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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 ...


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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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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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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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I called IMDB to the rescue. The filming location is: Turtle Bay, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA The photo you have uploaded can be bought It appears to be Green Island in Australia. I did find the location of island mentioned in the question through google image search. To this relatively new feature of google search enables to locate a picture. This can be done by ...


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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wikipedia may be sparse, but Wikitravel isn't :) http://wikitravel.org/en/Palau Looks like you certainly can hire a car (with both left and right drive so won't matter where you're from) or take a taxi - there are loads of local ones, however, to really see the reef, you'll need to Scuba Dive, or snorkel. There's also a Palau International Coral Reef ...


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You could use Cubana de Aviación to go from Havana (Cuba) to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), then take a land transport to Punta Cana. Additionally, you could also visit Jamaica. Starting from December 25 2011, Air Jamaica will resume flights to Santiago de Cuba.


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Seurasaari is quite similar to Suomenlinna, only smaller. A straight circuit of the island on foot takes about an hour, but there are plenty of interesting old buildings to poke your nose into (most free, a few not), a couple of nice rustic cafes and even two nudist beaches (one for men, one for women), so it's easy to spend half a day here as well. Most ...


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According to the map of water bus lines (pdf), you can move to all the islands you mentionned, and more (I loved the quietness of San Michele). The web site of Venice public transportation is ACTV.it.


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Yes, it's possible, people even camp there specially for the starlight. These images are by the way the 4th hit on Google search for "aogashima". This tiny map which somehow disappeared from the official website of Aogashima also indicates where the path is to reach the center.


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While the island in the book/movie is clearly imaginary, similar floating vegetative islands can and do exist. As explained on Could the floating islands of "Life of Pi" really exist?, some exist in various parts of the world that have vegetation and sometimes even animals (dancing deer on an Indian island). Indeed, I've been to the floating Uros islands ...


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I see your Tristan da Cunha, @mouviciel, and raise you with the aptly named Inaccessible Island. Although not strictly inhabited, people have been there before. Just about impossible except by fishing or research vessel out of Cape Town.


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According to this website: Wild camping, or use of camping accommodation outside the authorized campsites is strictly forbidden, with serious penalties (By Law 2160/93, article 4 and By Law 2741/99 article 21). But I wouldn't take it too seriously since it is a site that lists all official camping sites. So they're clearly interested that no one ...


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Reeve Airlines used to operate there until 2000, in the infamous 'Reever' plane. Sadly now the only way I can find is by charter boat. And Wiki Answers agrees.


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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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