Solo Foxer #48

Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. While Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, would be very interested to know how long it takes you to defox the following brainteaser, he requests that the comments section isn’t used to share solutions or drop hints.

“Where am I?”

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

Today I’m standing on a tarmac road in a coastal city that shares a twin with Brest, France. The road is patterned by tree shadows, has a solid white line down its centre, and bends sharply to the left close to my location. Less than one hundred metres away is a large place of worship. Less than a kilometre away is a memorial to people killed during a counter-insurgency operation in the 1940s. I share latitude with a semi-exclave and two South American countries. One of the banknotes in circulation hereabouts has a train on it, another, a dancer. The closest foreign country is about 430 miles away.

You’re probably in the right place if you can see…

  • A red estate car
  • A minaret
  • A sign discouraging littering
  • A canal
  • A deep concrete-lined ditch
  • A moped conveying three people
  • The words “economy kills you slowly”

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)


  1. I’m curious, did anyone solve the solo foxer last week? I could not and I spent quite a long time looking for it. I thought about Ireland, but I foolishly decided Kazakhstan didn’t qualify as a landlocked state, with it large shoreline along the Caspian Sea…

    This time, you can guess I’m checking quite thorougly the exact definition of “semi-exclave” 🙂

    • I’ve just solved it! I was delayed by having found a list of longest rivers that didn’t include the country I was after.

    • Oddly, I might have solved it more or less in one intuitive leap if I’d bothered to read it, because I’d just watched a programme which featured the factory (and my sister’s best friend’s brother-in-law’s father). But I didn’t 😀

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