Thursday, August 30, 2007

Where in the world are the Rantys going NOW?

Same deal as last time - the winner gets a souvenir from the place!

(Mom, you are automatically disqualifed. Please don't guess! You'll get souvenirs and presents anyway... :-)

Okay, here are the preliminary clues:

1. This place is known by two names simultaneously, in two different alphabets.

2. The name used by locals is derived from that of a mythological nymph.

3. It has been governed by several different powers over the course of time, including Venetian, French and British. It also served as the capitol of a nominally sovereign republic for a short while.

4. Remnants of outside influence include a promenade modeled after the Rue de Rivoli, a cricket field in the center of town, and a surprising taste (by the locals) for Ginger Beer.

5. This place is also the home of a (nearly) world-famous party hostel, whose name has a color in it.

4 comments:

MeganG. said...

party hostel with color in it = moulin rouge (?) = New orleans(?) did I win?

Pugsley said...

I'm going to guess Corfu, land of the Phaeacians.

Ranty said...

Wow, that was fast!

It is indeed the island of Corfu, also known by Greeks as Kerkyra, located in the Ionian Sea.

The hostel is the Pink Palace. :-)

If you send me an email with your mailing address I'll get you a souvenir, Pugsley!

Pugsley said...

Thanks! Don't worry about it though...I'm sure a closer friend, or in this case, someone you actually know, would appreciate the gift.

I'm just a random IP address with a bug for trivia. :)