This post is in collaboration with Azure Collection.
Whilst this may seem like an odd topic to cover, lost countries are actually something that fascinates me.
For those of you that don’t know what a lost country is, it’s a country that no longer exists because it has now become somewhere completely new entirely. Over a period of time, the countries that we know and love today have evolved and changed from countries that we can no longer visit. Whether it’s Rhodesia or Gran Colombia, lost countries have a history of their own that is often forgotten.
Other forgotten countries include Yugoslavia and New Foundland.
When asked by Azure Collection which lost country I would most like to visit, I didn’t have to think hard. The answer is Czechoslovakia.
This eastern European country was another melding of different ethnic groups created in 1918 at the end of World War I. Part of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia was made up of the historical regions Moravia, Slovakia, and Bohemia. The Nazi occupation of the area helped propel Europe into World War II; after being liberated by the Soviet Union it became an Eastern Bloc nation in the later half of the 20th century.
Although I have visited Czech Republic on a very brief trip, the fact that Czechoslovakia was only disbanded in 1993 really interests me. With so much history behind a country, especially when it comes to War, I find it fascinating that the country was only separated into Czech Republic and Slovakia within the last 30 years. Not only that, but there are so many reasons I want to visit both Czech Republic and Slovakia as individual countries, that I feel the same would apply to the country as a whole. With incredible history and beautiful scenery to explore, I feel as though I would never get bored.
Whilst I know I’ll never get the chance to visit Czechoslovakia, the great thing about it being split into two countries that still exist today means that I will always have the chance to experience the closest thing I can.
So, when should I book my flights?