Solo Foxer #78

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 you’re looking for an urban location in a country that has a mountain on its national flag and more vowels than consonants in its name. The country enjoyed its most successful Olympics ever last year in Japan. Equilongitudinous with a 20th Century dance and equilatitudinous with a large firearm-shaped island, I’m about 400 metres from the walls of a prison and 2000 feet from a statue of a soldier. The soldier has a grenade in one hand and what looks like a HK33 in the other.

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

  • Appropriate trees
  • A monkey looking through a telescope
  • A large moth
  • A disused runway
  • A penis
  • The word ‘PAINTBALL’

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week guest foxer setter, captaincabinets, was here)


  1. Oof, this is a tough one for me. I might have to come back to it with a fresh brain. It really doesn’t help that I don’t know how to count vowels and spent 30 fruitless minutes in an entirely wrong country.

  2. Monkey ahoy! This was a quick one for me, maybe 20 minutes total. After guessing the country it only took me about 5 minutes to find the spot.

  3. Appropriate trees ahoy. Quite a long one in the end for me, definitely over an hour spread over several sessions. Pretty quick to get the general location and then after a bit of fruitless searching the doubts started and almost every island looks firearm-shaped if you squint hard enough.

    Thoroughly enjoyed it though. Thanks Roman.

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