With no-one able to travel for the time being, the Original Travel team are like world class athletes stuck at home unable to compete - all our hard-won travel expertise is going to seed. As we see it, there are two solutions. First: the slow but steadily rising number of enquiries we're seeing as clients plan for life after lockdown. And the other? Simple - until the trickle of enquiries becomes a torrent again we have tasked the team with designing a devilishly difficult travel quiz.
So, welcome to the Original Travel Quiz. With questions provided by teams from across the business from Finance (guess the currency) to Flights (those tricky three-letter airport codes) you can pit yourself against the true travel experts. Or shamelessly steal the questions for when you're hosting your next virtual pub quiz. Good luck!
- What is the collective noun for a group of giraffes?
- What is the capital city of Bhutan?
- This flag is the national flag of which country?
4. What country's currency is the Forint?
5. Which airport is ICN the code for, and which city does it serve?
6. What is the largest country to celebrate the festival Holi? (bonus point for the month of the year)
7. Where in the world is the place above? (Place and Country, one point each)
8. 'Asante' is 'thank you' in what language?
9. If the time is now 4pm in London in British Summer Time, what is the time in Mexico City?
10. Mad Master is an anagram of which European city?
11. Vikos Gorge is the world's deepest gorge (in relation to its width). Which country is it in?
12. Which place in the USA do the above images represent? (Easy!)
13. Which two countries was Oscar-laden movie The English Patient (based on the book by Michael Ondaatje) set in? One point for each.
14. Which country does the dish tlayuda come from?
15. And finally, a question from Zola, our South African Concierge. How many official languages are there in South Africa?
a) 7, b) 9, c) 11
- A tower
- Incheon International, Seoul
- India, March
- Sanctuary Las Lajas in Colombia. This neo-gothic church took 33 years to build in the first half of the 20th century
- Swahili, the lingua franca of much of East Africa
- Italy and Egypt
- Mexico. It is made from tortilla, refried beans, cabbage, avocado, meat (pork, beef or chicken), cheese and salsa
- 11. They are Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and isiZulu
Scores on the Doors
0 - 4: Errrr... What were you actually doing in geography lessons? Maybe listen in on the children's home schooling next time.
5 - 9: You need to get out more. When legally permissible, of course.
10 - 14: Better, but you won't be winning any pub quizzes - virtual or otherwise - with a score like that.
15 - 18: Wow. Impressive. Fancy a job?
19: Your underwear appears to be on fire.