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PostPosted:Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:00 pm
by wildrover
Miami is correct - and a very nice dinner too.

PostPosted:Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:01 pm
by wildrover
I had a quick rove during the week and a very funny revelation for me and my host was that the city we were in (with a population of over a million) has a name which translates into English almost exactly as "A thousand arseholes". The city?

PostPosted:Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:49 pm
by JUS
Stevenage

PostPosted:Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:06 pm
by wildrover
No - I was in Italy...

PostPosted:Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:07 pm
by JUS
Milan

PostPosted:Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:51 pm
by wildrover
Mille-Ano it is! :P

PostPosted:Sun May 22, 2011 7:10 pm
by wildrover
Roving further afield today and it's baking hot! The temperature is 38C and forecast to go over 40C later in the week. I'm in a city founded in the early 19th Century and originally named after a famous battle but was renamed after a politician in the 1830s. It is the regional capital despite there being 3 larger cities in the region and, surprise, surprise, is the local centre for high technology - although it is also well known for its live music and annual music and film festival. It's most famous citizen is an entrepreneur who started a business in the mid-80s which now turns over $50 billion per year and is the biggest employer in the Metropolitan area. So where am I and who is the entrepreneur?

PostPosted:Tue May 24, 2011 1:07 pm
by JUS
Houston?

PostPosted:Tue May 24, 2011 8:55 pm
by wildrover
So close - only 165 miles out...

PostPosted:Tue May 24, 2011 9:24 pm
by JUS
Austin.................RTFQ................the capital :oops: :oops:

dunno who the 2nd part is tho' unless Steve Jobs or Bill Gates or somesuch are from there?

PostPosted:Wed May 25, 2011 8:04 am
by IAN B
I wasn't even in the right country trying to work this one out, but I do know Austin is the home of Dell so presumably it's Mr Dell :?:

PostPosted:Sun May 29, 2011 5:43 pm
by wildrover
Austin is correct and it is the home of Michael Dell. And for the record has the best nightlife in America...

Edit - and curiously the city was originally called Waterloo!

PostPosted:Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:02 am
by wildrover
I'm off on a quick trip tonight to a city with well over a million inhabitants although it's only the third largest city in its country. The city is a wonderful blend of the old and the new as it is over 900 years old and is especially known for its baroque architecture. It is home to one of Europe's largest and most famous public parks whose name reflects the fact its style is based on Capability Brown.

Unsurprisingly it's the centre of its nation's electronics industry and is home to a massive research institute (13,000 employees) which has produced 32 Nobel Prize winners and is named after a winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on atomic theory.

Which city and who was the Nobel Prize winner?

PostPosted:Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:29 pm
by Tallscot
I suspect the city is Munich, but have no idea who the Nobel Prize winner is.

PostPosted:Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:57 pm
by wildrover
It is Munich and the park is the Englischer Garden - the scientist has a famous constant named after him relating the energy of a photon to its frequency...