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Old 10-10-2016, 01:29 PM   #276
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Hmmm so you plan to draft a major city & an island that is 367.45 miles away with 1 pick?

Might just have to go with my original plan of taking said island with my next pick anyway.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:31 PM   #277
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Meh, if it's a big deal, I'd just take Palawan. It's the real reason I'm going there. Balut sounds gross anyway.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:35 PM   #278
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Yeah, lol balut. I don't know, theyre your rules, but it seems aggressive to attempt to claim both. You're allowed a central spot, & then day tripping I think, not split your week between two totally different things.

I skipped Boracay figuring I'd just go to Palawan instead. Oops. Oh well, plenty more islands where that came from.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:38 PM   #279
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

For reference purposes to your OP example, the Grand Canyon, which you say is a borderline daytrip from Vegas, is 250 miles from Vegas.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:52 PM   #280
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taking Vientaine, Laos

Place looks ridic










Trip so far:
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Lake Tahoe
Fiji
Hong Kong
Singapore
Vientaine Laos
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:56 PM   #281
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Yeah, lol balut. I don't know, theyre your rules, but it seems aggressive to attempt to claim both. You're allowed a central spot, & then day tripping I think, not split your week between two totally different things.

I skipped Boracay figuring I'd just go to Palawan instead. Oops. Oh well, plenty more islands where that came from.
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For reference purposes to your OP example, the Grand Canyon, which you say is a borderline daytrip from Vegas, is 250 miles from Vegas.
Okay, fair enough. It's pretty clear that Palawan is the reason I'm in the area. I'll just take that.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:57 PM   #282
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That third pic of Vientiane is incredible.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:57 PM   #283
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Kind of curious at what point different people will figure out where I'm going in the spoilers, hence the style of this reveal...
Cool idea. I figured it out at this point:



but that's probably because I was there last year. Fun city, but lots and lots of American chain stores, and I was disappointed in the lack of drinking culture. Also you should figure out what time of the year you'll hit this spot in your trip, because unlike your other tropical paradises it can get quite unpleasant in certain months.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:00 PM   #284
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I thought it was somewhere else until the picture of Taipei 101.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:01 PM   #285
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taking Vientaine, Laos

Place looks ridic










Trip so far:
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Lake Tahoe
Fiji
Hong Kong
Singapore
Vientaine Laos


Was trying to decide between Vientiane and Luang Prabang and ended up with the latter because it's supposed to be so pretty and charming and is so highly-ranked in travel lists I saw.

But I do suspect that, depending on what I was in the mood for, I might have at least as good a time in Vientiane, since it's bigger and more bustling and lively.

In any event, I've heard Laos is AMAZING. I'm tentatively planning an extended SE Asia thing next year, and if I do, I'm definitely headed here.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:14 PM   #286
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Cool idea. I figured it out at this point:



but that's probably because I was there last year. Fun city, but lots and lots of American chain stores, and I was disappointed in the lack of drinking culture. Also you should figure out what time of the year you'll hit this spot in your trip, because unlike your other tropical paradises it can get quite unpleasant in certain months.
My dad works out there from time to time, but doubt he ever takes in the cool stuff. I figured I should have at least one authentic Asian city experience mixed in with my tropical galavanting.

Looks like I'm supposed to go between late October & January or in April, so thanks for the heads up on that. My timetable is quite flexible so far, but I'll probably want to be there in approximately mid-April to avoid getting cold elsewhere.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:24 PM   #287
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Philippines is obviously the greatest holiday destination in the world

Palawan is stunning, and Boracay is great for other reasons!
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:23 PM   #288
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:55 PM   #289
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Was trying to decide between Vientiane and Luang Prabang and ended up with the latter because it's supposed to be so pretty and charming and is so highly-ranked in travel lists I saw.

But I do suspect that, depending on what I was in the mood for, I might have at least as good a time in Vientiane, since it's bigger and more bustling and lively.

In any event, I've heard Laos is AMAZING. I'm tentatively planning an extended SE Asia thing next year, and if I do, I'm definitely headed here.
Not close at all imo. I've been to both and Vientiane is largely regarded as a **** hole and Luang Prabang is indeed incredible.
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:57 PM   #290
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Not close at all imo. I've been to both and Vientiane is largely regarded as a **** hole and Luang Prabang is indeed incredible.
this is excellent news
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:46 PM   #291
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W

Pick 1: ALASKA 149.4937 W
Pick 2: TUVALU 177.6493 E
Pick 3: VLADIVOSTOK 132.0065 E
Pick 4: FUKUOKA 130.4017 E
Pick 5: CASEY STATION 110.3128 E
Pick 6: ULAANBAATAR 106.9057 E

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Old 10-10-2016, 04:52 PM   #292
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xander's picks are really entertaining
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:59 PM   #293
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A little stuck in work right now, so will write up tonight:

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
6th Stop: CHIANG MAI, THAILAND 98.9817 E
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:59 PM   #294
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xander's picks are really entertaining
I'm getting the sense that xander doesn't mind the cold
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:03 PM   #295
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xander is just off in his own world. I like it.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:06 PM   #296
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W

Pick 1: ALASKA 149.4937 W
Pick 2: TUVALU 177.6493 E
Pick 3: VLADIVOSTOK 132.0065 E
Pick 4: FUKUOKA 130.4017 E
Pick 5: CASEY STATION 110.3128 E
Pick 6: ULAANBAATAR 106.9057 E

will write up later
maybe this is an indictment on me, but if you wrote a random city down instead of "Alaska", I literally would have never heard of any of these places
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:28 PM   #297
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im suspicious xander might be trolling us all
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:35 PM   #298
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I've been to Hawaii, I've been to Fiji, I've been to Hong Kong, I've been to both islands of New Zealand and I've been to Australia

I want to go places that I've never been to before and are not typical vacation spots. A warm beach or a big famous tower doesn't interest me as much as the different cultures and unique natural sights I could encounter
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:41 PM   #299
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I want to go places that I've never been to before and are not typical vacation spots. A warm beach or a big famous tower doesn't interest me as much as the different cultures and unique natural sights I could encounter
This is a great attitude for enjoying travelling imo

Although sometimes the unique sights/cultural experience involves the beach or tower I would suggest, but I know what you mean.
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I've been to Hawaii, I've been to Fiji, I've been to Hong Kong, I've been to both islands of New Zealand and I've been to Australia

I want to go places that I've never been to before and are not typical vacation spots. A warm beach or a big famous tower doesn't interest me as much as the different cultures and unique natural sights I could encounter
I get this 100 percent btw

Worried I'm gonna start competing with you for destinations (and getting sniped) once we clear Asia
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