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Old July 13th, 2016, 12:17 AM   #14581
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Yes..... I agree...
Let's say, the only non-Schengen border to arrive to another village.
Nope, there are several on the Slovenian/Croatian border

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Br...8!4d15.6878318 - the border here is completely open for cars to cross. There's an old Croatian police booth nearby, but this was abandoned once Croatia joined the EU. I drove up to the border crossing on both sides, got out, looked around, took photographs and no-one arrived to ask what I was doing. It's also perfectly possible to access the whole of Slovenia and Croatia from that point, too.
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Old July 15th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #14582
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Vila Verde da Raia (PT) / Feces de Abaixo (ESP) -- June of 2016


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2-International Bridge

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Old July 15th, 2016, 09:25 PM   #14583
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Old July 15th, 2016, 10:36 PM   #14584
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Old July 15th, 2016, 11:37 PM   #14585
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Nope, there are several on the Slovenian/Croatian border

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Br...8!4d15.6878318 - the border here is completely open for cars to cross. There's an old Croatian police booth nearby, but this was abandoned once Croatia joined the EU. I drove up to the border crossing on both sides, got out, looked around, took photographs and no-one arrived to ask what I was doing. It's also perfectly possible to access the whole of Slovenia and Croatia from that point, too.
That's utterly crazy and clearly against the Schengen agreement!
And they wonder because Austria (and other countries) want to build walls...
Considering how poor is the HR-BiH border controlled in some parts, it means that one can travel from BiH to Slovenia (and thus the whole Schengen area) without showing a document.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 12:31 AM   #14586
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That would be a drop in the ocean compared to who's coming from Africa. I'm sure they have detectors and that there isn't much going on there. Once I approached the border on a local road and the police were immediately after me.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 01:51 AM   #14587
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That would be a drop in the ocean compared to who's coming from Africa. I'm sure they have detectors and that there isn't much going on there. Once I approached the border on a local road and the police were immediately after me.
Tell me your secret!

I tried many things to get their attention, and it was only one fat guy in Bregana that told me to get lost. Everywhere else, nothing, even before Croatia joined the EU.

Apparently Croatia has a lot of equipment monitoring the BiH border, but that might just be them saying that so people don't try and cross illegally. The only place I've seen border police on the HR/BiH border was at Zeljava, but they told me that it was a common place for illegal entries into Croatia as it was easy to hide there - and that they had a lot of problems with tourists crossing the border for fun there.

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That's utterly crazy and clearly against the Schengen agreement!
Want more?

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.1644...7i13312!8i6656

Completely wide open. No controls, no guards, nothing. (off topic, but I have no idea if that water park is abandoned or not. It's terrifying)

I've posted pictures before, but there's a street in Metković (HR) where the border with BiH is wide open and you can just drive in/out of Croatia freely. There's even a rather interesting petrol station located just on BiH territory that can only be accessed from Croatia, and prices are in BAM rather than HRK.

There's a good article here about it - http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/dalm...zatvara-u-geto - Croatia apparently intended to block off the whole street, but nothing has changed yet as far as I know.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 02:36 AM   #14588
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Tell me your secret!
Nothing, I was just trying to find an appropriate place to turn around.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 06:41 AM   #14589
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Canada lift Visas from Mexican Visitors

Its a great deal for Canada since 2 million Canadians go to Mexico each year and only around 5000 Mexicans go to Canada a year.

I heard Canada will put special border agents at Mexico's airports to stop Americans Europens etc... from trying to sneak into Canada as Mexican Citizens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eIL0zvbuE
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That would probably lead to an increase of control on the US-Canadian border. Currently the US-Canadian border is poorly controlled especially in rural areas, with several paths in the forest that one can use to sneak illegally to the other side. Probably many Mexicans will try to fly to Canada and then cross illegally the US border.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 08:11 PM   #14591
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Its a great deal for Canada since 2 million Canadians go to Mexico each year and only around 5000 Mexicans go to Canada a year.

I heard Canada will put special border agents at Mexico's airports to stop Americans Europens etc... from trying to sneak into Canada as Mexican Citizens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eIL0zvbuE
Totally wrong information.

Mexican tourists into Canada are around 250,000 a year. (last year, visa required). It dropped by 50% since the visa imposing in 2009.

http://en.destinationcanada.com/rese...sitor-arrivals
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Old July 17th, 2016, 12:49 AM   #14592
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That would probably lead to an increase of control on the US-Canadian border. Currently the US-Canadian border is poorly controlled especially in rural areas, with several paths in the forest that one can use to sneak illegally to the other side. Probably many Mexicans will try to fly to Canada and then cross illegally the US border.
That makes no sense Immigration from Mexico is at net 0% why would they go to Canada to go into the US?? lol Canada turns back Americans every day tats the major problem for Canada not Mexico thats why Mexicans have no more Visa requirments.

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Totally wrong information.

Mexican tourists into Canada are around 250,000 a year. (last year, visa required). It dropped by 50% since the visa imposing in 2009.

http://en.destinationcanada.com/rese...sitor-arrivals
Year to date Mexico 16,555 8.1 thats an increas of 8% from last year

Thats a big differrence from 250000 lol
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Old July 17th, 2016, 05:06 AM   #14593
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Estcourt Station ME

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles...-canada-border

Interesting article about this community split between Canada and the USA in the far northern part of Maine.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 06:01 PM   #14594
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Same thing on the Slovenian-Croatian border. Since people wanted to live in Slovenia and the border isn't clearly defined yet, we just annexed it.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 09:21 PM   #14595
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GM is kind of on Croatian side, while GE is totaly for Slovenia

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Old July 17th, 2016, 11:29 PM   #14596
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Same thing on the Slovenian-Croatian border. Since people wanted to live in Slovenia and the border isn't clearly defined yet, we just annexed it.
https://goo.gl/maps/C9MGiLmYNQ82

Is this some sort of border cairn or something totally unconnected.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 11:54 PM   #14597
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I was thinking the same thing a while ago, but it's unconnected. If you follow the road, there are several such monuments along it. Each one has a big letter on the ground and together they form text "POT V ŽIVLJENJE", meaning "path into life", apparently something Christian since there're crosses everywhere.
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Old July 18th, 2016, 01:51 AM   #14598
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I was thinking the same thing a while ago, but it's unconnected. If you follow the road, there are several such monuments along it. Each one has a big letter on the ground and together they form text "POT V ŽIVLJENJE", meaning "path into life", apparently something Christian since there're crosses everywhere.
Maybe this Christian thing?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stations_of_the_Cross
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Old July 18th, 2016, 02:42 AM   #14599
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^ Yes, it is actually. It's about a local priest who was killed in WWII, comparing him to Jesus.

https://www.google.si/url?sa=t&rct=j...we6ZDMv330P_uw
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Old July 18th, 2016, 01:02 PM   #14600
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Sorry, no pics from me, just Streetview...

https://goo.gl/maps/27rpPmoHqtw

Probably an alternative, but only for the braves, when Macelj-Gruškovje is overcrowded...

Took that crossing lately, what was interesting, on croatian side the b/c was empty, no one there. Only two guards on the slovenian side, no croats anywhere.
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