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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°39'58.5"W. The satellite image on google maps dates back to 2016 and already has this monolith, so its at least 4 years old (as of Nov. 2020). Taken from some ...


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I've actually just written a book called 'How to Get to the North Pole' so may be able to help. The first thing to note is that there are several different north poles. The one most commonly referred to is the Geographic North Pole but if you consider the Magnetic North Pole as a viable alternative then that opens up a couple of other options. The North ...


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Roads, pretty much by definition, are mapped somewhere. In northern Ontario there are "logging roads" which were made by the logging companies and don't have the same legality as a road made by government (municipal or otherwise.) But if someone got out some heavy equipment and made a road, there is a map somewhere that shows it. It just might not be a ...


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The main concern you must be aware of for such tours is that you have to get details before booking it. The laws regarding such weapon are very strict here in Russia, and such shooting is allowed to take place only in shooting clubs and polygons. Quite popular tour you've linked is all about shooting in specific place (shooting club), with no outdoor ...


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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 still a non-negligible chance that you'll get robbed, you want to minimize your potential losses. Third, your personal attitude and demeanour are more important ...


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One of the most infamous ones is the prison in La Paz, Bolivia - the San Pedro prison. This prison was made famous in the book "Marching Powder". (source: Wikipedia) This prison is basically run by the prisoners, and even the guards don't enter the prison. Tourists aren't "meant" to go in, but there's a way, for sure. Obviously, you do this at your own ...


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In addition to what Kate said about rivers, it's worth noting that current mapping of even oceans is subject to change, error or re-writing. Late last year a team of scientists was in the South Pacific doing a geographical survey of Sandy Island, 20 miles long and 5 miles wide. There was just one problem. The island doesn't exist. It was on Google maps ...


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Officially or even semi officially no. The plant is still owned by TEPCO so arranging it with them would probably give you a better access and safer tour if they choose to allow it. However, there are other options if you choose to consider them. There is a boat tour that approaches the plant from sea or a Fairewinds virtual tour. Or finally you can try ...


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I have now traveled over 20,000km on Indian railways, and I wanted to do the same too! Never had the chance though. As of today, there are only Diesel and electronic locomotives are in run today. Riding on top of an electric obviously means you are risking your life a lot. Mumbai is probably where it is most impossible to do so, unfortunately. Mumbai ...


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Your planned itinerary is too ambitious. You might make it, but might is not enough. Considering the uncertainty of hiking off-trail in unknown terrain, you need to have a plan that allows shortening/escaping if your route fails. I did my first trek in Iceland last year, in Lónsöræfi. I have previous hiking experience in the Alps, Swedish Lapland (Sarek, ...


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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, and each week something happen. Here you may find unofficial news portal about current situation. In some cases the fact that you are tourist can help you, but ...


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I've done the Pamir Highway in the summer of 2014. It's hard to answer the question how long it takes because it's not a road for getting from A to B but it's an experience in itself and you may want to spend as long as you can up there. There are several points to think about before heading out: Which route? do you want to take, there are several options ...


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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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The best I can figure there is not a route of any ferry that goes Petropavlovsk → Kurils → Hokkaido. It is possible to hop a ferry from Petropavlovsk → Vladivostok → Korsakov (Sakhalin) → Hokkaido using Sasco and Heartland Ferry but the schedule for both stop on September 30th. According to another article Sasco provides ferry service to Kurils which is ...


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Caves! 1,083,206,916,846 km3. volume 510,072,000 km² surface area There is a huge difference in area to explore under the surface. As well, Google Earth can't see underground. Granted, it could be hard and not interesting to dig a hole. The idea of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" comes to mind. You could spend generations digging, or you may enter and ...


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The answer is "sure", though it may be somewhat far from civilization. There is an NBC News Report allowing you stay in Jail for the night and there is a similar one listed in Missouri. If you choose to book it you can go to Jail Tours


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New Zealand's National Incident Database might be of interest to you and a good place to start your search. It's a body of the Mountain Safety Council where incident data from "outdoor organisations" is collected and analysed in a standardised format. It mentions that: It is a legal requirement for commercial and educational organisations to maintain an ...


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The area where this memorial was built does not appear to be accessible to tourists at this time; as of 2014 the area was off-limits due to terrorist activity, and virtually every Western country warns its citizens against travel to Niger as of today. The foundation representing the crash victims and organizing the payout of the compensation money from ...


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The Malmaison Hotel in Oxford is converted from the old prison, and still retains much of the prison features. The wings look as they did, you still enter many of the rooms through cell doors, the main difference is that the rooms now take up multiple cells! (They're very very nice rooms...) If you're a fan of the TV show Lewis, there was an episode set ...


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I'm no expert. I've had 3 people known to me die together in 'interesting conditions' - not in an inflatable boat but in a "dinghy" when a new outboard failed on a test run - where I would not have expected them to die. I'd say at a minimum you want a rudder - can be quite rudimentary (groan) and still very useful. I had a friend with a kayak who added a ...


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I never answered my own question here. Having done the thru-hike accross Iceland, I guess that now I'm qualified to make a response. The answer from @gerrit was imho overly pessimistic, so here is its counterpart. I hiked the red itinerary here: Here is the GPX track. I made a few blog posts about it on my personnal website (french). I hiked the 420km in ...


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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 for a minimum amount in your pocket after all expenses for the outing. You don't want a desperate and violent criminal armed with a lethal weapon and pumped up ...


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If you are interesting in AK-47, I recommend you to visit Kalashnikov Museum in Izhevsk city. It's about 2 hours by plane from Moscow or St.Petersburg. In museum you can see great exhibition of AK-models from all over the world, and other rifles. Also you learn Mikhail Kalashnikov's biography in details. And of course, here you can shoot from arms.


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Maybe Gobi Desert is one of them where human try to go but do not return.


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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 the jungle area and she run the operation at the lodge. I have to say the owner is the most responsible and considerable person who looks after the guests with ...


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Desert. Not only the Sahara or Gobi as mentioned but in general all deserts. I remember this radio talk and that guy, P.Frey, claims he is the only person to have crossed the Sahara in the East-West direction. Mostly because people living in the desert actually live in small areas and never really cross it. In general deserts are by definition not places ...


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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 google it "ак 47 москва тир" If you have money you can even fly on Mig-29 to edge of space http://29mig.com/


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