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Old 10-21-2016, 12:14 PM   #701
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:58 PM   #702
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Jotunheimen Nasjonalpark 8.4842° E
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:59 PM   #703
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Jotunheimen Nasjonalpark 8.4842° E
Nice pick

I'll go later tonight
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:02 PM   #704
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I will try to do some write ups tonight, but not before the sheep reveal...
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:15 AM   #705
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

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
8th Stop: KERALA, INDIA 76.2711° E
9th Stop: KASHMIR REGION, INDIA/PAKISTAN 74.7973° E
10th Stop: SHIRAZ, IRAN 52.5837° E
11th Stop: TBILISI AND KAKHETI REGION, GEORGIA, 44.8271° E
12th Stop: DODECANESE AND NORTH AEGEAN ISLANDS, GREECE, 28.2176° E
13th Stop: MACEDONIA ANCIENT AND MODERN (THESSALONIKI, SKOPJE, AND ENVIRONS), 21.4280° E
14th Stop: KOTOR, MONTENEGRO, 18.7712° E
15th Stop: SPLIT AND THE NORTHERN DALMATIAN COAST, CROATIA, 16.4402° E

Bloobird, you can take Lake Bled, but you can never take...MY FREEDOM to explore other parts of Slovenia!

16th Stop: Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14.5058° E

I plan to use Ljubljana as a charming home base from which to visit many places in Slovenia that are not Lake Bled, including the Škocjan caves, the coastal town of Piran, the alpine town of Kamnik, the Savinja and Šalek Valley, and, depending on whether Bloo wants it because it's sorta near Bled, Triglav National Park.

Should be lots of fun. Slovenia has been near the top of my travel wishlist for a long, long time.
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:43 AM   #706
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Hiking trip in Patagonia. But since that is far too big of a region for this draft, specifically the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:05 AM   #707
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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
Pick 11: JERUSALEM 35.2137° E


City steeped in religious history and culture



The Western Wall. A place of pilgrimage.



Historic Ruins


Traditional Markets


A day trip to the Dead Sea might be in order





Obviously I'll try out some local cuisine



All in all it's set to be a great week
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:13 AM   #708
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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
Pick 11: JERUSALEM 35.2137° E
Pick 12: SAVONLINNA 28.8864° E

Off we go to a quaint little marina town in rural Finland. It will be a different pace of life.

Independent guesthouses. Nothing corporate, nothing chain.



This castle is the main attraction in the town


Looks great at all times of day and in all seasons



They even have an Opera festival there every year. Perhaps my time there will coincide with this...


Freshly caught and cooked seafood:



Local Beer


For the past 16 years they have held a cell phone throwing competition. Who knows if I'll be in town when this goes on
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:21 AM   #709
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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
Pick 11: JERUSALEM 35.2137° E
Pick 12: SAVONLINNA 28.8864° E
Pick 13: OKAVANGO DELTA 22.9059° E

Off to Africa for a week of safari.

Outstanding natural beauty




There's even a sunset for JM3


This is where I will be staying



And I will spend pretty much the whole week travelling around and looking out for animals. I might even bring a rifle in case we encounter a German dentist.









Isn't nature great
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:25 AM   #710
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Hiking trip in Patagonia. But since that is far too big of a region for this draft, specifically the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

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Old 10-22-2016, 08:12 AM   #711
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Was wondering if I should pick Torres del Paine now or next round.

I guess I don't have that problem anymore.
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:31 AM   #712
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From the top of Argentina to the bottom.....

Pick #16: Tierra del Fuego (-68.3044)

Ushuaia is a nice looking small town:
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The national park is gorgeous:
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There's cool looking birds there:
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And of course.....pingüinos!
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Now I don't feel so bad about losing Torres del Paine.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:30 AM   #713
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Nice sunset xander.
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:29 PM   #714
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Munich writeup:
Nice pics and write-up, but Munich Oktoberfest pics without using this EXACT pic is a MAJOR 2p2 image violation!!!!

This is your only warning sir, don't ever do it again!

Post saver for Biesterfield (thread itself is awesome! thanks all!)
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:36 PM   #715
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Iceland

usual apologies for missing writeups

I swear I'll catch them up before the end of the draft
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:53 PM   #716
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Damn, that was my next stop.

Instead, I'll go to St. John's, Newfoundland (52.7128 W).
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:30 PM   #717
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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
Pick 11: JERUSALEM 35.2137° E
Pick 12: SAVONLINNA 28.8864° E
Pick 13: OKAVANGO DELTA 22.9059° E
Pick 14: PALERMO 13.3613° E

Sicily is a really authentic part of Italy. They still to things the traditional way there and don't have as much non Italian influence.

Beautiful Churches and traditional looking buildings



Traditional streets complete with vespers and market stalls



The sea obv


Ancient ruins




What's that in the background of the last picture?
Oh that's right, it's a volcano

Definitely want to visit that


And the food?




forget about it!
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:39 PM   #718
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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
Pick 11: JERUSALEM 35.2137° E
Pick 12: SAVONLINNA 28.8864° E
Pick 13: OKAVANGO DELTA 22.9059° E
Pick 14: PALERMO 13.3613° E
Pick 15: JOTUNHEIMEN NASJONALPARK 8.4842° E

National park. It' not just a slide and a swing and a patch of grass. It actually means something special in Norway. I think the entire country should be a national park, but this area is an extra special area of natural beauty.

Let's let the pictures do the talking:









This can be my base for a week:


With perhaps an overnight stay in the middle of a really long walk:



Views that you just have to see in person
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:53 PM   #719
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Iceland

usual apologies for missing writeups

I swear I'll catch them up before the end of the draft
Make sure you visit the dick museum!
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:11 PM   #720
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After 15 picks:

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Old 10-22-2016, 06:12 PM   #721
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Xander, I'm envious that you've caught up on writeups

I will endeavor to do the same tomorrow
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:13 PM   #722
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Make sure you visit the dick museum!
And some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the universe, of course
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:14 PM   #723
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where are we in the draft order?
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:15 PM   #724
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where are we in the draft order?
JM3
then me
then you

unless I've got something wrong
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:21 PM   #725
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Make sure you visit the dick museum!
Beat me to it, you scallawag!
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