"Been There" Virtual Travel Quiz? Round #63

edited April 2020 in General

See Round #20 for info about and rules for the contest.

Round #49 won by Portolan
Submitted by BKMD. Axel Towers, Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen, which was my favorite city on the Scandinavia tour has bike trails/lanes throughout the country, not only in the city.

Round #50 Unoffically won by AlanS (playing behind the scenes via PM and doesn’t count)
Submitted by Smiling Sam. Gold Funerary Offering, Chimu, Imperial Epoch (1300 AD - 1532AD) found in the mud brick city of Chan Chan, the capital of the Chimu kingdom of NW Peru. The picture was taken at Lima’s Rafael Larco Herrera Museum during the Peru and Galapagos tour.

Round #51 won by Portolan
Submitted by JohnS. We are in Chitwan National Park on the river Rapti in the Terai lowlands of Nepal. This was on the first day of our Safari on the Northern India and Nepal trip.

Round #52 no winner!!!
Submitted by SueMS. This shot was taken during a walking tour of Old Town Warsaw of the Castle Inn. The inn is set in the sixteenth century townhouse of the Kościelski family in the heart of Warsaw’s picturesque Old Town, and is in itself a true work of art. Its rooms dreamt up from concepts of exquisite visionaries like Rene Magritte, Maurits Escher and Lewis Carroll.

Round #53 won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by BKMD. Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Australia "The town is a graffiti capital in Australia apparently. Recently it has been attracting the world-wide attention to its street art: the city attracts people from all around the globe, therefore they develop a really unique style."

Round #54 won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by AlanS. Bunratty Castle, Bunratty, Ireland. Best of Ireland, Small Groups

Round #55 won by Derek
Submitted by Sealord. Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia. The deck bar at the Royal Livingstone- sunset over the Zambezi.

Round #56 won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by BobHamburger. River Rafting on the Snake River just outside Jackson, Wyoming, part of the Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari tour. The Tetons are in the background.

Round #57 won by JohnS
Submitted by Smiling Sam. Petros the Pelican, Mascot of Mykonos (the current Petros.) Pelicans can live 15 - 25 years!

Round #58 won by JohnS
Submitted by Kathy M. Kampana tower in Kotor, Montenegro. Tour?

Round #59 won by Portolan
Submitted by JohnS. Katmandu, Nepal. It is the capital and largest city in Nepal. Historic areas of Kathmandu were severely damaged by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015. Some of the buildings have been restored and some remain in the process of reconstruction.

Round #60 won by Portolan w/assist from TravelGuy
Submitted by travel maven. Civic Center, Bucharest, Romania. Room is in the Palace of Parliament (originally the Palace of the People in typical communist regime?). It is the second largest building by volume in the world...after the Pentagon. This room contained a secret door behind the chair of Nicolae Ceausescu which led to a series of tunnels hidden beneath the Palace of the Parliament. The tunnels were designed by Nicolae Ceausescu so that he could get from the building to the airport below ground in case of a Revolution.

Round #61 won by cvc
Submitted by AlanS. The Parliament Building in Vaduz the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. This building is called the “High House”, the other two being the “Joining House” and the “Long House.” Laws passed by parliament (known as the "Landtag") must be approved by the Prince, countersigned by the Prime Minister and published in the National Legal Gazette. Laws that are not approved by the Prince within six months do not enter into force and are considered as having been rejected by the Prince.

Round #62 won by AlanS
Submitted by BKMD. 15 cm replicas of the famous Xi’an terracotta soldiers made from Chocolate by Chef Sun Hao, pastry chef of Hilton Xi’an

Round #63 is officially open. Submit your photo in a reply [Leave a Comment] to this announcement.


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    Who is this person and where was the picture taken?

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    Kayan woman Myanmar

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    BKMD - Close enough since the Karen tribe resides in both Myanmar and Thailand. Picture was taken in Chiang May, Thailand on the Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand tour.

    The Karen (Kayan) tribes reside in Myanmar and Thailand.

    Women of the (Kayan) tribes identify themselves by their forms of dress. Women of the Kayan Lahwi tribe are well known for wearing neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck, appearing to lengthen it.
    Girls first start to wear rings when they are around 5 years old. Over the years, the coil is replaced by a longer one and more turns are added. The weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. The neck itself is not lengthened; the appearance of a stretched neck is created by the deformation of the clavicle. Many ideas regarding why the coils are worn have been suggested. Speculation by anthropologists, who have hypothesized, that the rings protected women from becoming slaves; making them less attractive to other tribes. It has also been theorised that the coils originate from the desire to look more attractive by exaggerating sexual dimorphism, as women have more slender necks than men. It has also been suggested that the coils give the women resemblance to a dragon, an important figure in Kayan folklore. The coils might be meant to protect from tiger bites, perhaps literally, but probably symbolically.
    Kayan women, when asked, acknowledge these ideas, and often say that their purpose for wearing the rings is cultural identity (one associated with beauty).

    The coil, once on, is seldom removed, as the coiling and uncoiling is a lengthy procedure. It is usually only removed to be replaced by a new or longer coil. The muscles covered by the coil become weakened. Many women have removed the rings for medical examinations. Most women prefer to wear the rings once their clavicle has been lowered, as the area of the neck and collarbone often becomes bruised and discolored. Additionally, the collar feels like an integral part of the body after ten or more years of continuous wear.

    My wife also donned the long neck look (temporarily).

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    Are beautiful blonde Kayan women common?

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    Must create funny looking tan lines

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    BSP51 - My wife thanks you for your kindness. She says you are her favorite person on the forum! :D

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