Jablunkov Warnings and Dangers

  • WHITE  SMOKE  OVER  BESKIDY  MOUNTAINS
    WHITE SMOKE OVER BESKIDY MOUNTAINS
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  • BLACK  WALLS  OF  JABLUNKOV  BUILDING
    BLACK WALLS OF JABLUNKOV BUILDING
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  • FENCE  ALONG  MAIN  HIGHWAY
    FENCE ALONG MAIN HIGHWAY
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    Black walls and nearby steelworks

    by matcrazy1 Updated Feb 18, 2004

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    BLACK  WALLS  OF  JABLUNKOV  BUILDING

    Look at walls of building which were not painted for years in Jablunkov - they were not pretty black.
    There was large steelworks in nearby Trinec which produced a lot of dark smoke in the past. The smoke was white when I was there in 2002 last time. Did they equiped factory chimneys with filters, or what?

    Hmm... I didn't feel any air pollution in Jablunkov recently. It seemed that coal stoves heated local houses were the main source of air polution there. But if you have any respiratory problems... who knows?

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    Air pollution :-(((

    by matcrazy1 Updated Feb 18, 2004

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    WHITE  SMOKE  OVER  BESKIDY  MOUNTAINS

    Excuse me, it's more Czech than Jablunkov Warning Or Danger tip - I will transfer it to my new Czech page, soon!

    Driving around Czech Republic I noticed numerous dirty industry producing a lot of smelling smoke located often among wonderful mountain ranges. Hmm... real crime against nature, I always thought. Additionaly air pollution may cause some problems for some visitors esp. with respiratory problems (alergy, asthma).

    Fortunatelly (for nature and visitors but not for people who were released) a lot of heavy and dirty industry went bancrupt since market economy came to Czech in 1990. And Czech authorities started to take care of natural environment and air pollution since that time. Expect slow but steady improvement as Czech Republic enters European Union on 1 May 2004. As I know demandings of European Union on that matter are very high although they cost real fortune.

    Just one example: there was large steelworks located in city of Trinec - among Beskidy Mountains, close to Jablunkov. It produced a lot of black and yellow smoke in the past. Nowadays the main source of (not so bad :-) air pollution are houses heated by coal stoves. Notice white smoke from the chimney on my picture.

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    Trees, highways, apple thefts...

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 18, 2004

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    APPLE  TREE  IN  JABLUNKOV

    Excuse me, it's more Czech than Jablunkov Warning Or Danger tip - I will transfer it to my new Czech page, soon!

    There were a lot of trees growing one by one along, even main, Czech highways. Drive carefully not to hit them with your car brrr...
    A few times I drove a highway close to Jablunkov with old, huge tree trunks located partly... on the highway which made passing impossible as the highway was simply too narrow. They just took more care of nature than drivers at this place :-).

    In many areas of Czech there were highways with apple trees along just on not fenced shoulders. Usually stopping was forbidden there, people not to pick up the apples, I suppose. Hmm... I noticed locals who did it a few times in the past (apple thefts ?).

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    Closed church

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 16, 2004

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    CATHOLIC  PARISH  CHURCH  IN  JABLUNKOV

    I wanted to get inside catholic parish church in Jablunkov twice. Both times all gates/doors were unfortunately locked. I am sure that interiors were more attractive than exteriors. But it seems that the church is open exclusively for holy masses on Sunday and on catholic holidays.

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    Lock your bicycle

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 16, 2004

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    LOCKED  BICYCLE IN JABLUNKOV

    Whenever you leave your bicycle better do lock it - look at my picture. I do not know anything about bicycle thefts in this area but I noticed that natives used to lock their bicycles. Bicycle lockers were available in every sport/bicycle equipment store.
    Personally, I think it's not necessary in this area of Czech Republic (maybe except city of Ostrava) but... just in case.

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    Don't drink and drive !!!

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 11, 2004

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    JABLUNKOV  POLICE  CAR  AND  KATHY  (SOBER :-)

    Czech beer in this area was always very cheap, much cheaper than in tourist restaurants in Prague and cheaper than in Poland as well (although less and less recently) - both in local pubs/bars and in stores. Add some inexpensive Czech spirits like Becherovka and cheap accommodations in this area. It makes the area popular among Polish, esp. young folks who used to drink a lot of beer and other alcohol there.

    Whenever you drink even 1 small beer even don't touch your car. Remember: blood alcohol limit is 0 mg (zero!). Remember that it takes much time to lose alcohol drunk before: approx. only 0.02% per hour. So, when you drank a few beers better don't drive next day in the morning as well. I was told many times that Czech police was very hard about it - you maybe even arrested for DUI.

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    Watch for... Polish drivers

    by matcrazy1 Updated Feb 9, 2004

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    FENCE  ALONG  MAIN  HIGHWAY

    I noticed that few locals (or maybe visitors from Poland ?) crossed this fence on my picture, along the main highway of Jablunkov downtown/centre. It's international highway E-75 with heavy or at least medium traffic.

    Most drivers obey the city speed limit (50 kmh = 31 mph) but some especially from... Poland (but not me :-) not. So, crossing the highway outside pedastrian crossing maybe always dangerous! And it's accepted neither socially nor by law. Xing (pedastrian crossing) was right away - don't be so lazy, please :-).

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