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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:25 PM   #901
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I started documenting my roadtrips on my site.

I started with the first roadtrip I ever did; Denmark in 2007.
http://sites.google.com/site/europea...s/denmark-2007

to do:

Roadtrip Belgium 2007
Roadtrip Denmark 2008
Roadtrip Germany 2008
Roadtrip France/Spain 2008
Roadtrip Germany/Belgium 2009
Roadtrip Switzerland 2009
Roadtrip Slovenia 2009


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Old February 5th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #902
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your site is really great, now it will be even greater.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #903
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I started documenting my roadtrips on my site.

I started with the first roadtrip I ever did; Denmark in 2007.
http://sites.google.com/site/europea...s/denmark-2007

to do:

Roadtrip Belgium 2007
Roadtrip Denmark 2008
Roadtrip Germany 2008
Roadtrip France/Spain 2008
Roadtrip Germany/Belgium 2009
Roadtrip Switzerland 2009
Roadtrip Slovenia 2009


when are you gonna visit Hungary?
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Old February 5th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #904
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Probably this year, combining with Slovakia.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #905
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Belgium 2007:

https://sites.google.com/site/europe...s/belgium-2007

also including Luxembourg, France and Germany.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #906
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Roadtrip Belgium 2007
Roadtrip Denmark 2008
Roadtrip Germany 2008
Roadtrip France/Spain 2008
Roadtrip Germany/Belgium 2009
Roadtrip Switzerland 2009
Roadtrip Slovenia 2009
You are slowly running out of countries...
Are you planning to do something extra-european?
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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #907
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You are slowly running out of countries...
Are you planning to do something extra-european?
Not at the moment. There's still so much to discover in Europe that is beyond the usual driving range of 1200 - 1500 kilometer, like Spain/Portugal, Italy, Balkans, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia.

I'm currently thinking about doing a trip to Lapland in late June or early July.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #908
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Not at the moment. There's still so much to discover in Europe that is beyond the usual driving range of 1200 - 1500 kilometer, like Spain/Portugal, Italy, Balkans, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia.

I'm currently thinking about doing a trip to Lapland in late June or early July.
Also another country to discover in Europe is Greece
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #909
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Also another country to discover in Europe is Greece
I still think Greece is on the Balkans...
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #910
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Zdravei!

And where are the Balkans?

But I know what you mean.. and maybe you are right!
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Old February 9th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #911
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Belarus...that will be quite a challange I think
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Old February 10th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #912
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It's been a while since the last time I did a proper roadtrip, but the last one that could be considered a real roadtrip was my trip to the Arenal. We took first the Panamerican highway towards somewhere near San Ramón IIRC, then headed towards Ciudad Quesada, where we'd take a very bad road towards the hotel that I stayed in with my class.

Another one was going to Golfito over 12 years ago. We'd take the Panamerican Highway towards Cartago, then went through the "Cerro de la Muerte" (you could translate it into the Pass of Death, as this pass is very dangerous) towards San Isidro del General and near Ciudad Neilly, we'd take a turn to the right to head to Golfito. We did that route twice on a bus (the very first time was probably en route to Panama) and once with the car with my grandfather, where we stayed in a police station (my late grandfather, a retired police colonel, was head of the Costa Rican Police at that time).

The last really long drive we did was to Puntarenas, again using the Panamerican highway, where we'd head over the Cambronero Pass, spending around three hours to make the 110 km trip to the Atlantic coast. Since then, we didn't do any long drives, because my father can't support the stress from the travels since he almost died of an embolism (it's really a miracle that he's recovered the way he did, he can even drive again but we make sure he only drives supervised by me or my mother).

As for Europe, we took so many routes, I can't even remember most of them. One that is etched in my memory is a route that we often took to return from our vacations in Italy back to Hamburg. It was basically driving the A2 from Chiasso, through the Gotthard Tunnel (I looked forward to it, but ended up pretty nervous when going through the tunnel, though we also once stopped at the station San Gottardo Sud in Stalvedro) to Basel, then the combo of A5 until near Kassel, then A7 until AS Othmarschen IIRC.

My Euro-Roadtrips, which I did with my parents as a child, lead us to lots of places: Netherlands, DDR (after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when it still existed), Denmark, all Benelux countries, France (once getting close to the border with Andorra), Monaco, Italy, San Marino, Austria and Switzerland (maybe even Liechtenstein).

The trip to Denmark was weird though. We crossed the border on the E45/A7 in Ellund, but we turned around after only 5-15 minutes or so, because my mother was feeling ill. It's prety difficult to imagine, having spent almost 2 hours driving to a foreign country, only to turn back after a short time to repeat the two hour drive through the A7.

It was the shortest visit to another country in my entire life. Hopefully the next time I'm in Denmark, I will be staying for a while longer.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #913
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My future road trip

Guys, I'm posting about a road trip I want to make in 2011. As some here know, I'm living in The Netherlands for study/research purposes.

Since I was a teenager and started looking for online maps I've wanted to visit the US. I've been there a couple times, but never in the way I really wanted to see the country: behind the wheels, in a comprehensive trip.

So, here are my plans. Depending in how economy goes, I'll be able to do this trip either in June/July 2011 or 2012

I've always been fascinated by the least populated areas of US, like the Great Plains, the Great Basin and so on. I also love mountain roads and mountain passes, particularly those above 2000m altitude. I've had my fair share of urban driving in US, so this time the intent is to stick more with the countryside and some easily accessible national parks.

Duration of the trip will be 30-35 days. Here is a general map of my plans:



I essentially selected places I MUST visit by car (Yellowstone, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Salt Lake Desert, Napa Valley), added two long parkways I cannot miss (Natchez Trace Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway), them combined with interesting places on viable routes.

On the map above, the blue stretches are the ones I expect to drive through more quickly, mostly on Interstates or "through" US routes.

Total distance: ~13.800 km.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #914
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16 countries in 24 hours

I finally took the time to make a decent write up of our road trip through 16 countries in 24 hours last summer. We visited Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands. The write up can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/espacer...es-in-24-hours.

The route we drove was:

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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #915
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Songs about driving and trucking or songs you think which suit perfect for a good drive!



The classical - "Markus - Ich will Spaß" A litte bit creepy, if you think that super will cost one day 3,10 DM....Isn't it today 1,40 € which is 2,80 DM....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FFcK9sISSY

Heiko & Maiko - Glücklich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StEYj3qjsRs

Dave Dudely Deutschland - Autobahn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqZ1mZz9AGk

Some more?
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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #916
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The Road Hammers of course!

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Old March 9th, 2010, 03:26 AM   #917
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The choice certainly depends on the type of road you're driving on!
Driving on a German freeway makes me feel the strong flow of energy - generated by all those cars going so fast - so probably some techno (The Prodigy's earlier albums) will do really nice!
But if I would be driving on a very low traffic departmental road in a semi-deserted area some dark ambient might be more appropriate...
And so on.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #918
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Autobahn by Kraftwerk.

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Old March 12th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #919
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Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, by The Hollies.

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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:57 AM   #920
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Hungary


Budapest


Main road no 7.


Székesfehérvár


Main road no 8.


Várpalota


Random road
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