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    (Antarctica not included)

    I would have guessed the Amazon or Africa, but apparently not.

    "According to a new study, less than 10% of the world’s land is more than 48 hours of travel from the nearest city. This doesn’t include air travel, it is ground-travel only (i.e. on foot, train, car, boat, bike, horse, donkey). So no matter where you are in the world, there’s a good chance you can get to somewhere substantially populated within two days. At face-value, this might not seem very important, but when you look at the maps, you see many wilderness locations aren’t quite as remote as we once thought they were. The Amazon Rainforest for example is surprisingly well connected (rivers are quite useful in that respect), and the remote deserts of Africa have a pretty efficient road network."

    "So where is the most remote place on Earth? The Tibetan plateau. From 34.7°N 85.7°E, it would take three weeks to travel to the cities of Lhasa or Korla. If you were to take this trip, expect to walk for 20 days and drive by car for one day.

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    I always thought it was Swindon.
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    [quote name='Waggers' post='771526' date='21-Apr-2009 10:12']I always thought it was Swindon. [/quote]Swindon? Not possible, Swindon's got one of these.
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    [quote name='Bowlie' post='771529' date='21-Apr-2009 06:33']Swindon? Not possible, Swindon's got one of these. [/quote]
    I have to admit I had to Google "bubble and squeak" because I've never heard of it. But, even at this early hour of the day, I find myself hungry for a serving of it!

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    [quote name='Bowlie' post='771504' date='21-Apr-2009 07:37'][/quote]
    How about the Mariana(s) Trench? So remote you can't get to the bottom of it!
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='771530' date='21-Apr-2009 06:40']"bubble and squeak"[/quote]

    Sounds like what your stomach does after you eat it!
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='771530' date='21-Apr-2009 11:40']I have to admit I had to Google "bubble and squeak" because I've never heard of it. But, even at this early hour of the day, I find myself hungry for a serving of it![/quote]Oops, I should have linked to the home page!

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    [quote name='Bowlie' post='771504' date='21-Apr-2009 02:37'](Antarctica not included)

    I would have guessed the Amazon or Africa, but apparently not.

    "So where is the most remote place on Earth? The Tibetan plateau. From 34.7°N 85.7°E, it would take three weeks to travel to the cities of Lhasa or Korla. If you were to take this trip, expect to walk for 20 days and drive by car for one day.

    Details here.[/quote]

    What about the top of Everest or K2 ??? Surely they are more remote and inaccessible than Lhasa.

    Although I have an old high school friend who treked to Lhasa in the late '60s and was so impressed by the inacessiblity of the place that he named his daughter Lhasa hopeing that she to would be as inacessible.
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    Lhasa isn't the remote place --> it is somewhere three weeks away from there. The test was to determine the journey time to a city and, in this case, Lhasa is the city.

    Top of Everest / K2 to a city would be less than 3 weeks I suppose. (Although I'm not willing to test out this theory!)

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='771530' date='21-Apr-2009 11:40']I have to admit I had to Google "bubble and squeak" because I've never heard of it. But, even at this early hour of the day, I find myself hungry for a serving of it![/quote]

    Mm

    My second most favourite meal of the week!! Every Sunday we have a traditional Sunday Roast and ensure that we cook enough vegetables to have left overs for Monday to make the 'Bubble'. Usually we will include green beans (if we have had beef), turnip (again if we have had beef) and some parsnip, but what makes it so good is the greens, cabbage or broccoli and the mashed potato. Mix and mash all together and then fry. eat with left over meat (not recommended for veggies) and voila.

    Can't wait for Monday!!
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    [quote name='stevehocking' post='771736' date='22-Apr-2009 14:53']eat with left over meat (not recommended for veggies)[/quote]
    Sound advice there. I'm sure many a vegetarian might have slipped up if you hadn't included that crucial clause.
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    Re your current signature: the old smileys are still available, see for example Post 762559.


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    [quote name='Waggers' post='771737' date='22-Apr-2009 09:58'][/quote]
    And in addition, I made a Fx bookmark on my bookmark toolbar so it's always available. What I like about it is that if you aren't sure what the smilie you want looks like, you can click on it once you're there and see it. Then it's simply a matter of using the full URL for the smiley. It's also got the flags too.

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    [quote name='Bowlie' post='771691' date='22-Apr-2009 07:38']The test was to determine the journey time to a city...[/quote]
    No, it wasn't - the subject said "Where is the Most Remote Location on Earth?". You can't change the question half way through!

    My suggestion of the Mariana(s) Trench is the most inaccessible to man and/or woman, and will be for very many years hence.

    Hence I claim my prize!
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='771751' date='22-Apr-2009 15:55']No, it wasn't - the subject said "Where is the Most Remote Location on Earth?". You can't change the question half way through!

    My suggestion of the Mariana(s) Trench is the most inaccessible to man and/or woman, and will be for very many years hence.

    Hence I claim my prize![/quote]

    Er, which part of the following did you miss from my opening post:
    "According to a new study, less than 10% of the world’s land is more than 48 hours of travel from the nearest city. This doesn’t include air travel, it is ground-travel only (i.e. on foot, train, car, boat, bike, horse, donkey). So no matter where you are in the world, there’s a good chance you can get to somewhere substantially populated within two days. At face-value, this might not seem very important, but when you look at the maps, you see many wilderness locations aren’t quite as remote as we once thought they were. The Amazon Rainforest for example is surprisingly well connected (rivers are quite useful in that respect), and the remote deserts of Africa have a pretty efficient road network."
    But if you really want a prize, I offer two low calorie chockie bars! --> For second place

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