Along with many desired places, our planet is full of destinations that are rather remote in nature. It does not necessarily mean that they are not picturesque, but to get there is not an easy job. Although current technology has made travelling easy, but these places are not exactly on the top of “to go” list. Today’s article is about such places on earth.
10. Easter Island
The island is known for being isolated in the big Pacific Ocean. Around 2,000 miles off of the coast of Chile, the Easter Island or Rapa Nui is home to 4,000 people. It is a small island with little forestation and it is said that the deforestation is due to the fact that the early inhabitants made massive wood sledges to carry Mao. Now comes the question; what is Mao? It is one of many stone carved massive heads that are scattered across the island and a major source for tourism. Scientists believe that the deforestation was for the wooden sledges made for carrying the Mao. One of the way to get there is through a small airport, also believed to be the remotest in the world, on the island by plane that boards passengers from Santiago,Chile. The island is mere 70 square miles.
9. La Rinconada, Peru
La Rinconada is said to be the highest city in the world, located in Peruvian Andes, only it’s more of a mining camp rather than a city as poor workers find their way to get a job. The work there is to dig out ore gold and the workers keep a small percentage of what they dig up. The place attracts only the desperate of all the workers as the tough geography of the area makes getting there very difficult. The only way to get there is through a truck that takes days to reach the destination through winding mountain roads. And the journey is not easy either, altitude sickness is one of the major problem that the humble traveler faces and not to mention the living conditions are not too good either. There are approximately 30,000 inhabitants in the region.
8. McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Without a doubt Antarctica is one of the most remote places on planet earth. Currently the place has no native inhabitants, but some 1,200 scientists and workers live there to conduct research work. Out of few, McMurdo is the largest research facility there. Now naturally the research facility is away from any major city but it enjoys many of the utilities that modern day cities have. It has 3 airstrips that made supplies to be provided easily. The scientists at the station now have gyms, television, and even a nine-hole Frisbee golf course. Since it literally lies at the bottom of the world, journeys by boat once took up to months to get to the desired destination, Antarctica.