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Anywhere Challenge: Win up to 60,000 points over the next 8 weeks PART II

Anywhere Challenge: Win up to 60,000 points over the next 8 weeks PART II

Old Sep 8, 2010, 3:32 pm
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Anywhere Challenge: Win up to 60,000 points over the next 8 weeks - Week 4

Thanks to everyone who has taken part and helped research the answers bringing millions of PC points to us all!

Just received an email. Play the game here: http://challenge.priorityclub.com/

You have to guess the destination from the clues given - one guess per day, per account. It looks like you can earn up to 15,500 free points from this promo.

Here's the clues and answers, I'll try to keep this updated so you don't have to trawl through the long thread:

Week One
Clue 1: Covered with beaches, mountains and valleys
Clue 2: Home to two indigenous species of birds
Clue 3: Made of lava quartz diorite and limestone
Clue 4: Located in the Caribbean

Official answer: Arikok National Park, Aruba

Week Two
Clue 1: Not your typical safari destination
Clue 2: Home to hundreds of species of birds
Clue 3: Refuge for endangered animals, including rhinos
Clue 4: Located in Asia

Official answer: Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Answers which received points (thanks to Infoleech)
Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Chitwan National Park, Chitwan District, Nepal
Chitwan National Park, Terai region, Nepal
Chitwan National Park, Southeast Asia


Week Three
Clue 1: Flows for almost 100 miles
Clue 2: A world record fish was caught here
Clue 3: An occasional home for Beluga whales
Clue 4: Located in North America

Official answer: Kenai River, Alaska
Answers which received points (thanks to Infoleech)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
Kenai River National Park, AK
Kenai River, Kenai Pennisula, Alaska, USA
Kenai River, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK, USA
Kenai River National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA
Kenai River, Chugach National Forest, Alaska USA


Week Four
Clue 1: The site of several reality TV shows
Clue 2: Home to one of the world's largest flowers
Clue 3: Home to many indigenous ethnic groups
Clue 4: Located in Southeast Asia

Official answer: Sabah, Malaysia
Answers which received points (thanks to Infoleech)
Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia
Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia
Pulau Tiga, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo
Pulau Tiga Island, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo
Pulau Tiga National Park, Sabah, Malaysia
Pualu Tiga Marine National Park, Sabah, Malaysia
Pualu Tiga,Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo
Sabah, Malaysia, Island of Borneo
Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo Island
Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo


Week Five
Clue 1: Active both day and night
Clue 2: See two oceans from the summit
Clue 3: Roughly 850,000 years old
Clue 4: Located in Central America

Official answer: Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica

Week Six
Clue 1: Covered with miles upon miles of beaches
Clue 2: Highest point is over 5,000 feet
Clue 3: Go snorkeling, golfing, or even spelunking
Clue 4: Located in the Pacific

Official answer: Kauai, Hawaii

Week Seven
Clue 1: Borders more than one country
Clue 2: Found near a glacier
Clue 3: Home to several man-made islands
Clue 4: Located in South America

Official answer: Lake Titicaca, Peru.

Week Eight
Clue 1: Spend the day in the old or new areas
Clue 2: Covered in hundreds of ancient ruins
Clue 3: Birthplace of a Greek Goddess
Clue 4: Located in the Mediterranean

Official answer: Paphos, Cyprus

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A few more details:

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A total of 8 Weekly Prizes (1 per random drawing) will be awarded, as follows:

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Last edited by Motors; Nov 1, 2010 at 3:14 am Reason: Week eight update
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 1:20 am
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Anywhere Challenge: Win up to 60,000 points over the next 8 weeks PART II

Well someone has to start it!^

Let's keep it clean, on topic and helpful like the first thread started out so we can all benefit from the sleuthing of our travel destination detectives.^
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by BlondeBomber
Well someone has to start it!^

Let's keep it clean, on topic and helpful like the first thread started out so we can all benefit from the sleuthing of our travel destination detectives.^
Thanks BB, you're awesome!!

Good to be back in the game
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 2:04 am
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Awesome. Thanks to all for the help in the first thread. Looking forward to the next clue!
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by BlondeBomber
Well someone has to start it!^

Let's keep it clean, on topic and helpful like the first thread started out so we can all benefit from the sleuthing of our travel destination detectives.^
Could you bring Motors summary post number 1 over, it is very useful?
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 2:14 am
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Week 6 has wrapped, but I did find a photo match that supported the Kauai answer... it sort of seemed to get lost in the now-closed thread (I only posted a link to the web page). Here, I'm just testing out my new photo-posting skills in the wake of Week 6 while all is quiet... many thanks to jrc35jrc35 for the very helpful tutorial on posting photos this week!

Above the hiker's head is the 'humped' cliff with the same steep vertical drop as presented on Day 3:
http://www.corbisimages.com/Search#p=5&q=na+pali+coast



Nearby Lumahai Beach has the same golden sand (and even vegetation) that we were looking for. This came from an 'Images' search on Google:



Lumahai Beach was the setting for the film South Pacific, so Day 4's clue "Located in the Pacific" had even more significance as a clue.

BTW, we Pacific Coasters begin the game at 9 pm Monday... can't wait to contribute to Weeks 7 & 8

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Old Oct 16, 2010, 3:32 am
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Moderator announcement

Keep this thread out of all the off topic posts.

And now let's do the daily business - find the correct answer.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by zpoppy
Could you bring Motors summary post number 1 over, it is very useful?
Thanks for the suggestion. We have done this by copying the first post out of the first thread.

Originally Posted by BlondeBomber

Let's keep it clean, on topic and helpful like the first thread started out so we can all benefit from the sleuthing of our travel destination detectives.^
^^
We second that

Thanks
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by sleepless
Week 6 has wrapped, but I did find a photo match that supported the Kauai answer... it sort of seemed to get lost in the now-closed thread (I only posted a link to the web page). Here, I'm just testing out my new photo-posting skills in the wake of Week 6 while all is quiet... many thanks to jrc35jrc35 for the very helpful tutorial on posting photos this week!

Above the hiker's head is the 'humped' cliff with the same steep vertical drop as presented on Day 3:

[IMG][/IMG]

Nearby Lumahai Beach has the same golden sand (and even vegetation) that we were looking for:

[IMG][/IMG]

Lumahai Beach was the setting for the film South Pacific, so Day 4's clue "Located in the Pacific" had even more significance as a clue.

BTW, we Pacific Coasters begin the game at 9 pm Monday... can't wait to contribute to Weeks 7 & 8
Oh, this is great! So glad you found those pics. It was frustrating, for me that is, not to find that cliff.

Could you post where you found them since they seem to be getting away from Shutterstock photos it will help with the next challenge's search.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 6:19 am
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Revised number of winners week 3 - mystery solved

Do you remember the changes that were made to the number of winners for week 3 (Kenai River, Alaska)?

Well, this was the list originally published for week 3:



Now take a closer look at the winners for week 4 (Sabah, Malaysia):



Conclusion: they initially published the week 4 results instead of the week 3 results, and corrected that later.

That also means that the results for the week are already available a few days after the week has ended, but are only published one week later....
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 10:44 am
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Source of Photos

I never did find source of the sky and clouds, in spite of searching every stock photo site I could find.

Any links to the actual photos they used, that include location tags, would be a great help in next couple of weeks.

I think that life just got a lot tougher for us!
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by Biggles209
I never did find source of the sky and clouds, in spite of searching every stock photo site I could find.

Any links to the actual photos they used, that include location tags, would be a great help in next couple of weeks.

I think that life just got a lot tougher for us!
Since the surf board was not actually from a photo taken in Kauai, do you think they could now just be using random photos not actually from the location just representing the activities available in the location?

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-5250...on-desert.html

If so, this is really going to make the next challenge hard.

Also, the tag on the photo was surf board on Shutterstock but it was actually a wind surfing board; both of which activities are very popular on Kauai.

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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by jrc35jrc35
Since the surf board was not actually from a photo taken in Kauai, do you think they could now just be using random photos not actually from the location just representing the activities available in the location?
I hope that the land, sea, and sky are real photos from the location. If they are finding them by searching with the location as a keyword, then we should be able to find them also - if we can figure out where they are searching.

I suppose that they feel they can decorate the image with any old junk that represents the activities. Unfortunately the link to the catamaran image is not to the original source, and the poster does not state if it was tagged as Kauai. But the surf board is proof.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:40 am
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I just figured out the sky! The rainbow was Photoshopped out and then added back in. Find the rainbow, find the sky. Drag the bar slowly and you can see the section and how it is a perfect match to the sky.

Although the only reason to find it at this point would be to see where the images are coming from. Doubt it's worth the time.
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Thanks for the restart

Motors, Thanks for starting a new thread with the info you have been keeping updated. I saw there were 2 other new ones recently started once the original was closed but this is the core group. Hope to continue to contribute.^^^
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