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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #781
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nice pics. area around ohrid looks good.



we can discuss about that I guess the roads were good when they were build, but they weren't well maintained.
Yes, some sections are poorly maintaned but the route of the roads was very clever chosen, with many straight lines even in the mountains, tunnels and viaducts on national roads, and low inclines. Also, usually road has 2 lanes for climbing direction.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #782
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Now we exit Resen and go towards Bitola on M5:



Straight line in the Prespa lake small plain:



Intersection for Otesevo, a resort on the Prespa lake. We go left, on the priority road:



Nice road with 100km/h speed limit sign in the distance:



Going down towards Bitola:











Another broken sign:

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Old January 10th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #783
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We are now on Bitola bypass:







And in Bitola town:





Fuel prices (62 denars=1 euro):







Sign for Greece:



Road from Bitola to the border:




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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:03 AM   #784
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #785
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Sorry...I will try to fix the problem asap...
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #786
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Still in Macedonia, but very close to the border:



And now in Greece, immediately after Niki border crossing point:







We enter Florina:





Inside Florina town:



Albania is signed, by the Kristalopigi border point:



Still inside Florina:

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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:50 PM   #787
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Now, from Florina we climb to Vigla ski center, at about 1550m a.s.l., through bears habitat:













From Vigla to Kastoria:









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Now some pics from E-90, section Neapoli-Konitsa. The road is a wonderful one, passing through high mountains and nice valleys (like the one of Sarantaporos river). Traffic was scarce as this road was replaced by the modern Egnatia motorway:















Kakavia border crossing point is signed here:



We enter Epirus region:

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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #789
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Going further to Konitsa:











Sarantaporos bridge:



View from the road:





At this intersection we go left to Konitsa. The main road continues to Ioannina:



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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #790
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Many nice pictures! Nice to see pics from Bitola, and low fuel prices.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:19 PM   #791
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Many nice pictures! Nice to see pics from Bitola, and low fuel prices.
I bet € 1 per liter is much worse for Macedonians than € 1,50 per liter for Norwegians or Dutchmen.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #792
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Sure, when I stayed in Ohrid, I heard at the news that the medium income of a macedonian is about 430 US dollars/month.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #793
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On 29th of December I made a trip to Igoumenitsa by car and then we took a ferry (without car) to Corfu island. The ferry price for cars is 35 euro to Corfu town and 27 to Lefkimmi, and the price for persons is 8 euro/person to Corfu town.
I used the road Konitsa-Kalpaki-Soulopoulo-Vrossina-A2 (near Paramithya)-Igoumenitsa.

First, E90 and E92 (NR6) near Soulopoulo:









Entering Voutsaras:



And Vrosina:



Continuing on NR6:



Road is a very mountainous one, extremely curvy on many sections:

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Straight line, not many between Ioannina and Igoumenitsa:













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Now we are on the road that links NR6 with the motorway:







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We enter A2 (Egnatia) towards Igoumenitsa:



And here we are, on the A2:













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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #797
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Vasiliko exit:





Vasiliko tunnel:



First glimpse of the sea:







Igoumenitsa interchange, we continue to the port on A6:





In Igoumenitsa:



And the ferry we took to Corfu:

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Old January 12th, 2010, 03:34 PM   #798
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Very nice photos.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #799
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Thanks! The ones from Albania will follow soon
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Old January 12th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #800
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Ahh..great.I hope that your impressions from Albania were good.
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