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There really isn't a good alternative. You could try to go further south via A39, A7 and/or A44 but it's substantially longer and has pretty much the same traffic challenges (if not worse). High speed train (ICE) would be significantly faster and more predictable, if that's an option. It's about 4.5 hours. And they sell beer on the train :-) As said in the ...


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There are also different definitions seriously considered and taught in schools. I was always taught that the border is at the ridge of Ural, and then it continues to the river Emba the to the Kuma-Manych depression. That makes Mont Blanc the highest peak of Europe. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundaries_between_continents The Bosphorus and ...


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Istanbul is a massive city. If you wish to visit the European-Asian border but big cities are not your thing, you can take the train up to the Arctic Circle in the Russian Polar Ural. Asia-Europe border. Source: Wikimapia. In Northern Russia, there are trains between Vorkuta (infamous for its history as a penal labour camp) and Labytnangi, just outside ...


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If you have to take a turn or follow a (different) particular road often, you can calculate your route using Via Michelin and look at the details. It will say how long you'll have been driving already at every action/turn you'll have to take. Then you only have to add that time to the time you will leave and look into the details where you'll be at that ...


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According to Wikipedia, the modern border between Asia and Europe remains a historical and cultural construct, defined only by convention. The modern border follows the Aegean Sea, the Dardanelles-Sea of Marmara-Bosphorus, the Black Sea, along the watershed of the Greater Caucasus, the northwestern portion of the Caspian Sea and along the Ural River and ...


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There is only one location that checks all your boxes, and no others come close: Istanbul. The west part of the city (its historical center) is considered to be in Europe, the part on the eastern side of the Bosphorus strait is in Asia. There is a bridge that you can drive over, the city is extremely scenic with many beautiful mosques and the Hagia Sophia, ...


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Europe is a complex historical construct and it's not unusual to talk about the “Eurasian landmass” to highlight the fact that it has no obvious stable border. Among the most commonly offered boundaries, you could travel to the Bosphorus, the Ural mountains and the Greater Caucasus. The Bosphorus is very easy to locate and visit, the rest not so much. It's ...


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The law http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=veh&group=21001-22000&file=21650-21664 in California states as answered above, that, regardless of the posted speed limit, one must always be in one of the right lanes EXCEPT to pass slower moving traffic, or if there is no space whatsoever on the right due to traffic congestion. Occupying ...


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This is a so-called stop-line for the driver. This sign is an informational one, and isn't used without the traffic-lights or priority signs. By default, the driver must stop vehicle on road-cross near the traffic-lights, so the vehicle does not cross its imaginary line: But sometimes this line can be moved before or after the traffic-lights for the ...


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Traffic signs are there to regulate the traffic in case the traffic light is not working. This is a practice in many parts of the world. For example, in Australia, there are combined traffic-light & stop signs that work the same way. In Germany, the law regulates this also: Lichtzeichen gehen Vorrangregeln und Vorrang regelnden Verkehrszeichen ...


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They indicate that traffic will be slowing to leave the at the exit and extend to indicate that slower traffic will be entering. In Europe, it is not legal to overtake on the nearside, so it is a reminder for polite drivers to move out (if possible) to allow slowing traffic to leave and join. It is not illegal to cross them, but the gendarmes can always ...


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It's called a “ligne de dissuasion” (literally “deterrence line”). The idea is to indicate that it's too late to switch from the leftmost lane to the exit. But it's not strictly forbidden to cross the line, especially in the other direction (from the rightmost lane to the leftmost lane), e.g. to overtake or make some space for someone getting on the ...


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According to the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals (http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/conventn/signalse.pdf), Chapter IV, Article 26, paragraph 2 (a), a broken line can be used (i) "to demarcate lanes" or (ii) "to give warning of the approach to a continuous line ... or of the approach to another section of road presenting a particular ...


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This page calls such lines lignes de dissuasion, saying that while crossing is allowed, it is discouraged. And for what I think is a more reliable site, here is a site that offers tests on the French auto code. It has a page on markings. It offers: Les lignes de dissuasion Souvent rencontrées sur les routes étroites et sinueuses. Elles ...


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Angistri island is 55 mins away from the port of Piraeus with a flying dolphin. For timetables and prices, see here. I have no personal experience to be honest, but browsing on flickr photos it looks clean! Just my 2 cents ;-)


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The island of Euboea (Greek: Εύβοια, Evvia) driving-distance from Athens. Indeed, its main town Chalcis (or Chalkida) (Greek: Χαλκίδα, Halkida) is approximately 1 hour away from Athens, according to google maps. The island is scattered with beaches, some of which are quite amazing. For more inspiration, here is a top 5 list from the Greek Reporter, and here ...



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