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The most dangerous roads in the world

I recently received a chain email with embedded photos captioned "Stremnaya road is called the road of death and is situated in Bolivia."

I don't pass along chain emails, but the photos were horrifically vertigo-inducing, so I did want to share them with others.

But it turned out that when I did a web search on "Stremnaya road" I discovered that there was a big controversy on the real location of the roads in the photos, with claims that the photos were taken in other South American countries, China, and Italy.

Eventually I tracked down a post that seemed to put an end to the controversy. The photos I had received in the email actually came from more than one country. If you want to see the complete set of photos of "The Most Dangerous Roads in the World," you can follow the link.


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Jun. 14th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, I am reposting that. Yeesh - some of those are unbelievable.
Jun. 15th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Some of those picture remind me of parts of the Alkan Highway when we traveled from Alaska to Washington State. And, interestingly the pictures give me the same knot in my stomach as the white knuckle roads did. I remember thinking that if a vehicle or someone would fall off the road, no one would ever know. And, no one would ever find them.

We were on the Alkan in March, so there was still lots of snow in parts, but we encountered our share of mud, too. The mud wasn't as bad as the mud roads of the most dangerous roads in the world, but they were nasty.

There was a lot of those pictures that reminded me of our trip down the Alkan. That picture of the outhouse -- well, that was considered a luxury. We were getting low on gas (and gas stations were few and far between) so we figured we better get gassed up when we saw a sign to the next available station. At the time, there was a lot of hit and miss, too, because many of the stations were out of gas. So, it was a little like playing Russian Roulette. Well, after what seemed like forever an a long and winding road we found the gas station which wasn't much more than a little shack, and they had gas. By this time, I was bustin'. The guys at the station were so proud when they pointed me toward the outhouse. I guess it was a luxury to have one. Well, it was bitter cold, and I got my ass froze. But, it was better that squatting. So, I was certainly glad to relieve myself in such style. ;-)
Jun. 15th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Excuse the improper tense...it's late
There was a lot of those pictures that reminded me of our trip down the Alkan.

There WERE a lot of those pictures that reminded me of our trip down the Alkan.
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