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If you’re trying to figure out how to country hop — where the nearest border crossing is, how to get the requisite visa, how not to get scammed — there probably aren’t many borders that Matador members haven’t crossed.

Out of this experience, we’ve produced many guides. It’s also a great topic to reach out to one of our thousands of community members and ask about.

Also, the Matador Trips channel runs a series dedicated to guides on getting visas and crossing borders, all based on firsthand experience. We hit routes both well traveled (Bangkok -> Siem Reap) and less traveled (Kazakhstan -> Uzbekistan).

But I mean really, who hasn't been detained at Heathrow Airport?
This video sheds new light on an otherwise un-thought-of boundary.
Certain passport holders will pay a reciprocity fee however they enter.
“Pretend you’re sleeping!” my mother hissed. In the back seat, my sisters and I...
Keep your cash in your pocket. Now you’ve got to arrange the whole shebang online.
Feel self-conscious about your sweaty, unbathed, hammock-imprinted skin.
Nearly $800 on visa fees make South America not quite so cheap.
Your Colombian companion agrees, naturally, that Colombia is una chimba and is down to...
The general method of obtaining an Uzbek visa: sit on the porch and wait.
Hiroki Watarai shares his notes from this leg of the Southeast Asia tourist trail.
Megan Wood jumps from Argentina to Paraguay in 10 simple steps.
Trips is looking for ground-level guides on obtaining travel visas and getting from one...
A 21-step formula for greasing your visa run anywhere in the developed world.
An in-depth, scam-free, calm, comfortable, and money-efficient itinerary that will take...
Border crossings in dangerous countries can be a pain in the backside, and sometimes...