What are in your experience and opinion, the world most difficult country borders to cross overland?
If you have experienced it, tell us the story. :) Reply to this
the colombia/panama overland crossing is well documented on here and can be done but not easily! we did it by boat in the end but others have done it and it sounds like a great trip if you have time and patience!
Reply to this
Hello Ana [:)]
The most difficult ones to cross are generally the ones with the most visa and other requirements, especially when you can forget to do some of it. I had situations such as when I entered Uganda from Kenya, without getting the Uganda visa entry stamps. When I left Uganda, they did not know what to do about my exit stamps, at the immigration shed on the same border. Eventually, they said ''lets just pretend you were not in Uganda'', and let me go.
And there were the exit stamps I didnt get on leaving Uruguay, and had to walk 2 KM back to get them, because otherwise I would not have been allowed to stay in Brazil. For anyone who is particularly interested in the details, they are in the following blog.
The most difficult one of all was the Romania, Yugoslavia border in July 1989. Romanian visas lasted for a certain number of days, and one limited the days on the visa, because they were so expensive, and the hardship an excessive expensiveness of travelling in Romania made one not want to linger there . The trains leaving Romania often got to the border just after midnight, so then another visa day was required and the expenses and delays that go with getting it, even though one was only in Romania for a few minutes of that day. And, the Romania border guards often carried out strip searches at the border, and confiscated what they felt like confiscating from your luggage.
Mel Reply to this
Have been within sight of the Armenia - Turkey and Morocco - Algeria borders, both of which are completely closed to everyone. Reply to this