Friday, April 18, 2014

Final Trivia Clue

As you probably know, we’re announcing our next post by trivia game!

Today's clue is the last one! Guesses will be accepted until noon tomorrow (Kosovo time). The drawing and announcement will happen sometime after that, tomorrow afternoon.

I still have several guesses for which I have no email address. If I do not have an email address to which I can send your prize, you cannot win.  

Our previous clues were:

1) We won’t be adding a new continent to our list this time.
2) I hope that citizens of our new home keep themselves well-informed of current events, especially political events. After all, every adult citizen is required by law to vote.
3) We like to buy a few local “treasures” to remind us of our time in different locations. With our new post, that’s likely to include some olive wood—at least I assume that a country that’s known for olives also will have carvings made from olive wood.
4) I am thrilled that the homeschooling schedule we plan to follow will have us studying Ancient History while we are at our next post. There are countless nearby places we can go for relevant field trips! The difficulty will be picking the best ones so we still have time for the in-home schooling.
5) For the first time since leaving the United States, we’ll be living in a country where the culture and population is identified more strongly with Christianity than with any other religion.
6) All things considered, this move will be one of the easiest moves possible for our cats. Our new home is close enough to our current one that we’ll just plan on boarding the cats here (or there) while we’re in the States and transferring them by car (rather than by plane) before or after our official arrival at our new post (depending on where we board them).
7) Because our new country is so mountainous, there are no navigable rivers. In fact, legend has it that when God created the world, He used a strainer to sift all the soil onto the Earth. When He was done, He tossed the rocks from the strainer over His shoulder, thus creating the country to which we’ll move next year.
8) A British poet is an unlikely hero of our new nation, as he chose to fight for their independence. He died for his choice, though not due to battle.
9) Our new country’s land area is roughly the same as the state of Alabama, though it has over twice as many people.

The final clue is:

Besides its mountains and olive groves, our new country has several other claims to fame as well: over 2000 islands, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on its continent, more archaeological museums than any other country in the world, and a rich history full of famous philosophers and mathematicians. It also is blessed with good weather—with hot, dry summers, and mild, wet winters, the country hosts over 16 million tourists each year.

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