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    Car-spotting in Hong Kong: here are some of the cars I got to see and photograph, cars that are NOT normal in Norway.

    Firstly, two of the MASERATI brand... I'm not so familiar with their models, so I have little information what models these are:

    2018_09_08 G7XM2-Hong Kong-IMG_2333 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_09_08 G7XM2-Hong Kong-IMG_2337 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    Then a very nice MB coupe...:

    2018_09_08 G7XM2-Hong Kong-MBSLK350-IMG_2330 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    ... and as a bonus, a double-decker bus!

    2018_09_08 G7XM2-Hong Kong-IMG_2336 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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    • Ralf__
      Ralf__ commented
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      The first one is a Maserati Quattroporte V (2003-2008). The design is a masterpiece by Pininfarina. Unfortunately later spoiled more and more by "facelifts".
      The second is a Maserati Levante... or a Jaguar, Lamborghini, Porsche or Kia ??? - anyway - a melting pot SUV.
      Third: Mercedes SLK (R172) (2011-2019) production ended in February with no successor. A pity.
      Finally you caught a Enviro 500 by Alexander Dennis from Scotland! This model will also the new city bus for Berlin in the future!

    Notice the second car with dual HK and Chinese plates. Hard to know if this car belongs to someone living in HK or in China.
    Quite common to see this, both in HK and especially in Shenzhen, just across the border, as many people drive across regularly. mostly for business.

    The funny thing is that in HK they drive on the left and in China on the right hand side of the road.
    Who is the changeover accompliced? Here is how: https://www.fastcompany.com/1660258/...t-side-drivers

    Those who are old enough will remember that this was the case between Norway and Sweden too, until the Swedes took to their senses and changed, starting with busses and trucks first.
    Only 4 places in Europe is still driving on the left: Most countries which were British colonies still drive on the left hand side of the road including huge land masses such as India, Australia and Southern Africa as well as the Caribbean. Europe generally drives on the right hand side apart from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus. There are two notable exceptions; Japan and Thailand has not been British colonies, yet drives on the left.

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      Thank you so much for your information ombugge!

      I have seen quite a lot of the "double-registration-plates" in Hong Kong, but during my last visit, it seemed as a whole lot more than previously.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        while waiting for the log truck i was enjoying the surroundings near Kassel Germany
        aahhhhhh what a vieuw.
        looking far away ,the silence ,life is good



        AND HOW CAN THIS BE SPOILED?????????
        BY PLACING A GRILLED CHICKEN IN IT



        ( didn't had a good week.
        had to discharge 2 containers with red wine.
        costums clearence at the border ,drop 1 container and go to Moers.
        we would do it one at the time.
        a colleageu did the same the night before,so he was there already.
        he would discharge mine in the time that i went back to pick up the other container.
        NOT

        the german costums called the transport controle service ,the BAG
        while i was on the parking at the border ,they said i was in Germany and to heavy.
        i said i drove them one by one, just do costums clearence in one time to win time, it doesn't matter. though at the border i was 200 meter over the line,the border
        had to go complete to a weightbridge ,and was just a little to heavy, just 71 tons, why bother.
        got to pay 1800.00euro ,drop one in Germany and could drove to Moers)
        best regards Thijs

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          this are the kind of roads we go at ,for getting to the log truck



          the beauty at the left and the hunchback of the notre dame at the right


          best regards Thijs

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          • Tommi
            Tommi commented
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            Looks like a nice road

          • janihudi
            janihudi commented
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            Road is ok.
            Was more refering about the size of it.
            It's more a path .
            Our boss don't want that we go into a forrest.
            If we get stock, it wil cost a lot to pull us out.
            The HC has a ground clearance of about 15 cm.
            Not really a offroad truck

          Originally posted by janihudi View Post
          ( didn't had a good week.
          had to discharge 2 containers with red wine.
          costums clearence at the border ,drop 1 container and go to Moers.
          we would do it one at the time.
          a colleageu did the same the night before,so he was there already.
          he would discharge mine in the time that i went back to pick up the other container.
          NOT

          the german costums called the transport controle service ,the BAG
          while i was on the parking at the border ,they said i was in Germany and to heavy.
          i said i drove them one by one, just do costums clearence in one time to win time, it doesn't matter. though at the border i was 200 meter over the line,the border
          had to go complete to a weightbridge ,and was just a little to heavy, just 71 tons, why bother.
          got to pay 1800.00euro ,drop one in Germany and could drove to Moers)
          Definitely not a good day. I hope and pray your future days will be a lot better.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          • janihudi
            janihudi commented
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            As long i don't have to pay the fine ,i wont sleep any less about it.
            I had to pay in advance the fine, while i'm not a German.
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