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Old 01-19-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here is a map that shows travel times to a large city. Have you ever been on the ground in one of the Dark Spots?

You can click on the map and zoom in on it, for more detail and internationlal borders. Note that if you were on a regular road with regular traffic, you would probably have been on one of the light yellow strings. The red spots in the USA seem to be roadless wilderness areas.

http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/produ...access-map.png

The dark areas I've been to are:
Southern Labrador.
North coast Norway
Comoro Island
Southeast Colombia
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The Australian Outback.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Near James Bay in Ontario on a fishing trip. The kind you have to fly in on a float plane for.

The other was on top of a mountain in BC.

Neat map, jtur88!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Scottish highlands feel very isolated.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Kerguelen Islands is probably the most remote place I have been to. Eastern Northern Canada and St Pierre et Miquelon also felt pretty isolated.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Nowhere especially remote. Mountains of Turkey 50 or so miles outside of Izmir, random Caribbean places, random places in the US in the middle of nowhere in states with not many people, etc. I wouldn't consider any of these remote..maybe some of the Caribbean Islands since you can't just drive/walk places to hit a big city. They were all small islands.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Birdsville - Queensland, Australia
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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Rural eastern oklahoma (the closest major city was tulsa by 50 miles)
Rural Kashmir, India-Just mountains, hills, and forests. Beautiful but nothing much. Ladakh region
35 miles outside of Port Huron, Michigan in Canada- I dont remember it very well but there were no lights or people or cities until London.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Felt like the most oldest place ive ever been:
Nong Yang, Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
3 hours by car Northeast of Bangkok.

Probably the most isolated ive ever been:
Kha On Waterfall, Chai Kasem, Bang Saphan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand
It's in the middle of the jungle, 2 km of the Burmese border (Tanintharyi Region), saw 2 huge snakes (actually the only time i saw a snake in the wild in my life) that day but no people.



I really didn't know Southeast Saudi Arabia was that isolated. i thought a lot of Africa would be more isolated.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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Jalisco, Mexico back country 30 miles out of Puerto Vallarta.
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