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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM   #1181
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Thanks a lot for those pictures...Anyway, what could be interested on the road 311 (I do not consider wunderful landscape of the Alps....). The direction "Salzburg" there. Both directions (could) continue to this Mozarts birthplace! Both directions are right!

Anyway the B311 and this route via Bischofshofen is the clear "Austrian" connection Salzburg-Innsbruck without any neccesary to cross the Bavarian soil (motorway-alternative via Rosenheim: boarder crossings Walserberg-Kiefersfelden or shorter way via Bad Reichenhall: Walserberg-Steinpass). Nowadays there is "Schengen" - no need to take care about that....
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Old November 21st, 2010, 10:13 PM   #1182
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Anyway the B311 and this route via Bischofshofen is the clear "Austrian" connection Salzburg-Innsbruck without any neccesary to cross the Bavarian soil (motorway-alternative via Rosenheim: boarder crossings Walserberg-Kiefersfelden or shorter way via Bad Reichenhall: Walserberg-Steinpass). Nowadays there is "Schengen" - no need to take care about that....
Thanks! Yes, this route is the only between Innsbruck and Salzburg which is entirely on austrian soil. However, now, with Schengen, I think no one uses this route to go from Innsbruck to Salzburg or Vienna.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 10:20 PM   #1183
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A short expressway:









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Old November 21st, 2010, 10:51 PM   #1184
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Thanks! Yes, this route is the only between Innsbruck and Salzburg which is entirely on austrian soil. However, now, with Schengen, I think no one uses this route to go from Innsbruck to Salzburg or Vienna.
You are right. Nowadays, these troubles are over (it was the same issue for railroad connection). However before Schengen - for example for people from central and eastern Europe - this Bavaria-crossing was - from time to time - the tricky problem and time-wasting (with threath of the "Bischofshofen verdict" from boarder authorities....).

That Bavaria-crossing - in German speaking countries - has been named as "Deutches Eck" (=German Corner).....
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 01:01 AM   #1185
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311 is really nice alternative to the motorway trough germany.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 07:53 PM   #1186
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We join A10:







On A10, 12 km to our destination, Eben:









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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:21 PM   #1187
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Our exit:





We enter Eben:

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Old November 22nd, 2010, 11:14 PM   #1188
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anyway great photoreport!
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 10:36 AM   #1189
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anyway great photoreport!
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Old December 7th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #1190
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Some pics from a roadtrip in Serbia in October this year

Timisoara - Vršac - Bela Crkva - Stara Palanka - Smederevo - Ram - Zatonje - Veliko Gradiste - Vinci - Golubac - Golubački grad - Donji Milanovac - Orsova - Moldova Noua - Oravita - Timisoara

Road map


Road to Moravita (Serbian border)




Road to Vršac




In Vršac


To Vršac Tower (nice lady helped us get to the right road)








Back from Tower




To Stara Palanka






To Smederevo






To Ram










After Ram it got dark, we stayed over night in a nice pension near Veliko Gradiste

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Old December 7th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #1191
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nice roads in Serbia
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Old December 7th, 2010, 08:59 PM   #1192
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Veliko Gradiste




To Vinci


In Derdap National Park
To Golubac Fortress














To Donji Milanovac




















To Iron Gates (border with Romania)










To Orsova


Orsova




To Moldova Noua








U/C - 10 km/h






after this it got to dark for any more photos, it's a pitty, because the road from Moldova Noua to Oravita was also nice, windy up and down forrest

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Old December 7th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #1193
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Very nice trip! Both roads in the Danube Gorge are really beautiful.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 05:07 PM   #1194
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I always wanted to do a roadtrip to Continental Europe. sofar I have only been driving in Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Russia (St Petersburg)

Denmark: Fredrikshavn-Skagen and Fredrikshavn-Ĺlborg, Grenĺ-Kolding, Helsingör-Köge.

Traffic is more intense than in Sweden, on the E45 outside Kolding I felt rather insecure with the heavy traffic of cars and trucks at high speed in heavy rain. You don't see that kind of traffic in Sweden ever, not even in Stockholm at rush hour.

Estonia: I drove Tallin-Narva, few service stations along the road (this was in 1998). At one gas station they sold all sorts of liquor but no motoroil.

Finland: Almost the same type of light traffic and roads as in sweden,

Russia: Drove Narva-St Petersburg and St Petersburg- Torfjanovka (finnish border)

Had some arguments with the GAI, they tried to rip me off, told me to pay fine because my car was dirty

This was also in 1998 but driving in Russia is still an adventure.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #1195
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I found a video from jurney to our coast of "Slovak sea" - Croatia, it is not really road trip but just a video from holiday..

670 km - http://goo.gl/maps/JL1a

I love this country.


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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #1196
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Australia

Here are a few photos I recently made in Australia on my trip by campervan from Cairns to Melbourne (4,485 km with side roads). Most of them are from the Bruce Highway (A1) between Cairns and Brisbane. Unfortunately I don't have photos from the tropical part between Cairns and Townsville, because I was driving there, and no one else was willing to take photos, but I have photos from the subtropical and temperate parts from before Mackay to Maryborough (Maribor?), and some others.

This is how the Bruce Highway looks like most of the time.


It rains every 5 minutes in the wet season and there's usually strong wind.


There're dozens of annoying little railway crossings on the Bruce Hwy for sugar cane, which don't connect to any other railway. Imagine driving 100 km/h over them.


"Overtaking lane 300 m ahead" - there're a lot of possibilities to overtake on Australian 2-lane roads, even on isolated roads like the Bruce Hwy (which was surprisingly busy in my opinion).


Even after driving the whole day you think you got nowhere. Prepare for a lot of driving and a lot of nothing on this trip.


Now a few signs on an isolated road like this.






Koalas! They're always on trees hardly visible, so I only saw them in a sanctuary.






70 km to Marlborough (Marlboro?). I think this was the calmest part of the Bruce Hwy.







"Driver fatigue crash zone next 160 km" - there was also a sign with 250 km.


There're a lot of overrun kangaroos on the Bruce Hwy. Driving a rented car at night is strictly prohibited, even at dusk. Once we couldn't find a camp (or a caravan park, as Aussies call them) until late dusk and it almost ended our trip as I almost hit two kangaroos, not to mention dozens of tortoises on the road. Very few people drive at night, almost all of them trucks, which are equipped with strong bumpers for kangaroos. Thriller.




In Australia trucks overtake cars. Don't be surprised to see a truck doing 120 km/h - common sight.


"Fatigue zone - question - highest mountain in Queensland?" (no idea)


"Fatigue zone - answer - Mount Bartle Frere" (interesting)


"Fatigue zone - keep playing trivia - it may save your life" - interesting way of fighting fatigue.


Typical bridge - concrete and a bit narrower than the rest of the road. These creeks look so wild and ancient that I wouldn't be surprised to see a dinosaur there (but at least I saw a crocodile in one of them).




Roadworks.






Rain again.




Floods are common in Queensland.


Rivers can get very wide - much more than that.


to be continued...

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Old December 14th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #1197
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There're very few bypasses even on main roads; but at least they get 4 or 6 lanes.


Very close to the Tropic of Capricorn. Brisbane only appears on signs after Rockhampton (no Brisbane in Cairns or Townsville).


Not on the A1. Gladstone is home to the world's largest alumina plant (this is just a small part of it).


Back on the A1.




The Bruce Hwy is ok (although a bit bumpy), but there're a lot of big potholes on it sometimes (and these ones are small). The asphalt is about 0.5-m-thick because of the harsh climate. Side roads can be horrible.




More potholes...


19 km to my favorite Australian town (because it has a gas station).




Luckily we only saw one slow vehicle hauling sugar cane (not like you can't overtake them any time).










Australians are very prudent drivers, but they will try to overtake you until the very end of the overtaking lane.


I think this is the Sunshine Motorway north of Brisbane (no sunshine though). It's partly 2-laned!


Turn left for the Steve Irwin Way.


Toll bridge over the Brisbane River in Brisbane. I accidentally drove over it, so I had three days to pay for it at a gas station (we didn't have their toll device).


to be continued...
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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #1198
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Pacific Motorway (M1). 917 km to Sydney.


8-lane Gold Coast Highway. Gold Coast (south of Brisbane) is the largest tourist center of Australia, hence a lot of traffic in summer.


Back to the Pacific Hwy.


Truck overtaking us - nothing out of ordinary.




Approaching Sydney...




Check out this cut!


Motorway/freeway sign - very rare in Australia.


Complicated interchange in Sydney.


I didn't see any signs for Melbourne in Sydney, only Canberra.


Famous Sydney Harbour Bridge (looking from the Opera).


Unusual color of signs.


Yellow isn't usual either. (roadworks perhaps?)


Bonus - turn left for Robin Hood.


That's it from the Land Down Under, hope you liked it.

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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #1199
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great report verso. australians think that people are dumb apparently. I don't like that kind of signs, where everything is written moreover, you feel like you have an IQ of a kangaroo.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #1200
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I found a video from jurney to our coast of "Slovak sea" - Croatia, it is not really road trip but just a video from holiday..

670 km - http://goo.gl/maps/JL1a

I love this country.
seem, map obviously doesn't match the video. there's a border crossing H/HR Gorican on the video, but on the map the route pass border crossing H/SLO.

furthermore, I don't like that route, it avoids Vienna and all the motorways in Austria, and slovenian vignette, so I don't see what's the point of taking all those hungarian normal roads instead of a motorway.
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