12/14/2010 08:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

11 Remote Escapes Around The World (PHOTOS)

The saying got it wrong: you can run and you can hide. In fact, while the teeming hordes wait in line at the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and Disneyland--the rest of the world is full of dead-end towns and forgotten places just perfect for hiding.

Travelers tend to keep these spots to themselves, but the truth is, only those who treasure silence and hard-core escapism will bother to seek them out.-By Megan Cytron

The folks at put together a list of the 11 places around the world you can escape to for a sense of calm.

Have one that didn't make the list? Send us your picks!

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