Russia, Egypt, white trash weddings. We are covering all the corners of the universe.
Just scanned and uploaded some old slides from Antarctica: http://gallery.me.com/jpawelek#100178
I would say Tikal and Lake Atitlan in Guatemala are the most obscure places I've been. Tikal was quite an adventure, we took a cab and the driver choose to drive through a remote dirt road in the middle of nowhere (jungle), we had no idea where he was going, we actually though he was going to stop, beat us, and run away with our stuff. It was in the middle of the night. Nothing happened and we finally arrived to destination. Pretty scary moment.
Lake Atitlan was awesome.
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Lived in Paraguay awhile.Not the first place people think of when going to South America.
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I am trying to get back there for 2 months and 2 months in Argentina...
The most obscure place I have ever been too.. is Myanmar (former BURMA)
I am never going back.. they massacred all those monks a couple of years back when I was crossing the border.. That night on the way back to Thailand.. I was thinking.. should I stay another night or should I go back to Thailand... so I decided to go back... and a few minutes later.. they closed the border leaving all the tourists trapped there..
So I escaped by the hair of my chin.
I also kissed a python in Northern Chian Main, Thailand..
Took an elephant trip at the Temple of Truth, Thailand..
And kicked some ass on the beaches of KOH PHANGAN.
Bumping this one for some very beautiful and obscure locations I must visit. I haven't decided on where to go on my next vacation but, Istanbul looks fun. I'd like to visit a country with great food [meats] and not so many tourists. Any and all ideas appreciated.
Me with friends on the banks of the Cooper Creek in South Australia. I'm the arsehole ruining the photo.
Visiting the Cooper Creek itself is not all that unusual, but crossing the creek on the ferry is. It hasn't been used since 1990.
For one of the most barren deserts in the world, there's a lot of water...
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I joke about the tourism program at work and how I've been sent to all sorts of places that I'd never wanted to go...
Most of these aren't really obscure but they are somewhat interesting:
Death Valley in August
Yellowknife, NWT in January, the last time I went we drove from Vancouver to Clearwater, BC, through Jasper Nat'l Park, Whitecourt and High Level, AB and then on to YK.
Silverthorne, CO in August and January, hiked at Loveland Pass starting at 12,000ft
Green River, UT (one of my favorite places to stay when I'm on the road)
I've crossed Nevada south to north up the east side of the state and west to east across the middle of the state
Drove across northern California from Shasta to Reno, NV on backroads, that's a beautiful area
El Campo, TX about an hour west of Houston close to the gulf coast, also in August
The last few months have been a little more interesting by my standards:
Munich for Oktoberfest, stayed in Landsberg
Budapest, Kecskemet, and Lake Balaton to visit family in Hungary
Amsterdam a few times
A bunch of other cities in the Netherlands
Some other travels:
2 weeks in Japan; Tokyo, Motegi, Hiroshima, Osaka, Hakuba
I still have lots of places that I'd like to go. Maybe South America will be next on the list, Australia and NZ are high on the list too.
I'll try to put up a few pics after work.
Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...
I live in Windhoek. Not horribly obscure until you think about getting somewhere from here.
I can drive 1000 km in any direction and not hit a town with more then 20,000 people.
To the North and North-East and East I'll hit Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. In all cases I've probably got 300 to 500 km before hitting their respective capitals. Its 10+ hours to Gabaronne for instance.
To the South and South-East I hit South Africa but Cape Town is 1500 km away and JoB is 1200+.
Of course you can fly, but then you're still several hours in a plane to ZA before flying out somewhere else.
Oh, and Namibia has the second lowest population density behind Mongolia. Imagine Texas but 20% larger filled with only 2 million people, 400,000 of which are in the capital.
Re-reading this thread, I'm finding that there are a few interpretations of, "obscure," which is cool, IMO.
Obscure can be somewhere that nobody's heard of, let alone thought about going. It's also somewhere that one may have heard of, but wondered, "why would I ever want to go there?" Finally, it can be somewhere that we've heard of, and would love to go, but will probably not make it there due to various reasons.
Somewhere I've been that many will probably not have heard of: Hornepayne, Ontario.
Somewhere I've been that many will have heard of, but wondered, "why go there?" Vladivostok, Russia.
Somewhere I haven't been, and will probably not make it there: Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, Antarctic, Africa, Norway.
Ghana and Guinea are by far the most obscure I have been to. In particular Conakry.
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I haven't done much travelling outside of Canada, but I've been too the major cities in Honduras and also to Utila.
In a couple weeks I'm going to Queretaro, Mexico. Seems like a big city but I've never heard of it. Also going to a town 45 minutes from there that I can't pronounce. Looking forward to it
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Ghana - Africa
Figure 2 weeks vacation for the last 10+ years in the Carribean.
Granted this pales in comparision to my brother lol
Hes cover almost all of Europe and South America along with all the other places I have been.
I am not much for checking out the locals more for staying on the resort
I leave to spend 3 months in Bulgaria next week before spending another 5 months around Denali in Alaska. Actually going to Bulgaria because of a Bulgarian girl I met in AK this past summer.I'm fairly comfortable reading Cyrillic , but dont understand much at all besides simple convo stuff.
Anyone ever been there? It should be interesting and by far the most obscure place I've been too.
That looks incredible...! ^^^
It's not all that obscure, but Khao Sok National Park in Thailand is a little off the beaten path and it's a very, very pretty place. I was there in early December last year and made these photos:
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