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    Well, time to solve it... some clues, some correct suggestions, put all these together and you are able to solve it.

    First of all i had a look at the cars on the first picture. They drive at the right side of the road, which means steering wheel is on the left side. That means: We are not on the British Islands, not in any of their former colonies, not in Australia, South Africa or Asia.

    The cars look European sized, i can spot a Peugeot 207, a Renault Clio and some Japanese Pick-Ups and some cars which look unfamiliar. Now we are not in USA, Canada and Europe. It should be Africa or South America. South Africa would be the only alternative fitting to the landscape and is excluded, so we are in South America, where they produce a lot of licensed cars and own creations like VW Gol. But where?

    Brazil was mentioned, but there is that fish, in my opinion a sea trout. This leads to Argentina, Rio Grande. Punta Arenas is often mentioned as target for fishing people, but the city is obviously too big, has too large buildings.

    And we have the monument with the Aermacchi plane. A short check on airliners.net leads to Rio Grande City, Argentina. You can find the plane there, the 2nd picture of the town shows Avenida Belgrano. The first one should be Plaza Almirante Brown.

    Can you confirm?
    Last edited by Ralf__; October 5th, 2010, 13:49.
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
      Well, time to solve it... some clues, some correct suggestions, put all these together and you are able to solve it.

      First of all i had a look at the cars on the first picture. They drive at the right side of the road, which means steering wheel is on the left side. That means: We are not on the British Islands, not in any of their former colonies, not in Australia, South Africa or Asia.

      The cars look European sized, i can spot a Peugeot 207, a Renault Clio and some Japanese Pick-Ups and some cars which look unfamiliar. Now we are not in USA, Canada and Europe. It should be Africa or South America. South Africa would be the only alternative fitting to the landscape and is excluded, so we are in South America, where they produce a lot of licensed cars and own creations like VW Gol. But where?

      Brazil was mentioned, but there is that fish, in my opinion a sea trout. This leads to Argentina, Rio Grande. Punta Arenas is often mentioned as target for fishing people, but the city is obviously too big, has too large buildings.

      And we have the monument with the Aermacchi plane. A short check on airliners.net leads to Rio Grande City, Argentina. You can find the plane there, the 2nd picture of the town shows Avenida Belgrano. The first one should be Plaza Almirante Brown.

      Can you confirm?
      I can confirm. An unbelievable line of reasoning, but very right. This is indeed Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, the Argentine side of the island.
      My next clue would have been back to the spotted brown trout; "The river sometimes run brown".

      Here is some more pictures of the memorial:


      And the Aermacchi MB 356:


      Finally, what the Memorial is all about:


      In the good tradition of this thread, a bit about why this place was picked:

      Although there is great fishing in the river and all kinds of seafood in the sea around Rio Grande, it can be difficult to find anything but "Lomo" in the restaurants in town.

      When Port Stanley fell to the British, I was having lunch in a restaurant in Rio Grande that actually served seafood, called "Las Malvinas", with murals on the wall declaring "Las Malvinas son Nuestras". It was the best restaurant in town at the time.

      Things got very quite when the news came on the radio and I got some nasty steers, but when it was explained that I was an innocent (ignorant?) Norwegian, they all calmed down.

      I didn't care to tell them that I was actually there working for a British company. No need to be too honest in such circumstances.

      Now I have to remember to say; "back to you, Ralf"

      Edith: Punta Arenas and Rio Grande is the starting point to the upper reaches of the Rio Grande River, where "The river sometimes run brown" with spotted brown trout. Fishing lounghes are on either side of the border.
      Last edited by ombugge; April 16th, 2011, 17:31. Reason: Add facts

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        I was just about to turn off for today, but then i saw your answer...

        O.K. let's try this one, maybe something for the plane specialists to enlarge our "puzzle crew"...

        Where is this place:

        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          Well done, Ralf.

          Hmm - a Dornier 328? in a tropical place....

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            Yes, you can call it a tropical place. But as far as i know, the plane should be a ATR 42 - 500. Please correct me, if i am wrong. I have to trust external sources and I am no specialist...
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              Could very well be an ATR42, from this angle and distance they look very much alike.

              But that makes the possible location much wider.

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                Wikipedia lists these Airlines using the ATR 42. May that help???
                The colour is white with red stripes. If you copy the picture and enlarge it, this should be visible.

                * Aer Arann (7)
                * Aero Caribbean (3)
                * Aero Express Del Ecuador (1)
                * Aeromar (14)
                * Aerogaviota (4)
                * Air Antilles Express (4)
                * Air Bagan (2)
                * Air Botswana (3)
                * Air Contractors(6)
                * Air Dolomiti (6)
                * Air Malawi (1)
                * Air Mandalay (1)
                * Air Saint-Pierre (2)
                * Air Tahiti (4)
                * Airlinair (17)
                * Aviavilsa (1)
                * Aviateca (17)
                * Azerbaijan Airlines (2)
                * Buddha Air (3)
                * Bulgaria Air (2)
                * Calm Air (4)
                * Cape Air (2)
                * Caribbean Airlines (5)
                * Cebu Pacific (8)
                * Cimber Air (3)
                * Contact Air (5)
                * Czech Airlines (8)
                * DAT Danish Air Transport (5)
                * DOT LT (5)
                * Dutch Antilles Express (3)
                * Empire Airlines (11)
                * EuroLOT (6)
                * Farnair Switzerland (3)
                * FedEx Express (26)
                * Finncomm Airlines (4)
                * First Air (8)
                * Fly540 (3)
                * Flywise (4)
                * Halcyonair [2]
                * Israir Airlines (3)
                * Kal Star Aviation (3)
                * Kingfisher Red (4)
                * Línea Turística Aereotuy (2)
                * Mountain Air Cargo (10)
                * Olympic Air (2)
                * Overland Airways (2)
                * Pacific Sun (2)
                * Pantanal Linhas Aéreas (6)
                * Precision Air (4)
                * Pakistan International Airlines (7)
                * Regional Air Lines (4)
                * Ryanair (past operator)
                * Santa Barbara Airlines (1)
                * Swiftair (6)
                * TACA Regional (9)
                * TACV Cabo Verde Airlines (1)
                * TAROM (7)
                * TRIP Linhas Aéreas (14)
                * UTair Aviation (12)
                * West Wind Aviation (3)

                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  I don't know anything about aircrafts, other then to have travelled in a lot of them, so I'll concentrate on the environment.

                  We are not in the tropics, as there are too little vegetation for that. Which means we are in the sub-tropical belt, around 30 degr. North or South.

                  Flat and featureless landscape. Maybe somewhere in North Africa or Middle East?

                  I'll venture a guess; Somewhere in Tunisia? Monastir????

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                    The parking position of the plane is very exact at 23°05'00.00"N . I have learned that this is still a tropical place. It is not Africa. Try to find out, which other reason can be the explanation for seeing such less vegetation in a tropical area at that certain place??? This will help you a lot...
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                      The parking position of the plane is very exact at 23°05'00.00"N . I have learned that this is still a tropical place. It is not Africa. Try to find out, which other reason can be the explanation for seeing such less vegetation in a tropical area at that certain place??? This will help you a lot...
                      Well, it looks like it could be on reclaimed land, which lead me to the Middle East, but there is nothing that matches at either coast of the Arabian Peninsula at 23 05 N Lat. In between there is nothing but dessert at this Lat. The nearest I could find was Al Hamra Airstrip in UAE, but that is at 24 05 N.

                      The other obvious option is a low sand island, but again no match in Mexico, Cuba or the Bahamas. Africa is out, so that leaves India, around the Gulf of Kutch. Kandla Airport is in about the right Lat., but no water around. I even checked China coast and Taiwan, even though the landscape is very different, and no Pacific Islands fit the bill. That cover the earth around at 23 05N, except maybe some lake or river locations.

                      I'll have to let this one rest and see if somebody else can solve it, based on the aircraft type or something.

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                        ...no Pacific Island fits the bill??? I checked that and you are right!!!! I have to admit that i made a very very embarrassing mistake in my last clue. (Shit, don't find that redheaded smiley in that new forum surface). It has to be position 23°05'00.00"S.

                        I am so sorry and hope you will forgive me the time you searched useless!! I promise i will check my entrances more precisely in the future...
                        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                          Now that makes a differense, but with all those clues I recond this one will be solved before I wake up in the morning.

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                            The only airport that I can find to nearly match the photo,is in the Pacific, and not on and island - but on a reef?

                            NTGJ/GMR Totegegie, Mangareva. Gambier Islands.
                            Photos are scarce, so:

                            Link to a trip report:
                            http://blog.mailasail.com/comanche.hb-pon/43

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                              Congratulations, Nichu. You made it!! I searched around that area, because i saw a fascinating TV - report some weeks ago about the islands at the border of the date...and this airport picture was just fascinating!

                              Over to you, Nichu!
                              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                                Thank you, Ralf.

                                What is the name of this Harbour?

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