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Jack's adventure starts at the top left of the table,

Hey, Vietnamese money should be removed!

So he adventures along to Rome, stopping for 50 minutes.

And suddenly he's back at the corner of the table!

So Jack carefully adds 1 minute to his timer,

And is transported to a new location!

What country is Jack in?

Hint:

From this statement, you will get a city, then find in which country that city is in.

Hint 2:

In the clue "So Jack carefully adds one minute to his timer," you are adding multiple letters to what you already have.

Hint 3:

The word ONE is what you are adding to Jack's timer.

I better not have to give you any more clues!

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Answer:

The top left (as corrected) of the periodic table is HYDROGEN.

Hey, Vietnamese money should be removed!

remove HEY (hey!) and DONG (Vietnamese money) to get R

So he adventures along to Rome, stopping for 50 minutes.

The Roman 50 is L, so adding that gives RL

And suddenly he's back at the corner of the table!

As per @Jafe, back (reverse) to the periodic table, LR (lawrencium)
(though is it really a corner?)

So Jack carefully adds 1 minute to his timer

per hint 3, add ONE giving LRONE, or perhaps LORNE, which is a seaside village in Victoria Australia.

So Jack is in

Australia.

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  • $\begingroup$ The partial bit of your answer is correct. Think more about the wordplay. And yes, I meant top left. I will correct that right now. $\endgroup$ – a guy Nov 22 '18 at 6:33
  • $\begingroup$ (rot13)Vs ol lbhe ybtvp, na nqqvgvba bs 50 zvahgrf vf Y, gura fheryl na nqqvgvba bs 1 zvahgr jbhyq or V abg Z? $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Nov 22 '18 at 9:19
  • $\begingroup$ Vg vf abg V be Z. Naq lbh arrq gb guvax zber nobhg gur Ivrganzrfr zbarl. Gurer vf fgvyy fbzrguvat ryfr lbh arrq gb qb va gung fragrapr. (rot13) $\endgroup$ – a guy Nov 22 '18 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ I think the other corner is rot13[Ye be Ynjerapvhz] $\endgroup$ – jafe Nov 22 '18 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe, I thought of that, or rot13(Bt be Ur be Se sbe bgure cbffvoyr pbearef) but I'm not seeing how they help yet :( $\endgroup$ – SteveV Nov 22 '18 at 18:20
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Jack has travelled to

Costa Rica.

Jack's adventure starts at the top left of the table,

At the top left of the periodic table is HYDROGEN (per @SteveV)

Hey, Vietnamese money should be removed!

Removing the letters "hey dong" from hydrogen, we get R (per @SteveV)

So he adventures along to Rome, stopping for 50 minutes.

Add the Roman numeral L (=50), making LR.

And suddenly he's back at the corner of the table!

Lr is lawrencium, which is found at the bottom-right corner of the periodic table.

So Jack carefully adds 1 minute to his timer,

According to hint #3, we're adding the word "one" to what we have. I'm going with Lorne.

And is transported to a new location!

Lorne is the name of a couple of places, including a town in Australia

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    $\begingroup$ You are correct about everything up until the one minute part. Well done. But alas, it is not the correct answer. Jack is not in Costa Rica. $\endgroup$ – a guy Nov 23 '18 at 7:33
  • $\begingroup$ rot13 (Jbhyq nqqvat gur V va sebag or hfrshy? Znxvat vg VYE [Vybeva, Avtrevn]) $\endgroup$ – Kryesec Nov 24 '18 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Kryesec Yeah, but according to hint #2 we're looking for multiple letters... $\endgroup$ – jafe Nov 25 '18 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ just spit balling but maybe try adding one how it is spelled in a different language $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Nov 26 '18 at 17:40

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