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Contest #539: the Verkhny Lars Border Crossing between Russia and Georgia

This week, we visited the Verkhny Lars Border Crossing between Russia and Georgia. It is the only border crossing between these two countries and is very busy – as one can see with the long lines of trucks on either side of the actual border.

There are two other border crossing locations but Georgia does not recognize Russians who cross there, meaning the Verkhny Lars Border Crossing is very busy – hence the long lines of vehicles.

At the border is the Ermolov Stone, a large glacial erratic.

Found this unique location:

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

After the hint:

  • donaaronio
  • Glenmorren
  • Rob de Wolff

February 23rd, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #539 Hint

Look carefully to see the snaky line of trucks – it’s not a speedy place to cross, but it’s the only one.

February 21st, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #539


”539”

February 16th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 8 comments

Contest #534: the Khorgas Dryport, near the town of Khorgas in western China

The Khorgas Dryport in western China is an attempt to replicate the Silk Road as a way to get goods and materials from China to Europe.

The port lies at a midway point between Europe and China, the world’s largest economies alongside the United States. Here, freight trains will converge, cargo will be unloaded and recombined according to the destination, with new trains quickly departing (these giant cranes are capable of moving cargo between trains in just 47 minutes).

https://www.politico.eu/article/khorgas-china-kazakhstan-new-silk-road-trade/amp/

Another speck of sand found in the desert by:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Steve Hoge

After the hint:

  • Glenmorren

January 19th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #534 Hint

It’s quite far from water.

January 17th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | one comment

Contest #534

”524”

January 12th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 8 comments

Contest #533


533

January 5th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 7 comments

Contest #532: Mount Schank, South Australia

Mount Schank is a 100 m high volcanic cone in the southeast corner of South Australia, near Mount Gambier. It was sighted by James Grant on 3 December 1800 and named after Admiral John Schank, designer of Grant’s ship, HMS Lady Nelson.

It’s not tall or wide, but an interesting location nonetheless. Lower picture below shows the path up the crater rim.

Located easily, despite the small size:

  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Gillian B.
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Rob de Wolff
  • きしけん
  • Donaaronio

January 5th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #532 Hint

Younger than the more famous one several miles to the north, not extinct at this time.

January 3rd, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #532


December 29th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments