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« on: March 17, 2012, 09:46:07 am »
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An interesting topic I was just discussing with my brother. What country borders have you come within 10 miles of, on land? (Crossing it counts, obviously). It doesn't count if you're on a plane. To my surprise, I've only actually been to three such boundaries:

US-Canada
France-Netherlands (on St. Martin)
Costa Rica-Nicaragua

What about you?
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 09:52:29 am »
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I've been to the U.S.-Canada border at both the International Peace Gardens in North Dakota and at Niagara Falls. 

But the most interesting border I've been to was in Basel, Switzerland.  I have a picture I took of it hanging on my apartment wall.  It's a misty January day, I'm standing in the back of the Erasmus Church, that is, standing in Switzerland, looking out over the Rhine River, and on the left edge of the Rhine was France, and on the right edge was Germany.  I really love that spot, even though I was only there once.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 09:57:27 am »
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Too many to count...
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 10:21:39 am »
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Just the US-Canadian and US-Mexican borders...only crossed the Canadian one (and that was many many moons ago).
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 11:49:43 am »
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Ooh this could be fun...

I've approached US-Canada and Austria-Slovenia and crossed...
Austria-Italy
Italy-Vatican
Austria-Hungary
Austria-Slovakia
Austria-Czech Republic
Austria-Germany
Germany-Netherlands
Netherlands-Belgium
Sweden-Norway
Ireland-UK

I think that's it
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 11:57:04 am »
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Crossed:

US-Canada (in Quebec, going into NY and VT and vice-versa; in Ontario, going into NY and vice-versa)
Germany-France (Saarland into Lorraine? and vice-versa)
Germany-Austria (Bavaria going into Tyrol and Salzburg and vice-versa)
France-Italy (PACA-Liguria)
France-Monaco
Saudi Arabia-Bahrain (technically, a bridge)
Saudi Arabia-Qatar
Cyprus-UK (Akrotiri)

Came close to:

UAE-Oman
Cyprus-TRNC (the Green Line in Nicosia and Mt. Olympus in the Troodos Mountains)
Jordan-Israel

If you really wanted to, I guess you could count "crossing" into an embassy as crossing a border, in which case I would have crossed into UK territory (in Riyadh).
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 12:06:08 pm »
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US-Mexico

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 12:20:09 pm »
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crossed:

Chile-Argentina (4 times)
Argentina-Uruguay (4 times)
Argentina-Bolivia (once)

been next to:

Uruguay-Brazil
Argentina-Paraguay-Brazil
Argentina-Paraguay
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 12:35:08 pm »
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Just because it would otherwise be boring:

Arizona - Sonora
District of Columbia - Virginia
Minnesota - North Dakota
Minnesota - Wisconsin
Montana - Alberta
Montana - Idaho
Montana - Blackfeet Nation
Montana - Crow Indian Reservation
Montana - Flathead Nation
Montana - Fort Belknap Indian Reservation
Montana - Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Montana - Wyoming
North Dakota - South Dakota
Washington - Idaho
Wyoming - South Dakota
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 12:36:30 pm »
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New Jersey-New York
Pennsylvania-New York
Pennsylvania-New Jersey
Pennsylvania-Delaware
Pennsylvania-Maryland
Maryland-Virginia
Maryland-DC
DC-Virginia
Virginia-North Carolina
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 12:38:15 pm »
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Germany-Netherlands
Germany-Belgium
Belgium-Netherlands
Germany-Luxembourg
Germany-France
Luxembourg-France
Germany-Switzerland
Germany-Austria
Switzerland-Italy
Austria-Italy
(within ten miles, presumably Austria-Switzerland too Oh, and possibly of either's borders with Liechtenstein? Oh yeah, and I suppose Sylt is within ten miles of the Germany-Denmark land border. Oh right, Basel is obviously within ten miles of the Swiss-French border as well!)
Germany-Czech
Germany-Poland
England-Scotland
England-Wales
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2012, 12:39:34 pm »
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Siam-Lao many times.. a few times to Cambodia.  Years ago to some Euro borders while traveling on bus or train.  Seemed like hardly borders at all.
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 12:53:06 pm »
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US-Mexico
Belgium-Germany
Belgium-Netherlands
Czech Republic-Germany
Czech Republic-Austria
Czech Republic-Slovakia
Slovakia-Hungary
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 01:01:42 pm »
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Singapore-Malaysia
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 01:01:55 pm »
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Crossed:

DK-Sweden
Norway-Sweden
DK-Germany
Germany-Poland
Poland-Czech Republic
Germany-Czech Republic
Hungary-Austria
Austria-Germany
Romania-Hungary
Hungary-Serbia
Serbia-Bulgaria
Bulgaria-Romania
Germany-France
France-Spain
Ireland-UK (Derry in Northern Ireland)

So many borders to cross in Europe...

Thailand-Myanmar
Thailand-Laos (in the north)
Laos-Thailand (Int. Friendship Bridge)
Gambia-Senegal
Canada-USA (BC-Washington)

Many of the countries I have visited don't have a land border: Australia, NZ, Vanuatu, Cuba,
Iceland. I like island nations.
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 01:03:01 pm »
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New Jersey-New York
Pennsylvania-New York
Pennsylvania-New Jersey
Pennsylvania-Delaware
Pennsylvania-Maryland
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 01:53:26 pm »
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Approached, but not crossed:
Honduras-Guatemala
Switzerland-France

Crossed:
Germany-Netherlands
Germany-Austria
Germany-Switzerland
Germany-France
Italy-Austria
Italy-Switzerland
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 03:37:54 pm »
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Canada - USA, many times (crossed at Ft Erie/Buffalo, Ivy Lea bridge, QC-VT and ME-NB). I have been within 10 miles of the border in Sault Ste. Marie as well, and I crossed through US waters on the Vancouver-Victoria ferry.

Also, I live within 10 miles of the Canada-Quebec border Wink
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2012, 03:44:17 pm »
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Canada and Quebec are synonyms. You live within ten miles of the Upper Canada - Canada border.
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2012, 04:08:40 pm »
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Not counting state borders.

Only Denmark/Sweden AFAIK.
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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2012, 04:17:04 pm »
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Driven Texas FM 170, which runs right along the Rio Grande in places. That's it, unfortunately.
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2012, 06:02:02 pm »
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Too lazy to count.

I think I crossed Germany/Luxembourg by foot though.

One time I also went into Poland for a pizza.
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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2012, 06:50:23 pm »
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Michigan - Canada
Austria - Hungary
Austria - Italy
Austria - Czech Republic
England - Scotland
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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2012, 02:25:20 pm »
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US-Canada
Austria-Slovakia
Slovakia-Czech Rep.
Czech Rep.-Germany
Germany-France
France-UK
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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2012, 02:32:18 pm »
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Florida-Georgia
Georgia-South Carolina
South Carolina-North Carolina
North Carolina-Virginia
Virginia-Maryland
Maryland-Pennsylvania
Maryland-West Virginia
West Virginia-Ohio
Virginia-West Virginia

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