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Old June 18th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Forbidden Cities

Which cities in the world have restricted access? How is it controlled?
How is controlled that non-Moslems do not enter Mecca and Medina? Are Mecca and Medina fenced in?
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Old June 18th, 2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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most of pyonyang, N. Korea is restricted, the goverment only allows you to see the nice parts.


i saw a really creppy satelital pic once where you could see the lights of south korea but north korea was totally black.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 04:07 AM   #3
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i would say north korean and iranian cities
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Old June 21st, 2005, 10:20 AM   #4
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i saw a really creppy satelital pic once where you could see the lights of south korea but north korea was totally black.
I heard that's because all the energy for lighting has been used for monuments and government buildings and the rest of the pop doesn't have enough energy...
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Old June 21st, 2005, 11:22 AM   #5
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La Habana
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Old June 21st, 2005, 11:30 AM   #6
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Maybe for you because of the US Embargo. But for Europeans Cuba is a very important holiday destination...
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Old June 21st, 2005, 11:36 AM   #7
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Really La Havana? I have friends who went and could visit almost all of the city. Obviously you cant express criticism with the communism (as all dictatorships) but it doesn't blocks you to see what u want (except restricted military areas, which in fact, is like other countries).
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Old June 21st, 2005, 11:52 AM   #8
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Yeah, but I think not for Americans. For us Europeans it's a normal country as I said, but because of the "shame" of 63 the embargo against the country makes it very difficult for American citizans to go there because I think you are not allowed to enter the US anymore when you have a stamp of Cuba in your passport
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Old June 21st, 2005, 12:01 PM   #9
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most of pyonyang, N. Korea is restricted, the goverment only allows you to see the nice parts.


i saw a really creppy satelital pic once where you could see the lights of south korea but north korea was totally black.
to get this fixed... that satellite pic didnt show actual ILLUMINATIONS of a city, but rather ideas and patents coming from countries. the more ideas and patents the more bright spots. look at Finland and u get the idea (especially NOKIA areas)
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Old June 21st, 2005, 12:39 PM   #10
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Foreigners can go anywhere they wan't in cuba (expet military areas, which is normal), the only thing they are not allowed to is to sleep at local's homes.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 12:51 PM   #11
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What about Riad in SA? It must be also very restrictive as I heard. I remember Michael Palin was not even allowed to bring his film team with him driving through the country in his Around the World in 80 Days documentary.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 01:19 PM   #12
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Aboriginal Land Is restricted in Australia. You need a permit to enter this land but it's in the desert anyway so your not missing out on much.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 01:37 PM   #13
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I agree..
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Old June 21st, 2005, 01:59 PM   #14
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i think..... area 51!!!!
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Old June 21st, 2005, 02:00 PM   #15
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i also saw in this docu. there were chilean nazis who made a torture camp for prisoners when Pinochet was in power, nobody really knows where it is because they want to find it, the nazis there killed ppl trying to find it
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Old June 21st, 2005, 03:35 PM   #16
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i would say north korean and iranian cities
Not true, it's possible to visit both countries. Even North-Korea allows small numbers of travellers. The only cities which are truelly forbidden (exept militairy cities etc.) are Mecca and Medina for non-muslims. Saudi-Arabia is even harder to visit for a traveller than North-Korea...
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Old June 21st, 2005, 03:49 PM   #17
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for americans at least, they cant evn go to muslim countries without feeling insecure
that goes fo me too,i am scared to go to those countrues
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 11:37 AM   #18
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^I don't think muslims want to harm any of the Americans, they just hate your bloody government...

Whatever, I'll talk you about my country GREECE. In Greece it is forbidden for women (and even for female cats, chicken and so on) to visit the Holy Mount or Mount Athos, A holy place for orthodoxs were several old monasteries exist (over
20).



















you can see more photos and precious artifacts kept in the monasteries here
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=192363
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 11:43 AM   #19
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I just remember: the most secret place that no one ever can enter without a very special permission and especially no women, is this one:



EDIT, off-topic: To celebrate my 7000th post I organized a little party: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=227416
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 09:25 PM   #20
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nice shot of the vatican.
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