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Ah, hello. My friend Ola, well, she’s from UNESCO. ‘Ḅout her, there’s one thing you should know:

Her favorite coloŗ, is simply yellow. She also likes lists. There’s not much that works that rhymes with lists…

She’s taken a vacation, To æ large, un-new nation, and went and spent all the time she was there in the same old place, it’s such a shame.

Well, she sent me a letter

Hoping I’d get better

At her pużzles. Here’s one: My work computer has a website on įt. It’s important, becuase it has my favorite things! Łists!

Such fun!

Anyways, I’ve hidden things, easy to spot, that tell you a nation. Go down, all the way, to said station. My favorite color, my favorite country! Ah, landscapes between the mountain and the sea! Well, I guess, that’s enough from me.

Where did Ola go on vacation? AKA, what CITY/MONUMENTS did she visit?

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  • $\begingroup$ My bad for not properly explaining it. I wish I could upvote y’all. RIP good answers. $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:17
  • $\begingroup$ I should have known it wouldn't be that easy... $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ It’s not like I’m salty or anything, it isn’t that easy. $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:23
  • $\begingroup$ It, sadly, @Dopplegamer, does involve use of _______. No! Thou shalt not drop hints obsessive compulsively! $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:29

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

Because

certain characters in the text have weird marks on them. They spell out ḄŗæżįŁ.

The website mentioned

is the UNESCO website which is also mentioned. It features lists, Ola's favorite thing. On the World Heritage List, if you scroll down to Brazil, it has a lot of yellow diamonds in the list. Ola's favorite color. One of them is "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea" which matches the description in the puzzle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Darn! I was 18 seconds too late! $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ Dang! Too late again, even on the real answer! $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:39
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    $\begingroup$ You sniped Dopple. Same regards from Ola, J'cl am mbtk. H'tw cv rtvyjeg z aafclmo mfv tgqd uzmd. Ppivhdpp. $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Dopplegamer Haha I thought you had beaten me to the country. Either way nice job all around. $\endgroup$
    – cap
    Apr 18 at 23:42
  • $\begingroup$ @someoneinexistence haha looking forward to it bzzzz. Did I spell that right? $\endgroup$
    – cap
    Apr 18 at 23:56
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Rio de Janeiro!

We know this because

There are unicode letters throughout the puzzle that spell out ḄŗæżįŁ when we put them together, or Brazil in their non-unicode form. Therefore, that is most likely the country where she went.

Now we also know three things:

- She likes the color yellow.

- She is in the "landscapes between the mountain and the sea."

and

- There is a list on her work computer.

The final solution:

If we go to the Brazilian Convention on the UNESCO (Ola's job) website, then go to the "Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List", one of the yellow markers on the map is "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea" (emphasis added).

(Sorry, about all the blockquotes. It's difficult to chain together bullet points within them.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Oops! I was trying to ask Which PLACE is she in, but didn’t get to that. I’m sorry I can’t reward you, but you’re there. $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ That’s right! Thanks for answering! In regards to Ola, J'cl am mbtk. H'tw cv rtvyjeg z aafclmo mfv tgqd uzmd. Ppivhdpp. $\endgroup$ Apr 18 at 23:41

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