One thing ‘Squid Game’ pulled into focus is how there are many memories locked in our childhood. Every country is different, but even if you didn’t partake in playing the games as a child in Nigeria, you will always know tinko-tinko or fire on the mountain. These are part of what made the outdoors a fun place to be.
There were no mobile phones or iPods. We had massive radios which made carrying them about pointless, and an abundance of time to run wild under the sun or in the rain. Growing up was quiet yet loud at the same time with face-to-face interactions at the core of socialization.
Today, it is a lot different with the world as a global village connected via social media platforms and the internet. It remains impactful, however, to spend some time in places that remind you of the happier years of your childhood- remote, quiet places away from the loud cities hold. Places you can live simpler for a bit.
Check out 4 remote places you should plan to visit sometime.
What if I told you this is a place where there are no traffic lights, would you believe it?
Nunavut in Canada looks like a scene the cartoon ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ could have been drawn. With a population under 40,000, Nunavut is remote enough for quiet days filled with hiking, snowboard, birdwatching, and fishing.
Nunavut is famed for its art in etchings, stone print, carvings, and it is a good place for art lovers to both view and sell artworks.
Anegada, British Virgin Island
Imagine a place where the population of the entire area was 200 people ten years ago. Adrift on miles and miles of sparkling blue ocean waters, snorkeling is a favourite attraction on this picturesque island.
Anegada is home to diverse wildlife and fauna, and some species are endangered like the Anegada rock iguana. With a bird sanctuary as one of the thrills, there are ample sights to be seen amidst the quiet.
The Republic of Nauru, Oceania
Random fact: Nauru is the third smallest country, and it has a total population of under 15,000. Although it is quite a difficult country to get a tourist visa to, it remains one of the most remote islands.
There is a wealth of history to explore on the island, alongside the beaches, and an ample opportunity to swim. In all, it makes for a reflective experience.
Easter Island, Chile
Easter Island is a tourist haven. It has over huge 900 moai sculptures which serve to draw in tourists all year round. It also has volcanic crusts that make the coastline a beauty to hike on. Although there is little beach activity, there are amazing seafood restaurants.
But with all of these, Easter Island is remote. It has about six thousand locals in total, a little internet interaction, and a lot of quiet time that can be spent in seclusion or on tour being a part of the wonderful sights it holds.