Today’s topic is ………….. Adventuring, Exploration and Travel/ling
Rory at A Guy Called Bloke & K9 Doodlepip has asked us a number of questions regarding our views on adventure. Here are his questions with my answers:
What are five [in your eyes only] top quality Adventure films?
- The Indiana Jones Series—I think these are the last word in adventure movies, combining treasure hunts, historical lore and chase sequences.
- The Mission Impossible series—great stunts by Tom Cruise and team combined with spy stories, crime fighting and a bit of science fiction.
- RED and RED 2—–retired spies fighting crime and exposing corrupt officials—awesome action sequences especially by Helen Mirren.
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlememen
- Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
[Please provide links and say why you think they are]
What would be your ideal Adventure [not holiday – Adventure]
A treasure hunt, preferably on an archeological site like the pyramids.
If you were planning your Adventure of a Lifetime which is the best season for you to go?
Spring or Fall: I don’t function well in extreme weather.
What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and what would you never do?
If you could live anywhere in the world for a year out of the answers below, where would you choose?
In a Castle
Under the Sea
In a Forest
In a Dungeon
On an Alien Planet
On the side of an Active Volcano
In a castle that had creature comforts like indoor plumbing and electricity.
What are three great adventure quotes?
America is named after?
Who reached North America first out of the following people’s?
Spanish, British, Vikings, Portuguese
Half a millennium before Columbus “discovered” America, those Viking feet may have been the first European ones to ever have touched North American soil.
What was Christopher Columbus’s aim of his second voyage to the New world?
Unlike the exploratory first voyage, the second voyage was a massive colonization effort, comprising seventeen ships and over a thousand men. The second voyage brought European livestock (horses, sheep, and cattle) to America for the first time.
What happened to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan?
The city was the capital of the expanding AztecEmpire in the 15th century until it was captured by the Spanish in 1521. At its peak, it was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas. … Today, the ruins ofTenochtitlan are in the historic center of the Mexicancapital.
What was the most exciting Adventure you have ever been on?
I haven’t been on any adventures yet—but there’s always hope !
Where in the world have you had the most fun exploring as an adult?
London—although it probably doesn’t count as exploring, I had a lovely time in all the museums and other touristy places.
When in Rome, one does as the Roman’s do, however When on a Sandy Beach, one does ……….. ?
What beachcombers do, maybe ?
Whilst out and about exploring on an adventure, what is the most scariest thing that has happened to you?
Yet to happen…….fingers crossed.
Of the following choices which would you prefer to explore?
A sunken city
A lost city
A forgotten city
An uninhabited island
A lost city.
Why did you pick your option above, what appealed?
I would be able to write about it.
Would you rather swim with sharks or dolphins?
I can’t swim—but dolphins would definitely be friendlier.
What’s the worst piece of travel advice you have ever received?
“Travel light”—if I don’t pack all that I need, I end up buying it when travelling, an expensive proposition.
What’s the best piece of travel advice you have ever received?
Mark your luggage with something bright so you can identify it easily on the airport carousel.
What is on the top of your bucket list?
Travelling across Europe on the Orient Express.
Best musical track you can think of for each of the following: exploration, adventuring or travelling? [Please provide links]
How many countries [or States/Counties] have you visited – please list.
- South Korea
Three items you simply could not travel without?
Clothes, shoes and toiletries.