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Old 10-09-2016, 08:59 PM   #251
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I was a little worried after round 1 that we wouldn't get to LOLfilthy, because I really like the Yosemite pick a lot. Now it's round 5 and he's in LOLMoscow.

He's going to spend the last 10 weeks of this in a tent in western Utah at this rate.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:59 PM   #252
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working there? no way. of course he's on vacation. it's a hugely popular vacation spot because its so great
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:01 PM   #253
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I was a little worried after round 1 that we wouldn't get to LOLfilthy, because I really like the Yosemite pick a lot. Now it's round 5 and he's in LOLMoscow.

He's going to spend the last 10 weeks of this in a tent in western Utah at this rate.
wow! wait til i get around to my moscow right up. I AM GOING TO HAVE A BLAST THERE!

moscow is the world capitol of debauchery and indulgence
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:02 PM   #254
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On my phone, so writeup later, but I will take

Luang Prabang, Laos
solid. I had Laos in mind. post some pics it looks incredible.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:11 PM   #255
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I don't think anyone will pick anywhere worse than Cambodia at least
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:13 PM   #256
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I don't think anyone will pick anywhere worse than Cambodia at least
You are aware that filthy still has 19 picks left, right?
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:18 PM   #257
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Is there like a line between Vegas and somewhere that are no longer possible picks that I can comment on?

Last edited by rtspurs; 10-09-2016 at 09:22 PM. Reason: I mean a once everybody goes x-distance west, is everything east of that mentionable or are they still in play for future?
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:21 PM   #258
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I do think we need a rules clarification
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Unless someone takes it, I don't see why not.

Hated your first pick, but I've liked everything since then. Sort of the reverse filthy.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:22 PM   #259
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Is there like a line between Vegas and somewhere that are no longer possible picks that I can comment on?
JM3 is in Samoa right now; he's furthest east.

Anything west of Vegas and east of Samoa has either been drafted, or is now unavailable.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:33 PM   #260
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You are aware that filthy still has 19 picks left, right?
lol!! game on
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:34 PM   #261
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JM3 is in Samoa right now; he's furthest east.

Anything west of Vegas and east of Samoa has either been drafted, or is now unavailable.
& I'm having a great time there, thank you.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:00 AM   #262
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Loop 1, Round 5, Pick 6

Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W

1st Stop: CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST 122.0308 W

2nd Stop: SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 169.8926 E

3rd Stop: KYOTO, JAPAN 135.7680 E

4th Stop: HANOI, VIETNAM 105.8342 E

5th Stop: LUANG PRABANG, LAOS 102.1347 E


Laos is, by consensus, the overlooked gem of Southeast Asia. Everything I've ever read about it has been effusive: the land is so beautiful, the people are so friendly, the atmosphere is so welcoming and relaxed...and all without the tourist crowds that plague places like Siem Reap. And Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is a gem of gems: Wikitravel calls it "perhaps the most charming city in all of Southeast Asia," and it has finished first in Wanderlust Magazine's Top City category for superlative travel destinations four of the past five years.

And the photos give some evidence of its many charms.

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I'll have a good time there for sure.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:23 AM   #263
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i think it's overlooked because of all the vacationers flocking to antarctica
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:30 AM   #264
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Xander alternating hot and cold places
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:33 AM   #265
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I don't think anyone will pick anywhere worse than Cambodia at least
wut

Siem Reap legit great
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:51 AM   #266
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Bump. It's True North's turn if I have things correct.

Though he's probably hungover from the crazy [UNDRAFTED] Blue Jays win last night.
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:22 AM   #267
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Here's my write-up from Friday...

You guys can have fun with your "rest of the world". I'm cool chilling in the South Pacific a while longer.

In a place known for its beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, friendly people, snorkeling & one of the coolest swimming holes in the world, & of course for its THE ROCK.

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Old 10-10-2016, 11:29 AM   #268
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JM3 winning this thread
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:01 PM   #269
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

It's Thanksgiving, so this will be quick.

I hate my last pick now, there's literally nowhere in Asia west of Thailand I want to go. I'm going to pull a filthyvermin and head to Mauritius (57.5522 E) for a little bit of tropical island heaven.

Agreed that JM is killing this thread.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:04 PM   #270
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I'm skipping over 4 other places on my list because I don't think they really provide that much new beyond where I've been...& I guess I can say them because y'all are already well past (except for 1 that eye is only just barely past, but:

Tonga

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Vanuatu

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New Caledonia

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Boracay

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Old 10-10-2016, 12:12 PM   #271
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Shanghai is a great mix of Old and New China.

Here are some sights from the old city:

Yuyuan Garden


The City God Temple


Just outside Shanghai are some cool water towns:


There are temples galore set against an urban backdrop:




And of course, awesome street food:


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Old 10-10-2016, 12:33 PM   #272
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Kind of curious at what point different people will figure out where I'm going in the spoilers, hence the style of this reveal...

JM3 5th round pick

So I'm leaving the beach scene...kind of...

I'm within an hour of a really nice beach & within a couple hours of other cool beachy things:

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But that's not really what I'm here for...

I'm here for some culture:

Spoiler:


For some scenic views:

Spoiler:


For some great food with scenic views:

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Maybe I'll go to the zoo:

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I'll definitely have to check out this big azz tower:

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& the cool views of the tower from this mountain:

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& as always, the sunsets:

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JM3 trip so far:

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Old 10-10-2016, 01:18 PM   #273
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JM3 winning this thread
Maybe this pick will change your mind.

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The fact that nobody picked [Unnamed country that may or may not be still in play] is a blunder
I'm assuming you're talking about this.

For my round 6 pick, I'm choosing another major city. I'll spend a couple days here, but then I'm going to be out and about on another island.

I choose Manila and Palawan.

First, Manila:

There's the Intramuros district, the incredible walled section of Manila.


Rizal Park, the Filipino answer to the Washington Mall.


And street food. I'll probably try balut, as disgusting as it looks.


Then it's off to Palawan! Not sure I need to say much. Just look.








After relaxing in Palawan, I'll be fully recharged to take on the hustle and bustle of [UNDRAFTED] next week.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:21 PM   #274
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Country count through 5 rounds:
USA#1 9
Japan 4
China 3
Australia 2
Canada 2
France 2
New Zealand 2
Russia 2
Cambodia 1
Fiji 1
Indonesia 1
Laos 1
Maldives 1
Mauritius 1
Samoa 1
Seychelles 1
Singapore 1
South Korea 1
Taipei 1
Thailand 1
Tuvalu 1
Vietnam 1
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:22 PM   #275
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Also,

My shock of Shanghai being east of Manila > my shock at French Polynesia being east of Hawaii
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