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#116091 by wildrover
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:00 pm
Miami is correct - and a very nice dinner too.

#117593 by wildrover
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:01 pm
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?

#117599 by JUS
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:49 pm
Stevenage

#117630 by wildrover
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:06 pm
No - I was in Italy...

#117631 by JUS
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:07 pm
Milan

#118181 by wildrover
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:51 pm
Mille-Ano it is! :P

#122233 by wildrover
Sun May 22, 2011 7:10 pm
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?

#122280 by JUS
Tue May 24, 2011 1:07 pm
Houston?

#122290 by wildrover
Tue May 24, 2011 8:55 pm
So close - only 165 miles out...

#122300 by JUS
Tue May 24, 2011 9:24 pm
Austin.................RTFQ................the capital :oops: :oops:

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

#122306 by IAN B
Wed May 25, 2011 8:04 am
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 :?:

#122558 by wildrover
Sun May 29, 2011 5:43 pm
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!

#123442 by wildrover
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:02 am
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?

#123463 by Tallscot
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:29 pm
I suspect the city is Munich, but have no idea who the Nobel Prize winner is.

#123470 by wildrover
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:57 pm
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...