GRcade Travel Topic

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Rax » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:25 am

Moggy wrote:Wouldn't Florida be further south than Malta?

Stuff like this always surprises me, New York being roughly the same latitude as Lisbon is the one I always find interesting.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:27 am

Rax wrote:
Moggy wrote:Wouldn't Florida be further south than Malta?

Stuff like this always surprises me, New York being roughly the same latitude as Lisbon is the one I always find interesting.


Yeah, it is really surprising just how far to the north the UK is. We look at the snow that they get in New York and southern Canada and it just seems wrong that they are to the south of us.

If the jet stream ever stops, we are so strawberry floated. :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by RichardUK » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:46 am

I could have put the same location twice I suppose

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:48 am

RichardUK wrote:I could have put the same location twice I suppose


Go to the North or South Pole and just walk around it. You will then have been as far north, south, east and west as it is possible to be. 8-)

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Lotus » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:46 am

North: Reykjavik, Iceland
South: Hong Kong, China
East: Tokyo, Japan
West: Vancouver, Canada.

Highest elevation: Mont Blanc, France.
Lowest elevation: no idea

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Jenuall » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:50 am

North: Edinburgh, Scotland
South: Canberra, Australia
East: Sydney, Australia
West: Tampa, Florida.

Highest elevation: Mont Fort, Switzerland - 3,308m.
Lowest elevation: no idea

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by SandyCoin » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:14 pm

North Lübeck, Germany
South Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
East Bangkok, Thailand (actually it was an island further east, but I can't remember the name)
West Detroit, USA

Highest Mount Etna, Sicily - 3,350m
Lowest No idea, maybe Amsterdam

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Preezy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:26 pm

North Glasgow
South Cape Town
East Singapore
West Las Vegas

Highest Does being in a plane count? :shifty: No idea, not been up any mountains.
Lowest Got to be Amsterdam

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Dual » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:43 pm

Lowest Point: Your mum

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:50 pm

Dual wrote:Lowest Point: Your mum


Highest Point: The top of Dual's mum's belly.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by karl_fletcher » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:00 pm

North: Manchester (already further north than I wish to venture)
South: Rio De Janeiro
East: Tokyo
West: Los Angeles

Highest elevation: No clue. Probably Snowdon.
Lowest elevation: I presume Amsterdam.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:05 pm

RichardUK wrote:East: Baku, Azerbaijan


Nice.

From what i've seen of it on TV during the F1 coverage, it looks pretty neat.

Preezy wrote:Highest Does being in a plane count? :shifty: No idea, not been up any mountains.


Nope, flying doesn't count, sorry ;)

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:07 pm

What about airport layovers? They count?

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:13 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:What about airport layovers? They count?


Not sure really, i've never included any of my overnight stops in this sort of thing though.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Moggy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:16 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:What about airport layovers? They count?


Not sure really, i've never included any of my overnight stops in this sort of thing though.


If you stay inside the airport or on the airport grounds then I wouldn’t count it.

If you leave the airport, even if it’s only for an hour or two, then I would count it.

It's similar with a road trip. I don't count a place unless I have stepped foot outside the car. Just driving through doesn't count imo.

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by RichardUK » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:53 pm

Vermilion wrote:
RichardUK wrote:East: Baku, Azerbaijan


Nice.

From what i've seen of it on TV during the F1 coverage, it looks pretty neat


I went in 2012 just to go to the Eurovision final, it was the year “Euphoria” won, a song I still like now, we didn’t really explore Baku very much and stayed around the hotel and arena, I wasn’t sure how safe it was to walk around but where we did go was very nice and found the people we spoke to very friendly,

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Snowcannon » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:25 am

North: Stockholm, Sweden
South: Dunedin, New Zealand
West: Honolulu, Hawaii
East: Ohope, New Zealand

Highest elevation: 4,215m (Dead Woman's Pass, Inca Trail, Peru)
Lowest elevation: No idea lol

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Snowcannon » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:33 am

Moggy wrote:
Rax wrote:
Moggy wrote:Wouldn't Florida be further south than Malta?

Stuff like this always surprises me, New York being roughly the same latitude as Lisbon is the one I always find interesting.


Yeah, it is really surprising just how far to the north the UK is. We look at the snow that they get in New York and southern Canada and it just seems wrong that they are to the south of us.

If the jet stream ever stops, we are so strawberry floated. :lol:


New York doesn't even get all that much snow compared to further inland, especially around the lakes

https://qz.com/1167294/erie-pennsylvani ... ooks-like/

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:47 am

North: Fort William, Scotland
South: Hong Kong, China
East: Tokyo, Japan
West: San Francisco, California

Highest Elevation - Somewhere about 2/3 of the way up Ben Nevis
Lowest Elevation - Presumably Amsterdam, Netherlands

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PostRe: GRcade Travel Topic
by SandyCoin » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:53 pm

Looking to go away in September but not 100% sure where.

My girlfriend wants to go to Lisbon, but the fact everyone seems to be going there puts me off. Whenever a place is called "hip, with street art and markets" I'm a little bit cautious these days, as that seems to be all anywhere wants to be now. It's a good price though, just 70 euros return.

Anyone been to Morocco? I've wanted to go for a while but not sure how realistic and easy it is. I imagine it would either be Marrakesh or Fes. I'd love to visit the Sahara but it's probably a bit of a pain from Marrakesh.

Also thinking of Greece. Anyone been? Any particular islands?

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