From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has vanished from across the Continent (2018 Days 39-42 Sopron to Trieste)

Today's featured photo shows an old customs post at Lazaret  in Slovenia across the border from the Italian city of Trieste. Ever since Slovenia joined the EU in 2005 and the Schengen free travel zone in 2009, this border checkpoint has lain virtually abandoned. But in the past, this was no ordinary border checkpoint as … Continue reading From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has vanished from across the Continent (2018 Days 39-42 Sopron to Trieste)

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2018 Tour de Travoy menu : Starter – London to Berlin + Main course – Iron Curtain trail + Dessert – Dolomites in Italy

The main aim of the 2018 Tour de Travoy is to cycle along the Iron Curtain which for most of the 20th Century formed a barrier between between Western and Eastern Europe. The term "Iron Curtain" was first popularized by the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a speech he delivered in the USA … Continue reading 2018 Tour de Travoy menu : Starter – London to Berlin + Main course – Iron Curtain trail + Dessert – Dolomites in Italy