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    Some buses from the company Fjord1 Buss Møre...





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      Porsche Boxster











      The pictures I took when I was in Fosnavåg
      Last edited by Joakim; February 5th, 2011, 17:12.

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        Funny name for a Porsche dealer: Bavaria Sport!! I don't know if they like it in the factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. We are in Swabia, not in Bavaria...
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          Spotted in the port of Trondheim yesterday ... or the day before:

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            A very rough looking camping truck for the most active of us:

            http://www.tv2underholdning.no/broom...e-3435054.html
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              NICE car, very NICE:

              http://www.vg.no/bil-og-motor/artikk...artid=10083886
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                So surprised that a "random (?)" intersection in a small province in China is covered with so many surveillance cameras, but needless to say, something goes very bad here as the truck races to catch the changing light:

                http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/utenri...cle1620465.ece
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                  When we get our drivers licenses, the inspectors tell us that we have now got a license to learn.
                  When we get our road train license, we also get the same message, but now we have a bit more experience.
                  Not so with this poor guy. This is share mathematics: mass, speed, curve..., is that so hard to understand?
                  (And if you've got a high center of gravity in your load (loaded wrong then) on top of the mass, speed, curve mathematics, you don't even have to calculate. You're sold anyway...).

                  As for the most surveilled road crossing in the world, I'm not shocked. China is China.
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    So surprised that a "random (?)" intersection in a small province in China is covered with so many surveillance cameras, but needless to say, something goes very bad here as the truck races to catch the changing light:

                    http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/utenri...cle1620465.ece
                    Well everything is relative, but Zhejiang is not exactly a small province. It has a population of abt. 52 mill., the 10th largest in China.
                    Wenling is not exactly a small city either. It has a population of nearly 6 mill. on a land area that is 1.5 times that of Singapore, where we will have the same in abt. 7-8 years, if things goes according to plan.

                    As for the most surveilled road crossing in the world, I'm not shocked. China is China.
                    As for surveillance cameras, the number appears logical for a major intersection with two dual carriageway roads crossing. Since the traffic lights are probably controlled I would think there are at least 4 CCTV cameras.

                    The most surveilled country in the world is reportedly UK.

                    China is indeed China and when you talk about China you have to think BIIIIG!!
                    China is a BIG country spread over an area that stretches from sub-arctic Taiga in the North East to tropical in the South East, with and grass steps and desert in the North and West and the highest High Plateau in the world in the South West.

                    With a very BIG population of nearly 1.5 Bill. of varied ethnicity, not only Han Chinese. They speak a variety of languages and dialects, but have a National Language, which is known as mandarin, but is basically the dialect of Beijing .

                    Even the town of Wenling has its own language, called Wenling Hua, which is not understood by Mandarin speakers from the North, or by Techow speakers in the next province to the South. The nearest neighbours to the North, the Shanghainese, are able to understand though. (Like Norwegian and Swedish or Danish)

                    This is just a small and nearly unknown city in a small and nearly unknown province in China. Most people Europe or America have never heard of any of them. Some may know of the province capital of Hangzhou because of its famous West Lake, or because of the Canals

                    How many cities of 6 mill. population and how many countries with a population of 52 mill. are there in Europe, or in the United States?

                    All I can say is, DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE OF PUTTING WESTERN MEASURES ON CHINA.
                    Oh and don't believe everything you read or hear in Western press, much of it is propaganda.

                    China is doing fine and will soon take its rightful place in the world order, but China will NEVER be a fully Democratic country in the Western sense, whether in the US or European mould.

                    You cannot run such a large and diverse country the same way as a small h*mogeneous country like Norway, or a divers but emigration based country like the US for that matter. The big cities are "melting pots", but the wast countryside, where people have lived on the same land for generations, are still very tradition bound and segregated.
                    Last edited by ombugge; April 20th, 2011, 17:42.

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                      The population numbers in China is just mind-blowing...

                      Especially when we compare it to Norway's small nation of 4,5 million only!
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                        The population numbers in China is just mind-blowing...

                        Especially when we compare it to Norway's small nation of 4,5 million only!
                        That was EXACTLY my point, DON"T compare China with Norway. There is no comparison!!!

                        If you have to compare China with anything familiar, it will have to be with the European Union. (China is bigger, both in area (9,597,000 Sq.km versus 4,325,000 Sq.km for EU) and population (1,337,000 versus 492,387, both CIA estim.)

                        The US is small in comparison, except in overall economy and military spending, but China is predicted to take over as the world's biggest economy in the 2015-2020 period.

                        The only thing China may be realistically compared to is India, or the entire Indian sub-continent. In that comparison China still comes out tops on most counts.

                        But enough OT, here is a few cars spotted in Yangon recently.
                        Seen outside Strand Hotel:

                        I'm sure someone will be able to tell us the exact model and year.

                        Here is a couple of cars seen outside one of the abandoned buildings along The Strand:


                        The interior of the Jeep:


                        "My" car for the week I was there:

                        NO I did NOT drive myself. That is discouraged for foreigners due to the chaotic traffic and a number of "unwritten rules" that applies.

                        As a curiosity and a follow-up on previous discussions about Left-hand or Right-hand drive in another thread. In Burma 90% of the cars appeared to be Right-hand drive, although they are (generally) driving on the Right side of the road.

                        About the same % of cars on the roads would never have been approved in any developed country, never mind which side of the road they drive on.

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                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          So surprised that a "random (?)" intersection in a small province in China is covered with so many surveillance cameras, but needless to say, something goes very bad here as the truck races to catch the changing light:

                          http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/utenri...cle1620465.ece

                          Well, that was ....INTERESTING, to say the least!!!! Thanks for sharing THAT one!!! Should be included in all the driver training courses!

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                            Once I read further down - your post Ombugge....

                            You make such good points about China...one really can't compare it with ANY other country. When I visited there, what really got me thinking was when our guide referred to as a SMALL city...population 1.34 million.
                            SMALL.

                            And Xi'an, home of the TerraCotta Warriors...has 8 million residents.

                            In comparison, my state of Georgia has 9.5 million inhabitants, of which 5.5 million live in the Atlanta metropolitan area. (and Atlanta is the 9th largest city in the US).

                            China's size is simply mind-boggling!

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                              My wife is preparing for a trip to Changzhi China. A place I have never heard of so I Googled it and I was amazed at my ignorance of China.

                              While wifey is away I'll probably slip down to Costa Rica. Shhh don't tell her.

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                                Mack brewery in Tromsø's old delivery truck

                                Øistein

                                If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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