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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 8:22 pm

Is this the Himalayas?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 9:35 pm

Indeed it is. You can take a mini steam train up there and stay at the Youth Hostel in order to get this fine view. That peak is one of the world's highest.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 10:04 pm

The view from Tenzing Norgay Youth Hostel in Darjeeling?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 10:13 pm

That's the one, with a view of Kanchenjunga, world's #3 75kms away. YH is a great stay by even recent reviews but for the budget traveller. I stayed in '77.
Sunrise on nearby Tiger Hill reveals Everest to north-west, just visible 170kms away.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 10:47 pm

Thanks vagrom, looks like an interesting trip. Apparently that train has also been running since the 1880s.

Next one from the South Pacific. Might be a bit more difficult, just name the valley/river:
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Papeno'o Valley - Tahiti Nui, French Polynesia
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Thu 14 Feb, 2019 7:47 pm

"South Pacific", so not NZ nor Hawaii?

Looks like a volcanic cone there.

The region's totally unknown to me so i'm guessing south-west Pacific, ring of fire?

Bougainville or New Caledonia?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 14 Feb, 2019 11:46 pm

vagrom wrote:"South Pacific", so not NZ nor Hawaii?

Looks like a volcanic cone there.

The region's totally unknown to me so i'm guessing south-west Pacific, ring of fire?

Bougainville or New Caledonia?

Not NZ, Hawaii, Bougainville or New Caledonia. It does have something in common with New Caledonia but is a long way from there.
If you drew a right angle between New Caledonia and Hawaii this place would come close to sitting in the corner.
Yes to volcanic, but not active.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Fri 15 Feb, 2019 7:28 am

Well zut alors. It can only be French Polynesia. Quite possibly Tahiti.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 15 Feb, 2019 8:44 am

vagrom wrote:Well zut alors. It can only be French Polynesia. Quite possibly Tahiti.

Oui, I am in French Polynesia and on Tahiti. As a further clue I will narrow it down to Tahiti Nui.
Now just need the name of the valley...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 17 Feb, 2019 9:44 am

To get to this valley we headed east from Pape'ete.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Sun 17 Feb, 2019 11:27 am

Could be Papeno'o Valley.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 17 Feb, 2019 1:49 pm

vagrom wrote:Could be Papeno'o Valley.

Not only could be, but is Papeno'o Valley. Your turn vagrom.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Tue 19 Feb, 2019 1:01 am

Someone else please post.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Tue 19 Feb, 2019 12:43 pm

Somewhere in the Hindu Kush. Now this country's first National Park.
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Band-e Amir Lakes, Bamyan Province ( home of the Hazara ), central eastern Afghanistan.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 19 Feb, 2019 2:47 pm

One of the Band-e Amir Lakes, Band-e Amir National Park - Hindu Kush Mountains, Afghanistan?
Interesting place for a visit if I'm right.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Tue 19 Feb, 2019 3:40 pm

It would be very interesting to visit at the moment, in a macabre sort of way. DFAT's Travel Advisory is succinct: Don't go and if you're there now, leave.
I visited the lakes in Sept/Oct '77. All the hippy travellers warned about a girl who'd been shot while swimming . There were only 2 Lonely Planet guides at this time.
They're exceptionally beautiful lakes with raised edges a bit like Pigsty Ponds. Day journey west of Kabul.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 1:30 am

vagrom wrote:It would be very interesting to visit at the moment, in a macabre sort of way. DFAT's Travel Advisory is succinct: Don't go and if you're there now, leave.
I visited the lakes in Sept/Oct '77. All the hippy travellers warned about a girl who'd been shot while swimming . There were only 2 Lonely Planet guides at this time.
They're exceptionally beautiful lakes with raised edges a bit like Pigsty Ponds. Day journey west of Kabul.
Your go John.

Thanks, yes beautiful it looks but who'd risk it.

USA, what summit is this?
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Pu'u O Kila Lookout around 4,000 ft ASL on Mt Waiʻaleʻale massif via Waimea Canyon - Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 1:31 pm

Mt Waialeale in Hawaii ? From a short list of world's wettest places and earth colour in assoc. images.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 2:37 pm

vagrom wrote:Mt Waialeale in Hawaii ? From a short list of world's wettest places and earth colour in assoc. images.

Yes, Mt Waiʻaleʻale on Kauaʻi. Once thought/claimed to be the wettest place on Earth. While Waiʻaleʻale remains one of the wettest spots the guernsey has since gone to both Mawsynram and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, India. Subsequent research indicates that this spot may actually be somewhere well below the true summit. Unfortunately the view whited out on us so couldn't see much more than what's in the photo.
It seems to be only you and I playing vagrom, so back to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 2:41 pm

johnw wrote:It seems to be only you and I playing vagrom, so back to you.

I'm watching with interest and sometimes know the answer but don't have any photos to post. Please keep playing - I enjoy following the game.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 2:59 pm

Tyreless, just pull down shots from the web Google/Images and then supply clues. Ideally they're places you've been, so you supply a bit of unique info about your visit.
But also the very best might not need a clue. I posted a beauty of Dover's white cliffs, home of the South Downs Way - a much better photo than I could ever take. I did walk a bit of it, from Bexhill.

John, your shot shows a sign stating one of wettest places and a quick Google search supperts that. When you noted USA instead of Hawaii I was thinking Rockies or Appalachian Trail. I thought Hawaii would have all dark, pumice-like volcanic earth.

Please someone else post or i'll have to do so at next library visit. Presently can't upload on my phone.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 3:37 pm

vagrom wrote:John, your shot shows a sign stating one of wettest places and a quick Google search supperts that. When you noted USA instead of Hawaii I was thinking Rockies or Appalachian Trail. I thought Hawaii would have all dark, pumice-like volcanic earth.

I've visited four of the major Hawaiian islands. It is volcanic but I've seen a variety of soil types there. Red earth is very prominent on Kauaʻi around Waimea canyon.

Reconfirming, anyone can go next.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 4:32 pm

Ok - a new photo

From Africa
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hot springs on the side of Lake Bogoria in Kenya. At the edge of the Great Rift Valley. A great place to see flamingos.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 5:46 pm

The great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 Feb, 2019 10:52 pm

The Zambezi?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 7:07 am

This is a lake. The escarpment behind is quite special.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Orion » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 8:14 am

Lake Bogoria?

I thought you were supposed to provide the country in this game. Is it okay to just say what continent it is?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 9:08 am

Lake Malawi?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 9:33 am

Orion wrote:I thought you were supposed to provide the country in this game. Is it okay to just say what continent it is?

On the first page of this thread, it is "suggested" to provide "the country, or at least the continent".
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 10:03 am

Orion has it - these are hot springs on the side of Lake Bogoria in Kenya. At back is the wall of the Great Rift Valley.
A great place to see flamingos.

As for country - I thought I would start with Africa and narrow it down later if people were struggling.
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