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Old 08-02-2017, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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People can access Bouvet Island and Pitcairn Islands if they get to them, despite their remoteness. They're just very remote. Doesn't mean they're inaccessible (like North Sentinel Island, where the natives can kill you if you come near).

What about inaccessible areas that are inside populated countries, such as Lucas Heights in Australia?
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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People can access Bouvet Island and Pitcairn Islands if they get to them, despite their remoteness. They're just very remote. Doesn't mean they're inaccessible (like North Sentinel Island, where the natives can kill you if you come near).

What about inaccessible areas that are inside populated countries, such as Lucas Heights in Australia?
My understanding is that Lucas Heights holds a research facility, therefore its innacessible to the general public. Is there more to it?
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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My understanding is that Lucas Heights holds a research facility, therefore its innacessible to the general public. Is there more to it?
They used have a military reserve, which contained a nuclear reactor. Not sure about the status of the area now, but they do have a pool-type reactor (whatever that is).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-p...twater_reactor
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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https://www.google.com/search?q=Ordo...w=1185&bih=581

I don't know if this would necessarily qualify, but probably really cool, regardless.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Finland
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50% of the world's population is banned from this island, and it's not easy for men to visit either:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_...ting_procedure
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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50% of the world's population is banned from this island, and it's not easy for men to visit either:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_...ting_procedure
Good one. Mount Athos is an interesting case indeed. I think Mecca ( the whole city) is even more restrictive as all non Muslims are forbidden from entering.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:23 PM
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Location: Iquitos
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In terms of big cities, Iquitos in Peru is very isolated. It can only be reached by boat or plane, there are no roads connecting it to the rest of Peru. That means that everything there has to be imported by boat or plane, making the city very expensive. Also, the Amazon River has to pass through thousands of miles of Brazilian rainforest and even touch Colombia before reaching Iquitos. There are still indigenous tribes living around the city. It honestly feels like being in a different country
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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In terms of big cities, Iquitos in Peru is very isolated. It can only be reached by boat or plane, there are no roads connecting it to the rest of Peru. That means that everything there has to be imported by boat or plane, making the city very expensive. Also, the Amazon River has to pass through thousands of miles of Brazilian rainforest and even touch Colombia before reaching Iquitos. There are still indigenous tribes living around the city. It honestly feels like being in a different country
Do you live there?
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 AM
 
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Tristan de Cunha.

I just cannot imagine how those 260-something residents live on that island. You need to take nearly a week to travel back to Cape Town.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Tristan de Cunha.

I just cannot imagine how those 260-something residents live on that island. You need to take nearly a week to travel back to Cape Town.
The fact that the islands lack an airport does indeed make travel there difficult.
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