Ponderings

Land Borders Fascinate Me

I find it amazing that we can cross so easily from country to country here in South East Asia.

Right now we’re in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, and across the river sits Thailand. When we were in Lao Cai (the city before Sapa in Vietnam) we were taken to the bridge that acts as a border crossing into China. China was so close we could even see their billboards plastered with Chinese advertisements!

I guess I’m so amazed by it since Australia has no land borders and for us to travel to another country we have to fly!

What else fascinates me is the border between China and Russia. How did they determine the border? How many times has the border moved? Are there a ton of Eurasian people living in the rural areas between China and Russia???

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