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Mystery City #17 and Last Week’s City

by Borderstan.com July 28, 2010 at 9:44 am 3 Comments

Luis Gomez Photos

What Caribbean beach town is Mystery City #17? (Luis Gomez Photos)

Welcome to Week #17 of Luis’ collection of cities from South America, Europe, Australia and North America.

Last Week: Mexico City

Last week’s Mystery City was Mexico City and the street scene is near the city’s Torre Latinoamericana. The 45-story “Latin-American Tower” was built in 1956 and is one of Mexico City’s most famous landmarks.

How did readers do guessing the identity of #16? In addition to Mexico City (24% of voters), the choices were Santiago (top choice with 29%), Lima (24%), São Paulo (18%) and Caracas (6%).

This Week’s Photo

We will reveal the identity of #17 next Wednesday. As you can tell from the choices, it is a Caribbean beach town and not a large one at that. It is in one of five countries located in the southern and western ends of the sea. Be prepared to do some online research to figure out the identity of this week’s city.

Previous mystery cities have been Caracas, Valaparaiso (Chile), Sydney, Bratislava, La Paz and Santiago, Long Beach, Toronto, St. Louis, Valencia (Venezuela), Genoa, Colonia Tovar (Venezuela), Prague, Viña del Mar (Chile), Asbury Park (New Jersey) and Mexico City.

For Week #17, vote for your choice below.

<br /> <a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/3535739/”>Mystery City #17: What city is this?</a></p> <p><span style=”font:9px;”>(<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com”>polls</a>)</span><br />

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    So, what do we have? Our solution has to be a town with relatively modern beach condo buildings, a small pleasure boat pier, and a range of hills to the left.

    Of the choices, arranged counterclockwise around the Caribbean, the first one has no tall buildings; the second is more of a large industrial port city than a beach resort; the third is not even on the shore; and the fourth is a proper beach resort but without background hills in the proper orientation.

    The fifth of the choices has small boat piers, hills in the correct orientation, and beachfront condos – and a Panoramio picture that identifies the middle of the three big buildings as the Residencias Lalamar.

    • Luis says you are correct. I have been there as well, in 2007. Stunningly beautiful beaches and water. Thanks for not naming the city!


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