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Old 10-14-2016, 06:29 PM   #501
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Pick 10: PETRA 35.4444 E

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Old 10-14-2016, 07:11 PM   #502
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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
Pick 7: COLOMBO 79.8612 E
Pick 8: UDHAGAMANDALAM 76.6932 E

I'll be honest here, I thought that all of India was west of all of Sri Lanka. Searched the latitude of Chennai and was duly disappointed. I then decided to look west with day trips to the coast in mind and found Udhagamandalam. It's a lovely looking place in the centre of India with a direct 1 hour flight to Chennai.



But then I started thinking to myself "what's the point of going to Chennai when I've got so much here?"

Picturesque scenery


Hillside Accommodation



Botanical Gardens


Waterfalls


An old fashioned train that makes me think of the Darjeeling Limited


And some great looking food


I think I'll give Chennai a miss. Who needs the hustle and bustle of city life when you can take things a little more easy...
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:31 PM   #503
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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
Pick 7: COLOMBO 79.8612 E
Pick 8: UDHAGAMANDALAM 76.6932 E
Pick 9: ANTANANARIVO 47.5079 E

Off to Madagascar. What a magical looking place. So colourful and cheerful



Fresh, local food that looks so great and healthy.




Away from the city you can see such amazing natural beauty





No wonder they made all those movies about this place.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:52 PM   #504
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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
Pick 7: COLOMBO 79.8612 E
Pick 8: UDHAGAMANDALAM 76.6932 E
Pick 9: ANTANANARIVO 47.5079 E
Pick 10: PETRA 35.4444 E

So Petra is one of those places that gets put on a lot of new wonders of the world and bucket lists. It's those places carved into the rock that was featured in that Indiana Jones movie. You know the place:






What else is there to do? Not too much to be honest, but you don't really need anything else to do. You can take camel treks and long walks and just marvel at the wonderous sights. It's hot and dusty work so I'll probably take a couple of half days to just relax in my nice hotel with great facilities and great location and views.


I might spend a bit of time in the Cave Bar


And every meal try something new and something local




This place might be a bit of a one trick pony, but when you're on week 10 of a 24 week adventure and you're in the desert you might as well take things easy.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:46 PM   #505
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Considered Petra. Looks pretty cool.

Now we need a terrible pick from filthy.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:00 AM   #506
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Petra is a great pick

Have you guys seen the travel series "Departures"? It provides plenty of inspiration like this thread
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:19 AM   #507
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Considered Petra but yeah, thought a week there would be way more than I'd want.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:32 AM   #508
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:58 AM   #509
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Does this mean it's my turn again? Just landed in [UNDRAFTED CITY] so will pick later today; plz don't skip me
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:38 PM   #510
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I'm definitely not getting a security clearance when i get back from this hypothetical vacation

My next pick is Shiraz, Iran

Writeups on Sunday or Monday, promise
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:37 PM   #511
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Iran wasn't on my radar at all. Interested in the writeup.

Biester is up now, then Bloo kicks off round 11.
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:02 PM   #512
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Iran wasn't on my radar at all. Interested in the writeup.

Biester is up now, then Bloo kicks off round 11.
Short version of the writeup: supremely gorgeous, dripping with ancient history, great food, the people are apparently some of the friendliest and most hospitable anywhere in the world (which I can easily believe, given my experiences in the eastern part of UNDRAFTED COUNTRY), and I'm never gonna actually get a chance to visit there in real life, so what better opportunity than a hypothetical dream trip?
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:03 PM   #513
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I'm definitely not getting a security clearance when i get back from this hypothetical vacation

My next pick is Shiraz, Iran

Writeups on Sunday or Monday, promise
ah, wine country
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:09 PM   #514
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ah, wine country


supposedly where the grape came from, in fact
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:14 PM   #515
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next time some Peehs asks for some city in iran/iraq area with > 1M people I guarantee I'm wheeling out Shiraz

Think learning that Shiraz Iran is:

1). where the Shiraz grape originates
2). a place that exists

is my new knowledge for the day
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:01 PM   #516
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Munich, Germany

will likely time my trip for Oktoberfest

I know I owe writeups, will do them in due time
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:34 PM   #517
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All of Europe will be gone by the time I get there
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:49 PM   #518
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Nah, the big rush is causing people to skip over some good stuff.
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Nah, the big rush is causing people to skip over some good stuff.
Don't you take my good stuff from me

Are we the two furthest east? I don't have easy access to the spreadsheet aorn
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:59 PM   #520
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Yes, next is Bloo and xander (Jordan/Lebanon). Everyone else is in Europe.

I'm last this round, and behind you from here on out. (at least until we rerand for 17-24)
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Yes, next is Bloo and xander (Jordan/Lebanon). Everyone else is in Europe.

I'm last this round, and behind you from here on out. (at least until we rerand for 17-24)
I won't take the things you're most worried I'll take but may take other things you wish had been available for you
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I was first to Europe
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I'm fairly certain I'm winning so far btw
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:09 PM   #524
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I'm fairly certain I'm winning so far btw
Drinks at La Drinkerie confirmed good.
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Drinks at La Drinkerie confirmed good.
They were!
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