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WIN: Where are you? March 2014 - Win a holiday in the Algarve worth £6,000 and an entry into the annual prize draw @ Conde Nast Traveller

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Win a holiday in the Algarve worth £6,000
For a hit of sunshine to blast away the winter blues, book a flight to the golden shores of the Algarve. One of the best places to stay in Portugal's sultry south is the Conrad Algarve. Located in the A-list enclave of Quinta do Lago, it has an amazing spa by Aromatherapy Associates and a restaurant by superchef Heinz Beck. Enter this month's Where Are You? competition and you could win a five-night holiday for two here. The prize includes half-board accommodation in a Deluxe King room, a dinner with drinks for two at Gusto restaurant, two spa treatments, return flights to Faro with Monarch Airlines and transfers.

Identify the Oasis Village where the photograph on page 158 of the March 2014 issue was taken, and send in your entry to arrive by 31 March 2014. All correct entries will also be included in the Grand Prize draw at the end of the current competition period (1 October 2013-30 September 2014).

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Clue: You'd be smart to visit this desert oasis, six hours south of the capital's assets. In fact, you'd be on the money. Remote though it may look, it is no lost city: the mirage-like village is only a few minutes' drive from the region's main town. Visitors used to journey here for the shady palm trees and the cool, blue-green water (thought to have medicinal properties), but now they come for the sand - buggying and boarding up and down the towering dunes. The lagoon has many legends of how it was formed. All of them start with a beautiful princess in love with a young prince who suddenly dies. Some say she cried and cried until her tears created the lake, others claim that while bathing in the waters she was startled by a hunter. She ran away, creating the dunes with the folds of her mantle. Whatever the story, the spot takes its name from two local words meaning 'to cry' and 'young woman'. If you're tempted to cool off in its depths, however, watch out for the mermaid of the laguna: the mysterious creature who tempts new lovers into the deep, never to be seen again.

To enter, identify the oasis village on page 158 where the photograph was taken. Correct answers will be placed in a random prize-draw.

The photo image can be seen in comment #1

MY ANSWER: Please see comment #1

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Completion message:
Thank you for entering this competition, and good luck!

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http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u512/marba01/condenastmarch_zpsbc380a75.jpg

ABOVE: The Magazine Image

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MY ANSWER: Huacachina

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Huacachina is a village in the Ica Region, in southwestern Peru. It is located in the Ica Province, near the city of Ica in the Ica District. Huacachina has a population of 115 (1999). The oasis features on the back of the 50 Nuevo Sol note.
Huacachina is built around a small natural lake in the desert. Called the "oasis of America," it serves as a resort for local families from the nearby city of Ica, and increasingly as an attraction for tourists drawn by the sports of sandboarding and taking dune buggy rides on sand dunes that stretch several hundred feet high.
Legend holds that the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess was apprehended at her bath by a young hunter. She fled, leaving the pool of water she had been bathing in to become the lagoon. The folds of her mantle, streaming behind her as she ran, became the surrounding sand dunes. And the woman herself is rumored to still live in the oasis as a mermaid.
Currently, private landowners near the oasis have installed wells, in order to access the groundwater. This has had the effect of drastically reducing the level of water in the oasis. To compensate for this water loss, and preserve the oasis as an aesthetically pleasing destination for tourists, the city began a process of artificially pumping water into the oasis.[1]
The area is popular for both dune buggying and sandboarding.

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Wont let me submit form, its telling me to accept ts&cs which i have done. But thanks for posting.

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Thanks...no problems entering

tried twice more , think i will try on a different browser

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tried twice more , think i will try on a different browser


Don't know if it will help but below is a screen print of what the entry form should look like. Maybe one of the fields is missing, it may give you a clue. Trying a different browser is a good idea. Try a different PC if possible since so far you are the only one to report a problem.
Here is the screen print, hope it helps.


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'Sochi Gold Medal' effort from marba yet again!

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