Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.  The Faeroe Islands, Finland, and Iceland would be included in a list of Nordic lands, but not Scandinavian.

Today's question is:  which "seasonal" palace is part of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  459m, or 1506'.

Today's question is:  which are the Scandinavian countries?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  Finland.

Today's question is:  within 10%, how deep is the deepest point in the Baltic Sea?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

Today's question is:  in which of the countries on my itinerary were these ships built?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland.

Great Britain uses the pound sterling.
Denmark uses the krone.
Russia uses the ruble.
Sweden uses the krona.

Today's question is: which Royal Caribbean ships are the largest cruise ships in the world?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  Helsinki.

Today's question is:  at which of those ports is the euro the official currency?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  Southampton.

Today's question is: my cruise leaves from near London with stops in Copenhagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Skagen (Denmark).  Which of these is the furthest north?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  I'm writing this post on Sunday, June 14, and scheduling it to appear on June 23.  As of close of business last Friday the 12th, $1.56 equaled one pound.  You can get the most recent exchange rate here.

Today's question is:  my ship leaves port today--Harwich, a little north and east of London.  From which English port did the Titanic and the Mayflower set sail on their famous voyages?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  1999.

Today's question is:  within 10 cents, what is the US$-to-British pounds exchange rate?


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sights Around Greater London





posted at 10:10 pm local time

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

My dad and I, 1967.

My dad, my son, and I, 2013.

Trip Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:  David Cameron.

Today's question is:  in theory we'll ride the London Eye today.  In what year did it open?