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'World Tourism Day' - 27th 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' is on 27th September. We did a round of introductions, stating what our favourite 'Staycation' would be in the UK, given the current travel difficulties.


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, to show the group - just for fun!


Here's mine ... Eek!


Then & Now





IDIOMS

As usual, we completed these well known 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



PICTURE & MUSIC QUIZ


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

(Encourage story telling and reminiscences.)

(Click on the first photo to open a slide show.)


NB. There is too much information here for one session, so either split over two or drop a round or two.





ROUND 1. TOURISM 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. This sign might lead you to the sea?





8. What does this Tudor rose signify?





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





10. 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


Which of these holidays do you most fancy?




11. Whale Watching


What is the proper name for a killer whale?





12. Ice Hotel


Name some winter Olympic sports you might do on ice? 





13. Northern Lights


What is their proper name?





14. Great Barrier Reef


This is largely made of which substance?





15. Ayers Rock or Uluru


This is important to which native culture?




16. Grand Canyon


What is the name of the river which carved it?




Anyone fancy visiting the 'Skywalk'?






17. Niagara Falls


What is the name of the boat that goes into the spray?





18. 'Camino De Santiago' ('The Way Of St James')


In which country would you find this 500 miles footpath?





19. Kenyan Safari


What are 'The Big Five'?





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


Who fancies a boating holiday?


What is Rod Stewart's hobby?









ROUND 3. MOVIES & LITERATURE


Discuss and rate the movies as you work through them.




21. 'Death On The Nile', 1978


Name the author?


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





22. 'Around The World In Eighty Days', 1956


Name the author?


Name the main character?





23. 'Gulliver's Travels' (An abandoned Japanese tourist theme park is pictured here!)


Name the author?


What were the little people called?




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


Name the author?


Name the futuristic civilisations at war?





25. 'Titanic', 1997


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





26. 'Murder On The Orient Express', 2017


Name the detective?


Who played him in the 2017 remake (on the left)?





27. 'Airplane', 1980


Name the actor in the middle?





28. 'Back To The Future', 1985


What car went back to the future?





29. 'Shirley Valentine', 1989


Where did Shirley go on holiday and ended up staying?





30. SONG. 'Summer Holiday', Cliff Richard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxuapKdqIZw


Complete these Cliff Richard song titles?


- 'Devil *****'

- 'Miss You ******'

- 'We Don't Talk *** ****'

- 'Living ****'

- 'Mistletoe And *****'






ROUND 4. MY TOP 10 UK TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


Award a bonus point for every place I've missed that members can think of




31. Name the place?


What is the name of the holy island just off the coast, and who lives there?





32. Name the place?


Which TV thriller was filmed here?





33. Name the place?


What was it built inside?





34. Name the place?


Nearest guess. How long does it take to go round?





35. Name the place?


What is the highest mountain in the UK?





36. Name the place?


How did they bring supplies and catches up into the village from the harbour?





37. Name the place?


What priceless items are kept here?





38. Name the place?


Where did the 'Blue Stones' come from? (They weigh between 2-5 tons each, so discuss how they got them here!)





39. Name the place?


Are the baths hot or cold?





40. Name the place?


Where is this place twinned with?





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


Nearest guess: How many miles are there between Land's End and John O'Groats?






ROUND 5. MY TOP 10 WORLD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


Again, this round is a straightforward 'Name The Place'

Award a bonus point for every place I've missed that members can think of




42. Name the place?


Nearest guess. How long is it?





43. Name the place?


In which country is it?





44. Name the place?


Who used to fight here?





45. Name the place?


Who is sat on the bench?





46. Name the place?


In which city would you find it?





47. Name the place?


Why is she this colour?





48. Name the place?


Nearest guess. How many steps to the top?





49. Name the place?


What are the tourist boats called?





50. Name the place?


Who is the current Pope?





51. Name the place?


Which architect designed it?





52. SONG. 'Leaving On A Jet Plane', Peter, Paul & Mary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ8-wyIdssc


Who wrote this song?






ROUND 6. PEOPLE


Name the famous tourists.




53. Name the TV presenter of 'The Cruise'?





54. Name the TV presenter of 'Wish You Were Here'?





55. Name these TV presenters of the 'Holiday' programme?





56. Name this TV presenter of 'Around The World In 80 Days'?





57. Name this TV presenter of 'Great British Railways Journeys'?





58. Name this TV presenter of '******** World'?





59. Name this travelling chef, who started out in Padstow?





60. Name this environmental tourist?





61. Name this air travel expert?





62. Name this Scottish 'Grand Day Out' presenter? (She also starred in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.)





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


What are their first names?





64. SONG. 'Take Me Home Country Roads', John Denver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTeUdJky9rY

Which US state is mentioned in the lyrics?






PRACTICAL ACTIVITY



Pack a suitcase


You could do this literally, by bringing in a suitcase and the items you would put in it. But have too many items, so the group have to decide what to take with them and what to leave behind.


Or you could have members draw or paint an item (or cut pictures out of magazines) and make a collage.





Go Globe Trotting


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. Beach


8. English Tourism


9. Camp site


10. 'Maplins'




11. Orca


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


13. 'Aurora Borealis'


14. Coral


15. Aboriginies


16. 'Colorado'


17. 'Maid Of The Mist'


18. Spain


19. Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant & Rhino


20. Model Railway





21. Agatha Christie / David Suchet & Peter Ustinov


22. Jules Verne / Phileas Fogg


23. Jonathan Swift / Lilliputians


24. HG Wells / Morlock & Eloi


25. Southampton to New York


26. Hercule Poirot / Kenneth Brannagh


27. Leslie Nielsen


28. DeLorean


29. Mykonos in Greece


30. - 'Devil WOMAN'

- 'Miss You NIGHTS'

- 'We Don't Talk ANY MORE'

- 'Living DOLL'

- 'Mistletoe And WINE'





31. Tenby / Caldey Island / Cistercian monks


32. Port Meirion / 'Prisoner'


33. 'Eden' / An abandoned China Clay Pit


34. 'London Eye' / 30 minutes


35. 'Snowdon Mountain Railway' / Ben Nevis


36. Clovelly / Donkey & Sled


37. 'Tower Of London' / 'The Crown Jewels'


38. 'Stonehenge' / Preseli Mountains in North Wales


39. 'Roman Baths' at Bath / Hot 46 degrees centigrade


40. St Michael's Mount / Mont Saint Michel


41. 874 miles (by road)





42. 'Great Wall Of China' / 13,170 miles long


43. 'Machu Pichu' / Peru


44. 'Colosseum', Rome / Gladiators


45. 'Taj Mahal' in Agra / Princess Diana


46. 'Parthenon' / Athens


47. 'Statue of Liberty', New York / She is made of copper


48. 'Eiffel Tower, Paris / 1,665 steps


49. Venice / Gondolas


50. Vatican City / Pope Francis


51. 'Familia Sagrada', Barcelona / Antoni Gaudi


52. John Denver




53. Jane McDonald


54. Judith Chalmers


55. Jill Dando & Cliff Michelmore


56. Michael Palin


57. Michael Portillo


58. Alan Whicker


59. Rick Stein


60. Simon Reeve


61. Simon Calder


62. Susan Calman


63. Paul & Art


64. West Virginia







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