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Title: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2007, 11:27:02 PM
Map store!

Please post your map finds here.

Please label each map clearly with where it is (name of the country, city, town, or park--for example).

Thanks everybody!


Search ideas from Slowhatch:   :ty3:

    Perry-Castenada Collection  (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/) and  links page  (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/map_sites.html)

    Odden's Bookmarks  (http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.php)

   Google search with "location maps"


Others:

     Info Hub--maps  (http://www.infohub.com/Maps/)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2007, 11:30:42 PM
South America
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2007, 11:41:40 PM
Ecuador


     Destination 360 (360 degree city tours)  (http://www.destination360.com/south-america/ecuador/index.php)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 12:24:33 AM
Quito and surrounds


Includes:
  1--Road to Hacienda Yanahurca
  2--Quito city
  3- Quito to Equator monument road map
  4--more detailed road to hacienda map
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 12:33:12 AM
Chile
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 12:38:32 AM
Atacama Desert, CHILE


San Pedro area, Atacama



 San Pedro Flash Map  (http://www.sanpedroatacama.com/caminata_pop.htm)
Title: Re: Maps, Maps, and more Maps!
Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 12:50:00 AM
ARGENTINA

     USHUAIA

         Beagle Channel
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Post by: Slowhatch on February 05, 2007, 12:56:51 AM
(the first map of 22:24 post is the pit stop ranch; as Whirley confirmed, just go south on the Pan-Am and hang a left at Machachi)

A couple of portals to look through:
And of course you can always ask Mr. Google. Doing an image search "location map" will help you weed out the worthless hits; however, it still won't find stuff like the excellent flash map (http://www.sanpedroatacama.com/caminata_pop.htm) of San Pedro.  :jam:
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 01:07:52 AM
ANTARCTICA
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 01:10:59 AM
MOZAMBIQUE

      interactive area map  (http://www.go2africa.com/mozambique/map.asp)

     Maputo Area

     Maputo City  (  interactive link  (http://students.fct.unl.pt/~vmb10292/searchmozmap/maputobeira/maputobeira.htm) )
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Post by: puddin on February 05, 2007, 01:41:02 AM
ARGENTINA

USHUAIA / Tierra del Feugo

( thumbnails)
(http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR11/th_parquecolor.gif) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR11/parquecolor.gif)

(http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR11/th_mapa-grafic-fra.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR11/mapa-grafic-fra.jpg)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 01:59:47 AM
TAR 11 All Stars: The Start of it All

Media Day location: shot at Pelican Island, 400 yards off from the Pelican Harbor Marina


Official Starting Location:  Charles Deering Estate, Miami  (http://www.deeringestate.com/park/)


Deering Estate to Miami Airport
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 11:40:30 PM
MALAYSIA
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2007, 11:44:49 PM
MALAYSIA

    Kuala Lumpur:

        Selangor
        Batu Caves
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Post by: apskip on February 06, 2007, 08:02:31 AM
Thanks, GEORGIA PEACH for those of us who watched AMAZING RACE ASIA, it is nice to see your map of SARAWAK (eastern part of Malaysia attached to the BORNEO part of INDONESIA). It clearly shows KUCHING, where the final flight landed, and Bako National Park, where the finsh mat was.
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Post by: apskip on February 28, 2007, 09:46:50 PM
I just saw a PBS program on Nature titled "The Andes: the Dragon's Back". It was superb adn I highly ecommend it to all of you. Animal life was shown throughout, but there were also some very interesting features on:

1. Cape Horn National Park and its penguins (I bet we won't see this on AR11)
2. Torres Del Paine National Park and its glaciers (again, improbable that we will see this on AR11)
3. Southern Patagonia Ice Fields - truly incredible, starting just northwest of Puerto Natales, Chile and continuing for 1560 square miles to the north, parelleling the coast but only touching it at one point with a glacier. I have attempted to attach a PDF map below but it is too large, so I am providing a link here:
Southern Patagonia Ice Fields Map by National Geographic (http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0408/feature4/zoomify/main.html)
4. Flamingos in Chile, probably near San Pedro de Atacama, although the program did not say
5. Mt. Aconcagua - highest mountain outside of the Himalayas; program stated it is 5 miles (26,400 feet) high, but I know better; it is 22,841 feet high
6. fishing in the upstream Amazon River
7. a yearly ritual for villagers to climb to 16,000 feet (about 7,000 higher than) in the vicinity of Macchu Picchu to celebrate ancient traaditions
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Post by: Boingo on March 08, 2007, 06:21:32 PM
Mozambique Channel (coast)

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Post by: apskip on March 12, 2007, 10:51:38 PM
The premiere of "Bizarre Food - Ecuador" by Andrew Zimmern was tonight and I think it is worth summarizing here for Ecuador fans or those considering visiting there. He went first to the Equator and pointed out that MItad del Mundo is no longer actually on the Equator due to a revision in 1979 when global Positioning systems were introduced. The equator is nearby there at Museo Inti-Nan. He went to Quito, Otavalo and a lake in the Amazon tropical rain forest. He ate local delicacies. this was a travelogue as well as a food show.

First up in the Quito area was cuy, the guinea pig. Next were 3 soups: menudo(tripe and beef hearts), quero de librio (stomach outside lining), quadita (stomach inside lining with lots of potatoes). Third was motes made from corn.

In Otavalo, street food was the focus. Empanadas and cracklin pork were eaten.

In the Amazon, fresh caught piranha were roasted in banana leaves over a charcoal pit. Lemon ants were scooped out of the correct tree. Coconut grubs were harvested from rotted palms and then pan-roasted. The fermented corn drink chica was drunk.

 
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Post by: Slowhatch on March 13, 2007, 12:16:59 AM
A Maputo street map here (http://csd.ssvl.kth.se/~csd2002-mozambiqueopen/images/maputo_map.gif), but it's large (1.3 mb). A smaller city map here (http://students.fct.unl.pt/~vmb10292/searchmozmap/maputobeira/maputobeira.htm); also from the same site, an interactive Mozambique map here (http://students.fct.unl.pt/~vmb10292/searchmozmap/searchmozmap.htm#cimo).
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Post by: Slowhatch on March 14, 2007, 08:14:34 PM
Some Maputo expats have created a website (not in English) that includes a photo gallery and a tagged map (http://www.visitusinmaputo.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=map.ShowMap). Zoom in to downtown Maputo and there's lots of things marked with photos, including markets and the pit stop ("fortaleza de Maputo").
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Post by: puddin on March 14, 2007, 08:58:34 PM
 :jumpy: I love it !! :thankyou:
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2007, 02:33:22 AM
Malawi

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Post by: Slowhatch on March 19, 2007, 11:23:30 AM
Zanzibar here (http://www.matemwe.com/images/zanzibarmap.jpg) and here (http://www.footprint-adventures.co.uk/maptanza/zanzi.gif). Fumba, site of dhow tours, is just south of the airport.
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Post by: puddin on March 19, 2007, 09:54:45 PM
(OCD Warning ahead!!)

Warsaw Guide, maps, virtual tours  (http://um.warszawa.pl/v_syrenka/perelki/index_en.php?mi_id=&dz_id=).
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2007, 11:57:43 PM
TANZANIA

    >Game Parks

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Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2007, 12:02:14 AM
TANZANIA

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Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2007, 12:06:29 AM
Zanzibar

    >Stone Town

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Post by: Slowhatch on March 20, 2007, 03:34:21 PM
I'm having the same difficulty as Peach in finding good Stone Town maps. This one (http://www.oceansandislands.com/indian-ocean/zanzibar/stonetown.htm) is annotated but kind of small. This larger one (http://home.globalfrontiers.com/zanzibar/Stone%20Town%20Schools%201953.jpg) (435 kb) shows lots of street detail, but it's from 1953.
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Post by: apskip on March 20, 2007, 09:10:40 PM
I'm having the same difficulty as Peach in finding good Stone Town maps. This one (http://www.oceansandislands.com/indian-ocean/zanzibar/stonetown.htm) is annotated but kind of small. This larger one (http://home.globalfrontiers.com/zanzibar/Stone%20Town%20Schools%201953.jpg) (435 kb) shows lots of street detail, but it's from 1953.

SLOWHATCH, just for you I went out and found a current better Map of StoneTown (http://www.amoremio-zanzibar.it/photogallery/citymapDisplay.pdf).  Use the control to resize portions of it for better visibility.
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Post by: Slowhatch on March 20, 2007, 10:22:34 PM
Thanks, that's a nice map. When Phil's preview arrives, we might get a few markers to help us locate the lumber task, the roadblock and the henna shop (I think the dhow and the dolphins are from the Fumba area).
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Post by: puddin on March 21, 2007, 03:38:21 PM
Warsaw zoomable map  (http://www.warsaw-life.com/map/warsaw-map-zoom.php)
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 21, 2007, 03:57:47 PM
POLAND

     >Warsaw

         > Full Warsaw zoomable map with street index  (http://www.euroave.com/maps/00mapx.php?xcity=warsaw)

          >  Warsaw Map with dropdown locations  (http://www.um.warszawa.pl/v_syrenka/virtual/virtual_panel.htm) Thanks puddin!

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Post by: georgiapeach on March 21, 2007, 11:45:43 PM
Lazienki Park Maps:

 Google Link  (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=k&ll=52.21469200,21.03502000&q=Poland&spn=0.007573,0.010131) (thanks Boingo!)

 Interactive Map of the Garden, outbuildings, and statues  (http://www.lazienki-krolewskie.pl/eng/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5&Itemid=68)

and a Map of the Park (thanks again Boingo):

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Post by: georgiapeach on March 30, 2007, 09:08:12 AM
KRACOW

     >  area map  Mapquest adjustable link  (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?location=%2fb3aV1gbVUduNqJzPUDxhzyLnjXsj32wcWFoDLxtS%2fObF3CFQjkAkOcyd9ulz9h8&address=&city=krakow&state=&country=PL&addtohistory=)

      > excellent  interactive  street map  (http://www.hot-maps.de/europe/poland/krakow/homede.html) with dropdown choices

       > interactive central area  street map  (http://www.cracow-life.com/map/map.php) shows shops, hotels, etc.

       >   western city map  (http://www.newpoland.com/krakow_map_large.htm) shows airport, train station, tram lines, taxi stands

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Post by: georgiapeach on March 30, 2007, 09:16:09 AM
  Krakow area TAR sites

      > Pieskowa (red star)

         > Ojcow National Park

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Post by: georgiapeach on March 30, 2007, 09:30:14 AM
Poland


     >  Birkenau  (http://www.remember.org/camps/birkenau/) interactive photo map

      >   Virtual Tour of Birkenau and Auschwitz  (http://www.remember.org/auschwitz/bir.php?id=2) (can change the link to Quicktime on the 1st page if that works for you)

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Post by: Slowhatch on March 31, 2007, 08:34:55 PM
Not a map exactly, but I thought I'd throw it in: a virtual hawaii site that has a couple of interesting pages.
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 04, 2007, 11:18:14 AM
Some crude KL maps here (http://www.mycen.com.my/map/klcity_north.html), but also some interesting virtual GE tours: load the placemarks then hit the play button.
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Post by: hound 109 on April 05, 2007, 10:50:44 AM
Not a map exactly, but I thought I'd throw it in: a virtual hawaii site that has a couple of interesting pages.
  • The lion dance area labeled Star Ferry pier (http://www.vthawaii.com/EXTRA/HONGKONG/Kowloon/Kowloon2.html). I'm wondering if the racers were starting/finishing the Macau transfer and just happened to catch the fire safety campaign nearby. Does the timeline support this?
  • A Lanai page (http://www.vthawaii.com/LANAI/North/North2.html#) with panoramas of Shipwreck beach and Lanai in general.
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    SHIPWRECK BEACH - (KAIOLOHIA) (North Coast)
    Accessible by 4-WD vehicle from the end of Keomoku Road (Rte. 430).Polihua Beach to Kahokunui. Primary activities are beachcombing and
    shoreline fishing. Two shipwrecks are still visible. A shore stroller'sparadise, a real beachcomber's boutique. Home to some thought-provoking
    petroglyphs - the Bird Man of Lanai
 
Is Lanai a possibility?   :diver:     Any flights from Guam? 

(or do all flights route through Honaululu...shit...i've never spelled that before...you know...the capital of Hawaii.   :lol:)   
:carryon:

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Post by: apskip on April 05, 2007, 04:40:12 PM
hound 109, youhave missed some months-old posts on the SPOILERS thread which addressed the GUAM to Honolulu portion. There are no flights Guam to Lanai. The F3 teams miss the daily 0600 nonstop CO002, probably because they don not reach the pitstop before 5pm on Dec. 15. They book on Northwest via Tokyo-Narita to Honolulu. They took either NW 81 departing 1545 arriving 1840 or NW 73 departing 1615 arriving 1905 to get to NRT. from there it had to be NW10 nonstop to HNL departing 2030 Dec. 16, crossing the International Date Line and arriving 0820 on Dec. 16.

From HNL there are flights at least every 2 hours to LNY on Hawaiian, Aloha, United, Continental, IslandAir, or Pacific Wings in the 0550 to 1940 departure time range. Flights take 30 minutes.
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 07, 2007, 10:56:28 PM
An OK street map (http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/discovering/map.php) from the Macau govt. tourist office. Lou lim ieoc (also spelled lou lim ioc) garden is near the center of the city, just west of Guia hill. The official address is #10 Estrada de Adolfo de Loureiro.
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Post by: puddin on April 08, 2007, 12:48:07 AM
I've never looked so forward to a new location  :hearts:

:easter  :bunny
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 08, 2007, 01:25:39 AM
Tired of KL?  :lol: Debbie (http://www.johnnyjet.com/debbiec/DebbieCMacau2006.html) from TAR7 has an interesting idea: a Skyjump (http://www.macautower.com.mo/eng/adventure/adventure_activities.asp) from the Macau tower. (I've noticed, though, that this season there doesn't seem to be a lot of the usual TAR-type activities)

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Post by: michael on April 08, 2007, 01:28:53 AM
it would be awesome if they did something like that!
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 08, 2007, 01:48:00 AM
An interesting site here (http://www.cityguide.gov.mo/eng_main.asp) with e-maps, live webcams, ferry schedules, etc.

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Post by: puddin on April 08, 2007, 11:12:23 AM
Tired of KL?  :lol: Debbie (http://www.johnnyjet.com/debbiec/DebbieCMacau2006.html) from TAR7 has an interesting idea: a Skyjump (http://www.macautower.com.mo/eng/adventure/adventure_activities.asp) from the Macau tower. (I've noticed, though, that this season there doesn't seem to be a lot of the usual TAR-type activities)
Right like TAR10 they were climbing everything, it was almost as if it was a test for Sarah and we were like they have to climb something again :lol:?
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Post by: michael on April 08, 2007, 11:14:03 AM
There better be at least one really nerve racking challenge before the race finishes...if there isn't I have a feeling TAR12 is going to be filled with them.
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 08, 2007, 11:44:39 AM
As far as HK goes, Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Hong+Kong), Centamap (http://www.centamap.com/cent/index.htm) (click English), and Hotmaps (http://www.hot-maps.de/asia/china/hongkong/homefr.html) are all good choices. Maps/timetables/etc. for the local rail are available here (http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/jplanner/planner_index.php).
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Post by: Boingo on April 09, 2007, 09:51:34 AM
Macau

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 10:41:27 PM
HONG KONG

     Hot maps  (http://www.hot-maps.de/asia/china/hongkong/homeen.html) (interactive street map!)

     YP map  (http://www.ypmap.com/en/viewer.asp?mapService=LocationMap) (interactive maps, virtual tours, locations--you name it!)

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 10:43:36 PM
Hong Kong

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 10:44:57 PM
Hong Kong

     transport   map/timetables  (http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/jplanner/planner_index.php) thanks to Slowhatch

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 10:46:47 PM
Hong Kong and Macau

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 10:48:28 PM
MACAU


     Slowhatch's Links:
          An OK street map (http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/discovering/map.php) from the Macau govt. tourist office. Lou lim ieoc (also spelled lou lim ioc) garden is near the center of the city, just west of Guia hill. The official address is #10 Estrada de Adolfo de Loureiro.

           An interesting site here (http://www.cityguide.gov.mo/eng_main.asp) with e-maps, live webcams, ferry schedules, etc.


         

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 11:23:25 PM
GUAM

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 11:25:26 PM
Guam

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 11:29:39 PM
Guam


       (thanks to Hakushu8 for the Anderson Air Force Base Map!)




      Interactive Map of the War in the Pacific Park (http://www.nps.gov/wapa/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm)


        Asan Bay Overlook

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2007, 11:32:42 PM
Guam


     >Tumon

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Post by: puddin on April 10, 2007, 12:49:39 AM
I want to live in Guam, lol. Seems like the perfect place ..sort of like my own island ;D.
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Post by: hound 109 on April 11, 2007, 03:35:16 PM
I want to live in Guam, lol. Seems like the perfect place ..sort of like my own island ;D.

Being a National Geographic reader for decades.....i seem to remember one of those Pacific islands were (at one time) completely over-run with snakes.  They were coming out pipes, out of closets etc.  Was it (is it) Guam?   :o   (anybody know??)
I'm not afraid of Fillapino Oxen, African "Bad Goats" or South American "spitting" Llamas.....but Snakes.... :noway:
Scare the sh#t out of me.   :nut:



Thanks for all the maps, Peach.   :tup:

Amazing that they will have gone to 2 places where speaking Portuguese would have helped (& neither one of them were Brazil or Portugal).  What a great show!! 


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Post by: Slowhatch on April 11, 2007, 07:24:57 PM
You're right Hound, it's Guam and the brown tree snake. See the USGS page here (http://www.usgs.gov/125/articles/invasive_species.html) (middle of page) with pictures of the snakes in somebody's shower and popping out of a toilet (something to make you think twice  :o  :lol:)

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Post by: puddin on April 11, 2007, 08:03:28 PM
OK I am not a fan of snakes but my cat eats them so if I decide to move to Guam I'll be sure to take my cats along and them some  :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 11, 2007, 08:13:00 PM
I'm never going to the bathroom in the middle of the night without turning on a light EVER AGAIN! :noway:

OMG.  I have been scarred for life--and in my pretty map thread too!   :o :'( :o

So much for your own perfect place puddin!  :lol:
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 11, 2007, 08:37:05 PM
OK, I'll change the subject to Lanai.  ;D :ninja  Here's a drive-time map (http://www.filmmaui.com/refrence/lanai_mapdr.htm), courtesy of FilmMaui, and the picture below shows some spec spots for the shipwreck parking lot (the arrow from the blog pointed right, towards the beach). The Liberty ship is in the upper-left corner.

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Post by: puddin on April 11, 2007, 09:11:09 PM
I wonder if there are a lot of snakes in Hawaii?  :groan: no wait! they have Polar Bears!!
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 13, 2007, 03:23:22 PM
HAWAII

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 13, 2007, 03:45:17 PM
HAWAII


      >Lanai

           interactive Lanai map (http://www.hawaiivtmaps.com/lanai/index2.html)--from Slowhatch--natch! ;)

           neat interactive panoramic link  (http://www.maps-of-mexico.com/world-virtual-tours/hawaii/lanai/lanai.shtml)

           another interactive panoramic link  (http://www.vthawaii.com/LANAI/North/North2.html#)    (Thanks again, Slowhatch!)
             
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SHIPWRECK BEACH - (KAIOLOHIA) (North Coast)
Accessible by 4-WD vehicle from the end of Keomoku Road (Rte. 430).Polihua Beach to Kahokunui. Primary activities are beachcombing and
shoreline fishing. Two shipwrecks are still visible. A shore stroller'sparadise, a real beachcomber's boutique. Home to some thought-provoking
petroglyphs - the Bird Man of Lanai

             Slowhatch's drivetime map  (http://www.filmmaui.com/refrence/lanai_mapdr.htm)

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 13, 2007, 04:01:54 PM
Lanai info

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Post by: puddin on April 14, 2007, 10:45:13 PM
Macau, virtual tour (http://home.macau.ctm.net/~liox0001/travel/macau/vr_index.shtml)
Lou Lim Ieco Garden etc..
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Post by: michael on April 14, 2007, 10:48:42 PM
wow, for some reason I pictured Macau a lot different. I like it!
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Post by: puddin on April 14, 2007, 11:07:36 PM
Panaramio & map of Macau :) (http://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt=22.200384&ln=113.547961&z=5&k=2&tab=2)
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 19, 2007, 11:38:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO


     >>Interactive Hot Map  (http://www.hot-maps.de/north_america/usa/california/san_francisco/homeen.html) (interactive street map)


         >>Route SFO to Golden Gate Park
           
             

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 19, 2007, 11:43:37 PM
San Francisco


    >>Golden Gate Park

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 19, 2007, 11:52:03 PM
San Francisco

    >>> Strybing Arboretum  (http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/visiting/index.htm)

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Post by: apskip on April 24, 2007, 05:43:30 AM
QUEENSLAND

Queensland is one of Australia's 8 provinces and is the one closest to the U.S. at the northeastern section of Australia. It has 666.880 square miles, which is 11% more than the huge state of Alaska. all of Australia has some anomalies in where their major cities are located and Queensland is no exception. Its capital Brisbane is at the far southeast corner of the province and 875 miles from the next major city to the north, Townsville. Townsville is the self-proclaimed capital of North Queensland but rapidly losing that status as a result of the government's decision 15 years ago to site the international airport I flew in and out of in Cairns, not Townsville. Townsville is a 160,000 population city that has major military installations, some agriculture and port activities, and a commercial center. By contrast, Cairns 200 miles north with a population of 100,000 is a tourist mecca and Port Douglas a further 40 miles north has only 6,000 population. The main reason for tourist interest in the entire area is the Great Barrier Reef, which runs for 1200 miles from above the northern tip of Queensland to approximately the Tropic of Capricorn in the Gladstone area. There are 3 basic types of structures considered part of the reef: cays and islands which are somewhat inshore, major reefs, and outer ribbon reefs. Millions of tourists visit Queensland to see the Great Barrier Reef annually, including many young backpackers on a low budget.
 
I took a bus Cairns to Townsville and was lucky to have my son-in-law-to-be as tour guide. He took me to see the Strand(the beach) and Castle Hill (this huge monolith in the center of Townsville). The next morning we went to the Billabong Sanctuary to see all types of Australian animals. I am waiting for my sister to send out the photo of me holding the baby crocodile. We also saw koala, cassowarys, many different types of birds, snakes, an incredible number of upside-down bats, and an extended big croc show. Then I was on my own and I elected to take the ferry across 8km to Magnetic Island. The public bus took me another 8km to the far side of the island to Horseshoe Bay and then back. It is rugged, with hiking trails all over the island and many water activities. That evening I got to see the Aquarium Reef HQ at a Private Party hosted by the groom's parents. The next day was my daughter's wedding and I went to the Omnimax film Deep Seas at the Aquarium. Next door is the Museum of Tropical Queensland where they showed the tale of the Endeavor, which foundered on the Great Barrier Reef in 1791 above Cooktown. The restoration activities associated with that ship is 80% of the museum and it's fascinating.
 
The day after the wedding I went by bus to Cairns and then on to Port Douglas. I went to Cape Tribulation/Daintree Rain Forest, a World Heritage area. We started with a cable ferry to cross the Daintree River. The single most memorable event of my entire Australian vacation was eating mango ice cream at a snack bar in Cow Bay (home of the "Cow Bay International Airport", a short grass strip for small planes). The flavor was intense and the best ice cream I've ever had. At Cooper Creek we got a one hour boat trip to see crocodiles (there were 3 females sunning themselves along the route). Then we went to a private picnic(owned by the tour company) area set up to serve our group lunch and allow us to swim and canoe. It was a lagoon and lot's of fun to do both. We then reached Cape Tribulation, which is no big deal. Shortly thereafter on the way back we stopped at the Cape Alexandra Lookout, which is a big deal. It was a perfect day(all of the days except my first 2 were) and we could see 100 miles down the coast. On the road again when we neared the end of the "Cassowary Crossing Zone"(I kid you not), a large cassowary popped out to cross the road directly in front of the bus. The driver was quick to brake and avoid hitting it, since such accidents usually total the vehicle and the cassowary walks away. In Mossman we stopped at a tropical fruit stand and I bought custard apples (yum), oranges (no improvement over what we get in New Jersey) and ripe mangoes (unbelieveably tasty). Supermarket prices were about double what we paid at that stand, as Australia has a drought and farmers are hard hit.
My next day was a trip to Mossman Gorge National Park, 8 miles away but hard to get to unless you have special transportation. They have a 3 km walking circuit around the gorge with come interpretative signs. The following day I did Barron River White Water Rafting. This was a lot of fun but expensive. The guide for my group was the least experienced and she was frequently getting us in trouble. The next day I returned to Cairns for my last 3 days and then took advantage of the best travel bargain in all of Australia. There is a price war between competing bus companies from Cairns to Kuranda 16 miles away and the current rate is $2 each way. Kuranda is a World Heritage site and has a 3km walk around the village that is worthwhile. It parallels the Skyway and the currently not operative train route for the last 0.5 km. I saw the Butterfly Sanctuary with an excellent half hour guided tour. I went to the Koala Gardens, essentially a mini-zoo. My favorite was BirdWorld where they have 100 Australian and exotic species in an aviary and you can identify them as you move through.
No trip to this area would be complete with a Great Barrier Reef diving or snorkeling adventure. Since I don't dive and did not want to learn, I signed up with Reef Quest, which turned out to be $110 for 9am to 430pm 2 snorkeling runs on Norman Reef 60 km out by fast catamaran. I was worried that with dramatically different eye prescriptions my rented from them prescription mask would not work, but it did work extremely well. The first run I had some problems, but the second run was in a more colorful part of the reef and I stayed out a long time. There are literally thousands of different corals out there and hundreds of different fish. Literature on Reef Quest indicated that there was a lecture that evening on the Reef Coral and Fishes by a marine biologist. I went and got 2 hours of new information (better before my snorkeling but you can't have everything).
My final day was visiting the aboriginal village of Tjukapai. I went to see their shows on History, Concept of Dreamtime, dance performance, demonstration of seeds/plants, playing the didgeridoo instrument, tossing the spear and tossing the boomerang. My final act before going to the airport was to eat a delicious buffet lunch including Australian lamb and striped bass.
 
It was a great trip. I would go back right away to another part of Australia, but I think northern Queensland is the perfect place for the first-time visitor to Australia.
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Post by: puddin on April 25, 2007, 07:56:34 PM
Thanks for sharing apskips and would love to see some pictures :yaya:

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Post by: apskip on April 26, 2007, 01:45:59 PM
Thanks for sharing apskips and would love to see some pictures :yaya:

Sorry, puddin I screwed up on operation of my digital camera(2nd time I had used it) and ran out of space at the wedding. No pictures could be taken of any of my sightseeing. I did buy a few select postcards (which I believe are superior to photos anyway) and am organizing relevant pictures from the travel literature that I brought back. I will be sharing these with the small RFF contingent at TARCON XI.

apskip
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Post by: puddin on April 26, 2007, 02:28:19 PM
Oh well but I am already looking forward to those Tarcon pictures, its nice to put a face with a name :D.
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Post by: michael on April 26, 2007, 02:33:47 PM
Yes, TARCON pictures are a must...from EVERYBODY....I'm not going to TARCON sadly so maybe I can just super-impose a picture of my face onto somebody standing beside Dustin and Kandice so you can all match my face with a name :)

I have peach running a little mission for me at TARCon, I must say, I love her for it!
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Post by: puddin on April 27, 2007, 09:22:39 PM
Stow Lake / Strybing Garden Section (http://www.lightight.com/GGP/gar_images/MapGar3.html)

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Post by: michael on April 27, 2007, 09:25:02 PM
Oh that park is nice!

I hope they go back to the longer run to the finish line this season. Last seasons was so short and you didn't really get to see any of the scenery.
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Post by: puddin on April 27, 2007, 09:25:07 PM
off topic .. some pictures :hides from peach

Strybing San Francisco Botanical Garden is owned by the city of San Francisco. It occupies 55 acres within Golden Gate Park. It is operated by a public/private partnership between the nonprofit Strybing Arboretum Society and the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, who bill it as a "living museum of plants

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Post by: puddin on April 27, 2007, 09:34:46 PM
I'm bored ..

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Post by: puddin on April 27, 2007, 09:37:39 PM
Golden Gate Park Map (http://www.inetours.com/Pages/SFLndmrkVws/GGP_Map.html)

Good site

http://www.mistersf.com/high/index.html?highggpshar.htm

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 27, 2007, 09:57:08 PM
off topic .. some pictures  :hides from peach

Hey! Speak for yourself!

Here are mine!

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Post by: puddin on April 27, 2007, 10:12:10 PM
Beats sitting around right peach  :lol:

Did you check out the site above? > Dude (http://www.mistersf.com/high/index.html?highggpshar.htm) has it all about the Park. I'm not going to swipe his pictures though ..seems he really has a copyright.
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 27, 2007, 10:15:26 PM
Beats sitting around right peach  :lol:

Did you check out the site above? > Dude (http://www.mistersf.com/high/index.html?highggpshar.htm) has it all about the Park. I'm not going to swipe his pictures though ..seems he really has a copyright.

Great site!

And it is a beautiful place!

Wish I could add some of my own but it was pre-digital days! :lol:
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 27, 2007, 10:18:17 PM
There's bound to be at least one stop/task between SFO and Strybing. If anyone lives in the area, there's still time to check out the film office (http://www.sfgov.org/site/filmcomm_index.asp?id=34349) (it's in City Hall, which is a positive thing).
Back to maps. An interactive Lanai map (http://www.hawaiivtmaps.com/lanai/index2.html).
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Post by: puddin on April 27, 2007, 10:21:08 PM
Oh I like Slowhatch  :kissy:!!
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 27, 2007, 10:31:03 PM
Oh I like Slowhatch  :kissy:!!

Me too!  :ty3:

I re-inserted it upstream in Lanai (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,11464.msg183920.html#msg183920) too....
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 03, 2007, 04:27:21 PM
While looking for sea caves  :diver: I found this university site (http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/coasts/data/lanai/pdcimagery.html) that contains shoreline images of Lanai. Included is a hi-def overhead shot of Shipwreck beach. (click to zoom)  ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/coastal/webftp/Lanai/pdc/lanai_north_05.jpg
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 03, 2007, 04:38:07 PM
Really really nice Slowhatch--thanks!

I don't know exactly where they park--but looks like they are in for a difficult run followed by a difficult row--hope they slept on the plane!
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Post by: apskip on June 20, 2007, 08:09:04 PM
Viva Ecudaor!

This is not a map. Earlier on this thread you will find a review of Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Food's visit to Ecuador. Samantha Brown's visit to Ecuador, one of my favorite countires, will be on the Travel Channel next Wednesday June 27 at 830pm EDT.