube)-regensburg-nurnberg-bamberg-wurzburg(between bamberg and wurzburg national road)-frankfurt-venlo(i used a61)-nijmegen-renkum-wageningen(shortcut n225-a12)-a30-a1-amsterdam-delft(stayed there 5 nights, made a trip to amsterdam and a bike trip to gouda and leiden)-rotterdam-hellegatsplein-n59-n256-goes-wemeldinge(stayed there 2 nights, on the day in between made a trip to brugge-gent, and another one to middelburg and vlissingen)-a58-a4-antwerpen-hasselt-bilzen-maastricht-a2-battice(through natinal road shortcut)-verviers-spa circuit-st. vith-luxembourg-metz-nancy-strasbourg(through the national road n4, french motorways are too expensive)-kehl-a5-rust(europa park, stayed there 1 day, incredible)-basel-zurich-walensee-balzers-maienfeld-landquart-davos-tiefencastel-st. moritz-tirano-edolo-bolzano-canazei-passo sella-passo gardena-corvara-passo valparola-cortina-auronzo-lorenzago-tolmezzo-tarvisio-arnoldstein-feistritz(on national road 85)-ferlach-bleiburg-ravne-dravograd-maribor-ptuj-zavrc-varazdin-osijek-vukovar-tovarnik-sid-belgrade-drobeta turnu severin-craiova-pitesti-bucharest-braila.
i made this tour without hurrying, and thus in only 16 days, from which i stayed 7 in the netherlands.I visited lots of cities and natural places.in all i visited 14 countries.
so i think Des trip is really doable.
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That's quite a trip, panda. How many km did you drive?
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Old May 15th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #655
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That's quite a trip, panda. How many km did you drive?
I drove about 6500KM, with a Skoda Octavia 1.6 from 2001.I spent only about 470euro for the whole trip, so i proved to my friends you can have lot of fun even with a small budget.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #656
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And where are the pictures?
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And where are the pictures?
i didn't had time to upload them yet, because i must prepare my final exam(because of this trip i have a lot to catch up at school), but i will post some of them as soon as possible.i made around 2500photos, but only few of them are with roads, because the others in the car didn't understood my passion for taking road pictures, and i drove for like 70% of the trip.in the meantime i think i have to learn from chris how to take photos while driving
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because the others in the car didn't understood my passion for taking road pictures,
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from 17th of april till 2nd of march i made an european tour on the following route:
braila-bucharest-pitesti-sibiu-arad-szeged-budapest(between szeged and budapest i used national road, it's the best option if you travel at night, i encountered under 100vehicles on the whole road)-szentendre-esztergom-sturovo-bratislava-wien-linz-passau(between linz and passau again national road on the banks of danube)-regensburg-nurnberg-bamberg-wurzburg(between bamberg and wurzburg national road)-frankfurt-venlo(i used a61)-nijmegen-renkum-wageningen(shortcut n225-a12)-a30-a1-amsterdam-delft(stayed there 5 nights, made a trip to amsterdam and a bike trip to gouda and leiden)-rotterdam-hellegatsplein-n59-n256-goes-wemeldinge(stayed there 2 nights, on the day in between made a trip to brugge-gent, and another one to middelburg and vlissingen)-a58-a4-antwerpen-hasselt-bilzen-maastricht-a2-battice(through natinal road shortcut)-verviers-spa circuit-st. vith-luxembourg-metz-nancy-strasbourg(through the national road n4, french motorways are too expensive)-kehl-a5-rust(europa park, stayed there 1 day, incredible)-basel-zurich-walensee-balzers-maienfeld-landquart-davos-tiefencastel-st. moritz-tirano-edolo-bolzano-canazei-passo sella-passo gardena-corvara-passo valparola-cortina-auronzo-lorenzago-tolmezzo-tarvisio-arnoldstein-feistritz(on national road 85)-ferlach-bleiburg-ravne-dravograd-maribor-ptuj-zavrc-varazdin-osijek-vukovar-tovarnik-sid-belgrade-drobeta turnu severin-craiova-pitesti-bucharest-braila.
i made this tour without hurrying, and thus in only 16 days, from which i stayed 7 in the netherlands.I visited lots of cities and natural places.in all i visited 14 countries.
so i think Des trip is really doable.
and now the much promised photos from my european trip
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you will find after each photo a comment where i indicate where the pic was taken.
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Great trip, panda80! Though they're not all in chronological order you did a great job and you must have seen very much during your trip
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