Tour of Scandinavia - Northern Europe by car. Part 3

End photo story about the amazing journey blogger in Scandinavia and northern Europe by car. In this part you will learn general statistics for travel and how much money was spent on it.
On the last part can be found here
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Hamburg, Germany. There are so many blacks that are open to African food specialty stores. With some trepidation, our researchers looked back. But cannibalistic menu is not found. Perhaps it is sold through the back door.

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And of course all sorts of beautiful towers

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and other signs of Hamburg. That's just the surprise of the expedition, hamburgers in town was not found, or are they a good hiding.

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Amsterdam - next veloray, which, however, was already familiar after Copenhagen.

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But still, with beautiful houses and squares.

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Yes, it is beautiful, but the expedition for the first time realized what the smell of drugs, which then are sold in coffee shops and in the evening the sweet smell of dope is clearly felt throughout the city.

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Warsaw was very sweet and soulful city. Piano concerts in the open air at the Chopin monument,

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beautiful bridges across the Vistula small

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and Staro Misto, which is still being restored in some places after the bombing in the war.

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A general in Minsk on prewar buildings little remains. This house, where we spent the night, was razed to the single-storey and rebuilt after the war.

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A circus was bombed to the ground on the third day of the war ...

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Hire and the beautiful Smolensk

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In Moscow we have zero kilometer

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Kremlin

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In St. Petersburg took Winter,

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Isaac named Foucault pendulum

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Aurora and the name of the revolutionary shot.

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Yes, war memorials on the road met a lot. We found them already in Norway, which Fritz took a couple of months and occupied 5 years. Type here in this memorial Nordakape dedicated Arctic convoys to the USSR, sailed around the Cape. Immediately close in 1943 in the northern sea battle was sunk by the German battleship.

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In the Norwegian Arctic Circle there are monuments to Soviet prisoners of war

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And next - Yugoslav (?) Guerrillas and political prisoners who were victims of the Nazi terror in Norway.

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But the Germans got too badly. Here are dilapidated after the war the Anglo-American bombing of Hamburg Church of St. Nicholas. In the city of technology was used fiery tornado, which killed 40 thousand Germans, almost as much as the Japanese in Nagasaki by atomic bombs.

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A cemetery in Brest, it seems, a German, a kilometer from the border with Poland, which we noticed when looking Brest Fortress

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Fortress, of course, found,

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but there is actually a fortress there, since that time there were only monuments, ruins and graves of heroes.

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And that's such an interesting announcement. Not sleep! Border close.

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The road to the west of Moscow next invasion.

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Wrapped on the Borodino field. There monuments from both domestic wars.

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Borodino field in many places has become Borodino forest. On the left the monument on the site of the battery Rajewski, which is buried under Bagration. On the right the forest, grew up in the west, where the French were advancing. Closer, a birch, survived the dot, with the remainder of 1941 and the trench.

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All key locations Battle of Borodino in 1812 established a hundred years ago, more than 30 monuments of units who fought in this place. For example, one of those monuments that we see far into the fields ...

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But 200 years ago still fought gallantly ... And in 1941, 30 kilometers east of Borodino, in the village Petrishcheva Nazis tortured Zoya Kosmodem'yanskii to which we, too, turned to honor ...

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In Moscow, for some reason, there is no honor ...

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At night, on the way we stayed in different places. For example, in Moscow settled in the hostel directly on the Arbat, and in St. Petersburg - near the Moscow railway station. In Minsk, spent the night in the center, in a building, in an apartment used for apartments. In Warsaw, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen - also in hostels or hotels. Almost all booked on the Internet on the eve of Buckingham.
In Finland, Norway and sometimes managed to rent a house in campsites along the road. Here's a collection of our houses of various sizes and comfort:

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But more than half the night sleeping in the car. Like here on the North Cape, laying out the bikes on the roof.

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In the warm sleeping bags to bed it was quite comfortable, although at night the temperature dropped to zero.

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And when the rain, bikes and it was a pity they fit on the night with us.

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In the evening and in the morning in Norway sometimes bonfires in the grove at reservoirs.

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That's what we stopped at the lake in front of Oslo

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And in the morning on the lake there was such beauty here ...

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But to the south, in Europe, sometimes slept in the comfortable parking, the experience of the last year.

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The food is mostly prepared themselves, sometimes using pasture as mushrooms and berries, but most otovarivayas groceries.

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In Norway, a time waiting for the ferry risked eating a meal here is unassuming. It cost us almost two thousand rubles on our money.

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We do not risk it and bought the products in the shops. Although there are higher than our 3-6 times. Bottle of yogurt 210 rubles, carrots 180 rubles per kilogram, etc.

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Gasoline in Norway is also the most expensive - from 90 to 110 rubles per liter, and the further north, the more expensive. In the rest of Europe petrol 60-70 rubles.
In Belarus, gasoline costs 8 thousand rubles. The Russian money is 31 rubles, that is, as we have. And the prices in the shops all around in Russia.
Police on the road almost never occur. Only once we saw an accident in Finland and in Stockholm there was some police pandemonium, coupled with traffic jams. I do not know what happened there, but the police have seen in all guises - Segway, horses, motorcycles, cars, helicopters ... the truth to the people, they did not bother.

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And here we have ... In general, brought us on our way back to Bashkiria. We decided, damn it, see how they live hospitable neighbors.
Such swarms of cops per square meter, I have not seen anywhere else, nor in the rest of Russia, or, especially in Europe, even in Stockholm. Moreover, they are engaged in a real divorce. I thought it was left in the dark past and the legends of automotive forums. Saw and puzzles on the road, when the signs are contradictory and layout, with policemen waiting for their victims, and dummy cars, provoking himself to overtake in ambiguous locations and masking characters, followed by a stop for their violation ...
To save the car radio and video recorder. Yes, we have stopped there twice, the first time over the past few years and many tens of thousands of kilometers. Divorce on heavy fines and deprivation of rights. Both times were released without any consequences, not counting the loss of hours of time and nerves.
In general, more in this "friendly" republic or foot. More precisely, no wheel.

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Boundaries.
Finnish-Russian border was very easy, for half an hour, the Finns even on the car did not come to see.
Polish-Belarusian passes for 2-3 hours, mainly because of expectations bursts and curious customs officers, have long studied our bikes for their extraordinary compactness.
The rest of the border - a purely nominal, from them there were only frontier marks

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But on the whole trip - pictures, memories and a sofa Souvenir with other magnets.
Yes, the Norwegian and Danish crowns - coins with holes (visible on the left and a mermaid), go with a bang as the gifts to relatives and friends.

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Statistics.
Over 29 days pass on the car 15121 km.
170 km by bicycle.
250 km to 15 ferries.
We drove 9 countries.
They saw the 8 capital cities and a dozen other towns and settlements.
The temperature ranged from 0 degrees with snow in Norway to 30 in Germany and the Netherlands.
Costs:
63000 rubles was spent on 1074 liters of petrol. Average consumption of 7, 1 liter per 100 km.
20000 on toll roads, ferries, tunnels, bridges, parking.
35700 housing in hotels, campsites and hostels.
21000 eaten.
1800 tour museums
20000 souvenirs, shopping and other expenses.
Oh, and about 55 thousand bicycles.
The budget for this trip turned out to be a half times higher than the previous two, due to the fact that the smaller the economy, often spent the night in their homes and traveled the roads of the country.
On the road, we use the Internet in Russia, he was pretty good, but on the track cover was not everywhere and Internet sometimes considerably slowed. But in general, allows you to monitor our way to family and friends via online tracker and instagramma.
In Finland, the sim card bought for 8 Euro per gigabyte of traffic that did not have time to spend. Online it was excellent throughout Finland.
In Norway, all was unimportant, only occasionally managed to cling on vayfay to reset the track and images about hotels, gas stations and almost all ferries.
Later, to Russia all about this condition and it only had to cling through a complex procedure, especially in Germany. In general, the situation with interenet there is the same as in the last journey.

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Source: alni.livejournal.com

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