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Old 10-13-2016, 11:44 AM   #426
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I mean objectively speaking - it doesnt really matter the order right? there are always 6 people picking in between you except once in each cycle where you have to wait 14 people, so it is just variance in hoping you dont have that large gap in an area of the world that you like
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:44 AM   #427
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There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

Biesterfield
eyebooger
Bloobird
True North
JMurder3
xander biscuits
filthyvermin
Gadarene
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:55 AM   #428
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My first pick is going to be tough. Was hoping that xander/Gad/Bloo would just snipe one of my choices and make my decision easy. But at least I get the long wait over with relatively early.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:56 AM   #429
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So I'm still in the middle right behind TN? That was much ado about nothing
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:58 AM   #430
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There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

Biesterfield
eyebooger
Bloobird
True North
JMurder3
xander biscuits
filthyvermin
Gadarene
welp

all the way down the order entering a competitive region of the world

but probably low immediate chance of snipeage (definitely from filthy, and maybe from xander, though i'm worried there)
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:59 AM   #431
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OK so I am going to have to bypass some solid places but I don't think this comes back to me 14 picks later and I really want it in my stable

Rome, Italy
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:00 PM   #432
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So I'm still in the middle right behind TN? That was much ado about nothing
You were #1 on my list!
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:04 PM   #433
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Gimme a few minutes to think about this one.

Rome was a possibility for me, but I was never skipping that far ahead.

Agreed that it wasn't going to be there in 14 picks.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:18 PM   #434
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You were #1 on my list!
We need a rand of randers...honestly I don't think any of it matters. World is a wide & disparate place.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:34 PM   #435
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I'll take Mumbai and hope that [REDACTED] is there for me next round.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:38 PM   #436
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Mt Kilimanjaro narrowly beat my other option here.
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #437
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Next pick all written up & waiting to be sniped by TN...
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:00 PM   #438
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What's wrong with Bali?
Its where young Australians go for their "get loose holidays" or whatever you would call it, there are much "purer" places in Indonesia, more true to the culture.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:13 PM   #439
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Its where young Australians go for their "get loose holidays" or whatever you would call it, there are much "purer" places in Indonesia, more true to the culture.
fricking Australians, seriously

so close to so many fun things, and with a culture that encourages travel when you're young

compare and contrast to the U.S., where I'd be surprised if 25 percent of Americans 30 and under have passports
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:30 PM   #440
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Next stop: Dubrovnik, Croatia. (18.0944 E)

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Old 10-13-2016, 02:32 PM   #441
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it's not a "stupid mansion". it's a castle. and its famous for maybe the best parties in the history of the world.

that week in hearst castle will be the best week any of us have in the entire draft
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:34 PM   #442
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Round 9? Same concepts, different continent.

Things to do? Sure. Swimming with sharks...

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Kick back at a luxurious resort...

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Visit some beautiful flowers? Maybe.

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Climb up lion's head for amazing 360 degree views...

(not going to try this maneuver...)


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& of course, penguins...

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Breathtaking views & scenery? Of course.

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World class beaches? Always.

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& picturesque sunsets? Only the best for my trip.

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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
Santorini - 25.4615 E
Cape Town - 18.4241 E
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:52 PM   #443
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fricking Australians, seriously

so close to so many fun things, and with a culture that encourages travel when you're young

compare and contrast to the U.S., where I'd be surprised if 25 percent of Americans 30 and under have passports
Quite the opposite in reality I think.

From the big cities in Oz, Bali is ~6 hours flight, Bangkok is ~9 hours flight, Europe is a day of flying.

Surely lots more within reach of Americans? Maybe closer places don't seem as exotic to you?
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:54 PM   #444
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I'm finding out a lot about cool places I draft that make me want to go there that I had never considered...

Not so much with everyone else's picks what with no writeups & all.

I think I'll just declare myself victorious.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:04 PM   #445
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I'm finding out a lot about cool places I draft that make me want to go there that I had never considered...

Not so much with everyone else's picks what with no writeups & all.

I think I'll just declare myself victorious.
Yeah, I'm going to stop posting in other threads until I get my writeups done here.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:05 PM   #446
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Quite the opposite in reality I think.

From the big cities in Oz, Bali is ~6 hours flight, Bangkok is ~9 hours flight, Europe is a day of flying.

Surely lots more within reach of Americans? Maybe closer places don't seem as exotic to you?
from the East Coast of the U.S. (specifically D.C., adjust as needed up and down the coast): Europe is a day of flying given the direction of the time zones, Mexico City is ~5 hours direct, various places in the Caribbean are ~4 hours direct or more, Central America 5.5+ hours direct, South America the same to Colombia etc. and much more further south (and direct flights to these places are infrequent and generally expensive)

from anywhere other than the East Coast, Europe is even further and the stuff to the south of us is generally the same

from the West Coast of the U.S., Tokyo is 11+ hours direct (!), let alone any other part of Asia

we do have Canada. from DC, Montreal is 1.5 hours direct and almost always really expensive (i'm going this weekend because i need to get out of DC, but there are virtually no easy weekend trips out of the country from here), ditto Toronto but slightly cheaper, there are no direct flights from DC to Vancouver and the trip takes almost 8 hours at the low end, ditto Banff and 7+ hours, etc. etc.

the US is big with lots to see (albeit lots of which is also a pain to fly to and not cheap neither), but when it comes to easily visiting other countries, there aren't a ton of options...even before factoring in a culture that views travel abroad as something you should generally only do for business or when you're retired

in any case, both Americans and Australians should be griping at the Brits and Germans and Danes and what-have-you on this board, that's what should really be going on
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:05 PM   #447
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I'm finding out a lot about cool places I draft that make me want to go there that I had never considered...

Not so much with everyone else's picks what with no writeups & all.

I think I'll just declare myself victorious.
i've had writeups for seven of my eight picks, and I'm pretty happy with all of them
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:09 PM   #448
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i've had writeups for seven of my eight picks, and I'm pretty happy with all of them
I was mostly just joking about the recent pick run.

I probably only have 7 of 8 good writeups too...I doubt I did much for San Diego. Might have to borrow my writeup from city draft.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:25 PM   #449
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Have been to both Dubrovnik and Cape Town.

Both were great for 3-4 days.

Don't think I'd want a week in either.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:40 PM   #450
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Have been to both Dubrovnik and Cape Town.

Both were great for 3-4 days.

Don't think I'd want a week in either.
spurs, THIS is the guy we should both be mad at

plus he's, like, 22

(you're probably 22 also. i'm not by the time i turned 30, i had been to one foreign country, Mexico, and that was for a month in high school as a summer exchange program and for a couple of day trips to Tijuana as a kid. i'm a ****ing moron and i wasted so much of my life.)
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