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European Quiz: Tuesday # 67 - Seaside Resorts!

European Quiz: Tuesday # 67 - Seaside Resorts!

Old Mar 3rd, 2015, 10:08 AM
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European Quiz: Tuesday # 67 - Seaside Resorts!

Name the seaside resort:

1- This Blackpool in Spain is known to attract legions of British lager louts?

2- The Belgian seaside town is called the Queen of the Belgian coast seaside resorts and is the biggest one?

3- On the rare hot day in Amsterdam you can take a train due west via Haarlem to this thriving seaide reosrt - famous in part for its nude beach and rows and rows of beach bars?

4- Name five popular or formerly popular British seaside resorts?

5- This, the most popular of British seaside resorts by far, has a fabulously popular "Illuminations" or "Lights" that attract droves - what is the resort and what are the Illuminations?

6- The correct resort from # 5 has a neighboring really posh seaside resort just to its south - the British Open is periodically held in this tony stif-upper-lipped resort?

7- Venice too has a seaside resort - what is it called?

8- Hemingway in the Sun Also Rises, I believe, or some such famous book, made this reosrt on Spain's Atlantic coast world famous - known for its unique beach - what is the main part of the beach called?

9- The Hague has a thriving seaside resort - what is its name?

10 - At British seaside resorts you can always find local "rock" - what is "rock" like Blackpool rock; Brighton Rock; Southend-on-Sea Rock, etc.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2015, 10:16 AM
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4- Brighton, Blackpool, Scarborough, Portobello

5- Blackpool

6- Rotherham

7- Lido
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Old Mar 3rd, 2015, 10:29 AM
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3 Zandvoort
6 Lytham St Anne's
9 Scheveningen
10 boiled sugar, mint flavoured, brightly coloured, rolled into a stick with the name of the resort running through it usually in pink. It should be made by hand and requires quite some skill.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2015, 10:44 AM
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1. Benidorm

8. San Sebastian - La Concha
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Old Mar 3rd, 2015, 10:57 AM
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Looks like hetismij takes the prize AGAIN - being a Brit and Dutch helped! Two tons of fresh Michigan snow (plus S & H) - a guy in Boston is really shipping out Boston snow from his front office and doing a land office business - wow!

tom has two correct
Bedar two!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2015, 11:24 AM
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I'll donate the prize to Alaska this time.

Spring is springing here and we don't need any snow now to squash the daffodils.
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Brighton, Blackpool, Scarborough, Portobello>>

I'll grant you Brighton, Blackpool, and possibly Scarborough. Tom_mn, as popular seaside resorts but Portobello? the only one I know is a London market!

instead we could add Skeggy [Skegness], Eastbourne, Bournemouth, Sandown [on the Isle of Wight] Clacton, Southsea, Sidmouth, and there are probably a few more that I've forgotten.

Rimini could also be described as Venice's seaside resort.
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and Southport, Morecambe, Southend-on-Sea (has or had the longest pier or any sticking out into the Thames estatuary; Margate; and on the Cornish Riviera Torquay still hops; Weston-super-Mer; well those are ones that I;ve been to - I collect British seaside resorts - something tacky about them - a lot tacky but that I luv and people watching - ordinary Brits - at its best - warts and all and of course the local Rock!
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we used to call it "Western super mud", Pal.

and how did I forget Torquay?
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or Torbay! and Ilfracombe and adjacent Lynton with its unique antique funicular - some weird kind of powered - gravity and water I think - to go down to the beach>

http://www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk/how-it-works/
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There is a Portobello in Edinburgh, but it's not really a resort, just a suburb on the river.
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I meant the Portobello in Scotland, and "just a river" is hardly a proper description http://inzumi.com/images/destination...lo_Beach_3.JPG
Also that Dracula place, Whitby.
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Don't forget Llandudno and Margate.
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I am coming to this thread...just got home and it is 3:20 pm

hetismij2.....you really should accept the Michigan snow as it is offered in good faith.!!
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#2 Ostend Beach Belgium

#7 Rimni , as annhig stated, or Lido as tom_mn said.

#5 The illuminations are called Blackpool Illuminations

That hetismij2.... always winning the prize,
and this time to prize is a biggy as it is difficult to get Michigan snow in the Netherlands.
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tom_mn, I didn't say it was "just a river". I said that it was "Just a suburb" on the river.
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Well I didn't take part in the Scottish quiz Percy.
I shall hold off on answering the next one, and give someone else a chance to win all that snow.
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What's the British Open? If you are referring to a golf tournament, it's called, The Open
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the Open in British but in American we say the British Open - thanks for the correcto!
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