'World Tourism Day' - 27 September

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller INTRODUCTION This week's 'CST Friendship Group' was 'Travel Plans', as 'World Tourism Day' was on 27th September. We did a round of introductions, stating what our favourite 'Staycation' would be in the UK, given the current ravel restrictions. We also asked what is members' favourite mode of transport, or the best journey they have ever undertaken.

We asked members to come prepared with a favourite holiday photo, or indeed an old passport photograph, just for fun!


As usual, we completed these phrases together ...

We are all of us in the same - BOAT

Let the train take the - STRAIN

Jump on the band - WAGON

Train of - THOUGHT

Put the brakes - ON

A bicycle built for - TWO

At a cross - ROADS

In the driver's - SEAT

Back seat - DRIVER

That ship has - SAILED

Travelling - LIGHT

Hit the road - JACK

Off the beaten - PATH

Get a move - ON

Whatever floats your - BOAT

All hands on - DECK

Put the cart before the - HORSE


Full steam - AHEAD

Like ships that pass in the - NIGHT

Middle of the -ROAD

My way or the - HIGHWAY

Fallen off the back of a - LORRY

Road - RAGE

These boots are make for - WALKING

King of the - ROAD

Planes, trains and - AUTOMOBILES

ROSH HASHANAH Then, remembering that our session fell near to the Jewish New Year festival of Rosh Hashanah (29 September - 1 October), we ate apple slices dipped in honey and tasted pomegranate seeds. The apples and honey suggests a 'Sweet New Year' and the pomegranates symbolise the 613 commandments which must be observed. The festival marks the first day of ten days of repentance and finishes with the holiest day, Yom Kippur (the day of atonement).


(Give lots of clues and first names to help members out if stuck!)

(Encourage story telling and reminiscences.)


What do these symbols signify?

1. You might look for one of these places to stay if backpacking?

2. You might look for one of these places if visiting a new town?

3. Think stately home

4. You might see this sign when visiting a Welsh castle

5. You might look for one of these signs if looking to have lunch

6. A sign you would look for if needing another kind of break

7. If you were sleeping under canvas, you might look for this sign

8. SONG. ‘Camp Granada’, Alan Sherman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yFTOvO0utY

Name the holiday camp in the TV comedy series ‘Hi Di Hi’?


9. Whale Watching

What is the proper name for a killer whale?

10. Ice Hotel

Name some winter Olympic sports you might do on ice? 

11. Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

Who presented a TV show recently, about searching for the lights?

12. Great Barrier Reef

This is largely made of which substance?

13. Ayers Rock or Uluru

This is important to which native culture?

14. Grand Canyon

What is the name of the river which carved it?

15. Niagara Falls

In which Canadian province would you find the falls?

16. SONG. ‘Sailing’, Rod Stewart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUgcorjTDE

What do you call a two hulled yacht?


17. 'Death On The Nile'

Name the author?

Which actors are pictured here, from the 1978 film version?

18. 'Around The World In Eighty Days'

Name the author?

Name the main character?

19. Gullivers Travels (An abandoned Japanese tourist theme park is pictured here!)

Name the author?

What were the little people called?

20. 'The Time Machine' (Rod Taylor starred in the 1960 movie)

Name the author?

Name the futuristic civilisations at war?

21. Titanic

Where was it travelling to and from on its maiden and final voyage in April 1912?

22. Hindenburg Disaster 6th May 1937

Which gas resulted in the explosion?

23. 'Apollo'

Which Apollo mission resulted in the first man on the moon on 20 July 1969?

What was the name of the landing craft?

24. SONG. 'Fly Me To The Moon', Frank Sinatra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFlMy48ui9s

What was his nickname?


25. Great Wall Of China

Nearest guess at how many miles long?

26. Machu Pichu

In which country would you find it?

27. Colosseum

In which city would you find it?

Which brave men fought here?

28. Taj Mahal

Who is this photographed in front of it in 1992?

29. Stone Henge

Which people worship there on midsummers day?

30. What is the name of the famous Greek temple built on the Acropolis in Athens?

31. King Tutankhamun

Where was his tomb found in Egypt?

32. SONG. 'Walk Like An Egyptian', The Bangles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nuhja7y4TM

What is the ancient written language seen in ancient Egypt?


33. Big Ben

What is the name of the tower?

34. Statue Of Liberty

Which metal is it made from?

35. Mount Rushmore 

Name the four Presidents?

36. Where would you find this painting by Michelangelo?

37. Eiffel Tower

Which is taller, the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Blackpool Tower?

38. Which Spanish architect designed 'La Familia Sagrada?

Which city would you find it in?

39. Where was the 1973 thriller 'Don't Look Now', starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie set?

Who wrote the short story?

40. SONG. 'Road To Nowhere', Talking Heads - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQiOA7euaYA 

Who was the lead singer?


41. Jane McDonald

What does she do at the end of every one of her shows?

42. Judith Chalmers

Name of the holiday show she presented on ITV 1974-2003?

43. Which two presenters are pictured here, on the BBC 'Holiday' programme?

44. Michael Palin

The name of the travel series he presented in the 1980s?

45. Michael Portillo

The name of the book he carries with him on his travels?

46. Which show did Alan Whicker present in the 1970s?

47. SONG. '500 Miles', The Proclaimers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4Ib-7fJqY

How many kilometres are there in a mile?

48. SONG. Homeward Bound, Simon & Garfunkel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0oJ8_VTu3c

What are their first names?

49. SONG. 'Take Me Home Country Roads', John Denver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhCQIH_1kVs

Which US state is mentioned in the lyrics?


Get hold of a decent world map, or better still a globe. Ask members to find their favourite holiday destination, providing assistance as necessary.

To make this more fun, use the 'Google Earth' app to zoom in to specific places visited and share with the group.

Encourage story telling and reminiscences, of course.


1. Youth Hostel Association

2. Tourist Information

3. National Trust


5. Picnic area

6. Toilets

7. Camp site

8. Marlins

9. Orca

10. Curling, bobsled, and luge. Ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating

11. Joanna Lumley

12. Coral

13. Aborigines

14. Colorado

15. Ontario

16. Catamaran

17. Agatha Christie

David Suchet & Peter Ustinov

18. Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg

19. Jonathan Swift


20. HG Wells

Morlock & Eloi

21. Southampton to New York

22. Hydrogen

23. Apollo 11

'The Eagle'

24. 'Old Blue Eyes'

25. 13, 171 Miles

26. Peru

27. Rome

28. Princess Diana

29. Druids

30. Parthenon

31. Valley Of The Kings

32. Heiroglyphics

33. Elizabeth Tower

34. Copper

35. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt & Abraham Lincoln

36. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

37. Eiffel Tower is twice as tall (1,063 feet versus 518 feet)

38. Antoni Gaudi


39. Venice

Daphne Du Maurier

40. David Byrne

41. Lip sync a song

42. 'Wish You Were Here'

43. Jill Dando & Cliff Michelmoore

44. 'Around The World In 80 Days'

45. 'Bradshaws Guide, 1840'

46. 'Whicker's World'

47. 1.6

48. Paul & Art

49. West Virginia