POP QUIZ: A CAPITAL IDEA (answers)
Big congrats to Jen G and Tim B, who both capitalized on their knowledge and scored 9/10. Way to go!
Jen came frustratingly close to perfect. She provided two answers for #9, and when I made her pick, she chose the wrong one. So close!
Which world capital would you be in if you …
1) …visited Fort San Cristobal, the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World, finished in 1783?
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
2) …passed through the Písek Gate on your way to the Franz Kafka Museum?
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
3) …went to buildings known as The Shard, The Gherkin, and One Canada Square?
4) …ate at your choice of twelve restaurants which all had three-star ratings from Michelin, including ‘L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’, ‘Quintessence’, and ‘Sushi Saito’?
5) …sat and watched the Ciliwing river flow out through the bay and into the Java Sea?
6) …perused the Rijksmuseum, and viewed Rembrandts’s “The Night Watch’?
7) …heard the ‘Time Bell’, or Zytglogge, the 15th century Astrological clock in the centre of town, and watched the elaborate system of mechanical puppets which are part of the clock’s workings?
8) …strolled through the Monsanto forest Park (Florestal de Monsanto) or along the banks of the Tagus river?
9) …listened to local radio stations ‘Dobrye Pesni (Good Songs)’, ‘Svoboda (Radio Freedom)’ or even the ‘Politseiskaya Volna (Police Wave)’?
10) …had a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster at the Zaphod Beeblebrox pub, the original ‘Pub At The End Of The Universe’?
“Sushi Saito” in Tokyo is often cited as the best sushi restaurant in the world. They have a maximum capacity of eight diners, and there is no menu – you eat what is served. Reservations are made months in advance, if they are available at all. Many online reviews say the only way to get in is as a guest of a regular customer. As for pricing – let’s just say for that much, they could at least cook the fish.