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Slow Travel Contest 2006 - Online Contests

A history of the contest

Five online contests were held on Saturday January 7, 2006. Winners of the online contest are added to the list of winners for the grand drawing on Saturday January 14 (not eligible for grand prizes).

Online contest winners: Kaydee, Kaydee, Jim Zurer, Stella, Daniel, WV Cyndy, Valerie

First Contest - 9am MST

The answers to the questions are found on the www.slowphotos.com photo gallery or the www.slowtrav.com website. Answers may be links to photos/pages or written answers (taken from the site). You must answer all 3 questions correctly and be the first one to post the answers in this thread to win.

Some questions can be answered by posting a link; others have to be answered in words. Read the questions carefully. Questions that can be answered by posting a link, can also be answered in words (for those not comfortable cutting and pasting links). Remember, both www.slowphotos.com and www.slowtrav.com have search functions to help you find answers.


QUESTION 1: You will find the answer to this question on the www.slowphotos.com photo gallery.

Find a photo of a cat sitting on motorcycle.

Post a link to the large version of the photo OR post the photographer name, album name and photo title.

Hint: Italian cats must like motorcycles, because we have more than one photo of this. To answer you only need find ONE photo.


QUESTION 2: You will find the answer to this question on the www.slowtrav.com website.

Where is the Val di Cornia? What region and what part of the region (near which larger towns)?

Hint: It is in Italy.


QUESTION 3: You will find the answer to this question on the www.slowtrav.com website.

In a restaurant in France, what course is the Entree? This is multiple choice:
1. main course,
2. refers to entrance to the restaurant,
3. appetizer,
4. greeting the owner gives to people entering the restaurant

You can answer with the number of the correct choice above.

Click to see the answers.

>> The winner was Kaydee!! In 3 minutes! Shannon posted just a few seconds later.

59 people were online for the first contest.

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Second Contest - noon MST

This one is a Treasure Hunt. You have to walk your way thru the www.slowtrav.com website finding pages based on "hints". You know you have found the correct page, because you will see a Treasure Chest icon near the top of the page. Click on the Treasure Chest to get the next hint. The answers to ALL hints are found on the www.slowtrav.com website. The final Treasure Chest will give you a page with an "answer" on it. Type that answer into the REPLY of this thread - the first one with the correct answer wins.

>> The winner was Kaydee, again, in 10 minutes. SharonZ posted 1 minute later, followed 3 minutes later by RyanP.

Third Contest - 3pm MST

This one consists of 5 travel questions about Italy. Answers may be on www.slowtrav.com , but you may also have to look at your Italy maps and guidebooks. Post your answers for all questions at the same time. First person to post with the 5 correct answers wins. The questions will be posted in 5 minutes.


QUESTION 1. Italy is divided into legal "regions". List the region each of the following towns is located in.
- Levanto
- Arezzo
- Bari
- Turin
- Amalfi

QUESTION 2. What countries does Italy border on by land?

QUESTION 3. Frances Mayes, author of the much-read "Under the Tuscan Sun", wrote about her house near which Tuscan hill town?

QUESTION 4. What town in Italy that is sometimes called "Little Jerusalem?"

QUESTION 5. Why is there frequently a plus sign (+) at the start of European phone numbers? What does it mean?

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>> The winner was Jim Zurer, in 3 minutes!! Followed by many others, not all with the correct answers.

108 people were online!

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Fourth Contest - 6pm MST

QUESTION 1: Go to www.slowphotos.com and find the photo of a saint sitting on a horse - in an unusual way - not on his back. Post a link to the large version of the photo OR post the photographer name, album name and photo title.

QUESTION 2: What is the speed limit on the Autostrada in Italy?

QUESTION 3: From the SlowTrav trip reports: What ride wouldn't StephenP do with Sophie?

QUESTION 4: How long did it take Jonathan to drive from England to Puglia, in southern Italy?

QUESTION 5: When was the first SlowTrav GTG, before we even called them GTGs?

Answer can be a link to the thread on the message board where it was organized. Or a link to a photo from the GTG. Or the date of the GTG.

Hint. Pauline and Steve organized it.

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>> Because of the mass confusion of too many questions with too detailed of answers, we had 3 winners: WV Cyndy, Daniel, Stella

The posting of answers got confusing and I declared Cyndy a winner, but Daniel had posted the correct answers earlier, so we declared it a tie. Then we realized that Stella had answered first, but something unexplainable happened to her photo link.

90 people were online!

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Fifth Contest - 9pm MST

This is the last online contest! What a rush this day has been. The next one is two travel questions for Italy. Answers can be found on http://www.slowtrav.com, or in guidebooks, or through Google. The first person to post the correct answers to both questions, in the same post, is the winner. The two questions will be posted in 3 minutes.

QUESTION 1: What is Ostuni's nickname?

Hint: Ostuni is a hill town in Puglia, southern Italy.

QUESTION 2: Name the 6 sestieri of Venice.

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>> The winner was Valerie, in 1 minute!!

78 people were online.

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