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7 Most isolated places at the end of the earth

The world is full of amazing and astonishing places, there’s alot to be discovered and not everyone is aware about the unique destinations and location of earth. But now due to technology and travellers we are able to see places we have never seen before.

There is no place that you can go where no one has been before, and even the deepest darkest ocean and undiscovered underground caves feel the effects of human activity.

But that doesn’t mean that every place on earth is a breeze to find. There are numerous locations where people live but that require a difficult journey, and these places are often without regular access to the modern amenities found in the developed world.

The location we have found are the most isolated places on earth, but the population number is as low as 50 in some of them.

1: Palmerston Island, New Zealand: located 2,000 miles Northwest of New Zealand. There are no shops or markets on Palmerston because the community does not use money except to purchase supplies. residents are very welcoming of visitors and invite them to stay in their personal homes.

You won’t be roughing it completely, there are two telephones on the island, as well as 6 hours per day of electricity and 4 hours of internet access.

2: Supai Village, Arizona: Supai is a remote village located in the south western branch of the grand canyon. Havasupai means “People of the Green Blue Waters” in reference to the four beautiful waterfalls to be found along the Havasu Creek. The waterfalls serve as the community’s water source. The 208 permanent residents get their mail via mule.

3: Oymyakon, Russia: This remote location is the coldest continually inhabited place on the planet, with average temperatures of -58 degrees. There is no running water because everything is frozen, so be prepared to use an outhouse, quickly.

It is impossible to grow crops in this climate, so typical meals include frozen fish, reindeer meat. Somewhere around 500 residents make their lives in this frozen locale, a place that experiences 21 hours a day of darkness.

4: Siwa Oasis, Egypt: The Siwa Oasis is not regularly visited because it is a 5-hour bus ride from Cairo. But the area’s isolation in the middle of the Western Desert has kept the residents’ Siwi language and amazing culture very well preserved.

5: Socotra Island, Yemen: Socotra Island is unusual in that it has 40,000 residents yet only built its first road in 2011, It is also home to 800 rare species to plants.  Some with such odd shapes that they look like they came from another planet.

In fact, the unusual appearance of these plants, 1/3 of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth, is evidence of life’s ability to adapt to the environment. The island is located about 400 miles from the capital of Yemen and has a tropical desert climate.

6: La Rinconada, Peru:  The kind of place you might like to say you’ve been, but you won’t want to linger long. At over 16,000 feet, it is the highest human habitation in the world. Visitors often experience symptoms of altitude sickness, including headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath.

About 50,000 people live there due to a gold rush in the early 2000s, but the majority live below the poverty line in a community with no amenities, infrastructure, or plumbing. There are no real roads, but a 6 hour ride from the closest city will get you close enough to hike up.

7: Changtang, Tibet: Tibet’s Chantang is up there with an altitude range of 4,000 to 9,000 feet. Colloquially called ” The Roof of the World “, this 990-mile stretch of plateau is inhabited only by nomadic people called the Changpa. Of course, a variety of wildlife also call the place home, especially snow leopards and yaks.

 

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