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Old 10-31-2016, 02:43 PM   #901
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

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I don't know about anyone else but I refuse to draft anywhere that I've actually been to however good it was since this is fantasy after all. I've been to a lot of Europe, hence why I went through it quickly and ignored all the major cities.
Other than Vegas, I've only been to one of the places I've drafted (Central California Coast), so I'm definitely with you on that.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:02 PM   #902
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

I think I'm on my ROUND 14 write-up of Valencia...

Not sure how Bloo plans to get bored of this place in a week?

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But if so, there's always Ibiza a stone's throw away...

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Sunsets for JM3...

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Old 10-31-2016, 03:04 PM   #903
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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
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
Pick 20: LA PAZ 68.1193° W

Capital of Bolivia and a city overlooked by the Andes.



There's a lot to do and so this is how I want to share out my 7 days:

Day 1
There's the old town to see complete with market places, local shops and local food


Day 2
Let's spend the day hiking in the foothills of the Andes



The Night of day 2 I'll be exhausted and ready to sleep anywhere which is a good thing since I'm getting on the night bus and heading out to the Uyuni salt flats.
Day 3



I might even be convinced to do one of these silly tourist photos since perspective seems to get messed up:



The same evening I'll get the bus back to La Paz and will arrive in the morning of Day 4 which will be another rest day where I do nothing much except sleep, eat, drink, go for a stroll and take in a sunset


Day 5 - Day 7
I'll be partaking in the 3 day Pampas tour on the Amazon River. Can't go to South America and not see the Amazon. Lots to take in and lots of animals to see.





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Old 10-31-2016, 03:06 PM   #904
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

those are both great writeups

i feel really ****y about being so far behind on writeups and not being able to use my time during the day to put them together because of the imgur problem
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:10 PM   #905
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Nice pics.



Hope xander has altitude pills ready though.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:15 PM   #906
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Nice pics.



Hope xander has altitude pills ready though.
he just needs to drink coca tea
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:39 PM   #907
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was so confused for a while since I picked La Paz, Mexico
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:44 PM   #908
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Round 15 - Tenerife & Canary Islands in general

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Sunsets...

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Note: at least 1 of these sunsets is a sunrise.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:53 PM   #909
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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
Pick 20: LA PAZ 68.1193° W
Pick 21: CAMPECHE 90.2618° W

So I'm in the Yucatan. I didn't get to see Chichen Itza and I don't think I'll get to see the caves in the East but I can still see ancient Mayan buildings




I can still see natural beauty in the form of Reserva de la Biosfera




including this gem of a hidden beach


I'll spend a couple of days heading out to visit all that stuff and then spend the rest of the time chilling out in the city of Campeche by the sea.

Bright and colourful buildings that will rival New Orleans:




Campeche Cathedral:


Incredible Mexican food:


I bet the fish tacos are amazing!

The obligatory sunset:


Viva la Mexico!

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Old 10-31-2016, 04:30 PM   #910
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Yellowstone National Park
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:39 PM   #911
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

It's not my turn again, is it? I'm after Biesterfield, but has filthy gone today?
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:57 PM   #912
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filthy went last night, then it was me, then Biesterfield and now you
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:05 PM   #913
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La Paz, Mexico
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Pick #20: Southwestern Nicaragua (-86.1680)

I'll start in Laguna de Apoyo. It looks nice.
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The howler monkeys nearby look cute.
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Then it's off to Granada, a charming colonial city.
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Then it's time for Lake Nicaragua and Isla de Ometepe:
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Finally, I'll be checking out las tortugas at the Refugio de Vida Silvestre La Flor:
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Lake Nicaragua sunset:
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Due to Bloo's pick I will more specifically take CAMPECHE 90.2618° W

Hope this is cool
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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
19th Stop: BERGEN, NORWAY, 5.3221° E
20th Stop: SAN SEBASTIAN AND BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN, 1.9182° W

let's head into Africa

21st Stop: FEZ AND TANGIER, MOROCCO, 5.0078° W

three more destinations! will I make it across the Atlantic? it's touch and go at this point
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7.5 hour drive is what I saw, but like I said nbd. You guys all do more of a nomadic trip than I pictured when I read the rules. I also forgot that La Paz was the city somewhat near Uyuni when I made the pick without asking. Want trying to saltflatblock.

I'll go to Los Roques, Venezuela 66.6236° W

As long as someone goes to the Salt Flats, I'm cool.
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Yellowstone National Park
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filthy went last night, then it was me, then Biesterfield and now you
wait, I'm confused then

these are the picks since yesterday evening

let me access the spreadsheet on my phone; i hope i didn't screw people up
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:06 PM   #914
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spreadsheet appears to show that True North, eyebooger, and Bloobird still need to make their 21st picks before round 22 starts, so I think Biester's pick was premature
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:22 PM   #915
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I'll voyage to the high Arctic and take Pond Inlet, Nunavut, on Baffin Island (77.9585 W).
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:41 PM   #916
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Let's put it this way. If I ever go to La Paz for a vacation then I'm not coming home until I've seen the salt flats.

There is a night bus that goes between La Paz and the salt flats you get there in the morning and can leave in the evening (Or there are a bunch of 3 day tours too)
I was in La Paz and didn't get to go to the salt flats We flew in from Santa Cruz and then my wife got really altitude sick and we couldn't go anywhere for days and then we had a flight out somewhere and couldn't go.

We had been in Santa Cruz for a week and went to the airport to fly to La Paz. Got stuck in horrendous traffic and we were sure we had missed it only to get there and realise we'd had the wrong time on our watches for the whole week and it was actually an hour earlier than we thought. csb
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:15 PM   #917
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whoops thought xander picked and I went out of habit since I am after him

please post the order
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:29 PM   #918
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Round 21:


filthyvermin


xander biscuits


Biesterfield


Gadarene


JMurder3


True North


eyebooger


Bloobird
On phone, but I think this is right. I go now, then Bloo. Then R22 starts with xander.

I'm taking the Mayan ruins of Guatemala and Honduras (e.g. Tikal, Copan...)
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:44 AM   #919
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Round 21:
filthyvermin
xander biscuits
Biesterfield
Gadarene
JMurder3
True North
eyebooger
Bloobird

Round 22:
xander biscuits
Biesterfield
Gadarene
JMurder3
True North
eyebooger
Bloobird
filthyvermin
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:21 AM   #920
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Austin, TX
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:37 PM   #921
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CHURCHILL MANITOBA 94.1650° W
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:38 PM   #922
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I assume Biesterfield is still going Yellowstone, but I'll wait for a bit to confirm
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:55 PM   #923
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I don't see why Biester would change, given that it's still available.
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yes, now I will take it
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:13 PM   #925
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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
19th Stop: BERGEN, NORWAY, 5.3221° E
20th Stop: SAN SEBASTIAN AND BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN, 1.9182° W
21st Stop: FEZ AND TANGIER, MOROCCO, 5.0078° W

time for some whisky and scenery

22nd Stop: SKYE, ISLAY, JURA, and the rest of the HEBRIDES, SCOTLAND, 6.1771° W

This is gonna be a fun and relaxing week.
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