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    Default when Croatia joins schengen I am going to the pub

    Croatia is due to join the EU this summer
    I am uncertain when it will join schengen but I know where I am going that night

    Borders and Beer on the Slovenian-Croatian Frontier - Weird IR

    Basically its a bar right on the border
    entrance is on the Slovenian side the bathroom croatian side
    While you can move around the bar freely you may not cross the border outside separated with flower pots

    I say it will be great craic that night

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    Couldn't be funnier than the Eurozone Circus


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    Border oddities abound all over the world, I always find them quite fascinating.

    Point Roberts, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I like the pool table. If you had a bet with your opponent, you could gamble in the EU while standing outside it.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Baarle-Nassau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This is a great one

    Baarle-Hertog consists of 26 separate pieces of land. Apart from the main piece (called Zondereigen) located north of the Belgian town of Merksplas, there are 22 Belgian exclaves in the Netherlands and three other pieces on the Dutch-Belgian border. There are also six Dutch exclaves located within the largest Belgian exclave, one within the second-largest, and an eighth within Zondereigen. The smallest Belgian parcel, H22, measures 2,632 square metres (about 28,330 square feet).


    You can see why the EU started with the Benelux countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Baarle-Nassau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This is a great one





    You can see why the EU started with the Benelux countries.
    And not forgetting our own geographical oddity in Co Monaghan, a pene-enclave, a portion of territory belonging to the Republic that cannot be accessed without travelling through NI.

    365 - A Nameless Intra-Irish Pene-Enclave | Strange Maps | Big Think


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    Quote Originally Posted by Upper Chamber View Post
    Border oddities abound all over the world, I always find them quite fascinating.

    Point Roberts, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This island has thousands of border oddities, mainly members of DUP and SF

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    Nothing beats Dahala Khagrabari for weird.

    Its an enclave of India, inside an enclave of Bangladesh, which is inside another enclave of India, which is in Bangladesh.

    The people of Dahala Khagrabari can only get to the 'mainland' India by crossing through Bangladesh twice. To do that, they need a passport. Which they can only get in mainland India. So they are all stuck.

    This is it, here: 26.148133,88.762458 - Google Maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Nothing beats Dahala Khagrabari for weird.

    Its an enclave of India, inside an enclave of Bangladesh, which is inside another enclave of India, which is in Bangladesh.

    The people of Dahala Khagrabari can only get to the 'mainland' India by crossing through Bangladesh twice. To do that, they need a passport. Which they can only get in mainland India. So they are all stuck.

    This is it, here: 26.148133,88.762458 - Google Maps
    I blame the Brits for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    I blame the Brits for that.
    Afraid not in this case:

    Even in the more sober account, represented by Brendan R. Whyte, an academic, the enclaves are the “result of peace treaties in 1711 and 1713 between the kingdom of Cooch Behar and the Mughal empire, ending a long series of wars in which the Mughals wrested several districts from Cooch Behar.”
    The weird predates the English.

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