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Where is this Utah triangle monolith located?

EDIT: The monolith has now apparently been removed. Link. The answer below relates to when the monolith was still in existence. Its location is apparently here, which is at 38°20'35.2"N 109°39'...
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Hiking across Iceland

Your planned itinerary is too ambitious for a hiker not experienced with Iceland. It might be fine, but might is not enough. Considering the uncertainty of hiking off-trail in unknown terrain, you ...
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Where to hide your money in high-risk areas?

You could still be robbed First thing you need to remember is you cannot totally eliminate the risk, you can lower it to the point where it becomes acceptable to you. Second, knowing that there's ...
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When travelling through Dagestan by car, how far can risks of crime, harassment or political/cultural trouble be managed?

This is challenging task, especially if you do not know the Russian. Moreover, it'd be considered as dangerous even for native Russians. North Caucasus is a place for unclaimed civil war for years, ...
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Can you actually do a road-trip in Greenland?

An Arctic Circle Road between Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq is under consideration, and a 126 km long ATV track was completed in September 2021: Source. You can probably drive it with a guided ATV tour. ...
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Hiking across Iceland

Warning, OP might have been lucky with the weather, do not assume that one successful hike means that you can do it as well. I never answered my own question here. Having done the thru-hike accross ...
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Where to hide your money in high-risk areas?

In my opinion, trying to get out of an armed robbery for less than $100 US equivalent or so is a lot of risk of harm for an utterly negligible amount of money in the greater scheme of things. So plan ...
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(How) Can I hire an instructor as a tourist driver on the Nürburgring without renting a car?

EDIT: I think what you have exactly in mind is not really possible. Driver instructors which are doing their job for a living need to have insurance and they will lose it if an accident happens and, ...
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When travelling through Dagestan by car, how far can risks of crime, harassment or political/cultural trouble be managed?

Not safe at all. I don't know what's going on right now, but I remember seeing on news how local police cars were bombed, how someone drove a car to a police checkpoint and it exploded and how some ...
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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

Many clubs can give you a chance: for example Price http://www.strelclub.ru/ceny/odinochnye-poseshcheniya/boevoy-tir/ Weapon catalog : http://www.strelclub.ru/katalog-oruzhiya/boevoy-tir/ Just ...
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How can I find a guide who will take me safely through the Amazon jungle?

I went to Amazonia Expeditions in Iquitos and they assigned a local guide Manuel who is born in a village near their Tahuayo lodge. The owner was a retired researcher from US who married a lady from ...
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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

I have been to Labyrinth. They have an English website and many friendly English speaking instructors. I don't know if they allow you to take photos in the range though. http://en.strelclub.ru/
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What's the deepest underwater tour available?

Roatan Honduras of Deepsea Exploration they will dive as deep as 2000ft and have room for two passengers.
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Can a person fly to the Moon as a tourist?

Wikipedia has a page on that topic: Tourism on the Moon: Space tourism companies which have announced they are pursuing lunar tourism include Space Adventures,[4] Excalibur Almaz,[4] Virgin Galactic[...
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What is the LEAST visited country by tourists?

From a UK perspective the Foreign Travel Advice provided by the British Government have published the numbers of British Citizens to various countries per annum in 2014. Wikipedia According to this ...
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When are the first 'regular' space tourist commercial flights actually due to start?

11 years after this question was asked, and 10 years after the accepted answer's optimistic announcement that Virgin Galactic will start regular flights in 2013, it's happening! Kinda: Virgin's ...
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Shark diving: Where can I do it in Europe or South America?

If you are a diver (not sure by how you ask the question), one of the best place to see big sharks while scuba diving is in the Galapagos I recomend Gordons Rock to see galapagos sharks & white ...
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Are there countries aside from the US where I can go on storm chasing (tornado) tours?

I see this post is now 6 years old and you stated you're on a 5 year assignment, so you might be back in the USA now. If not, I recommend Jimmy Deguara at Thunderbolt Tours in Australia. I'm from NSW ...
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What is the furthest north one can get without flying or taking special cruises?

The Qaanaaq Hotel (hotelqaanaaq.dk) in Greenland, 3971   Qaanaaq Kalaallit Nunaat, is at 77.469, and there is a whole village around it. They website explains: "The travel route is Copenhagen to ...
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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

Visited Evgeny (www.moscowguntours.com) before Christmas, he is a really cool guy, the range we went to had a wide variety of guns to shoot from, both Russian and Western guns. Evgeny himself is a ...
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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

Before coming to Moscow I booked two tours from this company http://www.moscowguntours.com/, I found it on TripAdvisor https: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g298484-d12621727-Reviews-...
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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

Have you tried these guys? www.russiarocks.me/listing/spb-shooting Give it a go, as I've tried a tour with them with some mates and everything went just perfect (I loved the hotel pickup and a return ...
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What is the longest distance by car ferry?

There are multiple ferries over 1000 km as the bird flies; all take cars unless otherwise noted Mauritius to Agalega, 1084 km and https://mauritiusshipping.net, not sure if it takes cars ones across ...
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What is the LEAST visited country by tourists?

Someone requested a per-capita statistic, so I've used UNWTO data combined with UN's latest population estimates to arrive at the top-10 least visited nations: # Country Visitors/thousand residents ...
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What on earth has yet to be explored?

There are a surprisingly large number of unclimbed mountains left. Most of the tallest ones are off limits for political and/or religious reasons, but an even more surprising number of peaks have ...
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