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Old 11-01-2016, 04:54 PM   #926
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Valparaiso, Chile 71.6127° W
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:01 PM   #927
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Valparaiso, Chile 71.6127° W
it doesn't surprise me you'd pick this city, because (unless I'm remembering something I read incorrectly) it's supposed to have some of the most perfect weather in the world

much like San Diego
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:07 PM   #928
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it doesn't surprise me you'd pick this city, because (unless I'm remembering something I read incorrectly) it's supposed to have some of the most perfect weather in the world

much like San Diego
It seems pretty awesome on a lot of levels & am glad I had the privilege of drafting it

Write-up...some day? Work busy lately & any extra time at work is going toward the house hunt.

So many writeups behind.
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:29 PM   #929
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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
Pick 21: CAMPECHE 90.2618° W
Pick 22: CHURCHILL MANITOBA 94.1650° W

Just have a look at this welcome sign:


Polar Bear Capital of the World



Beluga Whale Capital of the World



Bird Watcher's Paradise




Nature's Lighthouse - Aurora Borialis



I rest my case.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:10 PM   #930
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Bring the survival gear if you're going in time for the bears and birds. Although I suspect you'd have it anyway if you're going to Antacrtica.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:15 PM   #931
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Write-up for pick #21:

Shut out of Chichen Itza and the Campeche area, but that doesn't mean I can't go on a kickass tour of Mayan ruins.

(Side note: made this pick without that much thought after a Halloween party. After research, holy **** this is amazing. I need to get my ass down to Guatemala.)

Tikal:
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Xunantunich:
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Zaculeu:
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Uaxactun:
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El Mirador:
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Aguateca:
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Copan:
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Incredible.

Tikal sunset:
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:30 AM   #932
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Denver (104.9903 W)
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:48 AM   #933
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Back into the Pacific.

Pick #22: Rapa Nui (-109.4216)

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Did you know these things have bodies too?
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There are over 800 (!) moai statues here, but that's not all that's here.

Some great hiking views:
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Moai looking down at the horses:
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Beaches are isolated, but still nice:
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I can also eat traditional food cooked on stones:
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JM3 sure to be jealous of the sunsets here:
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:51 AM   #934
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Round 22:
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Biesterfield
Gadarene
JMurder3
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eyebooger
Bloobird
filthyvermin


Round 23:

Biesterfield
Gadarene
JMurder3
True North
eyebooger
Bloobird
filthyvermin
xander biscuits
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Old 11-02-2016, 07:14 AM   #935
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:07 AM   #936
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

So after filthy goes, everyone has two picks left?
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:18 AM   #937
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Correct.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:43 AM   #938
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Yeah, I liked the idea of Easter Island as a 24th pick because it was so far west of anything else I was looking at.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:00 AM   #939
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

eyebooger, Tikal is pretty awesome. And apparently the stuff that has been unearthed is only about ~10 percent of the still-existing structures; the rest of the buildings are buried by greenery and they don't want to expose them for fear of oxidation
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:06 AM   #940
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Yeah, I liked the idea of Easter Island as a 24th pick because it was so far west of anything else I was looking at.
Wanted to take it at #23, but there were too many people getting close.

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eyebooger, Tikal is pretty awesome. And apparently the stuff that has been unearthed is only about ~10 percent of the still-existing structures; the rest of the buildings are buried by greenery and they don't want to expose them for fear of oxidation
That's crazy. Guatemala has definitely jumped in my "places I need to see" list.
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Old 11-02-2016, 03:26 PM   #941
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

can i spend my final 3 weeks rafting down the colorado river?
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Old 11-02-2016, 03:48 PM   #942
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colorado river rafting

starting at 109.92 west and rafting down the river for the next 3 weeks til the draft is over
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Old 11-02-2016, 03:51 PM   #943
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What if someone else drafts a bit further down the river?
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:00 PM   #944
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I guess it's legit, unless someone drafts a bit further as xander said.

That being said, lolfilthy.
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:13 PM   #945
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

wat

Not too many models on the Colorado River afaik

And three weeks is a looooooong ass time
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:29 PM   #946
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colorado river rafting has been a dream vacation of mine for a long time
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:54 PM   #947
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so I think I am still allowed this but let me know

Grand Canyon, AZ

We're going all the way down and back up

Don't know what I'll do for my last pick, the last pick of the draft, maybe I'll just pick a nice resort between Grand Canyon and Vegas and surf the internet for a week
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Old 11-02-2016, 05:00 PM   #948
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colorado river rafting has been a dream vacation of mine for a long time
for three weeks??
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Old 11-02-2016, 05:09 PM   #949
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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
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
22nd Stop: SKYE, ISLAY, JURA, and the rest of the HEBRIDES, SCOTLAND, 6.1771° W

some more gorgeous scenery and a vibrant little city in a country that, by all accounts, is one of the most rewarding and welcoming destinations to travel

23rd Stop: GALWAY, CONNEMARA, AND THE ARAN ISLANDS, IRELAND, 9.0568° W

I'm not gonna get a chance to catch up on my writeups before this draft finishes and it makes me pretty sad
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Old 11-02-2016, 05:18 PM   #950
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Interested to see how the Irish among us feel about my choice, which was a late audible on my part (was going to just be Dublin)
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