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Old 03-02-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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I'm not quite sure how to word this question, but where is the most unique (as in no one ever really goes there) place you've ever been? Like really off the beaten path, i'm talking like maybe a small island in the middle of the ocean, or maybe a village in greenland or the middle of the rainforest in south america, Falkland islands, the maldives, Tierra del fuego, some tiny island in french polonesia, palau? I'm just trying to give examples to help show what i'm trying to ask i guess. Well where is the most unheard of place you've ever been? I havent really been anywhere cool yet so I don't really qualify for my own question.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Dubai
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mmmmmmm
Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world
it's really amayzing !!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Galapagos Islands ( by sailboat). Amazing , still one of my favourite places on Earth. I hope to go back one day

The Kerguelen Islands - About as remote as you can get in many ways without going to Antarctica

Northern Greenland

Amazon Forest - deep in the Jungle in Brazil

St Helena

Tierra del Fuego / Ushuaia/Patagonia

The Atacama Desert in Chile

Lapland in Winter
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:08 AM
 
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1) Galapagos Islands - It is really amazing seeing the animals up close since they are not afraid of humans.
2) The Zambezi river from Botswana side where it borders Botswana, Nambia, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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1) Galapagos Islands - It is really amazing seeing the animals up close since they are not afraid of humans.
2) The Zambezi river from Botswana side where it borders Botswana, Nambia, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
What's Botswana like ? I have often wanted to visit but somehow never made it... The closest I got to was the Border with South Africa.

I am a big fan of a series of books by Alexander McCall Smith set in Botswana ( Gabarone mostly) and it makes me want to go even more ...
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:08 AM
 
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- a remote valley in the alps
- a village in the Frisian islands (NL)
- a fisher village near vallarta
- schwäbische alb (germany) at the dead of winter
- Baja desert sea of cortez side
- a small island in the mediterranean (Balearic is)
- a small village in Bohol island (Philippines)
- The Seven Sacred Pools (Maui)
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Living in Dharan, 1148ft up in eastern Nepal, for 14 months. The nearest airport is a 3-hour drive by jeep thro fields and jungle and and you can see the foothills of the Himalaya from your bedroom window.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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The highlands of Norway are desolated and far from everything, but not off the beaten path.
I felt myself far away from tourism, in Bosnia-Hercegovina close to the Serbian and Montenegrin borders.

Loved it there!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Madrid
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wow great answers so far! once i have $ i hope to start my list
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Biafra Africa in 1972. A real eye opener.
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