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Old November 10th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #121
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^ I assume the members of the household usually eat outside.

I wonder how that's regulated in the case of India and Bangladesh. And isn't there also a quadripoint between them somewhere?
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Old November 10th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #122
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I love those limits in the Benelux area where you can easily be in a different country in just a few minutes.

They are not that usual in Spain, but we have some examples.

Between Spain and France, there is a village called Le Phetrus/El Petrus. The border is exactly the main street of the village, so simply crossing the street you can find different products (and taxes, specially).

It's said that the most profitable tobacconist's of Spain is located there (the price is aprox. the half in Spain) and the French go back to their country with a load of alcohol bottles.

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Old November 10th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #123
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it's so weird to see this sign in urban area!
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #124
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A couple of situations in Hertog (B) and Nassau (NL)

In this shop you walk between two different countries.
The vertical lines onder the flag, left is Belgium the right is Holland


Supermarket.


The neighbours downstrairs are Dutch, the neighbours upstairs are Belgiums.

The entry for the Dutch and Belgium neighbour



Policestation. Left Belgium police-logo, the right Dutch police-logo
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #125
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Don't steal photos from www.grenzen.150m.com! I contribute photos for that site
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Old November 10th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #126
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Thank god for Schengen, eh?

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Old November 10th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #127
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #128
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I can't imagine how that town lived before Schengen.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #129
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International border between France and the Netherlands.
Don't panic: Belgium still exist but this border is in St Martin / St Marteen is Caribeans
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:40 PM   #130
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^ It's interesting though that it's also an external EU border (although not controlled); I always surprise people when I ask them sth like: how long is the French-Dutch border? And they go like: wtf?
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Old November 10th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #131
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I can't imagine how that town lived before Schengen.
and how about SLO-I Nova Gorica/Gorizia while SLovenia was part of communistic Yugoslavia?!?! this is what i call incredible!!
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Old November 10th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #132
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main border crossing between Serbia and Bulgaria. my mother took it. i don't like pjotographing border crossings because employers there are often screwed up and think that i'm the worst criminal while photographing

yeah!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #133
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It's forbidden in a lot of countries to photograph border stations. Sometimes even trainstations or bridges. But what the heck, Google Earth reveals everything.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #134
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and how about SLO-I Nova Gorica/Gorizia while SLovenia was part of communistic Yugoslavia?!?! this is what i call incredible!!
Were Yugoslavian borders so strictly closed as those in Czechoslovakia? Here many people were even shooted when escaping.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #135
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^ It's interesting though that it's also an external EU border (although not controlled); I always surprise people when I ask them sth like: how long is the French-Dutch border? And they go like: wtf?
The French side is classified as EU but the Dutch side isn't.

I do thw question: French/Brazil border.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #136
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French Guyana. I don't think that's actually European Union, right? Dutch Antilles aren't EU i think, maybe because the EU Narcotica-rate would be a lot higher then
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:56 AM   #137
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^ The French Guiana is part of the EU (outermost region), as well as all other French overseas departments Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion, and also the overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin (until February 22, 2007 it was part of Guadeloupe), which just stayed in the EU. But other French dependent areas aren't.

The Netherlands Antilles aren't in the EU and is to be disbanded on December 15, 2008, when part of them (Sint Maarten and Curaçao) will become associated states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, whereas the rest of them (Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius) will become a direct part of the Netherlands as special municipalities, and thus also become parts of the EU! So, welcome!

Sorry for being smart on your own country, but I'm an Intl. Relations student, I had to.

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Were Yugoslavian borders so strictly closed as those in Czechoslovakia? Here many people were even shooted when escaping.
Not at all, I don't know why x-type thinks it was so bad.

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Old November 11th, 2007, 02:14 AM   #138
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well, borders were not almost closed as in Stalin countries, but anyway it was not as todays borders. and borders were directed by military. frankly - i don't know for western borders, in those years i passed border just once, but it was to Hungary. i was a kid and i remember it was a bit scary and i remember military. and i remember my father's face - he's actually very cool person, but he was not cool then
it's true that we were allowed to travel to west without limits as Stalin countries.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #139
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We went to Italy and Austria several times when I was a kid and we'd always cross the border in a matter of seconds. My first time in "Eastern" Europe was only in 1996 (Czech Republic).

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Old November 11th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #140
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After highering the detail level with some program this appreaed on the pic.


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