Category Archives: Borders, Territories & Tripoints

Ceuta … a land border between Europe and Africa (yes, really), a mountain peak with an amazing human face and a statue that is often mistaken for something very bad indeed. Curious sights from the Spanish Gibraltar

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Evidently, the British Prime Minister Theresa May had not been reading the newspapers nor consulting the news sources I have been perusing over the past twelve months. The PM and her Government appeared surprised when Gibraltar‘s British sovereignty was put … Continue reading

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The Pillars of Hercules … ‘Strait’ talking and monkeying around in the TWO Gibraltars: the well known British one and the not so well known Spanish one of Ceuta

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Bratislava … and the Slovakia-Hungary-Austria ‘trojmedzie’ (tripoint): the exact geographical point that looks more like the middle of nowhere

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Landlocked tripoints – the precise geographical point where three country borders meet – are a huge draw to those (like me) who love the novelty of standing in more than one country at the same time. As a result, these … Continue reading

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Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland … entering North America without a visa or passport via the ‘Bridge Between Continents’

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If Donald Trump does become President of the United States later this year and insists on erecting a wall along the length of the Mexican border, then he may want to consider extending his immigration control policy to Iceland. There, … Continue reading

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Drielandenpunt, Vaals … the tripoint obelisk located in the Netherlands. Or is it in Belgium? No, it’s definitely in Germany. And where exactly is the highest peak in the Netherlands these days?

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Whilst I was eating a sandwich in front of the Belgian-Dutch-German tripoint on a sunny afternoon back in July 2015 (one foot in Belgium, the other in Germany just for the fun of it), a large group of young school … Continue reading

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Baarle-Nassau-Hertog … the fascinating town full of Belgian/Dutch borders but is not a Belgian/Dutch border town. Confused?

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The novelty of physically being in more than one country at the same time never wears thin for me. I will always take the (photo) opportunity to splay myself across official frontier lines even if the resulting pose may present me … Continue reading

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