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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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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

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 ...
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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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Tour to Fukushima closed area?

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 ...
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Hiking across Iceland

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 ...
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Can you still do train surfing in India?

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. ...
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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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Roughly how long does the Pamir Highway take to do?

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 ...
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How far can you realistically travel across potentially rough water in an inflatable dinghy?

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 ...
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Are there tours to the UTA Flight 772 Memorial in Niger?

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 ...
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How can I find safety records for extreme sports in New Zealand?

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" ...
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Hiking across Iceland

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 ...
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How far can you realistically travel across potentially rough water in an inflatable dinghy?

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 ...
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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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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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Where in Russia can I pay to shoot an AK-47?

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-...
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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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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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How can I find safety records for extreme sports in New Zealand?

Here's an anecdotal - citizen's-eye-view to complement MH's superb statistics based answer. NZ is very safe for adventure sports, compared to the international norm. Here's what that means :-) : ...
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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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How can you get into the San Pedro prison in La Paz? (*and* out again)

You need to be a resident in Bolivia and have a reason for going in(know someone who is convicted). If you go in you will probably take fleas home with you. Source: I live in Tarija, Bolivia
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What on earth has yet to be explored?

Sơn Đoòng Cave was only discovered in 1991 and has the largest known cavern in the world. It has only been open to tourists since 2013 and only small numbers at that. When you consider that this ...
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What on earth has yet to be explored?

A lot of forest areas in India, south Asia or Africa might be be unexplored. GE can give an aerial view but it is very difficult to determine what is actually going underneath the forestation. These ...
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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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(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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Can I spend some time in a real prison as a tourist attraction?

I used to go to the jail here in Tarija Bolivia. To get inside you need an ID (residential visa ID) and you need a reason to enter. You can't just enter just to look around as a tourist. You also ...
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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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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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