The U.N., benevolent and all-knowing master he is, has decided to let you take a vacation...

But he's letting UNESCO decide for yo- speak of the devil.

"Hullo, Kossie!"

"I told you. Don't call me "Kossie" or I'll send you to the shadow realm."

"Whoa there, Koss. Here's the list:

Rio de Janeiro, Kampala, Tbilisi, Amundsen-Scott, Riyadh, Windhoek, (day-to-day) Dublin, Otjiwarongo, Artigas, Macau, São Tomé, Buenos Aires. Choose from your three options, I think you’ll enjoy them! :)))

A smiley face was written on the top. Really? Could I at LEAST know my options?

  • $\begingroup$ WE’RE BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK with another story with our hero, Kosovo (affectionately referred to as Koss or Kossie)! $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Jan 19, 2023 at 12:36

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I have at least pulled out three place names from the information given by UNESCO but have not used all the place names so I must be missing something.

First of all

Identify the countries to which each place listed lies and obtain the corresponding two-letter ISO 3166-1_alpha-2 country codes as follows:

Rio de Janeiro -> Brazil -> BR
Kampala -> Uganda -> UG
Tbilisi -> Georgia -> GE
Amundsen-Scott -> USA -> US
Riyadh -> Saudi Arabia -> SA
Windhoek -> Namibia -> NA
Dublin -> Ireland -> IE
Otjiwarongo -> Namibia -> NA
Artigas -> Uruguay -> UY
Macau -> Macao -> MO
Sao Tome -> Sao Tome and Principe -> ST
Buenos Aires -> Argentina -> AR


Reading the two letter codes in groups of three gives us BRUGGE, USSANA, IENAUY, MOSTAR
Three of these are well known place names and may correspond to the three options. However, I don't know what to do with IENAUY

  • $\begingroup$ Close, but UNESCO hates leaving things nullispaced. Could you explain how he added spaces? (also, one of those options is incorrect) $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Jan 21, 2023 at 22:16

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