I mentioned the Basel-Mulhouse International Airport as a "geographical oddity" but I think that a recent article in the NY Times online is more interesting and culturally significant. "Germans and Czechs and the Little Bridge That Binds" is about a bridge between towns seperated by nationailty and a river. Beyond that they seem to interact quite nicely.
"A few front-porch-size flags hang limply at each end, with placards that remind travelers to have the proper identification. There isn't a border guard in sight; the locals stopped carrying passports years ago."
The wedding dress [see previous entry] sold for only around 3 grand. This was after the "joke bids" were weeded out. Still enough for some beers and a ballgame [the seller's valuation of his ex-wife's dress].
On a sidenote: I got a scholarship! Hopefully April will start turning around. Please. Oh come on! Why do you have to be this way April? Really, just grow up.