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Old 10-26-2016, 02:57 PM   #826
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:57 PM   #827
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Interested in the write-up for Nashville, because that pick is pretty high on my WTF-o-meter, especially for Bloo.
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:08 PM   #828
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you'll love it when I get to it in, uh

some time
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:15 PM   #829
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Interested in the write-up for Nashville, because that pick is pretty high on my WTF-o-meter, especially for Bloo.
I can see it. Good food and music city. It wouldn't be in my top 24 destinations in the world, and it's a little hard to imagine spending a week there if you don't know anybody, but I can see the allure.

I'd rather just go back to Portland.
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:13 PM   #830
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IDK, if this was a filthy pick, I'd be dropping a fair number of LOLs right now. But since Bloo picked it, I'll at least entertain the possibility that he is right and I am wrong.
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:32 PM   #831
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I was prepared to LOL Nashville, too, but the sunset seems legit, so will withhold judgment...

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Old 10-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #832
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That doesn't look real

It looks like it's an illustration from an Isaac Asimov novel
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:46 PM   #833
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Cartagena getting picked pretty much does it for me as far as visiting South America.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:13 PM   #834
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Pick #19: Cartagena (-75.5130)

A multi-ethnic city on the Caribbean with a wealth of history, Cartagena is sure to be a good time.

First, there's the Old City:
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With its awesome churches:
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And an old fortress:
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Also there's outstanding beaches:
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It's a great place for a scuba dive or ten:
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And a trip to the Volcán del Totumo is not far away:
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You can take a mud bath there:
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Blend of cultures + ocean access = yummy food:
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Finally, the required sunset:
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:21 AM   #835
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Tbilisi and the Kakheti Region, Georgia

I am so stoked about this leg of my trip that I really wish this weren't all hypothetical.

So, Georgia is a former Soviet republic. It makes amazing wine. The people are really nice. There's tons of history. The scenery is gorgeous. These are all pretty much a running theme for my selections.

Tbilisi is the capital. It oozes charm and interesting architecture.

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The old part of the city is cool.

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The people seem nice.

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And there's fricking tons of street art.

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But I'm only spending a few days there, because I'm heading for Kakheti and wine country!

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It's pretty beautiful.

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Telavi, the capital of the region:

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Another city, Sighnaghi

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The remote and stunning area of Tusheti

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I had to stop myself from continuing to post Tusheti pictures, because they're all damn ridiculously gorgeous

...Okay, one more

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Old monasteries

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And all kinds of wine

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They bury a lot of their wine in these clay amphorae to age it, making it extra-delicious

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Time for a picnic!

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And then finish things off with a sunset

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I want to go here now
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:26 AM   #836
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Oh crap, didn't realise this was on me.

I just went back to the list figuring I'd send a reminder to whoever it was since they clearly didn't know they were holding up the draft

pick incoming...
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:58 AM   #837
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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
Pick 16: SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE 6.6131° E
Pick 17: CASABLANCA 7.5898° W
Pick 18: SISIMIUT 53.6734° W
Pick 19: CHUBUT 65.1115° W

So this is a personal pick that I except everyone to understand but not to envy, so I'll keep the pictures brief. Chubut is the Welsh speaking region of Argentina (within Patagonia, which it has already been admitted was too big to draft on its own) so I think that I'm entitled to this pick.

I'm really interested to see all the Welsh influences and cultural stuff more than the sights since there are so few places in the world that are influenced by the Welsh.






Aside from all this I'll do the stuff you'd expect: National Park, killer whales, walruses and penguins in the wild and some great Argentinian Steak









Plus a sunset for JM3
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:16 AM   #838
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oh wow, wasn't expecting lolwales in this draft

heard about that place from a Gruff Rhys album, interesting pick
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:32 AM   #839
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Big Bend National Park, Texas
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:47 PM   #840
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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
17th Stop: FLORENCE and TUSCANY, 11.2558° E
18th Stop: SARDINIA, ITALY 9.0129° E

xander got an awesome national park, but there's still lots more to see here

19th Stop: BERGEN, NORWAY and a bunch of fjords (thanks, Slartibartfast!), 5.3221° E
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:00 PM   #841
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I'm going to...

Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela 63.5536° W

Mostly for this...



(Angel Falls)

But full write-up when I get to doing writeups.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:02 PM   #842
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Round 19:
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Bloobird
filthyvermin
xander biscuits
Biesterfield
Gadarene
JMurder3
True North

Round 20:
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filthyvermin
xander biscuits
Biesterfield
Gadarene
JMurder3
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:53 PM   #843
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I believe this country count to be correct as of right now:

USA#1 14
Italy 6
France 5.5
India 5.5
China 5
United Kingdom 5
Greece 4.5
Argentina 4
Japan 4
Thailand 4
Brazil 3
Canada 3
Norway 3
Russia 3
Spain 3
Australia 2
Chile 2
Croatia 2
Denmark 2
Finland 2
Germany 2
Laos 2
Madagascar 2
Mexico 2
Morocco 2
New Zealand 2
Slovenia 2
Tanzania 2
Austria 1
Bahamas 1
Barbados 1
Belize 1
Botswana 1
Cambodia 1
Colombia 1
Costa Rica 1
Cuba 1
Czech Republic 1
Ecuador 1
Egypt 1
Fiji 1
Gabon 1
Georgia 1
Iceland 1
Indonesia 1
Iran 1
Israel 1
Jamaica 1
Jordan 1
Lebanon 1
Maldives 1
Mauritius 1
Mongolia 1
Montenegro 1
Myanmar 1
Namibia 1
Nepal 1
Netherlands 1
Peru 1
Philippines 1
Samoa 1
São Tomé and Príncipe 1
Seychelles 1
Singapore 1
South Africa 1
South Korea 1
Sri Lanka 1
St Lucia 1
Sweden 1
Switzerland 1
Taiwan 1
Trindad and Tobago 1
Turkey 1
Tuvalu 1
UAE 1
Venezuela 1
Vietnam 1
Zambia 1
Macedonia 0.5
Monaco 0.5
Pakistan 0.5
Estonia 0.33
Latvia 0.33
Lithuania 0.33
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:32 PM   #844
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Boston/Cape Cod (71.0859 W)

Looks like I'll have time to tackle writeups this weekend, finally.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:58 PM   #845
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Heyyyyy someone picked my home land.
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Old 10-28-2016, 07:45 AM   #846
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xander Gadarene True North JMurder3 Bloobird eyebooger Biesterfield filthyvermin TOTAL
Africa 4 0 3 1 2 3 0 2 15
Antarctica 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Asia 7 9 1 3 8.5 7 4 1 40.5
Europe 3 8 8 7 4.5 0 6 5 41.5
Oceania 1 1 2 3 0 2 1 2 12
N America 2 1 5 3 4 0 5 9 29
S America 1 0 0 2 0 7 3 0 13
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:10 AM   #847
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xander Gadarene True North JMurder3 Bloobird eyebooger Biesterfield filthyvermin TOTAL
Africa 4 0 3 1 2 3 0 2 15
Antarctica 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Asia 7 9 1 3 8.5 7 4 1 40.5
Europe 3 8 8 7 4.5 0 6 5 41.5
Oceania 1 1 2 3 0 2 1 2 12
N America 2 1 5 3 4 0 5 9 29
S America 1 0 0 2 0 7 3 0 13
Everybody started in Vegas?
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:35 AM   #848
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nobody drafted Vegas
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:47 AM   #849
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Yeah, I just didn't count that.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:30 PM   #850
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Bloooooooooooooooooooo..........
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