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Old 10-17-2016, 08:51 PM   #601
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Munich writeup:

OK, so I'm going for Oktoberfest which is September 17th which means since it was my 11th pick my trip starts the last week in June in the blistering Las Vegas summer (during the world series!).

Besides the obvious festivities, Munich is still a large bustling city (12th largest in the EU) with a high standard of living (#5 in the world per some Wiki ranking)

outstanding architecture

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random activities like river surfing

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world renown beer gardens

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get to see some scrub football team

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and the main event
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:31 PM   #602
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Munich looks cool.

Never been to Germany despite going to Europe 8 times.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:39 PM   #603
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Monaco writeup

Glitz, glamous, playground for the rich and famous, ocean views, gambling
Good thing there is no price limit on this draft because this is the most expensive place in the world.

main harbor. maybe Ill pick up some models and cruise up and down the riveria for a couple days
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city on a rock
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World famous Monte Carlo Casino
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Aquarium is supposed to be good
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As luck would have it I will be there during the Monaco Yacht Show so get to see puppies like this

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Old 10-18-2016, 12:46 AM   #604
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Another delinquent writeup:

9th Stop: KASHMIR REGION, INDIA/PAKISTAN 74.7973 E

People have called Kashmir a land of unimaginable beauty and, according to the Persian poet Amir Khusru, a paradise on earth. It is one of the most gorgeous and unique travel destinations in the world.

I mean, come on:

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Like...

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Here's some more:

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Where the ground runs thick with sheep:

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Or flowers?

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Or...water? (That's a tree in the middle of a lake.)

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There's Sonamarg:

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Also quite wonderful in the winter:

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Srinagar and Dal Lake:

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Leh:

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Maybe take in some polo!

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Or just the stars:

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Kargil:

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Dowarian Lake:

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As a disputed region, it also has a fearsome border:

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But that's okay, I'm sure I'll be fine.

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And, of course, Kashmir at sunset:

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Old 10-18-2016, 03:47 AM   #605
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Thinking over my next stop, will choose shortly.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:57 AM   #606
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Enjoying the pictures & places I never picture when I picture the India area. Understanding why you guys made so many picks there. How practical is seeing all this stuff in a week? Do you have to eat Indian food?
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:28 AM   #607
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i know about 10 people who went to india, and every one of them got sick. for real. not just throwing shade on your picks.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:46 AM   #608
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vegetarian is the way to go when in India I've heard

old meat can make you very sick but old vegetables not so much
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:58 AM   #609
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OK, I'm pretty sure it's OK for me to take this. I'm going to take a Baltic Capitals Triple Threat and swing through Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius in a week. 2-3 days in each seems like it'd be plenty, and they're close enough together for easy transport between them.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:44 AM   #610
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JM3 up now to kickoff the second half of the trip.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:12 AM   #611
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i know about 10 people who went to india, and every one of them got sick. for real. not just throwing shade on your picks.
I know about 20 people who went to India for a wedding, and none of us got sick.

A bunch of us ate street food -- with meat! -- and everything; I'll even post photographic evidence later today. Just got to be savvy about it and 1) don't drink the water or have vegetables that have been rinsed in water, and 2) don't go to street food stalls where nobody else is eating and the food has been sitting out. I can still remember the ridiculous lamb biryani and kathi roll that I had from a stall outside Delhi
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:15 AM   #612
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Enjoying the pictures & places I never picture when I picture the India area. Understanding why you guys made so many picks there. How practical is seeing all this stuff in a week? Do you have to eat Indian food?
And to answer the question about seeing stuff in a week, I'm positive that several of my writeups have been way too ambitious in that regard, but I view it as a demonstration of the abundant options I have for places to go, rather than as a commitment to rush through and squeeze every single thing in. But yeah, irl I'd definitely want to stay for more than a week at most of my selections.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #613
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Give me Barcelona. Writeup in a couple hours.

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:45 AM   #614
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m%&*DS%Fdkfbns

figured I have four picks to fade until I would pick Barcelona, no dice
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:54 AM   #615
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figured I have four picks to fade until I would pick Barcelona, no dice
It's okay; of the four cities I've visited in Spain, Barcelona was my fourth-favorite
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:13 AM   #616
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I was going to pick something else 1st, but there's things about Barcelona that made me want to ensure I get it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:18 AM   #617
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I was going to pick something else 1st, but there's things about Barcelona that made me want to ensure I get it.
Don't get me wrong, Barcelona is really cool, and everyone generally LOOOOOOOVES it

It just wasn't as fun or friendly or easily navigable for my personal tastes as the other places we went, but it's also possible that if I went back a second time, I would have a ridiculous blast
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:04 PM   #618
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Sorry that you've had to wait 9 hours for me to pick, been busy with this and that

Gonna take the Okavango Delta 22.something east

add that to my ever growing list of write ups...
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:10 PM   #619
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Sorry that you've had to wait 9 hours for me to pick, been busy with this and that

Gonna take the Okavango Delta 22.something east

add that to my ever growing list of write ups...
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:14 PM   #620
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Cool pick. Considered that area before settling on Zambia.

Now it's time for our daily dose of lolfilthy.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:18 PM   #621
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Filthy is busy and sent me his pick. He's taking Henderson, NV.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:21 PM   #623
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:22 PM   #624
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Yeah, Botswana was going to be my next pick. It's supposed to be pretty elite.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:24 PM   #625
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Halfway into the draft and filthy is ~90% around the world? Awesome.
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