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Re: where in the world

Postby mapperleywhite » 26 Mar 2020, 15:17

Erasmusbrug

Hotel New York

Belegde broodjes

Sint-Laurenskerk

Petrochemicals
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Re: where in the world

Postby Selby White » 26 Mar 2020, 16:46

mapperleywhite wrote:Erasmusbrug

Hotel New York

Belegde broodjes

Sint-Laurenskerk

Petrochemicals


Tough One for me with the foreign language clues.

Petrochemicals - Can only think somewhere in the Arab world, best stab Dubai or Qatar.
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Re: where in the world

Postby mapperleywhite » 26 Mar 2020, 17:39

Selby White wrote:
mapperleywhite wrote:Erasmusbrug - Erasmus bridge

Hotel New York

Belegde broodjes literally 'stuffed sandwiches'

Sint-Laurenskerk Saint Lawrence Church

Petrochemicals


Tough One for me with the foreign language clues. good point - see above

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Re: where in the world

Postby rigger » 26 Mar 2020, 18:16

The first thought is somewhere in Holland, but as for narrowing it down I'm absolutely clueless.
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Re: where in the world

Postby Davycc » 26 Mar 2020, 18:36

No idea
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Re: where in the world

Postby Sniffer » 26 Mar 2020, 18:51

mapperleywhite wrote:Erasmusbrug

Hotel New York

Belegde broodjes

Sint-Laurenskerk

Petrochemicals


Is it Rotterdam? I think that's where Erasmus from. Being a port could tie in with the petrochemical thing.
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Re: where in the world

Postby mapperleywhite » 26 Mar 2020, 19:50

Sniffer wrote:
mapperleywhite wrote:Erasmusbrug - Erasmus of Rotterdam was considered to be one of the greatest scholars of the northern renaissance (I learnt today :lol: )

Hotel New York - Is a fabulous art deco building that used to be the HQ of the Holland to America passenger line; I've been lucky enough to stay there a few times on business, highly recommended!

Belegde broodjes - Dutch sandwiches that are absolutely rammed with food; not really a favourite

Sint-Laurenskerk - there's a very poignant picture on Wiki of the shell of the church standing among the rubble of the city after the Luftwaffe had flattened it in 1940. Fully restored now

Petrochemicals Rotterdam and the surrounding area has a huge amount of operations related to oil and chemical products because the crude arrives at the port


Is it Rotterdam? I think that's where Erasmus from. Being a port could tie in with the petrochemical thing.


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Re: where in the world

Postby Sniffer » 27 Mar 2020, 07:23

Right. Here we go. An easy one, I think.

. The world's largest teak building
. A floating market
. It is the "City of angels …"
. Buddha reclines

More than 5 words, though. I think we've departed somewhat from the original remit.
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Re: where in the world

Postby Selby White » 27 Mar 2020, 08:33

Well my money is on somewhere in Asia. Only place I've visited in Asia is China and don't think its anywhere I visited on that tour.
First thought was Hong Kong (floating market clue) or Burma (Buddha).
So will split the difference with my guess and go for Vietnam or to be more Specific Ho Chi Min City.
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Re: where in the world

Postby Davycc » 27 Mar 2020, 09:51

Sniffer wrote:Right. Here we go. An easy one, I think.

. The world's largest teak building
. A floating market
. It is the "City of angels …"
. Buddha reclines

More than 5 words, though. I think we've departed somewhat from the original remit.


Yeplets try to keep it to just 5 words... says he who can't get any with more......
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