Monday, 9 June 2014

THE WORLD'S MOST EXTREME PLACES




Image © NASA

The world's remotest place: Tristan de Cunha


With the nearest continent 2,000 miles away, Tristan de Cunha is as isolated as it gets. It's not lonely though: the island has 272 residents who share just eight surnames between them. If you're wondering how they get on, the answer's very well. In such a remote spot, people are naturally drawn together. Like, really together.

Assuming you don't have a private seaplane, your best bet for reaching Tristan de Cunha would be to hop on one of the cruise ships that occasionally visit. Or you could just admire it from the safety of the internet, and leave the islanders to their island-y stuff. Read More