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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #125 on: November 24, 2010, 08:03:29 AM »
Glad to see that some of the teams were able to find better flights than QF21. There were plenty of other options.

Do we know who's on what?
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #126 on: November 24, 2010, 10:51:38 AM »
But, other than the connection through Hong Kong, there is nothing that is scheduled to get there faster.  
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #127 on: November 24, 2010, 12:02:42 PM »
Now CX524 is showing that it was delayed 50min and will not land until 6:50am. That puts them an hour behind the others.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #128 on: November 24, 2010, 03:59:44 PM »
Do we know who got on what flight??

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #130 on: November 25, 2010, 03:02:10 PM »
IF IT IS TRUE THAT THEY WERE AT THE SHRINE HERE IS THE INFO ON IT......
Main hall (top of stairs) and dance stage (front)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, and enlarged and moved to its current site in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government.

The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and of the samurai in general. The deified spirits of the ancient Emperor Ojin who has been identified with Hachiman, Hime-gami and Empress Jingu are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

The shrine is reached via a long, wide approach that leads from Kamakura's waterfront through the entire city center, with multiple torii gates along the way. The main hall (Hongu or Jogu) stands on a terrace at the top of a wide stairway. The main hall includes a small shrine museum, which displays various treasures owned by the shrine, such as swords, masks and documents.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #131 on: November 25, 2010, 04:05:02 PM »
IF IT IS TRUE THAT THEY WERE AT THE SHRINE HERE IS THE INFO ON IT......
Main hall (top of stairs) and dance stage (front)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, and enlarged and moved to its current site in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government.

The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and of the samurai in general. The deified spirits of the ancient Emperor Ojin who has been identified with Hachiman, Hime-gami and Empress Jingu are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

The shrine is reached via a long, wide approach that leads from Kamakura's waterfront through the entire city center, with multiple torii gates along the way. The main hall (Hongu or Jogu) stands on a terrace at the top of a wide stairway. The main hall includes a small shrine museum, which displays various treasures owned by the shrine, such as swords, masks and documents.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #132 on: November 26, 2010, 10:42:08 AM »
IF IT IS TRUE THAT THEY WERE AT THE SHRINE HERE IS THE INFO ON IT......
Main hall (top of stairs) and dance stage (front)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine. It was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063, and enlarged and moved to its current site in 1180 by Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura government.

The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman, the patron god of the Minamoto family and of the samurai in general. The deified spirits of the ancient Emperor Ojin who has been identified with Hachiman, Hime-gami and Empress Jingu are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

The shrine is reached via a long, wide approach that leads from Kamakura's waterfront through the entire city center, with multiple torii gates along the way. The main hall (Hongu or Jogu) stands on a terrace at the top of a wide stairway. The main hall includes a small shrine museum, which displays various treasures owned by the shrine, such as swords, masks and documents.

As listed on the live sightings thread, here is the Google Maps street view link for the "torii" (entry way for Shinto shrines) at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu.

BTW, the Konnou Hachiman-gu they visited in TAR15 - NO ONE on the mixi.jp TAR fan community knew about it, despite its vicinity to one of the most popular areas in Tokyo.  It's only 300m east of the Shibuya station, but it's tucked away behind these office buildings by Roppongi-dori.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #133 on: November 27, 2010, 07:44:32 PM »
they visited Lijiang, China. I got a picture proof

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #134 on: November 27, 2010, 07:45:26 PM »
they visited Lijiang, China. I got a picture proof

Great work! Who did you see?!?! You can send the pic to GeorgiaPeach's email or PM if you can't get it to embed.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #135 on: November 27, 2010, 07:49:07 PM »
they visited Lijiang, China. I got a picture proof

If you want to, send your pic to georgiapeach and she will get it posted. Her email is listed on her profile.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #136 on: November 27, 2010, 07:49:57 PM »
they visited Lijiang, China. I got a picture proof
Can you post it?Thank you so much...and where do you see them?

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #137 on: November 27, 2010, 08:01:04 PM »
cowboy spotted! Peach,check your e-mail!

Do you know where? Also has it been confirmed that they are going to the ancient city?

They spotted last night at airport to go to Kunming train station taking train to Lijiang.The guy who helped Gary and Mallory saw their clue,they're going to Lijiang ancient city.

Thanks for the clarification, I look forward to what our China team can produce!
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #138 on: November 27, 2010, 08:13:41 PM »
they're now en route from Kunming to Lijiang, China

the picture I said in the previous post was taken in Kunming, China, just got confirmed.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #139 on: November 27, 2010, 08:16:23 PM »
they're now en route from Kunming to Lijiang, China

the picture I said in the previous post was taken in Kunming, China, just got confirmed.


They have already been in Lijiang now.


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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #140 on: November 28, 2010, 02:47:43 PM »


Here is a picture of the building behind Jet & Cord.  I can't find the name of the building but it is to the northwest of the Kunming Airport, which must be where this picture was taken.


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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #141 on: November 28, 2010, 02:51:28 PM »
This shot was taken at 10:39 pm (Assumes November 28th).    ;)

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #142 on: November 28, 2010, 02:52:51 PM »
This shot was taken at 10:39 pm (Assumes November 29th).    ;)


Isn't that about the time they were getting on the train to Lijiang?
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #143 on: November 28, 2010, 02:54:45 PM »
This shot was taken at 10:39 pm (Assumes November 28th).    ;)

Haha, don't trust Chinese clocks! This was taken sometime closer to 7.30pm when our comrade exited Kunming Airport after bumping into Gary/Mallory! He left Kunming by train at 8.50pm.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #144 on: November 28, 2010, 02:56:54 PM »
So, for now route looks like this :

1. America - Australia (TBC)
2. Australia - Japan
3. Japan - China (NEL)
4. China ? (U-TURN)
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #145 on: November 28, 2010, 03:00:02 PM »


Here is a picture of the building behind Jet & Cord.  I can't find the name of the building but it is to the northwest of the Kunming Airport, which must be where this picture was taken.



It looks like the building says "best" ontop of it,but I can't find a "best hotel" or anything of the sort in Kunming.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #146 on: November 28, 2010, 03:02:47 PM »
It's the Best Business Passenger Terminal (百事特商务候机楼).

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #147 on: November 28, 2010, 03:09:51 PM »
It's the Best Business Passenger Terminal (百事特商务候机楼).



Wow!Good find!Looks completely different in daylight.Does anyone know when I should start looking on fb for updates?How long till their train arrives?

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #148 on: November 28, 2010, 03:12:38 PM »
Scheduled to arrive at 5.13am Beijing Time (4.13pm EST), which is right about now. It's not an express train, though, so there could be substantial delays. Nothing as bad as Amtrak though. :lol:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #149 on: November 28, 2010, 03:14:02 PM »
Here is some info about their next destination, Dounan Flower Market:

DouNan Flower Market is located near Chengong, southeast of Kunming. Dou Nan Flower Market is the "heart" of the nation's flowers’ markets as well as one of the biggest flower trade markets all over Asia. Its flower planting base occupies 4 square kilometers, and sells the flowers of more than 50 species and 200 varieties. The volume of business per day reaches 2.5 million RMB.
More than half of China's flowers come from Yunnan, with 80% of those passing through Dounan's market of 5,000 individual flower shops. More than 3 billion stems a year of over 600 different varieties are sold in the city.



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