Another Wednesday, another travel quiz. I’ve been playing with PhotoShop and ended up with this slightly distorted image of a famous structure.
Where in the world is it?
I’m in a good mood today, for no particular reason, so I’ll give you a first hint right away.
1. It’s in one of the world’s casino capitals.
Think you know the answer?
The winner will be featured here on Sophie’s World and on Sophie’s World facebook page – with a link back to your site if you’re a blogger.
Moderation is switched on, so don’t worry about giving away the answer if you know it. All comments will be published simultaneously. So go on, have a guess!
Update 31 March 2012:
I very rarely say Oh my god! But I’m completely overwhelmed by y’all. Here I had planned heaps of clues: one about how it was a colony of a European country (Portugal) until fairly recently (1999). About how it’s now a special administrative region of a very large country (China), about how another place just down the road was in the same position (Hong Kong). One clue was going to contain just the word ‘handover’. Another was about how its name is spelled 澳門 in the local lingo, one was about how it’s one of the founding members of the WTO – and another about how it has, interestingly, the highest life expectancy in the world.
But nothing was needed. Not only did so many of you know this is Macau – and specifically the ruins of St Paul’s, but many have been there! Without further ado, the honours go to:
- Ana of Ana Travels
- Michael of StruxTravel
- Mary of the world is a book
- Michael of easy hiker
- Bob of piran café
- Vera Marie of A Traveler’s Library
- Arabesque of Mon Journal de Voyage
- Sabrina of Country Skipper
- Laurel of Monkeys, Mountains and Maultaschen
- Kurt of Wanderlusting
- Nancie of Budget Travelers Sandbox
- Ryan of Average Traveller
- Nate of Yomadic
- Vi of Travel tips
The Historic Centre of Macao is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here are more UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world.