Euro Travel Quiz #40 - Potpourri

Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 09:58 AM
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Euro Travel Quiz #40 - Potpourri

Back by popular demand - thanks to both of you!

1- How many of the Seven Hills of Rome can you name?

2- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got married in a 15th-century castle in this old town overloooking a lake of the same name - not far from Rome. What was the town and what is the lake the castle overlooks. (Besides that kitsch a really sweet day trip from Rome - the old town and boating on the lake, etc - a deep volcanic pit if I recall correctly.

3- Bed-and-Breakfast places in France are often called what? You'll see signs with these words on them along roads - what is the phrase in French for bed-and breakfasts accommodation?

4- A friendly dolphin swam into the waters in Dingle, Ireland and has stayed for years not - a cottage industry has arisen to take touriss out to swim and play with the amicable dolphin. What is the dolphin's name and what town has adopted him as their own dolphin.

5- Between which two towns does the Centovalli scenic Swiss train and railway roll thru, which includes one terminus in Italy. What does Centovalli mean?

6- What is the name of the overnight trains rolling between London-Euston and various points in Scotland?

7- The Sachertorte is a food delicacy in what city? In general what kind of food is it?

8- Where can you tour the Olympic Museum, at the headquarters of the IOC - what city?

9- XXXXXXX is a product of Nestlé created in 1953. It's an instant coffee product containing chicory, composed of 40% coffee and 60% chicory. The brand is primarily found in France, and to a lesser degree in Belgium and in Poland.[1] Most consume Ricoré mixed with milk, but some mix it with water, and others still mix it with both milk and water.>
What is the name of this very famous drink in France?

10 - What does "en-suite" mean when you are talking about hotel rooms?

The winner wins - Percy as usual is the final arbitrator and he is a stickler for detail.

Prize to be announced later (plus S&H!)
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 10:00 AM
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Oops gave away the answer to #9 by mistake! A gimme for all.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 10:07 AM
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Ricoré sounds similar to Camp Coffee. Never tried it so I don't know if it is.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 10:35 AM
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1 Aventino - Quirinale - Campidoglio - Palatino
5. Locarno to Domodossola - Centovallo - 100 valleys
7. Vienna - Austria
8. Lausanne
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 11:08 AM
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Don't know all of them.

3. Chambres d'Hotes

5. Locarno to Domodossola; 100 Valleys, and perhaps one of the nicest narrow gauge railroads I've ever been on . . . the views are spectacular!

6. Caledonian Sleeper is the short name.

7. Vienna; cake (and in my view, pretty darned DRY!).

8. Lausanne

9. Ricore

10. Bathroom in the set of rooms rented in a hotel (i.e. the opposite of bathroom down the hall!).
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 11:34 AM
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Percy - Surfergal takes the Sachertorte cake! I assume she may not want it!
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#2 Bracciano Town and Lake Bracciano. Castle is called Castello Orsini-Odescalchi.
#4 Fungie the Dolphin. Town of Dingle.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 12:52 PM
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i knew about ½ of them so wasn't eligible for the prize in any event.

Predictably i knew the Sachertorte one - food and drink being as it were a specialist subject!

Hetismij - have you tried using camp coffee to make iced coffee in the summer? just Camp, milk and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 01:00 PM
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except for the Seven Hills of Rome - an impossible question really - surprised Pvyageuse even knew four of them - I'd know at most a couple off hand.

So all answers in and we await Percy's decision.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 01:47 PM
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Just got in.
Yep Sufergal wins. I went over the replies and you all did well.

Sufergirl...yes the cake is dry. Had some last year , I sat on one of the sidewalk tables across from Albertino.

Congratulations on the win. It only costs you S&H charges.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 04:06 PM
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7. Vienna. the sachertorte is a really dry, disappointing chocolate cake invented at the Sacher hotel. this is close to a crime in a city devoted to scrumptious desserts - many mitt schlag.

This is a warning for anyone headed to Vienna. (And it's expensive there as well as dry and fairly tasteless.)
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Old Jan 23rd, 2015, 04:22 PM
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Yes nytraveler I had mine at the Sacher Hotel
but I was killing time so I walked across the street sat down at the sidewalk table and the waiter asked if I would like to have their cake.

Of course I knew all about the history of the hotel and their famous cake.!!

So coffee and cake it was.
I remember it was about 95F.!
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Old Jan 24th, 2015, 04:40 AM
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Vienna also claims - to some question - that they created the croissant during a seige of Turkish troops of Vienna - made a pastry shaped like a crescent - symbol of Turkey and then when Viennese ate it it was kind of like eating the enemy - there are doubts that this is true but you often hear it.
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We had the sachertorte in Vienna in 1994. I can still taste it. Thank God for the coffee to wash it down!

Of course, I remember the dry sponge cakes I had to endure living in England. I would amaze my friends with what 'real' cake tasted like thanks to Selfridges and their nice selection of Betty Crocker.
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i can't let your comment about enduring "dry" sponges in England go past, Surfergirl.

Where were you getting them from?
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Oh oh cake debate coming up.
I have never eaten cake in England so I have no comment....Thank Goodness.... I mean for the no comment.
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Wow - never have had a Sachertorte but thought it must be some devine thing but compared to dru sponge cakes in England... well....
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Old Jan 25th, 2015, 09:07 AM
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I have had a Sachertorte Pal, and i found it dry too, compared to the moist sponge cakes of England, including my own.

I however, did not assume that all Sachertorte were like that, but surmised that I'd had a poor example. perhaps surfer girl had a similar experience but decided that all english sponges were like the ones she didn't like.
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