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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Mod's please move this if not placed in the correct forum. I found this article by accident and found it interesting and wanted to share. Did not see anything similar posted.

Top 10 most remote places in the world.

Number 1. Tristan de Cunha




The single most remote inhabited place in the world, Tristan de Cunha is an archipelago of small islands located in the southern Atlantic Ocean. The nearest land to the island is South Africa, which is roughly 1,700 miles away, while the South American coast lies at a distance of about 2,000 miles. Despite its tiny size and astonishing isolation, Tristan de Cunha has enjoyed a rich history. The island was first discovered in 1506 by a Portuguese explorer, and was later annexed by the British, who feared the French might use it as a point of departure to rescue Napoleon, who had been exiled to nearby St. Helena. A small group of British, Italian, and American settlers began living on the island in the 1800s, and it is still under the U.K.’s jurisdiction today. The islands now have a total population 271 people, most of whom are descended from those original settlers and make their living as farmers and craft makers. Although the island now has some television stations and access to the internet via satellite, it is still the most physically isolated location on planet earth. The island’s rocky geography makes building an airstrip impossible, so the only way to travel to it is by boat. It was once regularly connected to South Africa by a British transport ship, but this vessel has since stopped calling on the island, and outside of the occasional cargo vessel, now the only visitors to Tristan da Cunha are deep sea fishing boats.

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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If SHTF, I would definitely go to Easter Island if I had the means to. The Kerguelen Islands look interesting as well. But, the French have a missile defense system set up there. Never heard of the Kerguelen Islands before. Just went think you know geography, something else becomes apparent.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Although I knew about Tristan, Pitcairn and Easter, and Tristan was the remotest, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and have shown it to my young son also called Tristan, although I got his name more from Arthurian legend/tales!

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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Your comment drew a huge smile on my face. Guess my good deed for the day has been accomplished. Thank you.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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You re-kindled my interest in Trista de Cunha, which I was aware of and found a documentary Asthma Island which I found having read your thread. It needed putting in medical but I've linked back to here.

Asthma Island



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Thank you. Guess it was no brainer who SF'd your post.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by brilab45
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Your comment drew a huge smile on my face. Guess my good deed for the day has been accomplished. Thank you.


Oh, that's good....I'm glad. Your thread made made me smile and distracted me away for a little while away from what is happening over here. Wish more people would come and have a look.
Off to have a look at Asthma Island now.....something my Tristan is thankfully growing out of!
Rainbows
Jane



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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great post, thanks!



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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Thank you!



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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I'm making a last ditch effort to get this interesting post out during prime time. I realize that posting some threads do better later than earlier in the day. Just thought it was cool and hope others find it intriguing as well.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Well these places are kinda deserted for a reason which is that there is not alot there to support humans. Very tough to eek out survival there. I believe the book "Endurance" chronicles a shipwreck where they traveled to that island and it was a very horrible experience.

Better to go and disappear in the Rain Forest if you have the skills to do so.






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