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Old Oct 18th 2008, 08:34 PM
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Question Guess The City

This game is fairly simple to play, but sometimes tough to solve.

Someone gives a few clues about some existing city in the world and other posters then try to guess the correct city that fits the clues.

Whoever gets the answer correct sets the next city challenge.

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This game is based on the honor system. That means you're supposed to figure out the answer from your own knowledge and not look up the answer in Google or some other search engine or encyclopedia or whatever.

Cities must be existing and real, not fictional, symbolic or lost in history.

Cities are defined as having 100,000 population (or more). Some latitude is permitted here for cities that come close, but this rule is to prevent obscure towns or villages that are impossibly difficult for others to successfully guess.
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Old Oct 19th 2008, 05:39 PM
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Okay, here we go...

This city is famous for having rather colorful 'art-deco' style architecture.
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Old Oct 19th 2008, 05:48 PM
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Okay, here we go...

This city is famous for having rather colorful 'art-deco' style architecture.
How many do you want ? You'll need to be a bit more specific.
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Old Oct 19th 2008, 06:09 PM
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The city is North American.
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Old Oct 19th 2008, 11:19 PM
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Miami, Florida, USA?

I miss my beloved Bauhaus Café - remember it Michael?
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Old Oct 20th 2008, 06:51 AM
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Miami, Florida, USA?

I miss my beloved Bauhaus Café - remember it Michael?
Yes Miami is correct!

(and yes, I remember that cool little Bauhaus cafe - many good conversations there!)
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Old Oct 20th 2008, 03:09 PM
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Yes Miami is correct!

(and yes, I remember that cool little Bauhaus cafe - many good conversations there!)
Okay - this city is the site of a developing country's only university. It's average high temperature is 33C (90.9F) and its average low is 22C (72F). It is a seaport that developed from a Portuguese fort and saw various colonial powers change hands including the Dutch, French, Swedes, Danes and British. It is one of the wealthiest cities on its continent today after gaining independence from colonial rule. It's name in one of the local languages means "ants" due to the many anthills in the surrounding geography of the city centre.
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Old Oct 20th 2008, 08:49 PM
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Well that's not exactly an easy one!!!

My careful deduction of the clues places the answer somewhere on the west coast of Africa. Unfortunately, I could barely name more than one or two cities in that general area and none that I could offer as a guess. Ivory Coast neighborhood I'm guessing.

Perhaps that might be a hint for someone who knows more African cities than I do!
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Old Oct 20th 2008, 08:56 PM
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Nah, must be in India or further east.
Macau ? Not sure what the current name is.
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Old Oct 20th 2008, 09:04 PM
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Nah, must be in India or further east.
Macau ? Not sure what the current name is.
Danish AND Swedish colonialism?

Dutch, Portuguese, French and Brits definitely covered half the freakin' globe, but the Danes and the Swedes didn't really get into India or Indochina all that much. They both definitely hit the West Coast of Africa.

Also there is a clue that there is only one university in the country. That also suggests Africa.
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