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Lost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with no land in view at less than 1'200 km round, Ascension Island remains unfamiliar, even unknown, to most common mortals. This particular 35 square miles volcanic island, accommodating an American and a British military base, is gradually opening up to a selective kind of tourism. A unique occasion to discover a micro-society, which defies all known standards.

The lunar scenery of its volcanic grounds, the turtles which lay their eggs on its coasts, its equatorial climate as well as its population consisting solely of temporary inhabitants make Ascension island one of those few remote places which the actual world knows.