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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

Hello Can some one please help me. I need help with a geography riddle please?

Today, the first cards have arrived. After supper, your neighbors gather outside and start passing the cards around. You and Pat take a look at them. There are no pictures! One side of each is blank except for an address. The other side has a handwritten message, but no cities or countries are named. From what city and country did the Wiltons write each postcard? Hint: Use an atlas and encyclopedia to find the answers. A dictionary might help too.

The cards read as follows:

Sept 12: Hi, everybody! Guess where we are? That's right, we want you to guess. Here's a clue: We've spent two days in the largest city of this island country. Must dash-Big Ben says it's time for lunch!

Sept 14: What country are we in now? A really beautiful one. We sailed through a fjord and hiked on a glacier yesterday. Now we're in the capital, once named after King Christian IV.

Sept 18: Traveled south and arrived today in the town associated closely with Hans Christian Andersen. Weather here a bit rainy, but we're having too much fun to care!

Sept 22: Just flew to this place on the Main River; it's Hesse's largest city. We enjoyed touring the Romer, a town hall built in the 1400s!

Sept 23: Now have firsthand proof that the Jungfrau is the loveliest mountain in the Alps. Right now, we're in the capital of this country.

Sept 24: Through Brenner Pass to Europe's leading cultural center. Breathtaking city! Also home of Johann Strauss, Jr., and the waltz.

Sept 26: Gondolas are the way to go! Most of the people living here use motorboats, though. Right now, we're taking a break in the Piazza San Marco.

Oct 1: We're starting the last leg of our trip. Good thing! We're on our last legs! We sailed between Corsica and Sardinia to this Mediterranean port in the second-largest country in Western Europe. We're about 75 miles south of the French border, but we're not in France!

Oct 3: Spending our last day in western-most country of continental Europe. We fly home from its capital tonight. See you soon!

From what city and country did the Wiltons write each postcard? Hint: Use an atlas and encyclopedia to find the answers. A dictionary might help too

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  • 1 decade ago
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    12) London, Britain

    14) Oslo, Norway

    18) Denmark, Copenhagen

    22) Frankfurt, Germany

    23) Bern, Switzerland

    24) Vienna, Austria

    26) Venice, Italy

    1) Barcelona, Spain

    3) Lisbon, Portugal

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Lisbon is Europe's second-oldest capital and when house to the world's best explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, getting the first correct world city, the capital of an empire spreading total continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India) and know you can spend several time to understand this historical city, with hotelbye is wherever you ought to start. The most recognized of Lisbon's key attractions is the St. George's Castle. This castle directions a fantastic position near Alfama on the top of a hill overlooking the Portuguese capital. That is certainly one of Lisbon's most popular tourist destinations. Their outstanding battlements, engaging museum, and intriguing archaeological site combine to help make the castle a worthwhile experience for all the family, and kiddies especially will love clambering within the strong surfaces and towers that encircle the grounds.

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