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Old October 3rd, 2013, 03:26 PM   #8681
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I asked one of these guards if I may enter the Vatican there on foot as a tourist. They said no. So the Vatican "Hinterland" cannot be entered by just anyone; only St. Peter's Square and the Basicila (after being security-checked) can. These do not provide access to the "Hinterland".
I've heard that you can vistit the Vatican Gardens with scheduled guided tours.
I think you can enter the Vatican also to go to the Vatican pharmacy, the post office, the philatelic-numismatic shop,... but you probably have to show your documents at Porta Sant'Anna, I'm not sure.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 06:16 PM   #8682
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The Vatican has a public pharmacy and post office? Why?
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 06:18 PM   #8683
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The Vatican has a public pharmacy and post office? Why?
Why not? It is a sovereign country with inhabitants and workers.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 06:20 PM   #8684
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The Vatican has a public pharmacy and post office? Why?
So they can launder all the drugs money.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 06:30 PM   #8685
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The Vatican has a public pharmacy and post office? Why?
Even the Pope sends Christmas Cards
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 06:38 PM   #8686
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The Vatican has a public pharmacy and post office? Why?
To buy condoms in all shapes and sizes...
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Old October 4th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #8687
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I walked the circumference of the Vatican and took these pics of the other border crossings:

1. looking from Viale Vaticano


2. well-known one looking from Viale Vaticano again


3. Yes, it is also connected to the railway network! Looking from Via della Stazione Vaticana.


4. Again looking from Via della Stazione Vaticana ...


5. ... and one that has definitely been closed down
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Old October 4th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #8688
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To buy condoms in all shapes and sizes...
...and lubricants too...
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #8689
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What kind of trains do enter in the Vatican city?
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #8690
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According to Wikipedia, the Pope seldom uses it on its voyages. Benedict XVI used it in 2011 on his way to Assisi, and so did John Paul II in 2002. Some pilgrim trains, with ill people, have been allowed in the past to use it.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #8691
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...and lubricants too...
Or flavors...
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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #8692
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According to Wikipedia, the Pope seldom uses it on its voyages. Benedict XVI used it in 2011 on his way to Assisi, and so did John Paul II in 2002. Some pilgrim trains, with ill people, have been allowed in the past to use it.
First I have not noticed alserrod's post and become a bit affraid if we are still talking about lubes and condoms in Vatican

Btw. I made a small trip arround triplex point and visited Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. I wonder whether the old unused border check booths will be abolished one day? It looks horrible.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #8693
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Btw. I made a small trip arround triplex point and visited Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. I wonder whether the old unused border check booths will be abolished one day? It looks horrible.

I read one article about it and the eastern village in Austria was called "last village in free world" because it was almost fenced everywhere in the surroundings.

They said that as well as nobody arrived there (no possible exit, just come back) they were used to go to Vienna (quite near) to buy anything or just leisure. I read also that nowadays it is not only difficult to see anything of booths but also the place where the fences were.

But it remains an alone village. No pubs, no shops...



Does anyone have pics?
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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #8694
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I read one article about it and the eastern village in Austria was called "last village in free world" because it was almost fenced everywhere in the surroundings.

They said that as well as nobody arrived there (no possible exit, just come back) they were used to go to Vienna (quite near) to buy anything or just leisure. I read also that nowadays it is not only difficult to see anything of booths but also the place where the fences were.

But it remains an alone village. No pubs, no shops...



Does anyone have pics?
It's probably Deutsch Jahrndorf.

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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #8695
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It's probably Deutsch Jahrndorf.

Definitely
. Besides, it is/was the easternmost municipality of former West Bloc

By the way, there are lot of croatian municipalities around. Do Croats know about them? It just struck me, because Deutsch Jahrndorf (Nemecke Jarovce) has an opposite in Slovakia called Jarovce (Croatischen Jahrndorf in german language) the place with notable croatian minority. Also there are municpalities like Devinska Nova Ves (Devinske Novo Selo), Bezenye (Bizonja), Neudorf (Novo Selo) or Parndorf (Pandrof).

Devinska Nova Ves is place where I spend my whole childhood and my parents still live there. The official municipal flag is derived from croatian CoA - red-white checkerboard. Click here

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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #8696
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #8697
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Definitely
. Besides, it is/was the easternmost municipality of former West Bloc

By the way, there are lot of croatian municipalities around. Do Croats know about them? It just struck me, because Deutsch Jahrndorf (Nemecke Jarovce) has an opposite in Slovakia called Jarovce (Croatischen Jahrndorf in german language) the place with notable croatian minority. Also there are municpalities like Devinska Nova Ves (Devinske Novo Selo), Bezenye (Bizonja), Neudorf (Novo Selo) or Parndorf (Pandrof).

Devinska Nova Ves is place where I spend my whole childhood and my parents still live there. The official municipal flag is derived from croatian CoA - red-white checkerboard. Click here

My short journey
I think they do know about it, Burgenland Croats (Gradiscanski Hrvati) are very well known in Croatia.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 01:51 AM   #8698
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Another one in Rome: this one is not a crossing into Vatican proper, but to an extraterritorial area belonging to the Vatican, next to San Giovanni basilica and John Paul II square.

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Old October 5th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #8699
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I think they do know about it, Burgenland Croats (Gradiscanski Hrvati) are very well known in Croatia.
It is also possible to find out the roots of Croats even in Czech Republic, in southern Moravia - near Breclav and Mikulov.

http://www.moravstichorvati.cz/home/dejiny
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Old October 5th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #8700
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In Banat, Romania too, in Caraşova...
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