Up for another guessing game?
Where in the world is this?
This scenic valley isn’t first and foremost on the minds of its visitors. Though not yet formally recognized by the Vatican, this week’s mystery location is where six kids spotted Virgin Mary 30 years ago. The little town draws thousands of eager pilgrims every year, many on their knees up the steep and painfully jagged hill. Where in the world?
A winner will be selected among those who give the correct answer. They will be featured here on “Where in the world?” and on Sophie’s World Facebook fan page with their name, blog, SoMe channel of choice and a short bio.
Last week’s competition:
Last time we were in Lisbon, specifically Torre Belém and the winner was Jeremy Branham, author of Budget Travel Adventures as well as initiator of these little Wednesday guessing games.
All is revealed
The answer to this week’s little quiz is Medjugorje in Bosnia & Hercegovina, as many correctly surmised. Among those, I chose Michael Figueiredo as the winner, simply because I liked his answer. Michael is author of Strux Travel. After graduating from uni, Michael backpacked across Europe. Ever since then he’s had an insatiable passion for traveling, learning about other cultures, geography, and world history. He aims to see at least one new country every year. Will it be Cuba in 2011? Michael enjoys learning new languages as well, and with a name like Figueiredo, you won’t be surprised to hear Portuguese is top of the list. He also plans to open a web-based travel agency. Follow him on Twitter and have a look at his Facebook page. CONGRATULATIONS, MICHAEL!
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I believe this place is Medjugorje, Bosnia.
Ahhh, good one! Stumped!
I believe you are in Medjugorje in Bosnia Herzegovina. It sure is beautiful!
Međugorje in Bosnia and Herzergovina
I really have no clue where Maria hangs around and got seen. But my guess would be somewhere in Spain. I’m pretty sure that an easy guess won’t be a winner and that you would like to know the exact location, right? 🙂
@Melvin – looks like she has been hanging around a number of places… Mexico, France, Portugal, Bosnia & Herzegovina… And probably Spain, too 🙂
You are in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina! I just read a spy thriller by Steve Berry that took place here. 🙂
@Michael – Very cool way to know! And I’m so getting that book. Nothing makes me want to see a place more than reading a novel set there.
Medjugorje in Bosnia??
The red roofs and rolling green hills got me thinking The San Fernando Valley in California.
I know it’s in Bosnia-Hercegovina, but I’d have to Google the town’s name, and that would be like cheating, since I could easily find that out. I remember when it was in the news.
Great choice, Sophie. I was reading about this place a few weeks ago..assuming I have the right place of course. Medjugorje in Bosnia?
I love quizzes. I guess Fatima or maybe Lourdes…?
This picture has been haunting me all week. I knew I had read about it before, but I couldn’t remember the name of the town. I even googled (cheating, I know). Having one of those, “oh yeah” moments right now.
Luis, Cam, Debbie, Jeremy, Cathy and Cherina – you’re all right. And you too, Don.
I think I have to make these little quizzes more difficult 🙂
I knew I had seen that place somewhere recently. There was a documentary on it not too long ago. Fascinating, those religious pilgrimage sites, not to mention the pilgrims…
Well, I’ve seen the answer posted in others’ comments now, but I couldn’t have guessed.
Ahhh, I never know the answers to these! Though I’d really like to go to Bosnia–and soon =)
Such a beautiful place! Would love to travel there some day.
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I have found someone who has travelled excessively in Eastern Europe!! 🙂 Hi, Sophie! Pleasure to meet you! Medugorje is a very interesting place. Not nexessarily the most beautiful in Bosnia, but surely very interesting 🙂 I look very forward to discovering more of your blog.
Thanks for visiting, Mariella. Fascinating area, Eastern Europe.