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PostPosted:Sat May 12, 2012 11:16 am
by wildrover
Somehow missed this for 3 weeks - but it's right...

PostPosted:Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:28 pm
by Rob_Bob
Thought I'd hi-jack WR's thread if that's ok.

Went to this lovely little place a couple of months ago, can you guess where it is (I think the country is quite easy but if anyone gets the village I will be surprised).

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PostPosted:Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:46 pm
by wildrover
Is it Spain somewhere?

PostPosted:Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:16 am
by Rob_Bob
Very close to Spain

PostPosted:Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:53 pm
by wildrover
I did wonder if it was Portugal but I know Esquina is Spanish for "corner" - let me guess - it's also Portuguese for corner...

PostPosted:Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:58 am
by Rob_Bob
Yep, a little place called Bergau in the Algarve.

PostPosted:Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:57 pm
by wildrover
Looks absolutely beautiful...

PostPosted:Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:25 am
by Rob_Bob
It was really nice. The beach was almost deserted and absolutely beautiful.

Really friendly locals too. Highly recommend it for a quiet getaway.

Re: Wildrover's roving

PostPosted:Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:48 pm
by wildrover
Haven't had one of these for a while. I'm off tomorrow on a 7 hour flight to a city of 700,000 people, the temperature is a rather warm 30 degrees C which is actually a few degrees below the June norm although in the winter it rarely gets above freezing. It is a big university city with around 300,000 students attending the various colleges in its metropolitan area. Among people hailing from the city are the country's best known political dynasty, the most famous of the country's founders, the queen of 70s disco, an author said to be the inventor of detective fiction and a composer whose most famous musical was made into a film that won 10 Oscars. The city has a long and rich history and was the largest city in the country until around 1750. So which city and who are the 5 local luminaries mentioned?

Re: Wildrover's roving

PostPosted:Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:47 pm
by Red Devil 66
Boston, Mass.
The Kennedy family
Donna Summer
Bernstein
Edgar Allan Poe

Not sure of the 'country's foundrs'

Re: Wildrover's roving

PostPosted:Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:10 am
by wildrover
Correct on all counts - well done. The only one you missed was founding father and human lightning conductor Benjamin Franklin.

Re: Wildrover's roving

PostPosted:Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:57 am
by John Williams
Enjoying at Daytona Beach