Travels with Todd by LuskT

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Lock him up.


Runner(s)-Up:

RoseM
De docta ignorantia


Quiz Description

I am attempting (and will likely fail) to imitate the famous "Travels With Charlie" style questions that QB players from the 1990s will remember - perhaps fondly, perhaps not. These questions specifically cover my myriad business travel destinations over the past 15 years.

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1 ChernicoffS 447 98 15
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2 RoseM 424 96 15
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3 FryedBetaKappa 399 93 15
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4 SpencerJ2 396 91 15
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5 GrahamJ 369 88 15
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6 HessJa 361 85 15
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7 WareD 347 83 15
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8 VenguswamyK 340 80 15
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9 HoH 339 78 15
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10 DougB 338 75 15
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11 Tarn 336 73 15
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12 RichmondJ 333 70 15
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13 minarik15 323 67 15
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14 RosenbergR 314 65 15
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15 RustySpork 299 61 15
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15 GrubbC 299 61 15
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17 SchroederS 298 57 15
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18 cruzich 278 55 15
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19 usuiw 277 51 15
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19 HightB 277 51 15
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21 LiptonM 250 47 15
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23 casketromance 238 42 15
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24 JordanG 237 39 15
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30 WeikleB 149 24 15
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Questions:

My first international trip took me to Seoul in August of 2010. My hotel during that trip was in which district, made famous about two years later by a song whose YouTube video now has over 2.5 billion views?

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Gangnam-gu (강남구)

I spent most of the summer of 2013 flying back and forth from Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Which king, who ruled from 1982 to 2005, lends his name to the main airport in Dammam?

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King Fahd (bin Abdulaziz Al Saud)

During one of those trips to Saudi Arabia, we took a weekend excursion across a causeway (also named after the answer to Q2) to a small island nation in the Persian Gulf. For this trip, I had to exchange my Saudi riyals for what other currency?

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(Bahraini) Dinar

In December 2014, I made an in-country connection at Charles de Gaulle and landed at Blagnac in "La Ville Rose." What city was my final destination?

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Toulouse

Okay, so the answer to Q4 wasn't my final destination on that trip. I had to drive about two hours to Figeac, alternately spelled Fijac in what other language? Its dialects include Aranese and Provençal.

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Occitan (Langue d'Oc)

On another trip through CDG, my final destination was Bilbao. The walls of my airplane and the walls of a famous building in my destination city both contain what corrosion-resistant metal? Hint: despite what John Edwards once answered, it's not Guernica.

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Titanium

Trying to be frugal and save my client on airfare, I once flew to San Diego and drove two hours east, then crossed the Mexican border on foot. Name both portmanteau cities, one on either side of the border, where I crossed. The one on the Mexican side is the capital of Baja California.

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Mexicali, Calexico

On my first trip to India, I flew an airline between Delhi and Kolkata. During that flight I had a beer with the same name as the airline. What is the shared name that also applies to certain members of the order Coraciiformes?

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Kingfisher

I ate lots of basmati rice and naan bread while in India. When I wanted variety for my carb cravings I went with saag aloo, which is a spinach curry served over diced...what?

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Potatoes

2014 was my first (and so far, only) trip to Singapore. 72 years earlier, the Japanese army conquered Singapore after successfully moving its infantry rapidly down the Malay Peninsula on what surprising mode of transportation?

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Bicycles

Another trip to Europe led me to the Aeroportul Internațional Henri Coandă, the major air hub for what national capital?

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Bucharest

Staying closer to home, I recently spent three days in Calgary, birthplace of which NFL quarterback? Though he was raised mostly in Spokane, Washington, he is still counted as the first Canadian-born QB in the NFL and also the first to win a Super Bowl MVP, doing so in Super Bowl XXVI.

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Mark Rypien