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Old 08-09-2007, 09:36 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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Some of the Society Islands. You would get a seaplane every now and then and a freighter with supplies every 3 weeks or so.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:18 PM
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Spent a month at Sondrestrom Air Base, Greenland one night
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:56 PM
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singlehanded a heavy 63' ketch to Hawaii from San Diego. that was one long slow ride ... took several weeks as I was very conservative about the amount of sail I'd carry and the boat was pretty slow.

the owner wanted me to then deliver the boat to Hong Kong for a refit, but I'd somehow lost my interest in the project ...
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:47 PM
Location: SW MO
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Lamanai Mayan Ruins, Belize

First we took a kidney-twisting boat ride for about 45 minutes to a village where the women brought us homemade cookies. Then a small dusty bus ride for 30 minutes. Then another boat ride to the ruins. There were about 15 people total and we were the only tourists there as far as I could tell. The archaeologists were still studying untouched areas of the site. I wonder now if it is as commercialized as the Mexican ruins?
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:01 AM
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Fitzroy, Patagonia

I's a long way form Chicago!
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:23 PM
Location: Midwest
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Too many to count but the most memorable was a remote village in Laos located on the Nam Tha river. Spent 12 hours on a long tail boat and had to stop because it was too dark to continue on to the boat owners' village. Needless to say they weren't expecting us and the locals got a hoot out of watching our every move and it was one of the most moving experiences of my life.
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I'd have to say Tortuguero, Costa Rica... 5-6 hours on a boat through the rain forest, after a LONG bus ride down from San Jose. But it was totally worth the trip, and I saw some incredible sights & animals along the way. It was also very interesting to see how they lived, with so few amenities, huts with dirt floors, etc. Not sad at all, but actually seemed really peaceful.

I've also been into the Negev Desert in Israel, where we hiked for a few days... the most beautiful spot was probably Solomon's Pillars, which is deep into the desert. We also spent the night with a Bedouin tribe, where they hosted our group at their tents - obviously not 100% "authentic", but it was a cool experience anyway!
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:05 PM
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Remote by western civilization standards:

Himilayan region of Nepal - Nearest road was about a weeks walk away. Transporation is by foot of pack animal (yacks). This was even off the popular "Everest Track" trails. People live up there, actually quite populated, but I didn't hear English spoken all the time I was up there, or see a printed word in English or any recognizable language.

Swaziland - Felt I was the first white man to visit since the last U.N. releif mission.

Road between Fairbanks and Anchorage - I think maybe a total of 20 people live on that 500 mile stretch between these towns. I also took a dirt cross road that runs 100 miles south of Anchorage and have abolutely zero people living the 200 mile lenght and, of course, I got a flat tire. Somehow made it back to Anchorage on the donut tire and didn't have to resort to cannibalism. I was going to take the road up north of Fairbanks to the artic circle too, never go the chance.

East coast of Bali, Indonesia - Bali is a large island, some part obviously very popular with tourists. We paid some guy to take us to a remote beach on the east coast, stayed there in an isolated native community for a few days, then paid some fisherman to take us to these islands off the coast. We traveled for 4 hours over a 50 mile open strech of the indonesian sea on a 2 foot wide and 20 foot long catemoran. When the fisherman started bailing water out of the bottom of the boat with an old milk carton we started getting a little nervous.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:33 AM
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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Default Artic Circle

I traveled to the northern tip of Sweden that was actually part of the Artic Circle.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:22 AM
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New York City!!
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