"Been There" Virtual Travel Quiz? Round #11

edited April 2020 in General

Previous winners:

Round #1 won by MCD and cvc
Submitted by AlanS. Photo of the Round Tower at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK. First photo shows Union Jack, second is the Royal Standard, indicating the Queen is on-site. Third photo is the chapel at Eton College, where Prince Harry and Prince William attended high school.

Round #2 (A) won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by JohnS. Photo of tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by his first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70.

Round #2 (B) won by BKMD and travel maven
Submitted by Smiling Sam. Photo of the what is variously termed the Royal Barge or Gangaur boat, a sort of water taxi, that was used to transport James Bond across man-made (1362) Lake Pichola to the "Floating Palace" or “Taj Lake Palace,” in Udaipur City, Rajasthan, India in the 1983 movie “Octopussy” starring Roger Moore and produced by Robert Broccoli (no proven connection to the vegetable.)

Round #3 won by travel maven
Submitted by BKMD. Photo of the Dohány Street Synagogue located in Budapest, Hungary. Benefactors- Tony Curtis and Helena Rubenstein.

Round #4 won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by travel maven. It is the Chapel on Klimsenhorn, Mt. Pilatus, Switzerland, just outside Lucerne with nearby (Celtic?) cross. Once visited by Richard Wagner and Queen Victoria.

Round #5 won by Smiling Sam (we need to cut his internet feed!)
Submitted by Claudia Sails. Lions Monument in Lucerne Switzerland commemorating the Swiss guards killed in the French Revolution.

Round #6 won by BKMD
Submitted by cvc The high altar in St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. cvc took the picture while on a Tauck's small ship cruise of the coast of Italy, making several stops in Sicily and then finished in Malta.

Round #7 won by JohnS
Submitted by Sandman. Anshun Bridge in Chengdu China. Chengdu is the home of the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Best of China 2013 tour.

Round #8 won by Sandman, bonus answer by travel maven
Submitted by JohnS. The village of Roussillion situated in the Luberon in Provance France in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world. Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries. The pictures were taken during our Tauck Savoring France cruise on the Rhone in May 2018.

Round #9 won by JohnS
Submitted by Smiling Sam. In the centre of the Plaza de España of Madrid is one of the most important monuments of Miguel de Cervantes of the City. The monument to Cervantes, who died on the 23rd of April 1616, was commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1915, on the 300th anniversary of the publication of the second part of Don Quixote. The main body of the fountain was erected in the 1920’s, but the full monument was not completed until the 1960’s, when the sculptures of Aldonza and Dulcinea were added on the side. This impressive monument stands behind a rectangular pool. The figures of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza stand on the central pedestal inviting passers-by to gaze at them amid the bustling life of the city.

Round #10 won by Sandman
Submitted by BKMD. Bathroom humor- Super Toilet controller, Waldorf Astoria Bejing; Odyssey in China.

New players , please go to any of the announcements for Rounds #1 - #4 to see the rules.

Let's try for a thematic photo where the story about the subject is as interesting as the photo is. Round #11 is now open for a submission- submit as a reply to this thread. Ready, Set, Go!!


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    It’s so interesting watching life go by out of a Tauck tour bus window. What country am I in?

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    If not Kenya, then Tanzania.

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    I would guess Rwanda, but from British's review of K&T + R it sounds like she rode in something other than a "bus" from Ruhengeri. Maybe rode a bus from Kigali to Ruhengeri. Are any of those women carrying small bags of coffee beans on their heads? Banana trees on the hillside, too? That would be Rwanda. The partial view of terraced hillsides and typical building color (earth-tone) fit also (photo below from outside Ruhengeri). I may be wrong but I've convinced myself. :D

    It is not Tanzanian terrain, not really Kenya terrain either. Besides there wasn't much bus travel in either country, just the short trip from Arusha airport to the Kenyan border. Everywhere else we rode in a safari vehicle. Not Zambia, not Botswana, don't know about eastern SA.

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    Alan,you are correct. It is Rwanda and I made a mistake by saying bus because we were indeed in safari vehicles. I quickly added my photo just before I went to sleep. I was very tired. Yesterday, my son and family came to our porch where we had left them a supply of toilet rolls, and paper towels and a few diapers I had. They could not get any. The children and I were kissing each other through the glass, how I didn’t cry, I don’t know. It boosted us all up. We all talked via the glass door. Then, Mr. B. and I overdid things yesterday doing really heavy yard work which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was a great day.
    But back to Rwanda. The scenery is wonderful. I took many pictures of the people along the roads. A lot of the women were wearing colorful African fabrics. All manor of things were carried on their heads. There were groups of farm laborers walking along with their tools, people pushing bikes loaded with really long lengths of sugar cane.
    Many people work the land. I think there were more fresh vegetables provided in meals on this tour than any other we have taken. Usually we miss the amounts of fruit and veg we would eat at home. I would visit Rwanda again, even without an included gorilla experience.

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    Thanks, British! Do you remember where along the route between Kigali and the park you took this photo?

    The size of the loads African woman are able carry on their heads is amazing! We took similar photos in Zambia and Botswana but one of the most interesting scenes EVERYONE photographed was a version of this one taken as we entered Kazangula to take the Zambezi River ferry crossing between Zambia and Botswana - I call it, "One little piggy went to market." This poor little fellow was hogtied (pigtied? :) ) to the back of the bicycle, but still alive. We don't know his fate. One of our fellow travelers wanted to buy and release him!

    I'll start Round #12 in a few minutes.

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    Alan, I took photos all along the route, I just could not stop taking photos,

    will try to pst some now

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    Note the guy with the Santa hat and hte amazing shoes. Also there is a pic of our vehicles.

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    AlanS, British - They do pack a lot on their heads. Now in Vietnam they load up their bikes.

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