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Forum: European Delivery 08-04-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By obelix
Definitely. It's very much worthwhile, but it's...

Definitely. It's very much worthwhile, but it's not "fun".

And please, if you do decide to go, don't take a picture of yourself grinning in front of the gate in the Jourhaus (the one that says...
Forum: European Delivery 07-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By obelix
Sorry, I missed this earlier. According to this...

Sorry, I missed this earlier. According to this page (http://www.bella-toscana.com/traffic_violations_italy.htm), the procedure is that you provide your license plate number to your hotel, which...
Forum: European Delivery 07-28-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,761
Posted By obelix
Looks like I've got the high mileage so far in...

Looks like I've got the high mileage so far in this thread: 3517 miles in 3 weeks. Munich -> Bad Ischl -> Budapest -> Maribor (Slovenia) -> Florence (for 9 days, multiple day trips on some of the...
Forum: European Delivery 07-23-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By obelix
Except that the cops don't control access to the...

Except that the cops don't control access to the ZTL: you drive past an electronic gate that checks to see if you have a transponder in your car (IIRC), and takes a photo of your license plate. If...
Forum: European Delivery 07-20-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By obelix
I really wouldn't sweat the parking in Arles. ...

I really wouldn't sweat the parking in Arles. The central town is pretty small; in fact, thinking back on when I was there in '95, I don't know that there even *are* any secured parking areas in the...
Forum: European Delivery 06-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,206
Posted By obelix
You've found one of the best resources there is. ...

You've found one of the best resources there is. Just post your questions here (making sure to check the wiki first, lest you incur JSpira's wrath.;))
Forum: European Delivery 06-06-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By obelix
Eh, personally I loathe Florence and Venice, so...

Eh, personally I loathe Florence and Venice, so I'd ditch them both, go to Barcelona, and add in some more time in Provence/Languedoc. If you're going to be driving through there, you really should...
Forum: European Delivery 06-06-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By obelix
Assuming no traffic, Munich to Strasbourg should...

Assuming no traffic, Munich to Strasbourg should be 3-3.5 hours. We broke the drive up into two parts: Strasbourg to Ulm via the Black Forest, then Ulm to Munich the next morning, but Yahoo! Maps...
Forum: European Delivery 05-31-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By obelix
Looks like something connected to the new Z4 ad...

Looks like something connected to the new Z4 ad campaign.
Forum: European Delivery 05-31-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,686
Posted By obelix
It's the tires. 3ers without the sport package...

It's the tires. 3ers without the sport package are limited to 130MPH, because the tires are only rated for that speed. The sport package's tires are rated for 155MPH.
Forum: European Delivery 05-30-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,686
Posted By obelix
I solved this problem by taking three weeks for...

I solved this problem by taking three weeks for my ED trip and covering a lot of ground. It took less than a week to get through the break-in period, and most of that time was spent in Austria and...
Forum: European Delivery 05-19-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By obelix
Strasbourg would be my pick, presuming the...

Strasbourg would be my pick, presuming the European Parliament isn't in session. If it is, you won't be able to get a hotel room. (Metz would be another option, a bit closer to Paris, but hotel...
Forum: European Delivery 05-18-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By obelix
Personally, after Venice I'd head to the Italian...

Personally, after Venice I'd head to the Italian Lake District and spend a couple of days wandering around Lake Como. The only potential downside is that you'll be going during the high season, so I...
Forum: European Delivery 05-17-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By obelix
An argument about break-in requirements? What's...

An argument about break-in requirements? What's next, a Mac vs. PC flamewar?
Forum: European Delivery 05-14-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By obelix
Not necessarily. Several (many?) Italian...

Not necessarily. Several (many?) Italian municipalities outsource collection of tickets issued to foreigners; according to the collection company's website (http://www.emo.nivi.it/):
"According the...
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By obelix
Not a sight per se, but someplace you should go...

Not a sight per se, but someplace you should go anyway: L'As du Fallafel in the Marais. Possibly the best place for lunch in the entire city.
Forum: European Delivery 05-13-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By obelix
I got a ticket in Switzerland (near Basel) from a...

I got a ticket in Switzerland (near Basel) from a speed camera. Ended up being about $50 all told; the only hassles were that a) the initial communication was entirely in German, and even the local...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By obelix
I dunno what it is, but my iPod will not shut...

I dunno what it is, but my iPod will not shut itself off automatically once I connect it to the car. Even if I unplug it from the Y-cable, I still have to manually turn it off or the battery will...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By obelix
Ha. I didn't even realize there was an iPod...

Ha. I didn't even realize there was an iPod holder in the armrest until I read this thread; I've been using the cupholder instead. It works fine, particularly since I've found that I need to...
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By obelix
No, we were mostly focused on getting to Ravenna,...

No, we were mostly focused on getting to Ravenna, and while it's a worthwhile drive it's not a particularly short one. We could have spent far more time in Ravenna than we did; we got there in time...
Forum: European Delivery 05-09-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By obelix
Same here. I put my car through a gas station...

Same here. I put my car through a gas station carwash in France which ended up putting a nice scratch in the finish right up the center of the hood; it was gone when I got the car back. The car...
Forum: European Delivery 05-09-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By obelix
Oh man. You didn't mention where you're going to...

Oh man. You didn't mention where you're going to be based out of in Tuscany, but if you're going to be near Florence you owe it to yourself to do two drives: SS67 north from Pontassieve and SR65...
Forum: European Delivery 05-02-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By obelix
OTOH, during the Cold War Hungary had the highest...

OTOH, during the Cold War Hungary had the highest recorded suicide rate (http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/30/world/hungary-seeks-way-to-cut-high-suicide-rate.html) in the world.
Forum: European Delivery 05-02-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By obelix
Where in the Pyrenees? They stretch from...

Where in the Pyrenees? They stretch from Catalonia in the east to Basque country in the west. (Linguistic note of possible interest: Basque is completely unrelated to every other language currently...
Forum: European Delivery 05-02-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By obelix
I really wish I'd been able to get a photo of the...

I really wish I'd been able to get a photo of the old border crossing between Austria and Hungary on that drive. It's a giant complex, but now you just breeze through it without even really slowing...
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