Orkney. The ferry from John o’Groats in northern Scotland to Burwick in southern Orkney takes some 40 minutes for the closest distance between the two islands – some 14 km. The discovery campaign says «This is my Orkney». 70 islands, an area of 990 km2, a population of some 21’000 people. There is a lot […]Read more "70 islands, 10’000 years of history, 14 km north of main Scotland"
The Faroe Islands. The world’s most appealing destination. Archipelago with 18 islands covering 1399 km2.Highest mountain = 882 m. Population Feb 2014: 48’308 – 20’000 live in the metropolitan area of the capital Tórshavn. Self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948. 2 minutes tourism movie here. Read about the history here; the […]Read more "One of the world smallest main hospitals"
Miyako-jima Island, Southern Japan. Excellent beaches, with long fingers of land pointing out into the sea. Lying just offshore are four smaller islands, three of which are connected to the main island by bridges. Some 200 miles due east of the northern tip of Taiwan. There is only one City: Miyako – 52’000 people on the […]Read more "Splashing water, the clinic in one pocket"
Tepito Ote Henua (“The Center of the World”), Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile. Smithsonian, The Mystery of Easter Island. Hundreds of years ago a small group of Polynesians rowed their way across the open sea to the discovery of their new 63 square miles (163 km2) paradise, eventually naming it Rapa Nui. Some 2300 miles […]Read more "The center of the world, Moai, a hospital within a mystery"
The quest for the most remote hospital led me to the most remote island. It’s Tristan de Cunha in the South Atlantic Ocean – a group of 5 islands. Only Settlement: Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. 275 British citizens, an active volcanic island, the “worlds most isolated settlement”. Discovered by the Portuguese admiral Admiral Tristao […]Read more "2810 km from South Africa, Albatross, Hottentot Gulch"