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  1. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci Village Elder

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    National Highway 22 is one of the world's deadliest roads. Located in India, the road has dangerous cliffs, poor bridges and tunnels, heavy traffic and very bad conditions. It has a poor maintenance and hazardous driving conditions all through the year.
    National Highway 22 is 459 km (285 mi) long. The road starts asphalted in Ambala, a city in Ambala district in the state of Haryana. Suddenly, arriving to Kalka, in the Panchkula district of Haryana, in the foothills of the Himalayas, the road becomes a mountain road with extensive hairpin turns. The conditions at this point are extreme. Heavy traffic, dangerous cliffs, poor bridges and tunnels on a very narrow road poorly surfaced.

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    Do not travel this pass in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging.
    After Kalka, the road winds up to the Himachal Pradesh and ends in Khab, a small village near the India-Tibet border, on the Shipki La Pass. Avalanches, lanslides and heavy snowfalls can sometimes block some sections of the road. It has a poor maintenance and hazardous driving conditions all through the year. The road is still a lifeline for the local people.

    Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the mountains spread out before you! They are terrible for drivers who are prone to vertigo. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails.

     
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  2. 4makind

    4makind Village Elder

    Hata na dawa..... I would never go up that road!
     
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  3. gashwin

    gashwin Village Sponsor

    naona shiny-eye wa scrap metal hawajafika huko....informative post
     
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  4. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci Village Elder

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    The Eshima Ohashi Bridge is a Japanese rigid frame bridge with an unusually high span that–from certain angles–makes the structure look like a roller coaster for cars. In reality, the 144-foot-tall bridge features grades no steeper than 6.1% (long lens photography exaggerates the incline). The bridge connects the cities of Matsue andSakaiminato in Western Japan. The bridge’s high span is designed to accommodate boat traffic, as Sakaiminato is a major fishing port
     
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  5. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci Village Elder

    Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge
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    The Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge, in Japan, is an example of how to build a bridge from one mountainside to another when the sides of the mountain are so steep that it is not possible to build a road at the same elevation on both sides
     
  6. mayekeke

    mayekeke Village Elder

    I once drove this road in Al Soudah in Saudi Arabia during a freak sandstorm, most scaring moment in my driving history, Actros trucks driven at break neck speeds by Pakistani and Afghanis were overtaking me on the steep decline in near zero visibility conditions.

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  7. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci Village Elder

    Sema experience of a lifetime! You must be a pro!
     
  8. muria.mboco

    muria.mboco Village Elder

    God I would kill just to drive here
     
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  9. muria.mboco

    muria.mboco Village Elder

    Funny thing hapa utapata 3340/50 na retardes haitumiki, let me stick to my desk
     
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  10. mayekeke

    mayekeke Village Elder

    Pro wapi, ngotha ilikuwa imejaa maji.
    3340 ni mtoto, jamaa wako na 2040, na mimi niko hapo na my ka-tiny Toyota Corolla. I believe guys like those were born to be suicide bombers
     
  11. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci Village Elder

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    Over-Water Highway, China
    Located in central China, the Over-Water Highway links XingshangCounty and the ZhaojunBridge in Hubei province.

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    Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
    Located in the midwest part of the Norwegian coastline, the Atlantic Road, with a length of 8274 meters (5,1 miles), is part of Norwegian national road 64 (Rv 64).

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    Carretera de Sa Calobra, Spain
    Sa Calobra Road, (officially designed MA-2141), with a length of 13 km only, and located in Majorca Island, Spain, is one of the most scenic drives in the world.
     
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  12. mayekeke

    mayekeke Village Elder

    Rode in a convoy on this road in Jalalabad, we called it JBad, it was a really dangerous place to live in, we came under heavy rocket attack from the hills above us. The convoy lost 2 MRAP's and 4 military personnel.
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    Some memorable view of the landscape.

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  13. muria.mboco

    muria.mboco Village Elder

    I can imagine ile pain unaskiaga meffi Ya 44 ikijidai unajUa kwedesa ngaliiiii
     
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  14. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci Village Elder

    So @mayekeke, I guess it's safe to say that you have been to hell and back!
     
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  15. mayekeke

    mayekeke Village Elder

    Worse, I've seen 3 of my colleagues get blown up, it's not a pretty sight seeing mince meat, blood and bones all over the place.
     
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  16. Abba

    Abba Village Elder

    Da Vinci were uko obsessed na Bara Bara Sana . Can't fail to notice .I like your optimism though
     
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  17. Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes Village Elder

    Allahu akbar.
     
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  18. Da Vinci

    Da Vinci Village Elder

    Hehehe!
    But I also like momo chronicles, yellow yellow na gmos za @0%_Omera!
    Chini kwa chini, lakini!
     
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  19. Guru

    Guru Village Elder

    From That highway 22 video, when some is up there, doesn't look that bad. It's very passable
     
  20. The.Black.Templar

    The.Black.Templar Village Elder