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Where in the World (133)

Where in the World (133)

The distorted photograph from last week definitely showed a walled city as most people recognised. That limited the choice somewhat as there are only a few left in such a state of preservation. Several of the readers of this regular post have been there and one, Davide (@travelling_dave), has blogged about his visit (you can read it here). It is the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Congratulations to the four people who correctly identified the city. They are Tim (@timofnewbury), Richard (@RField75), Davide (@travelling_dave) and Jackie (@jackiesjourneys). This week the city skyline is dominated by one particular structure. I identify that and you go a long way to identifying the city. As usual you can leave your answer in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW133. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you could send me a…

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Where in the World (130)

Where in the World (130)

The canals and the style of houses were clues to the city’s identity even without knowing that the tall building beside the canal is the Montelbaanstoren, and is a well known landmark on the canals of Amsterdam. Congratulations to Andrew (@SplashDSM), Tim (@timofnewbury), Richard (@RField75),  Elle (@l_kondratyuk) and Atul (@pixodentist) who were all able to identify the city. Thank you too to all who took part. This weeks photograph once again shows an iconic structure that is the identifying  mark of the city. The city should be easy to identify if you recognise (or do a little research) the landmark. As usual you can leave your answer in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW130. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you could send me a direct message with your answer. Please do not forget the hashtag #WITW130 as…

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Where in the World (112)

Where in the World (112)

Last week’s photograph showed a church and other buildings on hill overlooking the city and an unidentifiable river. The church is the Basilica of St. Peter and St Paul and is in the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle. Both are located in the Capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. There were three people who correctly identified Prague. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Andrew (@SplashDSM) and Richard ([@RField75). Last week’s “Where in the World… ” had a second distorted photograph as an extra challenge. One reader, Tim (@timofnewbury), often uses bridges to identify the cities so I set a difficult “Where is the Bridge…” challenge for him and anyone else who wanted to try and identify the bridge and where it was. I was not surprised when he identified it as the Basarab Overpass Bridge in Bucharest. Well done Tim. There is no extra twisted photograph…

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Travel Unpacked Survey

Travel Unpacked Survey

I first started tapping the keys to launch this website about two years ago. Since then visitor numbers have increased steadily. It would be tempting to rest on my laurels but I am keen to know what you, my readers, think. and whether I could improve the website. Below is a short survey that I would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete. It does not matter whether you are a regular reader or are here for the first time your views are equally important. The survey will be available until 13:00 [BST] on June 18th 2014. I will summarise the results in a post sometime after that and detail any action I may take to improve the site based on the responses Your email address will not be asked for so you will remain anonymous….

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Where in the World (74)

Where in the World (74)

The distorted city photograph last week was more challenging than usual. Pictures of the city do not grace the pages of guide books, brochures or Internet holiday sites very often as it’s a bit off the tourist trail for most people. The two sets of “chopsticks” were the clue to identifying the city but even then it was still a challenge. The “chopstick” like structures are actually the pillars of a rather graceful looking suspension bridge. There are several cities graced by suspension bridges – Rotterdam, San Fransisco and Buenos Aires are just three of them – but this one is in the Russian city of Vladivostock. Like I said a bit off the tourist trail. Only two people managed the challenging task of identifying the city. That’s two more than I expected. Congratulations to both of our regulars, Tim…

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Where in the World (45)

Where in the World (45)

The “planet” from last week challenged everyone. Only two people were brave enough to give it a try and both wrongly identified the city. The style of the building is very typical of Spanish architecture which is not surprising as they conquered this country. As conquerers they also imposed the Catholic religion on the people. The building is the Cathedral in Mexico City and is pictured below in its undistorted format. Next week’s “planet” should be a lot less challenging and is published below. Although there are iconic buildings in the picture it is also a cityscape. Can you identify the city? You can leave your answer below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW45. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you could send me a direct message with your answer, not forgetting the…

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Where in the World (6)

Where in the World (6)

Last weeks “planet” is published below in its undistorted state. It’s easily recognisable as the Ponte Vecchio so the answer to this week’s “Where in the World…?” is Florence. This week we have a new winner. Kathryn Burrington’s guess on Twitter (@TravelWithKat) was the correct guess. Well done. It proved a lot more difficult than previous weeks. This week’s Where in the World “planet” should be a lot easier as there are a couple of landmarks as clues. Where do you think it is? Leave your guess in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW6. The answer will be posted next week along with another “planet”. Good luck.

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