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Old 10-07-2016, 06:05 PM   #176
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

Apparently because Internet down the whole law firm is going out for drinks.

You will have to use the Internet, or wait until Monday, to find out how awesome Samoa is.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:08 PM   #177
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Damn, this world has some ****ing beautiful places.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:09 PM   #178
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my girlfriend is an enthusiastic and adventurous traveler and she would go WILD for an itinerary where every destination was a different beach paradise
pretty sure she lost any credibility she might have had when she decided to become your girlfriend
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:11 PM   #179
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Damn, this world has some ****ing beautiful places.
and domer wants to spend 8 months trapped in a box being flooded with radiation and no gravity so he can get to a rock of freezing dust with more radiation and nothing else, then spend 8 more months trapped in the box again to get back to earth... if he survives.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:44 PM   #180
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Damn, this world has some ****ing beautiful places.


eyebooger is actually employed by the Earth Tourism Board and his evil plan is working
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:02 PM   #181
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Here's a promise:

If I ever become rich (Personal wealth >$100M dollars [taking inflation into account]) I will pay for flights and hotel rooms for all of the places that people draft
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:17 PM   #182
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Here's a promise:

If I ever become rich (Personal wealth >$100M dollars [taking inflation into account]) I will pay for flights and hotel rooms for all of the places that people draft
xander is the winner of this draft
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:32 PM   #183
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i hope he's the winner of the lottery too
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:59 PM   #184
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Also, to be fair, $100M is sort of a chintzy threshold, xander

I'll do it if I have a net worth of $25M!

(for the seven other participants in this draft)
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:09 PM   #185
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All right, I owe a couple of writeups...

APRIL 8-14
LEG 2: WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND




Well, I don't get a lot of the typical New Zealandy views you saw with Gadarene, but Wellington is an interesting place. It has more restaurants per capita than [UNDRAFTED], so I won't be hurting for great food choices. Plus, we have great beaches:





Mountain biking:



Hiking in some nice-looking nearby forests:



Some mountain climbing:



And, when I'm exhausted from all of the above, I can relax in this cool cable car:

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Old 10-07-2016, 08:22 PM   #186
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APRIL 15-21
LEG 3: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


Not much I can really add here, we all saw the Olympics. This week will be mostly spent gawking at the unparalleled sights.







Gotta climb this:



Bondi, of course:





Or maybe somewhere more secluded:

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Old 10-07-2016, 08:39 PM   #187
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Also, to be fair, $100M is sort of a chintzy threshold, xander

I'll do it if I have a net worth of $25M!

(for the seven other participants in this draft)
I'd be interested to know how much all the flights and hotels would cost.

I mean there can't be too many direct flights from Tuvalu to Vladivostok. I'd imagine a bunch of planes would have to be chartered.

Think you'd feel the pinch if you only had $25M
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:08 PM   #188
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I'd be interested to know how much all the flights and hotels would cost.

I mean there can't be too many direct flights from Tuvalu to Vladivostok. I'd imagine a bunch of planes would have to be chartered.

Think you'd feel the pinch if you only had $25M
I mean, "direct flights" is a bit fancy

If you build in the possibility of one or two layovers between destinations, I bet I could finance flights and comfortable hotels for all seven people's itineraries for $125,000 at most; probably less
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:09 PM   #189
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...but I'm gonna doublecheck that with my gf because she generally has a firmer grasp on reality than I do
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:16 PM   #190
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I don't think there are any scheduled flights to Tuvalu period
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:26 PM   #191
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3 days a week from Fiji to Funafuti
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:32 PM   #192
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I don't think there are any scheduled flights to Tuvalu period
Oh, there are scheduled flights from Tuvalu

You should read The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned With Savages sometime

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Old 10-07-2016, 09:34 PM   #193
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So it's funny: I asked my girlfriend and a consultant friend of hers to rough out how much it would cost to send seven people around the world like this to 24 destinations in 24 weeks

He came up with $100,000

She came up with $150,000

My from-the-ass estimate of $125,000 feels vindicated
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:39 PM   #194
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a baller vacation for two to one of the more expensive spots is gonna cost ~30k but of course that's staying at a really nice place
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #195
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a baller vacation for two to one of the more expensive spots is gonna cost ~30k but of course that's staying at a really nice place
per the OP, "baller" is not part of the deal
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:47 PM   #196
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Re: Around the world vacation -- Game thread

hmm

24*7= 168 flights and 168 weeks in hotels

125000/336 = $372 per flight and $372 per week's stay in a hotel

I'd have guessed it would cost more
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:53 PM   #197
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I would've guessed closer to $200K myself.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:06 PM   #198
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just looked up a week at the four seasons in the maldives. the four seasons aint cheap, but it's not the highest. it was 12k for a week just for hotel. that was for late october. i'm not sure which times of year cost more and less.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:47 PM   #199
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hmm

24*7= 168 flights and 168 weeks in hotels

125000/336 = $372 per flight and $372 per week's stay in a hotel

I'd have guessed it would cost more
lots of cheap flights between, e.g., [UNDRAFTED EUROPEAN CITY] and [UNDRAFTED EUROPEAN CITY]

like I guarantee you I can find one-way flights between Tallinn and Rome, or Copenhagen and Lisbon, for much less than $372 each
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:51 PM   #200
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We should take a party bus through Europe.
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