On the first day of the year 2023., Croatia joined the Schengen Zone and adopted the Euro. We have always imagined a world without borders. Every time they appeared, we felt sadness. Every time they disappeared, happiness.
Today, some borders have been removed, so we symbolically walked through the former Schengen border with Slovenia on the northernmost point (Sveti Martin). We hope the ramps will never come down again.
The day was hot for the beginning of January, around 17 degrees C, with a moderate southwest wind.
Of course, we did some soul-walking beside the Mura river, along the so-called Svetomartinska šetnica. Along the path, 20 educational boards have been placed that teach about the Mura River, its importance throughout history and the biodiversity that is located along it, the history of scaffolding, and fishing along the Mura River. Three forest classrooms were installed on the trail, and the wooden bridge over the branch of the Mura River was also reconstructed.