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Old 10-29-2016, 05:52 AM   #851
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:42 AM   #852
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Merida, Mexico
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:53 AM   #853
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Merida, Mexico
Decent pick imo.
When you go, make sure you visit Kuuk, that restaurant is amazing
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:41 PM   #854
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moab utah

how many picks do we have left?
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:59 PM   #855
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We're on pick 20, so 4 for you.
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:46 PM   #856
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La Paz
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:46 PM   #857
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That's Bolivia and not Mexico btw
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:41 PM   #858
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Skiing trip in Vail Colorado
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:46 PM   #859
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San Sebastian, Spain, 1.9812 W

Let's go to Basque country
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:08 PM   #860
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I need to start bringing my list home from work, although I guess it should be a moot point by next weekend.

I'm pretty sure this might have been next, & not sure of the order of my other ones.

This is a personal pick...my grandmother used to live here before she died & I have a lot of memories & as such want to make it part of my trip...

St. Croix, USVI 64.8348 W.

I assume I get the other 2 islands as well, but whatever.
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:51 PM   #861
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Bypassed Ghana and Algeria and other stuff
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Old 10-30-2016, 09:11 AM   #862
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Round 20:
Bloobird
filthyvermin
xander biscuits
Biesterfield
Gadarene
JMurder3
True North
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Round 21:
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Gadarene
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:47 AM   #863
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Washington/Northern Virginia (77.0369 W)
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:04 AM   #864
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Writeup later tonight. I'm taking southwestern Nicaragua.
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:05 AM   #865
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Round 21:
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:00 PM   #866
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Washington/Northern Virginia (77.0369 W)
Oh, honey
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:08 PM   #867
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I like Washington
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:08 PM   #868
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OK, time for some writeups.

Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W
Leg 1, April 8-14: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W
Leg 2, April 15-22: WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 174.7762 E
Leg 3, April 23-28: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 151.2093 E
Leg 4, April 29-May 5: PHUKET, THAILAND 98.3381 E
Leg 5, May 6-12: MAURITIUS 57.5522 E
Leg 6, May 13-19: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT 31.2357 E
Leg 7, May 20-26: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 30.3351 E
Leg 8, May 27-June 2: CRETE, GREECE 24.8093 E
Leg 9, June 3-9: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 18.0944 E





A beautiful walled city on the shores of the Adriatic. Typically beautiful European architecture to look at:





Nearby Mljet National Park:







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Beaches:



And could quite possibly wander into nearby Bosnia:


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Old 10-30-2016, 01:15 PM   #869
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W
Leg 1, April 8-14: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W
Leg 2, April 15-22: WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 174.7762 E
Leg 3, April 23-28: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 151.2093 E
Leg 4, April 29-May 5: PHUKET, THAILAND 98.3381 E
Leg 5, May 6-12: MAURITIUS 57.5522 E
Leg 6, May 13-19: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT 31.2357 E
Leg 7, May 20-26: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 30.3351 E
Leg 8, May 27-June 2: CRETE, GREECE 24.8093 E
Leg 9, June 3-9: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 18.0944 E
Leg 10, June 10-16: WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA 17.0658 E

This will be a six-day safari of Namibia, including Etosha National Park, Skeleton Coast National Park, and other sites:



I'm just going to go ahead and post a whole bunch of wildlife photos now.



















For JM3:

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Old 10-30-2016, 01:45 PM   #870
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I like Washington
I've lived there for 15 years, it's just a personal bias
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:47 PM   #871
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W
Leg 1, April 8-14: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W
Leg 2, April 15-22: WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 174.7762 E
Leg 3, April 23-28: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 151.2093 E
Leg 4, April 29-May 5: PHUKET, THAILAND 98.3381 E
Leg 5, May 6-12: MAURITIUS 57.5522 E
Leg 6, May 13-19: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT 31.2357 E
Leg 7, May 20-26: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 30.3351 E
Leg 8, May 27-June 2: CRETE, GREECE 24.8093 E
Leg 9, June 3-9: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 18.0944 E
Leg 10, June 10-16: WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA 17.0658 E
Leg 11, June 17-23: OSLO, NORWAY 10.7522 E



Ah, Norway. A wonderful place to relax and take in the nature and the clean air.



I will also take a look at old Viking life:





The Kon-Tiki Museum:



Beautiful green beaches:



But the highlight will be travelling south to see the fjords:











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Old 10-30-2016, 02:03 PM   #872
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W
Leg 1, April 8-14: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W
Leg 2, April 15-22: WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 174.7762 E
Leg 3, April 23-28: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 151.2093 E
Leg 4, April 29-May 5: PHUKET, THAILAND 98.3381 E
Leg 5, May 6-12: MAURITIUS 57.5522 E
Leg 6, May 13-19: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT 31.2357 E
Leg 7, May 20-26: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 30.3351 E
Leg 8, May 27-June 2: CRETE, GREECE 24.8093 E
Leg 9, June 3-9: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 18.0944 E
Leg 10, June 10-16: WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA 17.0658 E
Leg 11, June 17-23: OSLO, NORWAY 10.7522 E
Leg 12, June 24-30: MILAN, ITALY 9.1859 E



Mostly using this as a jumping off point to various Italian Alpine areas, such as Bolzano:



Como:



Val Grande National Park:



Not that there isn't anything to see in Milan, of course:

Milan Cathedral



Sormani Library



Ulrico Hoepli Planetarium



Arco della Pace



San Carlo al Corso

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Old 10-30-2016, 02:22 PM   #873
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W
Leg 1, April 8-14: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W
Leg 2, April 15-22: WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 174.7762 E
Leg 3, April 23-28: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 151.2093 E
Leg 4, April 29-May 5: PHUKET, THAILAND 98.3381 E
Leg 5, May 6-12: MAURITIUS 57.5522 E
Leg 6, May 13-19: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT 31.2357 E
Leg 7, May 20-26: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 30.3351 E
Leg 8, May 27-June 2: CRETE, GREECE 24.8093 E
Leg 9, June 3-9: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 18.0944 E
Leg 10, June 10-16: WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA 17.0658 E
Leg 11, June 17-23: OSLO, NORWAY 10.7522 E
Leg 12, June 24-30: MILAN, ITALY 9.1859 E
Leg 13, July 1-7: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND 8.5417 E



Yeah, so I'm not spending much time in Zurich, either. I've always wanted to do a European bike tour, and what better place to do one than Switzerland? The trip takes me from Konstanz, Germany to Interlaken, Switzerland:



Where I will see such sights as:















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Old 10-30-2016, 02:31 PM   #874
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Starting Point: LAS VEGAS 115.1398 W
Leg 1, April 8-14: VANCOUVER/LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 123.1207 W
Leg 2, April 15-22: WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND 174.7762 E
Leg 3, April 23-28: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 151.2093 E
Leg 4, April 29-May 5: PHUKET, THAILAND 98.3381 E
Leg 5, May 6-12: MAURITIUS 57.5522 E
Leg 6, May 13-19: CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT 31.2357 E
Leg 7, May 20-26: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 30.3351 E
Leg 8, May 27-June 2: CRETE, GREECE 24.8093 E
Leg 9, June 3-9: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 18.0944 E
Leg 10, June 10-16: WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA 17.0658 E
Leg 11, June 17-23: OSLO, NORWAY 10.7522 E
Leg 12, June 24-30: MILAN, ITALY 9.1859 E
Leg 13, July 1-7: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND 8.5417 E
Leg 14, July 8-14: BORDEAUX/SW FRANCE 7.1427 E



Third straight week where the starting point is not the ultimate destination. I will spend a day or two in Bordeaux, wandering around the chateaux and the vineyards:





On Tuesday, I will venture out to the Dordogne region, where I will watch the first of five legs of the 2017 Tour de France:



Where I will hang out with thousands of my closest friends to watch a few seconds of bike racers zoom past:



Or maybe more than a few seconds, as there are also two mountain stages:









Where things can get a bit crazy:



Fun times!
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Old 10-30-2016, 04:23 PM   #875
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cabo san lucas
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