"Been There" Virtual Travel Quiz? Round #78

edited April 2020 in General

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

Round #63 won by BKMD
Submitted by Smiling Sam. A woman of one of the Karen tribes which reside in both Myanmar and Thailand. Picture was taken in Chiang May, Thailand on the Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand tour.

Round #64 won by AlanS
Submitted by Portolan. Katzenzungen Castle, home of the 350+ year old vine of Versoaln. Versoaln isn’t just Italy’s oldest vine, it is one of the oldest in the world – and the largest in Europe. Located in Tisens, South Tyrol, it is 350 years old, and its branches form a 300-square-meter pergola. It produces a white wine that goes by the same name as the vine, Versoaln.

Round #65 won by BKMD
Submitted by MCD. The Boboli Gardens of Pitti Palace - Florence Italy. The Abundance, 1608 - 1637, by Sebastiano Salvini - Giambologna - Pietro Tacca. White marble with wheat bouquet of bronze.

Round #66 won by AlanS
Submitted by BKMD. A photo taken during the Israel & Jordan tour a short distance from the Movenpick Resort in Jordan of the window of a small shop. The window display featured a female mannequin wearing a “Burkini,” a full body swimsuit which covers all but face, hands, and feet, and is designed to be worn by Islamic women.

Round #67 won by JohnS
Submitted by Sealord. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Round #68 won by BKMD
Submitted by JohnS. A high drop, “Squatty Potty” at Bhadrapur Airport (BDP) in Bhadrapur, Mechi, Nepal.

Round #69 won by Johns (and BKMD)
Submitted by Kathy M. Folding parking preventer. Zagreb, Croatia. This style is also known as a Wide Arm Fold Down Bollard.

Round #70 won by Smiling Sam
Submitted by BKMD. Isla del Sol, village of Yumani, Bolivia, the Inca Stairs. 12,552'- the stairs add 200 meters in elevation, at the top.

Round #71 won by connorlaker
Submitted by sidecar. It is Toledo, Spain. It is known for being the City of Three Cultures: Christian, Muslin, & Jewish. Also, the sister city of Toledo, Ohio (A few miles from where we live. "Holy Toledo"

Admin. Toledo has an incredible history of conquest. In your free time (is there anything else now? ) read the “short” Wikipedia history of this incredible city

Round #72 won by SueMS (w/a pre-opening PM from Sealord)
Submitted by DavidB from the UK. It is a red Jammer in Glacier National Park. The photo was before our run along the 'Going to the Sun Road’ to Lake Mcdonald lodge. The Red Buses of Glacier were made by the White Motor Company and are Model 706. That is a Dept. of Interior logo in the lower left of the license plate with buffalo in its center.

Round #73 won by Portolan
Submitted by connorlaker. Crawford Market, Mumbai, India. Relief scenes above the entrance arches are all are about gathering food. Photo was taken on Portrait of India trip.

Round #74 won by Kathy M
Submitted by BSP51. She is getting ready to “spin the bull” in Milan’s Vittorio Emanuele Galleria. The bull was shown with big genitals and thought to bring good luck. Men spun around three times with a heel and women touched them to improve fertility. Unfortunately, heels damaged that part of the bull and left a hole. However, the bull still attracts curious and superstitious people.

Round #75 won by JohnS
Submitted by Smiling Sam. The Pöstlingberg, a 1,768 ft high hill on the left bank of the Danube in the city of Linz, Austria. It is a popular tourist destination, with a viewing platform over the city, and is the site of the Pöstlingberg pilgrimage church, and the Linz Grottenbahn. It is reached from the city centre by a tramway. Photos taken on the Berlin, Danube, and Krakow river cruise tour.

Round #76 won by SueMS
Submitted by Sealord. It is one of two 3500 years old Egyptian Sphinxes portraying Amenhotep III wearing the dual crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. They were originally from a temple in Thebes but are now located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. They arrived in 1830. By the time the initial purchase proposal made it from the Embassy in Cairo to Nicholas I of Russia and then to the Russian Academy of Arts, both had been sold to a French buyer. As a result of the French Revolution, Saint Petersburg got the sphinxes after all. They can be seen today on the waterfront in front of the Imperial Academy of Arts.

Round #77 won by Portolan
Submitted by JohnS. Women’s rolling (van) latrine. On the way to Bandhavgarh National Park, India. Nepal and Northern India tour.

Round #78 is officially open. Submit your photo in a reply [Leave a Comment] to this announcement.


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    Where in the world were we?
    And, What in the world is this?

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    edited April 2020

    Tanzania, flags to keep flies, etc. away. Especially mosquitoes.

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    Not quite right. But close.

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    Based on what I've read, for whatever reason, tsetse flies seem to be attracted to specific colors, in particular black and most shades of blue (including denim). The best way to avoid being a target is to take your packing list one step further: don't pack black, blue, or other dark-colored clothing.

    That would imply that if this is for bug control then this is intended to attract the tsetse flies, therefore keeping them away from where the people are?

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    edited April 2020

    As a follow-up to the last post- a non-rolling (men's) latrine? :D:D:D (not in Tazania, it is not the flag of TZ) Actually, it is a flag to attract Tsetse flies. They are being used throughout E. Africa, including Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Zambia, TZ, Kenya, etc. Some versions are treated with a scent to smell like buffalo urine or sweat, to help along with the color, attract the tsetse flies, and an environmentally safe insecticide to kill them.

    As a footnote for those sartorially conscious on safari- recent research indicates violet does a better job attracting female Tsetse flies than either blue or black. True story. :D

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    edited April 2020

    It is for tsetse flies and impregnated with insecticide or something which sterilizes the male flies. It does not work on mosquitoes, they are not attracted to dark colors like Tsetse flies are. Tsetse flies, as well as a painful bite, can give you Sleeping sickness, or correctly Trypanosomiasis

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    TravelGuy was on the right track but I was looking for "tsetse flies" specifically.
    They have found that the blue color attracts these large biting flies from quite a distance and the black area is where they like to land. There is quite an effort going on in tropical Africa to eliminate them this way as they are a particular threat to livestock.
    If you put one of these in your front yard I will guarantee that you will not be bothered by tsetse flies :)

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    If you care to read it, this paper is very good. The tsetse is a very interesting insect.


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