Soccer matches, traffic jams, diplomatic handshakes, oil slicks, antiglobalization marches, the Eiffel Tower, Kafka’s birthplace, lederhosen, tulips, reindeer: These are just some of the media events, tourist attractions, and cultural clichés you will not see along Nationale Zéro. Rather, this more than 14,000-mile highway winding through the twenty-five countries of the recently enlarged European Union will allow you to discover, among other things, Lithuania’s final resting place for Soviet-era statuary (“Stalin World”), Holland’s Côte d’Azur, the Festival of the Midnight Sun in Lapland, or the skyline of Benidorm, the Spanish Manhattan—not to mention an emerald forest in Poland, an enchanted blue highway in Sweden, and the specter of clandestine immigration from Greece to Gibraltar. In fact, and as its name might suggest, Nationale Zéro does not exist, except as it’s been visualized
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