• Austria,  Liechtenstein,  Switzerland

    Collecting countries: three in one day

    Looking up at a castle on a hill

    Living on an island it has always been a source of some fascination to me that the people of other European countries can cross international borders as easily as they do, unhindered by a barrier of water. Even decades ago, before the European Union was conceived, it was simply a matter of driving to the border, showing a passport and you were through. No need to buy a ticket for ship or plane!