It’s coming towards the end of the year which usually means that the stress of business, family, friends, relationships and the big city with its hoards of bustling and energetic busy-bodies are finally coming to a crescendo. So it is about that time of the year when plenty of people start dreaming of ways to escape the hustle and bustle of their daily routines by winding down in a place where they can just get away from it all, even if just for a little while. If the notion of jetting off into the sunset to as remote a location as you can find sounds like an appealing one to you, then these are exactly the kind of destinations you might find on your wish-list.
Easter Island which is around 2000 miles away from the Chilean West Coast, is well known for its iconic head-shaped sculptures which have been the topic of much speculation since the island’s discovery. A less well known fact about the island, is that it is also one of the most secluded destinations in the world. Considering that the island is no larger than 70 square miles and is inhabited by only 4000 people, this historically wondrous location is also a great place for those in search of isolation.
Cape York Peninsula
Australia already receives quite a bit of praise for its wide open spaces and sparse population density, but it is the locations at its northern tip which best portray this seclusion. The peninsula is particularly difficult to get to without four-wheel trucks or Jeeps due to its underdevelopment (which only adds to its beauty), and has a native population of only 18000 people, with some of its regions only barely vieable by helicopter.