"Been There" Virtual Travel Quiz? Round #13

edited April 6 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.

Round #11 won by your's truly. :)
Submitted by British. Rwanda, sights somewhere along the road from Kigali to Ruhengeri or the park to see the Mountain Gorillas on K&T+ R.

Round #12 won by Derek
Submitted by Smiling Sam. It is the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, built by the French in the early 1900s to house the Governor General of French Indochina. When the Vietnamese took power, Ho Chi Minh refused to live in the palace. He built what is known as his Stilt House on the same grounds to live in. He would only host dignitaries in the Palace. As Derek says it is used for foreign dignitaries. Seen on the Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand tour.

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

Round #13 is now open for a submission- submit as a reply to this thread. Ready, Set, Go!!

Comments

  • 1 Where was this photo taken?

    2 What is the name of this African safari camp?

    3 What is the significance of the structure in the distance?

  • edited April 6

    1) Botswana
    2) Eagle Island Camp in Okavango Delta
    3) No clue

    Just guesses, looking at various Tauck tours, since I haven't been there.

  • Yes, I think that is where it is too. I’m going to have a wild guess about that building. Maybe a lookout post for fires?

  • edited April 6

    British
    12:31PM

    Yes, I think that is where it is too. I’m going to have a wild guess about that building. Maybe a lookout post for fires?

    Only if you are talking fire water! :D That is the Fish-Eagle Bar (sunset bar- "The Best Sunset Bar in the World")! All the wetland between the railing and the elevated grassy walkway to the bar was dry as a bone and the large wet area beyond was just a small stream/thin ribbon of water when we were there!

  • edited April 12

    Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta situated on remote Xaxaba island.
    Boasting the prestigious title of 'The Most Romantic Bar in Africa', courtesy of The New York Times.
    The Sunset Bar is located on its own private island away from the main camp.
    The Tauck evening reception was held in this very small bar that basically seats 1 couple on the deck overlooking the Delta.
    This photo of the Sunset Bar at sunset was taken from the Eagle Island Lodge Fish Eagle Bar fireplace sitting area.
    Botswana, South Africa & Zambia - July 2018

  • edited April 7

    They were just starting to build the firepit when we were there last May. When did they build the pool? We just had "cold" hot tubs on each tent deck. :/

  • edited April 6

    Fish Eagle Bar.
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  • edited April 7

    What they are looking at.
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  • edited April 7

    A beautiful sunset for sure. I think there's a long line of animal migration in the area of the tree line.

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