2011-02-26 47 7
The geohash is in Saint-Louis (FR) near Basel (SUI) close to the border.
TheOneRing - by public transport.
Today the geohash in this graticule was located in Saint-Louis. This village lies in France, even though only 1 km from the border SUI <-> FR. Even the border FR <-> GER was only approx. 2 km away, as the bird flies.
I went to Basel by train and made a small tour through the city. Well, it was not an indirect way, because I had to cross the city to the border. Like nearly everywhere nowadays in Europe crossing the border was not a problem, I did not have to show my passport or ID card and even could take some photos.
The village of Saint-Louis was quite nice. Unfortunately, the geohash itself was located on a parking lot in private property, but I ignored the sign for once. I did not see anyone to ask for permission but to avoid any trouble I took only the required photos and left.
I walked back to Basel and chose a differnt way in Basel to visit the cathedral. In the end I took a train back to Berne.
| TheOneRing earned the Land geohash achievement
| TheOneRing earned the Public transport geohash achievement
| TheOneRing earned the Border geohash achievement
The name of the city sounds quite common, so I issued a A Tale of Two Hashes challenge:
|TheOneRing issued a challenge for the Tale of Two Hashes achievement|
I want to mention here that this was the second region (on country level) I visited in this graticule. When I will visit one geohash in Germany lying in this graticule, I will get the Reverse regional achievement.