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September last year I made a trip to Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia (map). I started to post some pictures from the road on Roadtrips topic from Highways & Autobahns section, but I realised that I am have many pictures so I can make a Travelogue topic just for this. The pictures and videos posts from the trip to Prague I will just copy-paste from the Roadtrips topic, because I already published them there.

Summary:
  • many road pics
  • City of Prague
  • Zoo Praha
  • Auschwitz - Birkenau museum
  • Wawel Castle - Kracow
  • Point where 3 countries meat: CZ, PL & SK
  • City of Bratislava

Enjoy! :)
 

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Videos I made traveling to Prague:

Budapest M0 south

M1 motorway - Hungary

HU/SK border + D2 Bratislava

Bratislava (SK) - Brno (CZ)

Brno - Prague part 1/2

Brno - Prague part 2/2
 

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Arad, RO - Prague, CZ roadtrip pictures:

New section of M43 near Szeged, HU:







There were some roadworks at the bridge over main road 5, so the traffic was diverted:







Back on M43, taking right on M5, direction Budapest:

 

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M5 motorway:



Roadworks :(



Roadside rest area entrance. The signs warns you that there might be thieves:



Aproaching Budapest:



An accident on M5:







Entering Budapest:

 

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Taking the exit to M0 - south:


^^ this pictures was made while the car was stopped because of the congestion

M0 - as seen from the bridge over M5:



More roadworks:



M0 was pretty busy:



A train running paralel to M0:



3 lane M0 (to bad that one was closed):





M0 expansion works:











Approaching M1:



Taking the exit towards M1 - Gyor:

 

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M1 motorway, direction Bratislava:









Even more roadworks:



Running the wrong way on a motorway :lol:



Ecoduct:



Taking the M15 exist towards Bratislava:


^^I hope you like the sky. My girlfriend took this picture :D

Approaching the Slovak border crossing:



Old Hungarian check-point:



Welcome to Slovakia:



Old Slovak check-point:



Slovak speed limits:



Approaching Bratislava:



D4 motorway overpass:



Entering 1415 m long Sitina Tunnel:



This was the first time I drove in a tunnel



Leaving Bratislava:

 

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Heading towards Brno on D2:



More roadworks...



Entering Czech Republic:



Random police check. I wasn't stopped.



Czech speed limits:



Still on D2 (this time the Czech D2):



Approaching Brno:



Taking the exit to D1 - Prague:



D2 motorway entering Brno, seen from the D1 overpass:

 

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D1 in Brno, direction Prague:





Nice licence plate plate:















Approaching Prague:

 

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Prague bypass wasn't opened yet:


^^Trucks were stopped.



Interesting motorway overpass:



Finally, Prague:





Prague train station:



Take a look at the road pavement:

 

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After we let our bags at the hotel we went for a short walk in Prague:

Olticit in Prague:


^^My parents had 2 of these in the '90.

Prague tram:



Kobylisy metro station:



Prague old city-center:



Prague Astronomical Clock:













St. Vitus Cathedral as seen from Charles Bridge:









National Museum in the background:

 

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Next day, Prague:







Charles Bridge over Vltava River:





Does anyone know what type of car is this one? It looks funny.



Romanian embassy in Prague:





Prague Castle entrance:



St. Vitus Cathedral





 

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Great trip, great pics.
First, I love that Oltcit (my father still owns one). :)
Second, how did you like Brno - Prague motorway? :lol:
I've already answered that question on Roadtrips thread. It could have been much better.

More pics comming this evening!
 

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Some panoramic pics:







Charles Bridge seen from the river bank:



Little Venice?



Vltava River (looking south from Charles Bridge):



One pic from Museum of Torture:



Crowded touristic street:



We had a pizza at this restaurant.


^^ If I told you that this guy spoke almost perfect Romanian you woudn't believe me.



Crowd gathered at the Astronomical Clock:



They must have transported something important:



Two dogs waiting for their owner that was inside the shop:

 

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A quick & short visit to Zoo Praha. We only visited half of the Zoo (lack of time).



Monkey with a looooooooong tail:



What are you looking at? :evil:



This two younger gorillas were so quiet and good after the big gorilla from the pic above passed near them. It was clear that that one was the boss.



Warning! Turtle porn! Kids look away!



Do you have a banana?









Turtle standing on a crocodile:



Eagle:

 

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Two pictures for ChrisZwolle:





Leaving Prague :(





Strange looking building near D1 motorway:





Dacia Duster :)



D1 motorway:



Ecoduct on D1 after Brno:



3 lanes on D1 after Brno Olomouc:



Another ecoduct:



Quite empty motorway for 3 lanes:



Taking the exit towards R48 expressway:

 

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Expressway 48:



A truck with too many wheels:



All the intersections were grade-separated:



No hard shoulder and just a tiny median fence:





Cameras checking the vignette:



Few more cameras after Český Těšín:



Still on expressway 48 (this stretch had higher construction standards compared with the ones seen above):



Road 68:



Třinec bypass (road 11):



Road 11 after Třinec. It looked like a half profile motorway with grade-separated junctions (+accelerating/decelerating lanes), noise barriers, and climbing lanes for trucks:





Road 11 viaduct as seen from a secondary road:



 

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Excellent pictures and presentation bogdymol!! :)

Love the monkey pics! :lol:


^^ If I told you that this guy spoke almost perfect Romanian you woudn't believe me.
What's his story (i.e. how did he learn Romanian)? Did he tell you?
 

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Excellent pictures and presentation bogdymol!! :)
Thank you!

Love the monkey pics! :lol:
If you like them that much here you have some more monkey pics:













What's his story (i.e. how did he learn Romanian)? Did he tell you?
He told us that he came to Romania for a better living from an African country (I don't remember which one) about 8 years ago. He lived in Bucharest for a few years, got married with a romanian girl and he has a little daughter. He worked in Bucharest for a few years but he realised that he can't win to much money in Romania, so he decided to come to Prague for the touristic season. So now he works in Prague for 6-9 months of the year, and the rest of time he spends in Bucharest with his family. Another thing that he told us is that after working few years in Bucharest he saved money to buy a bike, but after a season in Prague he saved money for a Mercedes.

More pics comming this evening from Poland (Auschwitz - Birkenau Memorial Museum and Wawel Castle, Krakow).
 
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