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Old 11-11-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Have you been, during your lifetime, to two spots on the surface of the globe that are exact antipodes of each other?

Image:Antipodes LAEA.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I think I've been to at least three pairs, where I traveled in and/or out by road:

Taipei, Taiwan and Asuncion, Paraguay
Bukittingi, Sumatra, and Ibarra, Ecuador
Hong Kong-Gueilin and Tarija, Bolivia.
Very close at Hue, Vietnam, and Ibo, Peru, but a possible miss.

It wouild be exact if a road you traveled in one place crosses the andipodes of another road on the other side of the globe.

The only places that are antipodes of the USA are St. Paul, Amsterdam and Kerguelen Islands in the Indian Ocean, which are all uninhabited.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Europe
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No never, neither my own antipodes (New Zealand), you can find them here:

Antipodes Map - Antipodal location for any map point
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Well for me, that would be about 400 miles off the coast of Perth WA. So, no.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:48 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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The antipode of my place is in the Pacific Ocean. The nearest land mass are the Marianas. I never travelled to there.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The only places that are antipodes of the USA are St. Paul, Amsterdam and Kerguelen Islands in the Indian Ocean, which are all uninhabited.
Along with Botswana (antipode of Hawaii) and the coast of Antarctica south of Africa (antipode of the Bering Sea coast of Alaska).

I've been to southwestern Australia, which is within about 800 miles of being antipodeal to the northeastern US. I think that's the closest I've ever gotten.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The antipode of Perth, Western Australia is Bermuda. The closest I've been is either Washington DC or NYC.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The antipode of my place is Azores island in Atlantic ocean. At least we're close to it...
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:34 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Um.

Mines is New Zealand. Very far.. I haven't been to two antipodes the longest distance between two places i've visited is 5,000 miles.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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I'm 0.6N 101.45 E
so antipode 0.6S 78.55E
so near Quito, Ecuador. (but climate really different - Quito is 2,850 m above sea level, Pekanbaru is just about 12m).
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I'm visiting New Zealand in November, so I'll come fairly close to the antipodes of some places I've visited in Spain.
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