Geography, history and geopolitics. 

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Borders is where ‘Prisoners of Geography’ meets travel blogging. This is Travel Tramp’s geopolitical column.

Learn how geography, politics and history shape the world around, as we answer deep travel questions from the road.

What makes a country a country? What’s the difference between a micronation and a microstate? Why did Transnistria declare independence from Moldova? 

You can find answers to all these questions and more through Travel Tramp’s explanatory journalism. 


Latest Border Stories

The Countries That Don’t Exist

The Countries That Don’t Exist

In April 2015 The Free Republic of Liberland declared itself the world's newest state. The independent micronation was proclaimed on unclaimed territory between Croatia and Serbia by idealistic Libertarians from the Czech Republic, on a patch of derelict land only...