Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 11)

Welcome back to Tuesday Travel Trivia, the game for people with tons of useless knowledge looking for a place to show it off. Congrats to last week’s big winners, Here to Clear and Eva, who were faced with ten wickedly difficult questions.

As always, check out the questions below and leave your guesses/answers in the comments. Come back next Tuesday for the answers… Good luck!

  1. About once a month, an all-night party takes place on the beaches of Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand, to celebrate what event?
  2. IMDB.com describes the plot of a particular movie like this: “A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.” What 2002 movie does this describe?
  3. What ever happened to the African nation of Zaire?
  4. What travel writer’s book Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? drew controversy when its author was quoted as saying that Lonely Planet hadn’t paid him enough to travel to Colombia to research a guidebook, so instead he wrote part of it in San Francisco?
  5. What proper adjective describes the roughly six million people living in Flanders in the northern half of Belgium?
  6. Canada’s Prime Minister recently made international headlines after he dissolved the country’s parliament. But who is Canada’s Prime Minister?
  7. What massive temple in Cambodia appears on the country’s flag and is an extremely popular tourist destination?
  8. What tiny country is sandwiched between France and Spain?
  9. What Chilean island, located over 2,200 miles from mainland Chile, is well known for its legendary moai statues?
  10. What country receives almost 80 million international tourists per year, the most of any nation?

Look below the fold for the answers to last week‘s questions…

  1. The world’s largest art gallery is located in St. Petersburg, Russia. What is it called? Answer: The Hermitage
  2. Set mostly in India, the 2007 travel film The Darjeeling Limited was directed by whom? Answer: Wes Anderson
  3. In what country is the world’s tallest man-made structure located? Answer: The United Arab Emirates (The Burj Dubai)
  4. If I wanted to eat a pierogi in the place of its origin, to what part of the world would I go? Answer: Poland, Eastern Europe
  5. What Chinese dialect is more widely spoken, Cantonese or Mandarin? Answer: Mandarin
  6. In what easternmost Mexican state is Cancún located? Answer: Quintana Roo
  7. Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert had an ongoing fake feud with what Korean pop singer after a 2007 Time Magazine online poll cited the singer as the world’s most influential person? Answer: Rain
  8. New York City is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and two others. What are they? Answer: Staten Island, Brooklyn
  9. What two-letter website is useful for calculating the exchange rates of currency from all over the world? Answer: xe.com
  10. About how many islands make up the Asian nation of Indonesia? A) 17,000 B) 3,200 C) 102,000 Answer: A