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Old 10-23-2016, 03:29 AM   #751
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It just seems so American

I don't mean to give you a hard time about it

I'm actually taking my family to Costa Rica for Thanksgiving; I've never been there before, and most of them have never done any international traveling at all -- it's supposed to be a really nice and beautiful place, and definitely welcoming

Great pick!
Central America is the one part of the world I've seen nothing of. I've got a mate that's been to 80+ countries and he ranks Costa Rica number 1 fwiw. Trip report please
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:19 AM   #752
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don't normally plan ahead but I've picked out my next spot since it's impossible for me to get sniped

good feeling
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:40 PM   #753
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St. Lucia (60.9789 W)
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:59 PM   #754
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Write up later tonight. Taking Santiago de Chile (-70.7855).
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:31 AM   #755
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Pick #17: Santiago (-70.7855)

That’s quite the imposing backdrop:
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It’s not all an urban jungle:
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How many major cities have a winery?
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I’ll be eating pastel de choclo:
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And be comparing the Chilean asado with its next door neighbor’s:
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Sunset:
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:20 AM   #756
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Will pick once I'm in work and can look at a map.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:17 PM   #757
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i guess work was busier than expected
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:17 PM   #758
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ah ****, sorry

I was after St Lucia but got sniped

Jamaica, I guess

my lack of knowledge of South America is really hurting me in this part of the draft
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:48 PM   #759
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:55 PM   #760
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Belize is pretty nice, they've got some really interesting Mayan ruins sites.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:09 PM   #761
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Casablanca
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:44 PM   #762
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Im up yes?

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btw Costa Rica needs to narrowed down imo
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:21 PM   #763
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Im up yes?

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That's a great pick, would have been right near the top of my list
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:33 PM   #764
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Will pick when I get home
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #765
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JMurder3
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Then:
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:54 PM   #766
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You said the movie draft was after this one finishes......
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:55 PM   #767
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Was wondering when I should make the Galapagos jump. Don't have to worry about that now.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:59 PM   #768
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sorry, internet at home has been spotty and i've been feeling unenergetic; pick is coming right now
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:08 PM   #769
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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
16th Stop: LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, 14.5058 E

one of the many things i regret in my life is not participating in the study abroad program in this city during the summer after my first year of law school; i knew a ton of people who did it, and it was one of the best experience of their lives...but i didn't really care about seeing other countries back then, apparently. I suspect, from what I've read and heard, that I could spend my last eight picks just wandering around this **** hole of a country (hi filthy!) and be super, super happy, but i'll try to restrain myself

I'm also passing up a lot of amazing things with this little jump; you guys left the carcass of Europe pretty well unpicked, but that's the nature of the draft -- i'm doing the same thing

17th Stop: FLORENCE and as much of the rest of TUSCANY as I can fit in, 11.2558 E
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:09 PM   #770
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i meant to spend tonight doing writeups but it's somehow 9 pm and i need to clean up for poker night, so i'll do my best to get to Iran and maybe Georgia and call myself productive for that
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:10 PM   #771
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British Virgin Islands (64.6400 W)
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:12 PM   #772
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Will make my pick shortly.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:24 PM   #773
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Was wondering when I should make the Galapagos jump. Don't have to worry about that now.
better early than never

I learned that lesson the hard way in this draft
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:43 PM   #774
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I want another spot in [REDACTED SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY], but I don't think this will be here for much longer, so I'm taking it now.

Pick #18: The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (-71.9436)

After a lot of relaxing and wine drinking in Chile, it's time to do possibly one of the world's most famous treks. It takes four days, so I have enough time to get acclimated to the altitude beforehand.

Killer views all along the way:
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And at the end, Machu Picchu. Amazing. Here are some pictures my wife and I took when we were there:
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Machu Picchu sunsets aren't really a thing. Sunrises are though:
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:00 PM   #775
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Macchu Picchu was WAY more impressive than I was expecting

Cool pick
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