Tag Archives: Border Crossings

6 Most Interesting International Borders

Netherlands/ Belgium

I’m not sure what it is, but I always enjoy crossing borders. In recent past I have made this seemingly boring event into a fun photo-op. It can be crossing from country to country or even state to state, whatever it is, I find it fascinating and have to say that as minimal as it seems, it can be a lot of fun!

Over the years, border crossings that stood out were:

  • Walking from Vietnam into Cambodia and having to argue with the border guard who wanted to keep my Visa page
  • Walking from Cambodia into Thailand- seeing our luggage being pushed in strange, wooden wheel-barrows across the border
  • Walking from South Africa into Namibia
  • Taking a photo at Peru & Brazil’s border sign and catching our flight within Colombia from the Amazon.
  • Stopping on the side of the highway, waiting for a turn to jump by the Welcome to South Dakota sign (from Wyoming).
  • Getting permission from the Kosovo border guard to allow us to take some photos by the welcome sign.
  • Having our driver stop on the road into Albania for a brief photo-op.

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Border Crossings: South Africa to Namibia

My first trip to Africa started out in South Africa. We travelled overland to Namibia and some days consisted of long hours driving on dusty, bumpy roads.
We did a group tour with GAP Adventures (now known as G Adventures). I’m not really a fan of group tours but for a place like Africa I feel that they make a lot of sense. It was also nice travelling with like-minded people.
After about two days on the trip, we were on our way to Namibia. There wasn’t much to see during the drive. On occassion we might see a nice rock formation or a gazelle if we were lucky. That didn’t really matter much because everyone was excited to get to Namibia.

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