Where am I #19

The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off today at Sochi. In honor of the Games, where am I in this pic?

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Author: gringopotpourri

Gringo - aka Scott - was born outside of Chicago and has lived most of his life in or around big cities. He spent two years of his adult life in Mexico City (talk about big cities!) and fell in love with Mexican food and culture all while weathering the challenges of life in a city with over 20 million people. Life's unpredictable journey has since brought him to Tennessee, where he close to family and the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Scott also enjoys movies, hiking, top ten lists, and travel in general.

5 thoughts on “Where am I #19”

    1. That’s right! Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, hosted the Winter Games in 1936, while Berlin hosted the Summer Games that same year.

      Thanks for guessing Andy, and I hope you enjoy this year’s games from your Moscow “vantage point.”

  1. Well, it’s not Nagano or Sapporo, since I know that the only place in Japan you’ve been to is Tokyo.

    So, hmmm…. I’m gonna second Andy’s and go with Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

    1. You guessed correctly, though Andy gets credit as the first one to respond. You’re right that I’ve never been to Nagano or Sapporo, but did you know that in addition to hosting the 1972 Winter Games, Sapporo was slated to have them in 1940 as well, only for the Games to be cancelled because of WWII?

      If you were wondering, in addition to Garmisch-Partenkirchen I’ve also seen Winter Olympic ski jump stadiums in Oslo, Innsbruck, Squaw Valley, and Calgary…in addition to other Winter Olympic venues in Sarajevo.

      Thanks for playing!

      1. Although Andy got it before me, I gotta say I cheated a bit, as I googled different Olympic ski jump locations. Others I strongly leaned towards were Squaw Valley, Lake Placid, and Sarajevo.

        I’ve visited only summer locations: Athens, Barcelona, and Munich.

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