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I adore silence.I discovered this in Las Canadas National Park,Tenerife.Below the peak of Mt Teide sit ancient lava flows.The original Caldera of the island,now a flat plain.Take a walk into the middle and sit yourself down.You will find more moments of silence than you can imagine


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Svalbard is naturally quiet. There are no trees there which makes the sound of the wind a lot less. Also, this means that there are not many birds there which also reduces the sound relative to other places. It is also a place you can easily visit, there are regular flights to the main settlement on Svalbard, Longyearbyen from Tromsø and Oslo. As this ...


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I used to live in the Canadian countryside, and I would say that even if you are far from the noises of man, the noises of nature are still rather loud. Wind (both direct and from moving the grass and trees about), rain, wildlife etc. Much quieter in the winter but I would not call it silent. A cave, on the other hand, is about as quiet as the artificial ...


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For those of you who can read Dutch, (or use an online translating service) here is a link to the page about the 'silence areas' following the Dutch laws for such. Een stiltegebied is een milieubeschermingsgebied waarin de geluiden van flora en fauna overheersen. Het woord ‘stilte’ betekent hierbij niet dat er geen geluid in het gebied waarneembaar is, ...


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One journalist did attempt to research this - both the artificial labs and the natural spaces. He details it in his book - Zero Decibels if you'd like to read it. The highlights in nature: Several years ago, the Campaign to Protect Rural England declared a spot in Northumberland the most tranquil place in the country (when the nearby military base isn't ...


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Anaechoic Chamber at Orfield Labs When it comes to soundproof chambers, the quietest place on earth is the Anechoic chamber, at Orfield Labs. Quoting from this article from the Atlas OBscura: A typical quiet bedroom at night measures about 30 decibels; this chamber measures at -9 decibels. It is made of 3.3-foot-thick fiberglass acoustic wedges, double ...


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There is a very good article in the PPP about Kirirom Mountain; "Magic lives on at old royal retreat". Probably one of the few places in the kingdom to find pine forests. "On top of Kirirom Mountain are the 1960s-era ruins of a once grand getaway for the royalty and urban elite of pre-war Cambodia. Now, four decades after it was abandoned, life is returning ...


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Your visa is generally valid for trips to France and other countries in the Schengen area. Provided it is a multiple-entry visa and you already used it for its main purpose, going to France is perfectly fine, even if the purpose is different. It's not likely to come up but it's best to have all the documentation you would need for a fresh visa application ...



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