Travel trivia: Week 21 winner, answers…and an announcement

Posted on July 30th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Travel Trivia

Thanks to all of you who played this week’s round of trivia. This week’s questions are now closed, and we have a winner: Deborah Rosen, who will receive this week’s prize: a teddy bear from

Here’s a recap of the week’s questions, along with the answers.

July 16

Q. Place des Vosges is believed to be the oldest square in what city?

A. Paris

July 17

Q. What is, by far, the most populous county in the United States?

A. Los Angeles County

July 18

Q. What desert is home to two peoples, the Berbers and the Tuareg?

A. Sahara

July 19

Q. Which country takes its name from the Sanskrit for “a garland of islands”?

A. Maldives

July 20

Q. What part of Mexico stretches from Mexicali in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south?

A. Baja California

July 21

Q. What is the largest port city on the Tasman Sea?

A. Sydney, Australia

July 22

Q. What is the only country crossed by both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn?

A. Brazil

Announcement: And now, for the announcement promised in the headline. With regret, I’m discontinuing the weekly travel trivia game. It doesn’t look like a lot of work, but it actually took much more time than I’d anticipated to pick the questions, find the photos, prep the post, monitor responses, pick a winner, and source and mail the prizes. I’d always seen the trivia as sort of a sideline to the main focus of the site–travelling like a local–but more and more, it had become the main content. So I’m going to spend the time I’ve been spending writing the trivia to create posts about other travel-related things–including my long-neglected “Year of Geography” idea.

That being said, I want to thank all of you who have played the game over the half-year or so that I’ve run it. I’ve really enjoyed your feedback and your enthusiasm for the game, and I hope you’ll continue to drop by this site for news and tips on travelling like a local. And for your daily trivia fix, you are most welcome to check out my husband’s trivia site, Trivia Hall of Fame.



Photo credit: Can Stock Photo.

2 Comments on “Travel trivia: Week 21 winner, answers…and an announcement”

  1. Kerry

    looking forward to more year of geography.

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      Thanks! And you’re in luck. I finally posted a new Year of Geography post, on Australia.

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