We haven’t had a travel quiz for quite a while. Today is Wednesday, so why not.
Where in the world is this unusual and colourful house?
Think you know this week’s mystery location? 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. I’ll provide a few hints before Friday.
1. This is a traditional home in this area on this island.
2. The island is an autonomous region of a European country, one of the outermost regions of the EU.
Moderation is switched on, so don’t worry about giving away the answer if you know it. All comments will be published simultaneously on Friday. So go on, have a guess!
All is revealed
Update 14 January: Mystery location revealed
This is a traditional farmer’s house in the Santana district on the island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s an autonomous region of Portugal, and is, together with the Azores, one of the outermost regions of the European Union. Madeira is a beautiful volcanic island with rivers, valleys and rugged mountains. You may have heard of Madeira wine. The island is also famous for organising the world’s largest New Year’s Eve fireworks show (officially recognised by Guinness World Records, no less) – and for the most stunning array of flowers.
Thanks for playing, everyone! Mette of ItalianNotes, Jarmo of Arctic Nomad, Ricardo Pais, Robert, Jessica of Suitcases and Sippy Cups and Don Faust of C Around the World all knew.
Among the right answers, Robert’s was the most correct and wins this little quiz. Robert does not have a website or a blog. He is simply a guy who likes to travel – and to read about travelling. How cool is that! CONGRATULATIONS, ROBERT!
I have the pleasure of writing travel features for a Danish newspaper, and I remember describing these queer little houses – or some quite like them – in a piece on Madeira. So that would be my guess..
Absolutely right, Mette 🙂
What about Island? Or north Scotland?
Bit further south in the Atlantic, Anna.
I really have no idea…once again
May be in some Pacific Island?
It beats me but, sure is a pretty place !
I have no idea, but am looking forward to finding out. It’s so cute!
Hey Sophie, wish I knew. It’s charming and beautiful. Looks like a child’s play house.
Oh, I know, I know. It’s Santana!
Alright, I cheated, I googled it! but that was allowed right 😉
That’s right, Jarmo 🙂
This could be found maybe in New Zealand, I guess:)
No idea where it is – but I’ll say northern Norway as a semi educated guess.
Hmmmm… I’m going to guess somewhere in Norway, but I don’t know which island.
Well done, Ricardo!
I’ve seen those houses. They’re in a small town called Santana on the beautiful island of Madeira.
Very good, Robert! You got everything right and is the winner 🙂
New Zealand – maybe? 😀
Is it Greenland? I was thinking that or possibly the Faroe Island…
Same ocean. Only further south 🙂
I would have said a Scandinavian country, and as you say that it’s in an autonomous region and on an island, I’ll go for the Faroe Islands.
Such a cool house but I have no idea where it is! The colours make me think Norway but really I’m clueless!
It’s Madeira Island off the coast of Portugal, I think. A similar pictures is in one of my kids’ geography books.
Excellent, Jessica. And I love the reason you know!
I saw something like this on the Travel Channel or some other show a long time ago. I don’t remember the name of the place at all, but I remember the look of the houses, and it’s part of Portugal somewhere… I think.
Good memory, Don! It’s on the island of Madeira, an autonomous part of Portugal.
No idea, but I like the colors!
These beautiful wooden coloured houses are in the portuguese island of Madeira. these houses are basically used by elderly women where they do their esquisite embroideries and gossip, whilst the local men often watch footbal in the local taverns and cafes…
The blossoming Madeira island really deserves to be named the pearl of the Atlantic
Thanks for that additional info, Thomas. It’s been a long time since I was in Madeira, but I remember it was extraordinarily beautiful.
Didn’t get it, but it was fun, Sophie!
Good night from Santiago…
Santana is just one of the many treasuries of the Madeira Island. I just love it!!!!
I’m traveling in Portugal now and hearing more about Madeira. I love your picture. Maybe I need to consider taking a trip. Thanks for sharing!