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Old 10-13-2016, 06:03 PM   #476
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Me too and agree on Dubrovnik but Cape Town is easily worth a week. Went through there on honeymoon and could have easily done more than the week we stayed. Can include wine country, garden route, plenty of day trips etc. Prob my second favourite city after Melbourne
yeah I could see Cape Town potentially being worth longer, I went there a a student with little disposable income so maybe it's one that'd be better if I went back
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:04 PM   #477
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Congrats on the baby-to-be Bloo!
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:07 PM   #478
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Congrats on the baby-to-be Bloo!
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:08 PM   #479
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Me too and agree on Dubrovnik but Cape Town is easily worth a week. Went through there on honeymoon and could have easily done more than the week we stayed. Can include wine country, garden route, plenty of day trips etc. Prob my second favourite city after Melbourne
Tried to snag Melbourne in this draft but ended up having other priorities and then just missed it longitudinally
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:20 PM   #480
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I meant the Agra Fort, not the Red Fort fwiw
That was you? In here? I had no clue why I was reading about India today & what it had to do with Cape Town & my intended next destination.

I'm awfully tired...why?
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Congrats on the baby-to-be Bloo!
Because 2nd children make your life about 7x harder, even if they're objectively much easier & more laid back than your 1st child.

Although the main issue right now is that he's waiting on surgery to get tubes in his ears so he wakes me up 5+ times a night.

But yeah, congrats...it is pretty awesome seeing them together & how sweet they are with each other, no matter how exhausting it is.
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Me too and agree on Dubrovnik but Cape Town is easily worth a week. Went through there on honeymoon and could have easily done more than the week we stayed. Can include wine country, garden route, plenty of day trips etc. Prob my second favourite city after Melbourne
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yeah I could see Cape Town potentially being worth longer, I went there a a student with little disposable income so maybe it's one that'd be better if I went back
Served. I hope this teaches you to never ever badmouth one of my picks again. J/k I'm always down for some constructive criticism.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:45 PM   #481
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C'mon filthy. Hurry up and pick something terrible.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:13 PM   #482
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To finish up my writeups left to do: Mumbai

Another city with a rich history that I just couldn't skip over. I'll be seeing:

The Gateway of India:


The imposing Haji Ali mosque/tomb:


The Elephanta Caves:


The hustle and bustle of the many open-air markets:


And, of course, Bollywood!:


All this city travel is going to make me tired. I think I'll take it easy next week.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:30 PM   #483
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It's impossible for filthy to take my pick, so I'm considering just announcing it before I feel totally useless tonight
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:40 AM   #484
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

sorry i got confused by the rerand and didn't know it was my pick.

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Old 10-14-2016, 04:43 AM   #485
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he has a custom private yacht jet

he'll be fine

(also beer and wine were cheaper for me in Malmö than Copenhagen!)
That's only in the bears - you need to pay 50$ and your first born to get a beer in a supermarket.

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sorry i got confused by the rerand and didn't know it was my pick.

vienna
Best pick by filthy since Mystique.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:43 AM   #486
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Time for some adventure tourism (and it's heart-stoppingly beautiful besides)

9th stop: Kashmir Region, India/Pakistan, 76.5762 deg. E

Writeup tonight with my Kerala pick
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:04 AM   #487
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After all that city traveling the past three weeks, it's time for some nature.

I'm going to relax in Eastern Madagascar.

I'll start at the Vakona Forest Lodge and combine luxury with the wilderness.







After that, I'll be visiting the Ranomafana National Park with a bazillion different types of animals.









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Old 10-14-2016, 10:12 AM   #488
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I'm now lagging significantly behind everyone else, huh
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:26 AM   #489
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Whew, xander came close but didn't snipe me

Pick 8: Kerala, India 76.2711° E

(Specifically Kochi, Kollam, Alappuzha, and the backwaters, but whatever other parts of the state nobody else ends up drafting as well)

write up also will happen later
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Time for some adventure tourism (and it's heart-stoppingly beautiful besides)

9th stop: Kashmir Region, India/Pakistan, 76.5762 deg. E

Writeup tonight with my Kerala pick
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:54 AM   #490
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Kashmir Valley's longitude is either 76.25something or 74.something, depending on where I look in the ten seconds I've spent on this just now, so I'll go with that and daytrip to the rest
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:54 AM   #491
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oh sweet, I can still grab Beirut
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:04 AM   #492
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oh sweet, I can still grab Beirut
this was high on my list; i hear it's amazing
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:43 PM   #493
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I may need a ruling on this one...flying to Windhoek, Namibia (17.0658 E) to start a seven-day safari around Namibia.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:50 PM   #494
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I may need a ruling on this one...flying to Windhoek, Namibia (17.0658 E) to start a seven-day safari around Namibia.
Windhoek is my other 2nd or 3rd favorite African capital city name.

I'm up? I haven't even done a write-up or much thinking.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:04 PM   #495
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I may need a ruling on this one...flying to Windhoek, Namibia (17.0658 E) to start a seven-day safari around Namibia.
I don't see anything wrong with that, so long as you keep it within the confines of what is possible in a week.

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Windhoek is my other 2nd or 3rd favorite African capital city name.

I'm up? I haven't even done a write-up or much thinking.
Yeah, you're up.

And Antananarivo > Windhoek (speaking only about city name here). Obviously [REDACTED] is #1. Don't think it'll get drafted. Well, xander might snag it.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:08 PM   #496
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I just have a history with Windhoek going back to 7th grade, but I agree that in a vacuum Antananarivo is better.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:09 PM   #497
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Namibia is an awesome choice that was high on my list

at the end of this, is someone going to put together a map showing each of our journeys, side by side? like, the blue line follows where i went, and the green line follows where xander went...
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:14 PM   #498
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So there are a few locations that tempted me slightly west of here, & they'll likely be gone by my next pick, but if not, it's a nice bonus.

I decided I couldn't turn down this pretty cool combo of...

History:

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Natural scenery:

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Dining:

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Scenic views:

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Beaches:

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& sunsets:

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Old 10-14-2016, 06:06 PM   #499
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at the end of this, is someone going to put together a map showing each of our journeys, side by side? like, the blue line follows where i went, and the green line follows where xander went...
Cool idea. I wish I had the computer skills to do that.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:21 PM   #500
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Kind of like an 8 person version of this?

Seems doable, but a PITA...



Also, the lines should be going to the points, but this was just a sloppy quick example.

The problem is going to be when it gets to places like Europe where all the lines are going to be heavily concentrated & the scaling is going to be tough...

But if just trying to get a general picture of the route, can remove the pins & it shouldn't be bad...
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