'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!




IDIOMS

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 - THROTTLE


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).


PICTURE & MUSIC QUIZ


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

(Encourage story telling and reminiscences.)




ROUND 1. SIGNS


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’?






ROUND 2. NATURAL TOURIST DESTINATIONS




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?





ROUND 3. TRAVEL




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?




ROUND 4. ANCIENT LANDMARKS




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?





ROUND 5. MORE MODERN LANDMARKS




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?




ROUND 6. PEOPLE




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?


ACTIVITY

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.






ANSWERS


1. Youth Hostel Association


2. Tourist Information


3. National Trust


4. CADW


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


Lilliputians


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


Barcelona


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





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