Not since Passport and iPad went on their adventure without me on arrival in Slovenia have their been so many views on the blog. The Slovenian Game Show had many of you playing along at home but only three brave souls took the plunge to post their answers. You may recall there were two prizes offered; one for the correct answers and one for the most creative. It hardly seemed fair to only give two of the three courageous players a prize; so Mark, Glo and Jordan will all receive awards . (So Canadian of me I know) 🙂
Below are the original questions with new photos and our three guest bloggers’ answers woven together under each picture. Let’s see how you shy game players did.
1) I lost my passport in this city in Slovenia, along with having a cardiac arrest. What is the name of the city?
2) This magical lake where Rapunzel and other fairy tale characters live, has a church with 99 steps that grooms carried their brides up on the wedding day. ( Dave refused another vow renewal. Such a poor sport.) What is the name of the lake?
This BLOODY Lake was named after the fourth Aussie fell in. It was thought my shoulders must have BLED after piggybacking my husband around ( for at least three seconds) to illustrate how easily he could have carried me up the 99 steps. LAKE BLED it is.
3) What the —— is the structure on the left hand side of the photo? ( Dilapidated falling down wooden thing is not the correct answer….creative….but not correct.)
Thought to be a fence to keep the cows out or the bees in, the dilapidated, broken-down wooden thing is a ENOJNI or single sided hay rack. In the picture on the game show the photo only shows one side of the structure. In the above photo you can see it is actually a double sided hay rack called a TOPLAR, used to not only dry hay but store farm equipment. Being the generous game show host that I am, I’ll give it to them 🙂
4) These colorful structures looking vaguely like an abandoned circus caravan, are commonly seen in Slovenia. What could they bee?
The pressure of doing well on this quiz gave one of our winners HIVES. Another guest blogger wondered what could be in those safety deposit boxes in the fields. Turns out it is honey. To read more about the tradition decorating of hives in Slovenia for wayward bees click HERE.
5) Here is a postcard shot. This little church in the middle of a Slovenian mountain range had it’s bell rung and sent the entire cycling crew scurrying like children caught playing a prank on the teacher. What was the nationality of the bell ringer?
It seems the AUSSIES developed a reputation early on for being mischievous and fun. I wonder if that is like Canadians having a reputation for being polite. Two of our winners thought Dutchman Dave, with a twinkle in his eye, may have considered ringing the bell. I believe he was on photography detail at the time. I’m a slave driver.
6) This statue in Split Croatia reminded us of what Harry Potter character? ‘iPad man’ as we fondly called him was part of our last stop before heading to the south tip of the country.
Unless Hermione Granger has a hormone issue and sprouted quite the beard growth, ALBUS DUMBLEDORE is the Potter character in question. One creative writer cleverly surmised he needed his iPad to remember the words to the mass in Croatian. (This is a statue of Bishop Gregory of Nin a 10th century Croatian priest who tried to convince the Vatican that mass could be said in Croatian rather than Latin.)
7) We took the ferry one day from Split Croatia to cycle on a nearby island. The photo below shows the action. What is the name of the island? ( Blow Your Mind-Not a Speck of Shade -Frying Menopausal Woman-Island is almost correct )
8) We had a surprise stop in this country. ( No smart cracks about how one can end up in the wrong country while completely awake and alert.) Where did we go?
No we did not stay on the bus and go to Albania. Hey, hay, what can I say? BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA was on the way. To find out how this side trip happened click HERE.
9) In this country with the help of Rick Steves, we did a scavenger hunt and found two fabulous hole in the wall drinking establishments named Buza 1 and Buza 2. ( Truth be told there may have been stumbling involved in the second find.) What is the name of the city?
In Croatian DUBROVNIK, in Canadian ‘Consensusville’. Mark traveled with us on our first cycling trip and teased the Canadians about their democratic and polite discussion upon every decision. The reputation is international.
10)Where was our first cycling trip four years ago? Here’s a hint…and a little exercise for your finger….Go to the home page and scroll to the bottom where the answer awaits.
And now the grand prize announcements…be still your beating hearts….lavender from the fields of Croatia for Glo and chocolate from Croatia for Mark and Jordan. I know the guys are dreadfully disappointed not to get the lavender, and the convertible and European trip for that matter.
So you shy followers how many did you get right?
What was your favorite thing about the Slovenia/Croatia adventure?