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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

I wonder what's the most remote place you have ever visited during your travels?

Personally, I like remote places, sometimes to have a feel to get away from it all, or just to try visiting places few people have gone before, although that's very hard nowadays.
It it of course very subjective as well. For some people, it has to be walking alone across the Sahara, for other just around the corner at home can be or at least feel like remote. So any answer is fine, as long as it has felt like remote.

I am still thinking of my most remote place!

Thanks and cheers! Michael

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

my most remote place was the Atlantic ocean,from Canary Islands to Trinidad/Tobago,23 Days and nights
beeing at night alone for 2 hours at the helmet of the sailboat while my 3 crew members slept.
the stars,the wind and the sound of the sea,nothing else.

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

I'm also a big fan of remote places (or, I suppose more correctly in my instance, Wilderness). Couldn't tell you where the most remote is so far, though i've been deep into the wilderness in Northern Sweden (over 100km from nearest road, let alone town), plus several places in Russia (both within and out of Siberia), and Kazakhstan which are along way from anywhere, and parts of the Sahara in Algeria in particular which were remote.

Within the next 6months or so though, i'll be somewhere REALLY remote, fulfilling my life long dream/goal. IF anybody has a coupel fo months (or more) free and fancies coming along on a trip to soemwhere very different, untouristy, and remote, drop me a PM...

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

The most remote place I've been is probably camping in northernish Quebec in a place called Parc Rouge-Matawin. Most people go for the hunting and fishing (we went during fishing season!), but we just wanted something quiet and remote. We didn't bring enough water and no one had a cell phone, but it was a nice way to spend 5 days, just walking, fishing, cooking, sleeping, making smores, and convincing ourselves we heard a bear.

I'm not quick to do it again, though.

5. Posted by AgentCiamp (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

The most remote place i have ever been is an island near Ubatuba i guess. Ubatuba São paulo state coastline. But soon i am going to FERNANDO DE NORONHA , a very remote place. But they arent that remote at all . :(

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Well, I thought about it, and I guess the most remote places are the desert places I have been to, mainly in Namibia, less so in Australia or Chile and soutwest Bolivia. Also the area in the east of Syria between Deir Ez zor and Iraq felt pretty remote, athough technically roads and towns are not that far away.
So number one probably is souteast Namibia, which is basically part of the Kalahari.

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I went to an island, in Lake Victoria, in Uganda.
There was no electricity or running water. The woman in the guesthouse, where I stayed, had never heard of chocolate. She also talked about laws in England, from around 150 years ago, thinking they are the current laws of England.
There was a shack, on the island, called the phone company. It had one phone in it. One had to dial around 20 times, to get a line, to the mainland.

Gelli, I sure am curious, about the remote place, u are going. But I would only have a half month free, if I went. Not enough?;)


[ Edit: Edited on May 7, 2007, at 3:39 AM by Mel. ]

8. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Measuring remoteness in the degree of difficulty I had getting there, I'd say that a little expedition I made into the cloud forests of eastern Bolivia was the remotest I ever got from civilisation. Another thing that was on my agenda, but which I had to cancel for reasons of time, was a visit to a national park in central Bolivia (Cochabamba region), which takes an 18-hour lorry ride (the only possibility) to get to.

9. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

The remotest place that i ever visited was a place called Spagmik(bordering China) some 6hrs drive Leh(the cold desert of india). U need special inner line permit from the indian authorities to visit this place... Stayed in a tent at night..It was chilling n biting cold with cold winds blowing all around. The landscape was barren and bizzare and only few people could be spotten here and there.
The beautifully blue Pangong lake which is around 120 km long on either side of the international border of india and china and at an altitude of 4200metres is just nearby and quite a relaxing place


10. Posted by Buffalo (Full Member 120 posts) 9y

The exclusion zone in southern Belarus, which was badly affected by the Chernobyl disaster...was a strange feeling to be in a place like that