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Contest #507: Tigre de Cristal casino, near Vladivostok in far eastern Russia

While it might look like a truck stop, this weeks location is actually the new Tigre de Cristal casino complex near the city of Vladivostok in far eastern Russia.

It was built primarily to serve Chinese gamblers who wanted a location closer than Macau. It has been a mixed success, with construction issues and gamblers complaining it is too cold!

Hitting the jackpot for 2 points:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Garfield

July 14th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #507 Hint

A new Vegas – two friends, who we hear have never met one day but are the best of buddies the next, could meet here.

July 12th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #506: the town at the Argyle diamond mine in northwest Australia

Contest #506 shows the small town that helps support the huge Argyle diamond mine in northwest Australia.

The mine opened in the mid-1980’s and is the world’s largest producer of pink diamonds, now being coveted after years of being thought to be just dirty.

The mine is slated to close in a few years as the supply of diamonds runs out. It started off as an open pit mine but is now mainly underground.

Found this gem in the desert without any problem:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • ashwini agrawal
  • rob de wolff
  • Garfield

July 7th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #506 Hint

The reason for this location started in the mid-1980’s and will end in the next  few years. Pink is its speciality.

July 5th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #506

June 30th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #504: National Amusement Park Amusement park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The National Amusement Park in UlaanBaatar was our fun destination this contest. It’s aimed at the younger crowd, but open year round.

Guests and their children can visit the family entertainment center to bowl, play billiards, video games, darts, karaoke and others. It offers over 20 various amusement rides such as tilt a whirl, space ship, crescent swing, crazy mouse, boat, super pirate ship, air cycle, ferris wheel and others.

The Artificial Lake Castle was built in 1969, when the National Amusement Park was established in the centre of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.

It is surrounded by an artificial lake and fortress walls in an eastern-Asian style. Inside the walls is a three-storey building. There are three watch towers. Since its establishment, an Ethnographic Museum operated in it until the mid-2000s. The castle has been rebuilt from 2010 assuming an appearance of a Western castle. The mock castle is part of an amusement complex together with the lake, and dock house.

2 points for searching for and finding a roller coaster in a desert:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower

1 point for after the hint

  • mehmet durmus
  • Luís Filipe Miguel

June 23rd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #504 Hint

Is that a roller coaster at the top? And a castle at the bottom?

June 21st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #504

June 16th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #502

June 2nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #500 Hints

Hints, as received from players:

1. From Jeather:
A North American version

2. From Robin:
Seems appropriate

3. From Phil Ower:
Would have been a good place to watch Lawrence Of Arabia

4. From krenek:
This work of art is located near (less than 10 km) the capital city of a country of approximately 40’000 km2.

5. From ashwini agrawal:
An ancient br..ge

6. From Gillian B:
Every night,
As the sun goes down,
Lots of feet
Come paddling around.

7. From rob de wolff:
Looks different from winter 1520

8. From Glenmorren
From Stalingrad, take Line 7

9. From Lighthouse:
The image shows a mental activity during sleep of a green jumping insect and a special way of locomotion.

10. From RicardPG:
It has more than a thousand years, but less than a century from its relocation.

11. From donaaronio:
Don’t let the name fool you. You won’t find this place in Mexico.

12. From Garfield:
It is NOT the one in Scotland

13. From hhgygy:
This UNESCO WHC site did ok from the 12th century until 1905, had a hard time from then until 1991, and is slowly being revitalized now.

May 19th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments