Border Crossings in Europe, Africa and Asia – Episode 78 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Crossing a border into a new country is something that still fascinates me, having grown up in a country that doesn’t have any physical borders to cross (even the state border is a two-day drive away and something I’ve only ever done once in my life). When I lived in Europe, border crossings started to get less exciting as more countries joined the EU, and more often you could drive over the border without even being exactly sure when the moment was that you’d crossed into a new country.

Suffice to say, crossing borders can get kind of complicated and sometimes, kind of hilarious – and the stories in this episode of the podcast are a combination of these! Enjoy.

Show notes: Episode 78 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Border Crossings in Europe, Africa and Asia

Sometimes crossing a border into a new country is simple. Sometimes it’s not – and it’s the not-simple crossings that turn into great stories later! In Episode 78 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I chat with several guests who’ve had some particularly interesting border crossing moments.

First up, I chat with Elizabeth and Jeff Newcamp, who are currently living in Europe and had something of a tricky experience trying to cross the border from Croatia into Slovenia.

From Europe, I move on to Africa with Ian from the Barefoot Backpacker. He has some fun tales to tell about crossing borders between Ghana and Burkina Faso, and again between Benin and Togo. These borders are relatively seldom crossed by tourists so they’re not quite set up as clearly as you’d hope!

Finally, Matt Eakin has a hilarious story about the time he needed to enter Bangladesh and didn’t have the required visa. Let’s just say his method isn’t something I’m recommending you try (and he agrees!), but it makes for a great story.

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Border Crossings in Europe, Africa and Asia - Episode 78 - The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

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