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Old 10-11-2016, 09:37 PM   #326
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Whenever they want, I guess. Most interested in xander's plan.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:41 PM   #327
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I'm behind on writeups; I'll rectify that at some point soon

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
7th Stop: MANDALAY PROVINCE, MYANMAR 96.0891 E

hard choice between that and a couple other places; i also thought about hopping ahead a bit to pick up something i really really want, but am crossing my fingers that it will be there for me next round
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:26 PM   #328
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catching up on writeups, part 1:

Located in the mountains of northern Thailand, everything I've heard about Chiang Mai is that it's just awesome and charming and gorgeous. Basically you visit there and you don't ever want to leave.

I plan to spend my time relaxing, visiting cool sights, seeing beautiful scenery, and eating amazing food.

Some pictures of those things:

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I was really hoping to snag Chiang Mai and I'm super-glad I did. This hypothetical vacation so far is absolutely ****ing ridiculous.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:29 PM   #329
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that's a lot of temples
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:49 PM   #330
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Catching up on writeups, part 2:

Mandalay Province in Myanmar is an abundance of delights.

From the city of Mandalay itself:

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to the day trips:

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to the jewel of this leg of my trip, the ancient city of Bagan:

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This promises to be a truly unique and rewarding destination.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:50 PM   #331
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that's a lot of temples
if you look at my list of destinations and the first thing you think of is temples, you're doing it wrong
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:14 AM   #332
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if you look at my list of destinations and the first thing you think of is temples, you're doing it wrong
im pretty sure you're leading in temples over everyone else combined.

i won't see one temple on my trip
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:41 AM   #333
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From Cairo, I'll make my way north to ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (30.3351 E).
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:47 AM   #334
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Will make my pick within the next couple hours when I'm at work. No idea where I'm going next.
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:58 AM   #335
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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
Pick 7: COLOMBO 79.8612 E

I'm off to Sri Lanka. It seems to have it all. Mountains, beaches, waterfalls, forests, highlands plains, caves, coves, valleys, fortresses, temples, ruins, and even ancient kingdoms. Being an island it has its own identity and isn't like any other place. It has its own culture, traditions, food and experiences to be had. Here are some pictures of what I might see, do or eat there:









plus so many more things...
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:23 AM   #336
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You're going to eat that cute kitty and those elephants?
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:31 AM   #337
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You're going to eat that cute kitty and those elephants?
Of course... And he's going to "do" all those dancing girls
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:48 AM   #338
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Maybe he'll eat the girls and do the elephant.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:50 AM   #339
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im pretty sure you're leading in temples over everyone else combined.

i won't see one temple on my trip
psst...Asia has temples, it's sort of how it is

racist ban for you
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:54 AM   #340
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So after some brief consideration, & a look at a map, I've decided to head quite west.

I shall go to DUBAI.

Here is a write-up I previously did on one small portion of the area:

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Other than that, there are crazy skyline views, including, but not limited to, the views of & from Burj Khalifa:

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There's the world's largest mall, with a 7D (whatever that is) holographic show:



& a big azz aquarium:

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There's also a cool fountain experience:

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& of course, like any JM3 vacation spot, there has to be beaches:

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& sunsets...

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JM3 trip so far:
Las Vegas - 115.1398 W
San Diego - 117.1611 W
Bora Bora - 151.7415 W
Maui - 156.3319 W
Samoa - 172.1046 W
Taipei - 121.9189 E
Krabi Province - 98.9063 E
Dubai - 55.2708 E
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:00 PM   #341
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almost took Dubai last time
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:01 PM   #342
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Number of drafted places that I've been to = 9 currently
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:19 PM   #343
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Only 1 for me
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:21 PM   #344
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What are people's thoughts on re-randomizing the order for rounds 9-16? (and then again for 17-24)

It's fine with me, but I think we should finalize that (and post the order) before round 8 begins, so that round 8 pickers know when they will choose again.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:23 PM   #345
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What are people's thoughts on re-randomizing the order for rounds 9-16? (and then again for 17-24)

It's fine with me, but I think we should finalize that (and post the order) before round 8 begins, so that round 8 pickers know when they will choose again.
I have a slight preference to keep it the way it is but don't feel strongly one way or the other
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:23 PM   #346
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Only 1 for me
Never been to Central California Coast?
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:24 PM   #347
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I am FOR re-randomizing
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:26 PM   #348
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Never been to Central California Coast?
Nope. Only one I've been to is Los Angeles for a couple days. (and Las Vegas if that counts, but I was only 20 at the time)
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:36 PM   #349
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I am not bothered in the slightest about re-randing or not

whatever people want or feel stronger about.

I have been to:

LA
Fiji
NZ North
NZ South
Sydney
Hong Kong
Singapore
Dubai
Helsinki
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:46 PM   #350
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I think if you're going to re-rand it should be after the 8th round of picks so people specifically have no clue what the order will be next.

Doesn't matter to me, though.
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