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Deepest human accessible point in the world is the bottom of Kidd Mine in Timmins, Canada. Kidd is 9,889 ft (3.014 km) deep and the city itself is only 100m above sea level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidd_Mine
According to the website HeyWhatsThat, you can see seven countries from the summit of Ljuboten on the Kosovo-Macedonia border. The countries are: Kosovo Macedonia Albania (several peaks) Serbia (several peaks) Greece (at least one peak, Vitsi) Bulgaria (some scattered areas) Montenegro (at least one peak on the border and some scattered areas within ...
I think the solution to this puzzle depends on small, mountainous countries. Switzerland tourism claims that you can see 6 countries from Säntis: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Italy. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/saentis-schwaegalp2.html
I'll take a stab at answering this. The near-quadripoint works, you can see four countries. I've been there myself: http://babakfakhamzadeh.com/article/from-zambia-to-botswana-nearly-a-quadripoint But, there are a few more candidates. The Wakhan corridor (in Afghanistan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakhan_Corridor) is so narrow (8 miles at its ...
With connections, money and time, it's possible for an American citizen to visit every single country in the world. Proof: Chris Guillebeau from Portland, Oregon, completed this feat by age 35, a couple of years back. He visited 193/193 UN countries, including South Sudan (which was new at the time). Of course there are bases, private property and more ...
The US State Department keeps a page on travel warnings for US Citizens: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html So there is one possible source. But as others pointed out, the answer to your question is somewhat subjective and depends on how what you define as sufficiently safe.
From the International Space Station you can see all 50 states at once. It is a tourist destination but ticket prices are high (astronomical even). Related question on Space.SE How could I travel to space as an ordinary citizen?
There is a point in Western Oklahoma, near Boise City that is within 30 miles of five different states. If you were about 500 feet above the ground there, you'd be able to see Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. A quick glance at Google Street View shows no skyscrapers, but small hills, probably less than 500 feet tall.
If you consider a man-made tower there was Wonder Tower in Genoa, Colorado (now closed) in Eastern Colorado that you could see 6 States - Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Mexico and South Dakota: http://ourjourney.info/MyJourneyDestinations/WonderTower.asp http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2050
From the top of Mt Rogers (highest point VA) in ideal viewing conditions, one can see 5 states; VA, WV, KY, TN & NC The furthest is KY about 70 miles away. Mt rogers is a very popular spot for hikers (on the Appalachian trail) and horse riders, but no road access.
The Wrekin in Shropshire... Shropshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire, Gloucestershire, West Midlands, with Greater Manchester County if you count it as distinct from Lancashire. The Wrekin /ˈriːkɨn/ is a hill in east Shropshire, England. It is located some 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Telford, on the border between the unitary authorities of Shropshire and ...
Rock City, Lookout Mountain, GA. There were signs all over the Midwest (and probably South, and East, etc) for decades that claimed you could see seven states from Lookout Mountain, GA. I honestly doubt this was ever the case, but the jury may still be out.
Mt Greylock, the highest point of Massachusetts provides a view of at least 5 states. Vermont New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Connecticut Hiking to the top gives one a sense of real accomplishment and the 360 degree vistas are your well earned rewards. North into Vermont/New Hampshire, south into lower Mass./northern Connecticut, east ...
While Four Corners would be the only one where 4 states visibility is guaranteed, on a clear day you can see 4 states from the Skydeck of Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago: On a clear day, you can see four states – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Visibility from the Skydeck is approximately 40-50 miles (65 – 80 kilometers).
The Four Corners Monument... The Navajo Nation cordially welcomes you to one of our most unique landmarks - The Four Corners. This is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. This location is very remote as you will experience when visiting. The original marker ...
The four corners area would be one spot where you would be guaranteed to see four states (New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado). It already is a tourist attraction. Perhaps there may be a spot in the Appalachian Mountains in southern part of New Hampshire or Vermont, where on a really clear day you might be able to see five states. But this is just a guess ...
I am not sure this suits your question because you mention you want to be the first celebrating. Celebrating it twice can actually be easy to achive. You just need to find two countries (or places), next to each other, in different time zones. I would probably pick a place with two cities (which usually have more events), in each country, near the border. ...
Actually TurkishAirlines started a similar program this year; What if you could celebrate the New Year twice? https://www.facebook.com/TurkishAirlinesCDN/posts/610252629081383 https://apps.facebook.com/doublenewyear/ However It's too late for this year but you could give it a shot for next Christmas! ;)
A fairly simple way (unless I'm misunderstanding the question) to get three celebrations would be to go to Cameron Corner in Australia, on the border of New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland: https://maps.google.com.au/maps?ll=-28.99948,141.000102&spn=0.009421,0.014269&t=m&z=17 You would have your first midnight in NSW (in Australian ...
A quick google search indicates there was an offer of doing this by private jet from Sydney Australia (not Nova Scotia) to Los Angeles California, if one happens to have 130,000 quids (sic) burning a hole in one's pocket. The timing is rather tight for commercial flights to be successful from the other suggestions, and usually flights don't take off after ...
Visit the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, and walk around the South Pole in 24 hours such that the South Pole is always between you and the sun. Now, Amundsen-Scott normally operates under New Zealand Daylight Saving Time (Time in Antarctica). However, for the purpose of New Year celebrations, use Solar time instead. As you move around he pole in the ...
I believe there was a visit to the North Pole via icebreaker a few years ago. Don't think it was available over New Year though. But if available standing near to the pole it would be trivial to walk round and catch every time zone. Just make sure your partying doesn't involve large quantities of alcohol. 2 minutes on google found this ...
The most realistic option might be visiting the village of Tripartito, right where Bolivia, Chile and Peru meet. The three countries are in different timezones in the southern summer (when Chile observes DST but Bolivia doesn't), and at Google Maps it looks like there are roads crossing the borders right at the triple point, so you can simply leave one ...
There are four ways you could celebrate New Year's multiple times, but the TL;DR is that no, there's no practical way to celebrate New Year's more than twice... although there are a few theoretical possibilities if you're willing to spend a lot of money on this! The best way is to cross the International Date Line, so you get an entire day or more to ...
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