Euro Travel Quiz # 39 - Potpourri...

Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 09:03 AM
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Euro Travel Quiz # 39 - Potpourri...

Back by not so popular demand but here goes today's quiz:

1- In Bruges, Belgium it is popular to ride a bike or take a boat out to this old port of Bruges - now a small town with some imposing old Flemish facades on the main canal - about 5 miles from Bruges itself. What is this small old port?

2- What are the fabled Misral winds and what direct do they blow and where?

3- In Amsterdam the Melkweg is very famous for years now - what is the Milky Way as it is called in English and where is it?

4- What is San sebastian, Spain's name in the local language of Basque?

5- In France what is the basic diference between a Boulangerie and a Patisserie?

6- Hatfield, a small town just north of London, is known for Hatfield House, one of Britain's fine stately houses/estates - but what famous even happened near Hatfield on the railway several years ago?

7- To get to Paris' Euro Disney what RER station would you get off at (same name as the all-new planned town it is in?

8- Marco Polo allegedly was born on this Adriatic island - even though facts may not prove it nevertheless there is a Marco Polo House on this island.

9- What are the infamous words (in German or English translation) emblazzoned on the entrance gate to Auschwitz Concentration Camp/Memorial.

10 - Mosel white wines are highly touted - the Mosel is one of Europe's most northerly wine-producing regions due to the deep gorge and dark slate stones that where the valley faces south allows it to be warm enough to have vineyards. Q - What is the official name of this wine growing region - not just Mosel but Mosel-????-???? wine district (names of two other river valleys nearby).

Good luck and the winner wins (plus S&H)!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 09:52 AM
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I know five right away.
Have to go for the day will check back in later.

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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 09:54 AM
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Percy has the final say on any problems, complaints, who wins, etc. Thanks Percy!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 10:45 AM
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4 Donostia
9 Arbeit macht Frei
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 12:04 PM
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2 down 8 to go!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 12:56 PM
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I guess annhig is boycotting now - or girlcotting actually because of past reprimands, rather unfairly done IMO but he's the final arbitrator from Percy - she is on double secret probation but does not know that (don't tell her either!)
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 01:01 PM
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1. Zeebrugge
2. North winds over the Northern Mediterranean, particularly down the Rhone Valley.
3. Former sugar refinery and milk factory, now a concert venue, behind the Stadschouwburg, on the Lijnbaansgracht.
6. Train crash in 2000,2001?. 4 killed.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 03:35 PM
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Have to leave again soon

Time for a few hints

#5 They are bakeries that make different treats.

#7 The initials are M-la-V-C .

#8 They may make his home a museum, it has a lookout tower ( loggia). Island starts with K .

#9 Two lovely valleys near Koblenz. ( S and R )

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5. Bread / pastries
8. Korcula
9. Saar Ruher
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Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 05:13 PM
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7 Marne-la-Vallée
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What are the fabled Misral winds and what direct do they blow and where?

It is monthly known as the Misral cycle.
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And the winner is: ( drum roll ,tum-tum-tum)

hetismij2: Yeah
Ruuner up: SeeDee, good for you
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You all gave good answers and I am more lenient than PalenQ.
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Misral aka Mistral
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 04:48 AM
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Well I was thinking of Damme instead of Zeebrugge for #1 but can justify Zeebrugge as well - so I'll go with percy's being more forgiving and Zeebrugge does make sense though more than 5 miles from Bruges - I've biked between Zeebrugge and Bruges (Zeebruges?) many times but it ain't that far so here's to the winner, hetismij2!
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