Solo Foxer #15

Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, assures me the following brainteaser can be solved single-handedly. Crow all you like in the comments section, but please don’t spoil the puzzle for others by sharing solutions or dropping hints.

“Where am I?”

Using the following clues (the map above is purely decorative) in combination with Street View, Wikipedia, MAPfrappe and other tools, work out my location. The answer will appear under next Monday’s solo foxer.

Today I’m in an autonomous region. A stone’s throw from a small brewery and about 5 kilometres from a bovine battle ground, I’m 863 metres above sea level. 400 metres away is an Esso petrol station. A journey to the nearest capital city would involve a border crossing; so too would a trip to the nearest beach. The country you’re seeking has failed to qualify for two FIFA World Cups, has never had a female prime minister, and produced fewer motor vehicles than the UK in 2019. I share latitude with five landlocked countries and longitude with two. The local airport is 3.5 miles away and used to bear the name of someone who died in an air crash. If you can see two white vans, an Alsation-like dog, and a red truck with ‘Filip’ on the side, you’re probably in the right place. I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)

One comment

  1. Tricky as heck this week… but considering I got a free and fun little tour of the world’s autonomous zones out of it, it would be churlish of me to complain 🙂

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