Euro Travel quiz # 37 - Potpourri

Jan 20th, 2015, 09:32 AM
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Euro Travel quiz # 37 - Potpourri

1- The Shambles is in this large English city - what city is it and what is The Shambles?

2- Trappist beer, a Belgian tradition was traditionally brewed by who?

3- What city is the Shroud of Turin in? (Beware trick question!)

4- James Bond spent lots of time at Piz Gloria in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service - where is Piz Gloria and what is it?

5- London - What exactly is Big Ben - technically though in today's vernacular it means much more?

6- A famous french Cardinal built a town for himself and named it, bien sur, after himself - what is this town called and generally where is it?

7- The Grauballe Man is a circa-3rd century B C bog body that was uncovered in 1952 from a peat bog near what large Danish city - it is now on display in a museum near this city (think furniture!)?

8- Where is Saxon Switzerland? (One of the most gorgeous river valleys in Europe IMO!)

9- If in Florence you can take a short bus ride to this famous wine town whose wines are well known all over the world - you can tour the wine houses - what is this city rather close to Florence (official name)?

10 - From Nice a sweet train ride goes via this narrow-gauge railway into the heart of old Provence - nicknamed both the 'Ligne Digne' and the 'Train des Pignes - what is the official name of this railway (company that operates it - non SNCF)?

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Percy as usual acts as arbitrator of both my flawed questions and correct answers - he is a stickler for detail so be precise!
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Jan 20th, 2015, 09:40 AM
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1. York - tiny medieval lanes, now popular with trendy shops and shoppers

2. Trappist monks.

3. is this a double bluff? I thought that it was in ....Turin!

4. the revolving restaurant at the top of the mountain peak overlooking Muerren in Switzerland [the Berner Oberland]

5. The biggest bell in the bell tower which stands next to the Houses of Parliament.

6.Richelieu - in the Loire region.

7. Ikea? [joke!]

8. The area surrounding the Elbe south east of Dresden.

9. Chianti

10. ??

not bad, eh?
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Jan 20th, 2015, 09:49 AM
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Pas mal - indeed - 8 correct - you win the prize - all the tea in China (plus S&H!).

I do have to awat Percy's official endorsement as he/she is the ultimate authority. But yes annhig - very impressive.

BTW I see Didrie on Corrie - the real life character died yesterday - I am in mourning - et toi?

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Jan 20th, 2015, 10:09 AM
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#7 is Richelieu, which we visited.
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Jan 20th, 2015, 10:11 AM
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#6 is Richelieu not #7 - a Richelieu is a really different type place that I fell in love with staying a day and night in this Loire backwater.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...ire-valley.cfm
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Jan 20th, 2015, 10:12 AM
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Off topic completely, but I know you are a huge Corrie fan PalenQ, had you heard of the sad death of Anne Kirkbride aka Deirdre Barlow?
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30894745
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Jan 20th, 2015, 10:20 AM
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Yes I just heard the shocking news - well she must have been quite a tobacco smoker to have such a deep voice - but thanks for remembering me about this - a sad thing. Again thanks!
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Jan 20th, 2015, 10:44 AM
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not a Corrie fan, but can't have lived in the UK for the last 40 years without knowing who Deirdre Barlow is. Very sad - she was only 60.
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Jan 20th, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Was in York and walked the Shambles and the City Wall and went inside the York Minister.

Was in Belgium last year has some of the Trappist Beer. yep Monks

hint the 4rd century BC Bog was near Denmarks second largest city.

Palen for # 10 it might be that you want CSRF ( initials only !!) or RTA
I will take either one

But I am sure annhig is the winner, we might have to disqualify her
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Jan 20th, 2015, 11:15 AM
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The Shroud of Touring is in whatever city Rick Steves is visiting.
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A famous french Cardinal built a town for himself and named it, bien sur, after himself - what is this town called and generally where is it?

The famous Cardinal was not French but Polish/Czech-Stan Musial.
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Jan 20th, 2015, 12:18 PM
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diqualify dear annhig - well then be prepared for a court battle!

Percy - the answer I were looking for fur #10 was Chemins de Fer de Provence - maybe your other names apply but I have no nowledge of that (what' the N on Nebraska Univ athletic teams stand for + "nowledge"!)

http://www.trainprovence.com/pages/e...-la-ligne.html
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Jan 20th, 2015, 12:48 PM
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Yeah I don't want to get sued!!

Bye.. gone for the next several hours.
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I object to being disqualified but I would take being excused! Many years ago when being lectured on the english legal system, the difference was brought home to us by the categories of persons who were disqualified and excused from Jury service. In the first group were prisoners, mental patients and lawyers, and in the second vicars, doctors and the Queen.

I'll take the 2nd group please.
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