Monday, August 30, 2010

What we've all been waiting for..

This day has been long waiting in coming...
After a long haul of ups and downs, travels and misjudging,
we finally know of our next destination.

We are going to...
wait, after all this time you really didn't think that I was just going to say it, did you?

Let's have some fun and see who can guess it...


This place is located in a region where there are extreme temperatures.
Today (Aug. 30th), it is 97F/36C; which is common in the very hot, dry, dusty summer months.
They can go to lows in the winter of -14F/-25C.....at least, and some snow.
They are 8 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (U.S. East Coast).
It borders 5 different countries; one of which it was part of until it took
its independence in 1992, when it also changed to its current name.
It is at the mouth of a landlocked Sea and a river separates it's different sides....

Can you guess the city and country?




17 comments:

mythopolis said...

I am guessing Kazakhstan!!!!?????

mythopolis said...

City of Pavlodar!!!!?????

Gabriela said...

I'm guessing I can't guess, eh?

So glad it's official. Do you have an estimated departure date?

Ballerina Girl said...

Good job Myth...right country, wrong city...
want more clues?

mythopolis said...

Yes, more clues. It's fun...like getting a homework assignment in World Geography!

BLOGitse said...

Jordan?

BLOGitse said...

ooops, I read Mythos answer AFTER enter...
What a country!
Hope you like it!

mythopolis said...

Baku???!!!!

Ballerina Girl said...

The city straddles a river...Europe on one side, Asia on the other...

mythopolis said...

aaargh!!! I have been pulling my hair out...lost in google maps....ok, my last guess(es)..if these are not close, then I give up and wait until you reveal it!!

Kamengorsk...or Semey?


aaargh!!!

Ballerina Girl said...

Myth...Western Kazakhstan...mouth of the River that flows into the Sea...

mythopolis said...

Ok, if it is not Atyrau on the Ural river, I give up!!!

Betty said...

I´ve never even heard of these country´s, so I´m not even starting to guess. But I´m glad you finally know and can´t wait to hear more about it!

Ballerina Girl said...

ding ding ding ding ding!
you got it Myth...Atyrau!

More to come! Good job :)

BG

mythopolis said...

You nearly drove me crazy trying to figure this out. And don't say I was already crazy anyway! I will be looking to your reports from this part of the world. It is a place I will likely never see. In fact, if I went there I would probably get very lost!!!

Wow! Quite a move for you all. I hope the best!

Jientje said...

Good luck BG!

Scriber's Web said...

Wow! How facinating! I can't wait to view it via your eyes! Not really heard much about it! So exciting!

PS: I am just taking a break. You know that I haven't really run away to Paris. As much as I want to:)