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I wouldn't mind going the "Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan. Seeming back in the soviet period a drilling rig was drilling and it caused the ground to cave in and a massive amount of gas was released. The natural gas has been burning for 40 years...

The hole is 230 foot across...

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It may sound parochial but genuinely Spurn Head and the Holderness coast.

The way the whole coastline is dynamic with great swathes of land falling into the sea and continually reshaping Spurn Head is something I would like to wander up and down and see in action.

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4 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Iran to see all the pre-islamic stuff.

That "Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan - presumably lots of people died when that happened?

 

Iran appeals to me as well.

I can't see any evidence of deaths at the Gates of Hell. It's possible the drilling crew were on a tea break when it collapsed. The towns are a fair distance so the gas didn't effect them.

Seemingly they set the gas alight and expected it to go out in a few weeks.

It looks interesting to me but I expect the rest of Turkmnitsan doesn't have many tourist attractions...

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7 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

Iran appeals to me as well.

I can't see any evidence of deaths at the Gates of Hell. It's possible the drilling crew were on a tea break when it collapsed. The towns are a fair distance so the gas didn't effect them.

Seemingly they set the gas alight and expected it to go out in a few weeks.

It looks interesting to me but I expect the rest of Turkmnitsan doesn't have many tourist attractions...

The lack of tourist attractions is what would probably make Turkmenistan a superb place to visit.

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24 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

I wouldn't mind going the "Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan. Seeming back in the soviet period a drilling rig was drilling and it caused the ground to cave in and a massive amount of gas was released. The natural gas has been burning for 40 years...

The hole is 230 foot across...

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Surely they could concoct some sort of dome to cover it, and then extinguish the fire and start drawing the Gas.

 

 

 

*One suspects better (Wo)men than I may have thought about such things in the past 40 years, rather than the 40 seconds I did since reading about it.

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I should like to visit a barber,

'Life is full of disappointments,

Each day is full of care,

For in spite of using ointments,

I have lost all my hair. (Wipers Times 1917)

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1 hour ago, Sucralose Ray Leonard said:

I plan on venturing outside of YORKSHIRE one day.

I wouldn’t bother. Nothing comes close to gods own. 

12 minutes ago, Happy Renting said:

Crossness sewage pumping station.

Crossness_Pumping_Station,_Belvedere,_Ke

The man at the back is a Turd Wrangler. They always wear bowler hats.

Is it @MrPin

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1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

It may sound parochial but genuinely Spurn Head and the Holderness coast.

The way the whole coastline is dynamic with great swathes of land falling into the sea and continually reshaping Spurn Head is something I would like to wander up and down and see in action.

Don’t get too adventurous and in the thick of nature’s actions FH. We wouldn’t like to lose one of our favourite prolific posters while he was standing admiring nature then in an instant falling into the sea in oblivion when a cliff gives way,

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Re the turd wrangling....  there’s a pub in Liverpool where the gents bogs are a tourist attraction. Honest, stop giggling at the back, I’ve been there, I understand why. Not that you’d make the trip specially to see it, not even from Birmingham or Manchester.

but places I haven’t been yet? Sadly in these modern days of enrichment the list gets shorter almost daily. Cape Wrath seems a fairly safe entry, though. And I might even take a piss if and when I finally make it there.

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2 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Iran to see all the pre-islamic stuff.

That "Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan - presumably lots of people died when that happened?

 

I have posted this before it  is well worth watching this  ,an alternative view from what the MSM feeds us 

 

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2 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

It may sound parochial but genuinely Spurn Head and the Holderness coast.

The way the whole coastline is dynamic with great swathes of land falling into the sea and continually reshaping Spurn Head is something I would like to wander up and down and see in action.

You should make a long weekend out of it.

Hull has a end of the world feel about it. Spurn point more so.

Train it up.

27 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

I have posted this before it  is well worth watching this  ,an alternative view from what the MSM feeds us 

 

Iranians tend to be ok.

Iranian theocracy, which robbed the population of the revolution, are a total bunch of cunts.

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The Amber room was in the hold of the Willheim Gustloff when it was torpedoed by a russian sub off Konigsberg east prussia whilst evacuating german civillians.

It was the biggest ever loss of life at sea and is never talked about only the pissant titanic.

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The list is too long. The only thing that makes me scared about dying is not seeing enough of this world. It worries me.

East Kamchatka

Namibia

Okavango

Antarctica, Falklands and S. Georgia

Andoya (rather than Lofoten)

Timbuktu for the Festival in the desert (but Islam has buggered any chance that)

Huku Niva

And on and on and on

 

 

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5 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

It may sound parochial but genuinely Spurn Head and the Holderness coast.

The way the whole coastline is dynamic with great swathes of land falling into the sea and continually reshaping Spurn Head is something I would like to wander up and down and see in action.

They've got a new visitors centre. They said they weren't going to repair the road next time it washed away but I think they did. If you ever go up that way I'd stop in at Flamborough and Bempton. 

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I've been thinking about this all evening and I am struggling to come up with somewhere new that I would like to go to that hasn't been buggered by tourism, corruption, crime or Islam.

Quite sad really.

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