Many of us want to feel like explorers when we travel the world, but even remote places are crowded with tourists. We’ve found the most remote destinations on Earth, and here’s how to travel to them.
Residents of Oymyakon, Siberia, know a thing or two about surviving in the cold. It’s known as ‘The Coldest Town on Earth,’ and with temperatures dropping well below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s easy to see why. The town gets so cold practically every day that it’s not possible to access it by plane, and instead, you must make a two-day drive.
Pitcairn Island, South Pacific
Pitcairn Island is found in the South Pacific Ocean, but it’s actually a British territory. There are only 50 people living on the island, and the United Kingdom government is actively asking citizens to move there. The only way to access the island is by ferry, but your reward will be lush green hills, clear blue water, and tranquility.
Tristan da Cunha
This is the most remote inhabited island in the world, with only 297 people living on the volcanic island. The coast of South America is over 2,000 miles away, while South Africa is 1,700 miles away. The island is remote, and to enjoy such a quiet location, you will need to take a seven-day boat ride. There are no airports, hotels, or even restaurants on this island, so it’s a survivalist’s paradise.
There is a reason why the Kerguelen Islands are also known as the ‘Desolation Islands.’ The islands have no original inhabitants and are typically only occupied by 50-100 French scientists. The only way to make it to the island is by ship, and that only departs four times per year, so you have to get planning your visit!
It’s still possible to visit places in the world that few people have been, and these remote destinations won’t be overcrowded.
Believe it or not, but this South-African train is being transformed into a luxury hotel. That’s right; you could have one of the most unique stays of your life after checking in to this new hotel on the market – Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge.
A Unique Stay
If you’re looking for a unique night, why not think about Sruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge? This South-African train has fulfilled its purpose and is now getting a new lease of life as a hotel. There will be 24 rooms in total, and the train will be positioned on a disused railway bridge, meaning there are perfect views of the river below.
Fully Decorated Rooms
Each room will come with a glass wall, so guests can enjoy the views. The carriages of the South-African train will also be decorated by local artists for a different feel in each room. As if that wasn’t enough, the new hotel will even have a separate dining cart for guests to eat as well as a swimming pool – all found on the bridge. For now, only families with children over 12 years old are permitted to stay until the Bridge House rooms are added in 2022.
Plenty Of Inspiration
The new hotel is paying respects to the past as overnight trains would often park on the exact bridge as they traveled to the national park 100 years ago. Even the resort name, Shalati, is inspired by an African warrior queen who was supposedly the first female warrior chief. You can still enjoy the thing that brought passengers here all those years ago as the hotel is located next to Kruger National Park, famous for the “Big Five” animals that all call the land “home.”
People can expect to stay in this South-African train turned hotel from as early as December 2020 – and we can’t wait!