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(Almost) relevant humor - Always remember that Robinson Crusoe is the only person who has every always been able to get everything done by Friday. (1) Work your way through the incredibly long Wikipedia - uninhabited islands entry. (2) NZ uninhabited islands subset . None too tropical. Once you are legally in NZ there are some where you may just row/...


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You could travel to extremal points of the European Union. The southernmost point of the European Union is on the Île de la Réunion, in Saint-Joseph. The easternmost point is on the same island, in Sainte-Rose. The westernmost point is in Saint-Martin (the French part, since the Dutch part is not in the EU). If you're looking for the southernmost or ...


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You are asking the wrong question. Finding uninhabiteds island is not a problem, there are countless ones in Oceania or the Caribbean. Marooning was the term of leaving someone on an uninhabited island and it was considered a capital punishment. The reason is simple: What do you want to do there what you cannot do with a big yacht or a house on a ...


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The two main public transportation are ACTV and Alilaguna. You have quite a few options Murano: from Piazzale Roma or from Venezia Santa Lucia train station, take the ACTV line 3. The trip takes 20 mins. You could also take line 4.2 but it takes almost 40 mins. From the airport you can reach Murano in 30 mins using the Alilaguna public transportation. If ...


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Was it ever a tourist destination? Not known for it, no. Generally tourism requires some infrastructure and base population to support it. The islands consist of five uninhabited islets and three barren rocks. This is not to say that people haven't lived there or tried to occupy in the past. They've been used at various stages as: fishing islands a ...


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From the files of "don't believe everything you see on TV (especially on Mythbusters)", we have... The Island that you've included the photo for is "Green Island", and is located just off Cairns in Australia. It is most certainly not an 'uninhabited island", and even has a Resort you can stay at for only $600+ per night! Fairly clearly that Island isn't ...


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The law's genesis seems to be to keep the military identifiably military and everyone else civilian. As reported by Theresa Gordon of the Antigua Daily Observer, on July 23, 2013: Anyone caught wearing or selling military-type camouflage clothing will be arrested. The get-tough stance was announced by Staff Judge Advocate of the Antigua & ...


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Yes, it's still legal to go there, but before visiting, you should check with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and US Coast Guard (USCG). I don't know if USFWS requires any permits for a private citizen to visit, but I believe USCG does require that you receive permission before going on their land. There are areas with unexploded ordinance, so ...


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Jeju is actually a very mainstream destination for Koreans, if not so well known to westerners. It is very developed for tourism and until recently when Korea started to become a wealthy country it was the de facto destination for honeymooners. You might think of it as Korea's equivalent of Australia's Gold Coast or USA's Hawaii. For Korea it's far south, ...


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Island Trader will take you there, just contact the company, it's about a fifth of the price of a flight.. however, it is a rough trip, at least 36 hours or more, the boat rocks around a lot so if you get sea sick I would not recommend! The other problem is that the boat leaves every fortnight, so it's not very frequent, usually on a Wednesday or Thursday ...


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Sounds severely risky. If you drift out to sea (which you might if the weather or the tides are not what you expect) then unless you can contact land - and don't count on your mobile phone - you could really be screwed. RNLI guidance is clear: inflatables are great fun in pools but it is strongly advised that they are not used in the sea. If they are, ...


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I suppose it depends whose the island belongs to. If you find a completely unknown island, I suppose it will be yours, or at least you can claim it. If it belongs to another country, you will have to respect the law of this country, in terms of settlement and building construction. If you take the example of Clipperton island, a French territory with no ...


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The key is "and nobody knows about it" - I doubt such an island exists, much less in the habitable zones of our planet. All the land, including little rocky islands, is known and mapped and claimed. In some countries, land that nobody holds a deed for belongs to the country itself and you are forbidden to do certain things (such as building houses) on it. ...


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STP Airways has a weekly flight leaving from Lisbon. If you are willing to make a connection or fly on different date, Wikitravel has other options: Air Nigeria flies between Lagos & Sao Tome via Libreville on Tuesdays and via Douala on Thursdays. On Tuesdays TAAG Angola Airlines flies to São Tomé from Luanda (flight DT511, [3]). On Thursdays & ...


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Based on my knowledge, there is no private yacht or cruise from Indonesia to Christmas Island. On the other hand, there is a cruise from Fremantle, Australia to the islands. The boat's name is Athena (from a company called Classic International Course) and here is the Athena's schedules. The price varies from USD 2000-2800 for the cheapest cabin (for 2 ...


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There are some travel pages that give more details. Lonely planet says: The hotel or gîte where you are staying should be able to arrange airport or wharf transfers. Some of them also hire scooters and cars, and can arrange island tours (around 1700 CFP per person). Hôtel Kou-Bugny and Gîte Nataiwatch hire scooters (3200/4700 CFP per half-/full-day). ...


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I haven't seen Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason specifically, but karst islands in Thailand have been used in a couple of other movies. Phang-Nga Bay, for example, was used in The Man With the Golden Gun (1974); and Ko Phi Phi Lee was used in the 2000 film The Beach. Both of these locations are on the Andaman Sea (the southwest coast of Thailand).


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6 - 9 people for 11 days kayaking around the islands for US$4795 http://www.wildernesstravel.com/trip/palau/micronesia-kayaking-snorkeling It turns out the Visit Palau site actually looks useful, although it didn't show up in the first couple of searches that I did. Under the 'things to do' section there seems to a lot of providers offering dive, kayak, ...


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Tristan da Cunha archipelago is the most remote inhabited place in the world.


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I can at least answer the question for Suomenlinna. Take the ferry over there which takes approximately 15 minutes and leaves quite regularly from Helsinki's city center (Market Square). Then it really depends on your taste. You can easily spend a whole day on Suomenlinna. There are bars where you can get a drink, very tasty restaurants, some museums and ...


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There are four different companies that visit the two islands on a regular schedule, but unfortunately, none of them visits both islands; 3 of them depart from the Quai Laubeuf. Your only chance would be to charter your own boat and to book a round trip. Since both trips are relatively cheap by ferry (around 15 EUR) and short (15 mins), it might turn out to ...


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Take this view of Tokyo Harbor. Scan around the coastline. You will notice that a vast majority of the property on the ocean is occupied by things related to: Manufacturing (Oil, Chemical, Petrochemical especially) Shipping (Warehouses, Ports, Airports, etc.) As you can tell by the coastline, a lot of land gets created artificially to increase the amount ...


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I think going anywhere in Greece right now is going to very cheap (relatively) because of the economic/political situation. The islands that make sense to see depend on where in Greece you are going. If you are say, flying into Athens, Mykonos/Delos is a close ferry away and are well worth seeing if you like ruins. From there you can ferry to Santorini if ...


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Beautiful photos, they certainly capture the atmosphere there. There is indeed no airport and the supply vessel, Marion Dufresne is not really a ferry. It transports the personnel and supplies destined for the research facilities on the Crozet, Kerguelen and Saint Paul & Amsterdam islands. The round trip from Reunion Island takes one month when ...


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The island in the photo is actually Necker Island and is privately owned by Richard Branson, so it's most likely quite hard for the average traveller to visit. World News Daily Report is actually a fake news website, as their About page states: World News Daily Report is an American Jewish Zionist newspaper based in Tel Aviv and dedicated on covering ...


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Agreed. It's not about spending the money, it's about getting to everything and not missing out on the best stuff. Well it is for me. In recent (<5) years I've found Wikitravel to be the best resource for me. You can go by continent, country, province, city and sometimes even surburb and find out how to get in/out, how to get around, what to see, what ...


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You could use find-a-crew.net I read the blog of a kiwi girl who was cycling from London to NZ she used the site to finally get a lift from Indonesia to to Australia albeit via Thursday island and not Christmas Island, Could still be useful though.


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Here are two great communities for discussing travel and could definitely help you talk about different remote islands / travels. I think this place will also blossom into a great community so if you stick around I'm sure you'll have a great place to ask questions. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/index.jspa http://wateringhole.gapadventures.com/


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By far, the cheapest way to get to Lord Howe island is via air - paid for with Frequent Flyer points! Of course, that's true for most flights, but for these flights specifically the dollar value of using FF points is higher than any other flight I've ever found! With Qantas FF points you'll need 8000 points for a flight that will normally cost more than $...



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