Solo Foxer #57

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 today’s 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 next to a blue Chevrolet Spark with red registration plates on a street without road markings. The street is in the capital city of a country that Queen Elizabeth II has never visited – a country that has no rail network, and was admitted to the UN in the same decade as Mozambique. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites within a 150 kilometre radius of my location (Both are in the same foreign country). 450 metres from a nunnery and 100 metres from a building used by a well-known wildlife conservation INGO, I’m 2381 metres above sea level and equilatitudinous with two US states.

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

  • Seven dogs taking it easy
  • Two tigers
  • A red taxi with a yellow roof
  • Twenty-five balconies
  • Several Garudas
  • The words ‘Wood Substitute’
  • An ornate gateway

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week I was here)


  1. A personal best by far. Less than ten minutes. No looking at the lyrics of the national anthems of every single country in the world this week.

    With no spoilers allowed there’s not much to say each week other than ‘done’, so I’ve expressed my gratitude by subscribing.

    • Thanks very much for joining the airlift. Would you like a bespoke tile?

      Tiles appear next to your name when you comment and grace the header for at least a month. As some things are tricky to render recognisably in 32 x 32 black and white (specific aircraft and tank types can be difficult), two theme suggestions would be helpful.

      • Hrm, Tim, what exactly do you mean by “grace the header for at least a month” ? Also, what is the difference between black and brown letters for the names?

        • Once created subscriber tiles appear in the site’s logo/masthead for at least four weeks. A brown user name indicates a subscriber, but as the system isn’t automatic it’s quite possible there are unacknowledged benefactors amongst the commenters (If anyone is in this boat, please let me know via a comment or email).

  2. Wood substitute, ahoy! That was easier than I expected from reading the clues – a little over 10 minutes – and a pleasant solve in general.

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