Where in the World (209)

This week we begin the fifth year of “Where in the World…”. Last week was the fourth anniversary and www.mobilesolarchargers.co.uk provided two prizes; one for each of two lucky winners.

Aqua Trek
The ‘Aqua Trek’

The first was a tough power bank that was not only able to charge and iPhone three times but could also withstand being dropped, drenched, plastered in mud, splashed with seawater and exposed to sand, grit and dust. I gave it a lot of abuse in the review I wrote and it still works. Since then the Aqua Trek Waterproof Power Bank has continued to suffer at my hands as it gets taken on every adventure.


I was photographing a training session with Hampshire Fire and Rescue and took it along to ensure I did not run out of battery power. It was exposed to water, foam and heat though I did draw the line at tossing it into the flames to see how much heat it could withstand. It might be tough but I’m not sure it is that tough and I like it too much. It does still work just as well as when it came out the package.

The MSC Travel Solar Power Charger
The MSC Travel Solar Power Charger

The second was a solar powered charger. Actually it is more a multi-charger as it can be charged by mains, car, computer or solar panels. Looking rather like a mobile phone it has two built in solar panels and can charge two devices simultaneously. It is great for taking outdoors and can charge and be charged up again by clipping the device to your backpack or day bag. I even had it attached to my belt at one time. Although I did not treat the Mobile Solar Charger as badly as the previous device but I did test it rigourously.

Last week’s distorted city photograph was relatively easy. The building pictured is in so many photographs of the city and is probably as iconic to the city as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris and the Statue of Liberty to New York. Like Westminster Palace it is the Parliament building and sits on the countries major river, The Danube. The ornate building is Hungary’s Parliament Building and the city is of course Budapest.

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

Congratulations to everyone who took part and identified the city correctly. I will not be putting up a list of those with correct answers – you will know who you are. However, I can announce the prizewinners.

Jon Sparks wins the Aqua Trek Waterproof Power Bank and Simon Chisholm wins the Mobile Solar Power Charger. You will be contacted for a postal address so your prize can be sent direct to you from www.mobilesolarchargers.co.uk

This week the distorted photograph shows a view of the city which though recognisable is not the most iconic view. It may well provide a little more of a challenge than Where in the World (208).


As usual you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW209. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer and no one will see what you have put. Alternatively email me with the answer using the contact page – see tab on menu bar above.

Please do not forget the hashtag #WITW209 as it makes finding the answers in a continually changing Twitter feed so much easier; you and your answer are more likely to be found.

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