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It comes down to the definition you want to adopt but apart from the Northern and Eastern periphery (especially Russia), I think there is no real wilderness in Europe. You can have some feeling of remoteness in parts of the Alps but the region has been inhabited for centuries and shaped by humans in many subtle ways. You are also never really far from ...


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Yes, this is possible, but I guess only if you have your own vehicle. I have done two road trips together with 3 friends through France experiencing all the things listed, except for the vultures. On both road trips we didn't have a clear goal in mind, and chose a destination from day to day. The first road trip was around the Vosges mountains, on the ...


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There are a lot of possible day trips from Reykjavik to explore the surrounding area. If you only have the chance to do one I would suggest the Golden Circle, the tour will pick you up from your hotel and return you to it at the end of the day. During the day you will see geysir - the water spout that others are named after. Whilst geysir doesn't erupt ...


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Northern Sweden, yes. But also northern Norway (Svalbard!). Greenland (if that counts as Europe). There are some old forests that may be of interest as well. Brading on Isle of Wight. Rautas in Kiruna, Sweden. Tyresta National Park quite close to Stockholm, Sweden is quite accessible. Białowieża Forest in Poland... Also in Latvia you can find untouched ...


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Don't forget that you are not alone to look for quiet places. Everywhere that you can go to with a car, other people can as well. Therefore, I would recommend remote places that are not accessible by car, or at least with a restricted access. For example: remote parts of mountainous regions such as the Pyrénées, but stay near the French/Spanish border. ...


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Well the main problem is that the host/hostel staff have yet to meet you. They don't necessarily know you, and they don't know what emergency it will be for. So the call might go something like: Operator: What's your Emergency? Host: Er, I'm not sure. Someone's meant to turn up, and they haven't? Operator: Can you describe them? Host: No, I've never ...


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Looks like an Eastern Water Dragon to me. From wildlife.qld.com.au: Sexually dimorphic with males more robust than females. Prominent spines on head and along length of back, with a laterally compressed body and tail. Long powerful limbs. Olive green to brown in colour with short dark bands on the body, dark stripe behind the eye. Males have a ...


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If you are looking for something untouched by civilization, what about Gorgany in the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains? Mieczysława Orłowicz wrote in 1919 that this is the unique mountain in Europe, because from its peak you can't see any lights made by humans - no city, no village, no road, only other mountains. My collegues told me after being there that ...


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I've spent some time in Southern Ukraine (Crimean Peninsula) and was impressed with the Crimean Mountains. You can go for many km without seeing any people in the mountains there, though there is a large city in the center (Simferopol) of the peninsula and there are several large cities (Sevastopol, Yalta) on the coasts. I was also impressed with the ...


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I'd reccomend northern Scotland and its highlands and islands. Here's a Guardian travel article on Knoydart and Eigg. However, it's not truly "untouched", in the sense that it's hard to get more than a few tens of miles away from human habitation, farming or roads. For that you'd have to go into eastern Europe and beyond into central Asia.


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It sounds like what you are looking for is a field guide to the Grand Canyon; Field guide - a book designed to help the reader identify wildlife (plants or animals) or other objects of natural occurrence (e.g. minerals). It is generally designed to be brought into the 'field' or local area where such objects exist to help distinguish between ...


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Apparently the Kitee (Finland) Zoo (62°02′45″N) has emus. According to Wikipedia, Ranua, Lapland has the northernmost zoo in the world (65°56′32″N). I checked the website; it doesn't seem to have anything I recognize as Australian (it lists mainly northern birds, and a surprisingly large number of species of weasels). I also checked the Ähtäri Zoo ...


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The distribution of this bird is quite wide. Here is a link to the distribution. In Europe with the British Islands and Iceland, there are some other spots in the north of France in the Brittany region. One big spot for birdwatcher is the Seven Islands.


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India has approximately 39 designated tiger reserves in the country. The most popular ones are Corbett National Park, Periyar, Sundarbans, and Kaziranga for the purposes of "tiger tourism", but I recommend you to look at the list on Wikipedia and narrow down on the ones with "good tiger density" on that page that fits closest to your itinerary.# The thing ...


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You really shouldn't have a problem. From the CBP site: Bones, horns and hoofs that are imported as trophies may be imported without further restrictions if they are clean, dry and free of undried pieces of hide, flesh, or sinew. For further concerns CBP refers you to APHIS for further information as this is an actual regulatory body responsible for ...


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I would suggest expanding your range since 1 hour out of New York city won't get you very far along the coast. There are several places that say they offer but you might have to call them to see what they will actually offer. Rockaway Ferry Several listed in Freeport Of course there is other kind of Whale Watching available as far as New York is ...


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The nearest one from Barcelona is Sant Lloren ( 30 minutes by car ). There is a monastery on the top of the mountain. Alternatively you can go to Parc Natural del Montseny. ( 1 hour by car ).


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Two districts Galle and Hambantota Has turtle hatching: A total of 13 selected beaches in the Galle district and eight beaches in the Hambantota district were studied. The total number of nests was 2224 in Galle and 1764 in Hambantota. The nesting rate in the Galle district was 185 nests.month-1 and nesting density was 110 nests. year-1km-1, while in the ...


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Lithuanian Dolphinarium is closed for reconstruction at the moment. And the Dolphins are in Greece. But I've heard that soon it will be open again. http://www.muziejus.lt/en/index.html http://cetabase.blogspot.ru/2010/10/oct-20th-2010-dolphins-move-from.html


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So now that I've done it, I've got some good tips. FIRST THING'S FIRST. I SWEAR TO GOD, IF YOU CARVE YOUR NAME INTO ONE OF THESE TREES, I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN MYSELF. That being said-- I landed in Arcata airport, where I rented a car from Hertz right in the airport. They're open pretty late and also rent to people as young as 20, so it's pretty damn ...


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Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) Sri Lanka is a non-Government organisation. The TCP website indicates volunteers would be placed at Kosgoda, Kalpitiya or Rekawa. Of these, Kosgoda and Rekawa are in the Southern Province. The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project offers tours of thier project for 400 rupees. East of Galle at Habaraduwa, is the Sea ...


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Seconding sandfly repellant (I live in the South Island and sandflies are a real pain), some anti-histamines are a good idea as wasps are common in some places in the summer, and DON'T just drink any stream water, even in the mountains as Giardia (aka beaver fever) is quite common especially in the North Island (I've always used iodine pills or similar to ...


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Many areas of New Zealand wilderness are very far off the beaten track. You may find you are out of cellphone coverage for several days at a time. Smart people rent personal locator beacons if they plan to go tramping alone. The water in the mountains is pretty safe to drink, but if the river drains farmland then you would need some kind of filtration ...


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I'm an American living in France and have a summer home in Auvergne (Parc Naturel du Livradois Forez), and family living in the Ardeche (in the mountains, not the canyon). The Massif Central truly is deserted in many places, so I'm not sure where you went with floods of tourists, although of course farmers live there so you won't be sure to be completely ...


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No, there are none to be seen from any regular organized dolphin watching tour. While there is an aquarium in Dalian that has Dolphins, even those at least party come from Japan. Looking up several sources for population areas of Dolphins, you can discover that several species actually extend their territory to the coast of China, but all of them seem to ...


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I've visited several of these parks, though it's been several years: definitely Prairie Creek, Humboldt, and Redwood National Park, and I think perhaps one or two others. I recall them all as being beautiful; I wouldn't say there's a particular one that you have to visit or you're missing out. I don't think you can go too far wrong. Note that even within ...


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Here is an aerial view from Google The green areas with a tram around them are the open areas where animals wonder outside of cages. Its about 1000 feet across and fairly long. Often the animals will go fairly close to the tram and the tram will stop at locations for photos to be taken where the animals have gotten fairly close. There may be some animals in ...


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This will be too late for the original poster but here is a map. Apparently, in many places the flowers are already gone by the end of July. I would say that the best period is the beginning of July. It's also the time when lavender honey is collected. I never attended one of the late August festivals but my understanding is that they take place around the ...



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