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    7 Miracles of the World: Most Famous and Remote Locations


    You often felt probably tired from all the stress of city life and wanted to get away from it all. You naturally look for a remote place, where no one can disturb you from your holiday. The following places have inspired writers for generations, have been the hiding place for many outlaws but have remained remote and unfrequented.


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    Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, the Pitcairn Islands are famous for being home to the descendents of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians that accompanied them. Today, the Pitcairn Islands are home to only 50 inhabitants (9 families), being the least populated island and jurisdiction of the world.


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    More an oasis than an island, Palmyra is a former important city of Syria, now turned into an oasis. Its roots can be traced back to the mid-first century, when the elegant city linked caravan routes, between persia and Phoenicia. Presently, Palmyra is referred to as “bride of the dessert” and is one of the most signicative historial edifices of the Far-east. Various archeological teams are working on and off on the location, uncovering remains of ancient Asirian or Babilonian civilizations.


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    If you ever wondered what’s the most remote location in the world, here is your answer. Bouvet Island has a reasons for being this isolated: 93% of its surface is covered by glaciers. The island was part of one of James Cook’s quests in 1772, when he left South Africa on a mission to find it. Oddly enough, a flash of light was recorded by a satellite in 1979 likely caused by a nuclear bomb explosion or a meteor. The island also was the setting for the 2004 movie Alien vs. Predator.


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    Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, the Pitcairn Islands are famous for being home to the descendents of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians that accompanied them. Today, the Pitcairn Islands are home to only 50 inhabitants (9 families), being the least populated island and jurisdiction of the world.


    Tristan da Cunha is a group of remote islands in the south Atlantic Ocean inhabited by only 271 people. Apart from its alluring remoteness, the islands are also the ornthologists’ dream, with 14 types of petrel including the greater shearwater, the prion and the storm petrel. Deeded as them “the remotest island in the world”, Tristan da Cunha is an ideal place: it has no crime, no unemplyment and an income tax of several bucks a year.


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    The Bishop Rock it’s not a destination of its own, but a curiosity most of us will enjoy. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest island, the Bishop Rock consists of a Lighthouse that stands on a rock ledge 46m long by 16m wide, 4 miles west of the Scilly Isles.


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    Nauru is the world’s smallest island nation, with a surface of only 21 km², also being the smallest independent republic, and the only republican state in the world without an official capital. On the downside, people from Nautru are among the most obese people in the world, with 90% of adults overweight.


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    The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, famous for their amazing shape. The islands are The Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jebel Ali and The Palm Deira. They were commissioned by the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to boost the country’s tourism industry, adding 520 km of beaches to the city of Dubai. Construction is believed to be finished in the next 10-15 years.
     

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