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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lederhosen Pug—Friends and Neighbors

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[a] Lederpug RF
                         What is the use of running when you are on the wrong road?
                                                                             —Bavarian Proverb

No worries, though—my name is Lederhosen Pug, and I know the way. 

Today, I know the way to the Bavarian border(s). You see, this great landmass borders a number of independent nations, including the Czech Republic to the west, Switzerland to the southwest, and Austria to the southeast. 
[b] Borderlands RF

I should also note that it borders several German states, too, but that is another post for another day. 

Let's take a look at the map.

And here's the fascinating thing about it all. These days, Bavarians can trot on into the Czech Republic, Austria, and Switzerland (as well as a whole passel of other EU nations) with no more hassle than an American has driving out of Indiana and into Ohio on I-70.

 Give credit to the Schengen Area, and the flow of ideas and goods that it enables.

We generally like our neighbors...until it comes to international fußball. Then all neighborly comity goes out the window.

[c] Lake Constance RF
[Originally posted on July 5, 2014]

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