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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #6281
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #6282
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Botswana - Namibia - South Africa

One-way desert?
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #6283
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Not much greenery at 2700 m.
It's green around it; it's close to the Equator after all:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/35455...=kh.google.com

Wow

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24396...=kh.google.com
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #6284
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One-way desert?
I think it means that you cannot cross the border here.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #6285
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I think it means that you cannot cross the border here.
I read a blog about borders and in the case of that tripoint, the border can be crossed South Africa-Botswana but it is forbidden for entering into Namibia. There is no fence, just some signals but you can get arrested if crossing the border. That is why is a "one way" tripoint.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #6286
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About the Paraguay-Brazil-Argentina tripoint, the monument is in Argentinan territory because the tripoint border is in the middle of two rivers: Rio de la Plata and Rio Iguazu.

There is no bridge Paraguay-Argentina (and there are PY-BR and BR-AR). As well, there are boats to go from PY to AR avoiding Brazilian customs. Paraguayan cities are duty free shops and Brazilian customs are strong. So any Argentinan person has to cross the border twice or... using a boat.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #6287
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Poland - Czech Republic - Slovakia


The only tripoint I've visited so far

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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #6288
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Some pics of tripoints in the world:

China - North Korea - Russia
Very nice place to take a photo and to be!!

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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #6289
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Top 3 democracy countries
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Old June 14th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #6290
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Top 3 democracy countries
It was better until 20 years ago
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Old June 14th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #6291
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North Korea - China - Soviet Union... piece of cake.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #6292
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Old June 14th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #6293
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Has anyone gone to Cuba?

A photo for the US Navy base could be interesting (even it is not a border crossing...)
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Old June 14th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #6294
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There is even a McDonald's...
There is no travel possible between the naval base and Cuba. From Wikipedia:

Cactus Curtain
Minefield maintenance Marines stack mines for disposal, 1997

"Cactus Curtain" is a term describing the line separating the naval base from Cuban controlled territory. After the Cuban Revolution, some Cubans sought refuge on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. In the fall of 1961, Cuban troops planted an 8-mile (13 km) barrier of Opuntia cactus along the northeastern section of the 17-mile (27 km) fence surrounding the base to stop Cubans from escaping Cuba to take refuge in the United States.[21] This was dubbed the "Cactus Curtain", an allusion to Europe's Iron Curtain[22] and the Bamboo Curtain in East Asia.

U.S. and Cuban troops placed some 55,000 land mines across the "no man's land" around the perimeter of the naval base creating the second-largest minefield in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. On May 16, 1996, U.S. President Bill Clinton ordered the removal of the American mines. They have since been replaced with motion and sound sensors to detect intruders on the base. The Cuban government has not removed its corresponding minefield outside the perimeter.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #6295
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There used to be an Ice Curtain as well.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #6296
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Today, the control was restored on borders of Poland with Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Lithuania.
Border controls were introduced in relationship UEFA Euro 2012.
What does this practically mean, random checks? I crossed the border on the 8th and 9th day from Czech Republic to Poland on the expressway in Cieszyn (and once from Poland to Czech Republic in the centre of Cieszyn) and was never stopped. And furthermore, on the 10th day I crossed the border from Poland to Lithuania in Budzisko and wasn't stopped there, either - although I guess the outgoing traffic was not the concern.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #6298
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In the southeast of the Netherlands is a town called Kerkrade, which borders with the town of Herzogenrath in Germany. The border runs through the middle of the street called in Dutch: Nieuwstraat, German: Neustraße, English: New Street.
There used to be a little wall running through the street, which has been removed when they have opened the borders up. All road signs are of Dutch design. Where the road bends through the border, a community center has been built, the border runs right through the building. Inside the building resides both the Dutch and German police.

Left is Neustrasse, Germany. Right is Nieuwstraat, Netherlands:

German/Dutch community center:

Dutch/German police inside the center, with shared logo:

Inside the building, with border line:

Dutch diversion signs and German bus stop:

Yesterday during Europe cup match Germany-Netherlands. German police car :



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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #6299
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In the southeast of the Netherlands is a town called Kerkrade, which borders with the town of Herzogenrath in Germany. The border runs through the middle of the street called in Dutch: Nieuwstraat, German: Neustraße, English: New Street.
There used to be a little wall running through the street, which has been removed when they have opened the borders up. All road signs are of Dutch design. Where the road bends through the border, a community center has been built, the border runs right through the building. Inside the building resides both the Dutch and German police.
Is there something similar here?
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Probably.
Nieuwstraat-Neustrasse is unique though. Two nations and two languages in one street, and two national police forces in one building in that street. And rivalry between the neighbours during an international football match. Although yesterday it remained quiet. During a Dutch-German game in 1992, serious riots broke out between Dutch and German neighbours, and police from both countries had to step in side by side. At least we hope so, but I can't imagine a war between the two police forces over a football match.
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