Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age
The central function of any border or frontier is to keep people in their place and be able to control them. But for me the very word, Border or Frontier evoke exotic images of ominous guards, mysterious co-travellers, foreign languages, corrupt officials and shadowy figures with bundles of soiled banknotes.
The new generation of traveller has no idea what it was to go through the rigmarole of being stopped, sometimes searched and your papers checked. Since 1999, when the Shengan Agreement came into force, 26 European countries now allow you to cross their borders without having to showing your passport. Most convenient but not very exotic is it?
As a sufferer of an enduring guilty conscience, I was always nervous (still am) when arriving in a another country and having to hand over my passport. Although I would not wish the European Community to breakdown and the walls rebuilt, I do rather miss the menace of those official border crossings.
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