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Old 01-23-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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The Alti Plano/Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. I lived in La Paz for a year.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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The Galapagos Islands have always fascinated me, watch the British Sky TV documentary on them, freeking amazing!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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The Galapagos Islands have always fascinated me, watch the British Sky TV documentary on them, freeking amazing!

My favourite place on earth probably and it truly is extraordinary. I hope to go back there sometimes but only if I can sail there on a small sailing boat ( as I did first time). The pristine and precarious nature of the Archipelago's natural environment to me is paramount and I am not sure all those cruise ships and huge influx of visitors ( even with strict limitations) are a great idea. We humans have a propensity to destroy what we come to visit...

I would prefer to have to remember it as unspoilt rather than risk adding to the dangers faced by the ecology of the Islands. It is a real balancing act between tourism bringing much needed cash and raising ( hopefully) an awareness of the issues faced and keeping this rare and precious place relatively untouched.

Ecuador has a tough challenge ahead . This magnificent, breathtaking place must be saved at all costs. Anything else is unthinkable.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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The most isolated lowest density places I traveled to was North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreational area, Mount Rainier National Park, and Garibaldi Provincial Park in the Cascades mountain range.

In appearance they seem equally isolated in a good way. However, they are only 2 to 3 hours away from Seattle and Vancouver.

For another aspect of isolation that can qualify, the Black sea coastline cities/towns of Romania and Bulgaria from Constanta to Varna. That is for a sense of most isolation away from American culture, while the Cascades mountain range is for lowest density away from heavily populated areas.

The idea of isolation, density, vibrancy, connection can be multi-dimensional.

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