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Travel from Hungary to Serbia

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I should be leaving Hungary tomorrow. I am going on to Serbia, on to a land that I have never been to before. I am excited.

There is no excitement quite like the prospect of crossing a border, the prospect of walking in a place that you have never prior placed a foot or breathed the air. This is a simple excitement, true, but it is an excitement that I live for.

I know of few better feelings than taking those first quick paced steps in a new country. I love the feeling of walking away from an immigration post and onto a new frontier, looking up at a sign that says “Welcome to wherever” in some odd language. This means that travel is going as planned.

You cannot be a traveler without going to new places. You cannot be a traveler without crossing borders. I hate the crossing international frontiers: I hate having my bags rustled through, answering questions from stern faced immigration officers, and having my passport fondled, dare I say, molested. But I do love it when I make it to the other side.

Walking into a new country is pure love. Crossing an artificial dividing line into a new land is to smash the idea of frontiers, borders, and nationalism. To look upon a new horizon, to chase a new horizon, is the joy of traveling.

To Serbia tomorrow.

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3053 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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