Gibraltar is a slice of the UK at the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula. A pene exclave and with a fascinating history stemming from the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, one of the oldest European treaties still valid. A continued point of contention between Spain and the UK. Details of my visit is here. Continue reading Gibraltar page now complete
I have been meaning to write and information page on Enclaves and Exclaves, a special area of interest to border enthusiasts. Its mainly definitions and examples with links to the ones I have visited. More details here. Continue reading Enclaves & Exclaves
Cyprus is a fascinating place for border enthusiasts. The island is divided into 4 sections, the 2 republics (only one that is internationally recognised), the UN buffer zone that cuts across the island and the UK Sovereign Base Areas (SBA). There are exclaves, de facto tripoints and border crossings to visit too. The “landing page” for Cyprus with country information and links to border area … Continue reading Cyprus Country Page is now complete
The “landing page” for Thailand with country information about its borders, crossing points and disputes is available here. My visit to the Golden Triangle is here. Continue reading Thailand Country Page is now complete
Details of the 48 Asian tripoints are published here. My visit to the Laos, Myanmar and Thailand (LAMMTH) one is published here. Continue reading Asian Tripoints Page now complete
My review of the historical and current border situation in Gibraltar and photos from my 1997 visit are now published here. Continue reading Gibraltar Page now complete
Many overseas observers have looked at how the UK have managed the challenges of Covid 19 and have shaken their heads. Slow to close down, inconsistent and vague messaging throughout. The UK was one of the very few countries globally that kept their borders open, a contradiction for a government whose Brexit mantra was to “take back control”. Now belatedly quarantine regulations are being imposed … Continue reading As Europe opens up its borders the UK closes down theirs.
The “landing page” for Turkey with country information and links to border area visits are now complete and available here. In 1983 the eastern frontier was the USSR and not Armenia and Georgia!! Researching the countries borders was a learning experience. Continue reading Turkey Country Page now complete
As Europe emerges from the Covid 19 Lockdown some countries are opening up quicker than others. Guardian article (May 2020) here Continue reading Which European countries are easing travel restrictions?
The “landing page” for India with country information and links to border area visits in Ladakh , border crossings ceremonies and more is now complete and can be viewed here. Continue reading India Country Page now complete