To make up for St. Patrick’s Day being cancelled for the second year in a row, here’s a little contest!
The principle is simple. For each country we visited, we wrote down in our travel diary what ‘surprised’ us there. Here is a list of 15 surprises and you have to guess from which country each one comes from!
- Principle of the game: Find for each of the surprises the country that is mentioned. You should only answer one country per question and for some propositions, we will accept several answers.
- Deadline for participation: 24 March (you have 7 days to participate)
- How to participate? By sending us your answers by email, whatsapp message, etc. You can also leave a comment at the end of course but it might help others … Unless it’s a trap … !
- List of possible countries: Sweden, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia, Albania, Serbia – don’t even try to trick us with answers like “Yugoslavia” or “USSR satellite countries”.
- And of course, the reward? The winners will be those the highest number of correct answers and we will bring home a great souvenir for the first three.
- We will publish the names of the winners and the correct answers on the blog after 24 March, probably not at midnight.
- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments so that the answers can benefit everyone 🙂
On your marks… get set… go!
Where did we see … ?
- Concrete tenements with the map of the block painted on them to identify where the entrance is
- Polenta as the national dish
- Yoghurt sold in one-litre cartons
- Mats to disinfect shoes at the entrance of all shops and tourist sites
- House-drawn carriages on the main roads
- Printed death notices stapled to trees on village squares
- Almost daily landslides on the mountain roads (so the lack of safety nets)
- Bunkers everywhere
- Religious statues at almost every road intersection
- Earthernware dishes with psychedelic designs
- The biggest food portions in the world
- Carwash stations even more frequent than petrol stations
- Duvet covers cut at the corner to make it easier to put the duvet in the cover
- Highways not numbered but named (e.g. “Friendship Highway”)
- Tea and coffee vending machines in front of every shop and on every street corner