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Around The World Trip Puzzle

Around the world

It’s winter, it’s time to plan an amazing around the world trip!

Remember those days backpacking through the Amazon Jungle with not a care in the world? No, me neither!

Anyway, at Treasure Trails we always like to take you on an adventure, so we've created this fantastic free puzzle for you to solve based around amazing (and often wacky) locations which can be seen on Google Street View.

As with any round the world trip though, you need to make sure you’re at the airport on time and on the right flight!

What you need to do

Step 1

This puzzle is best solved on a computer as it uses Google Street View which may not work on a mobile device (depending on your handset) and can get a bit fiddly when it does!

Once you are on your computer, download and print off your answer grid – you can keep a record of your answers on this, or if you haven’t got a printer, just copy the simple grid onto a sheet of paper.

Enter one answer per destination – and remember, it is important that you visit each destination in the correct order. (A grey rectangle indicates a space between two words).

Step 2

Starting at your departure airport shown on our (not so accurate) world map below, follow the flight path collecting the letters and numbers en-route to your next destination. The numbers and letters make up your flight code. There are 8 destinations (and 8 flight codes), and in order to solve the puzzle correctly you need to visit each destination in the correct order.

You can download the world map and print it out if you would prefer.

Around the World Trip - World Map

Step 3

Starting at START, follow the flight path on the map to the first destination collecting letters and numbers as you go. From the list below, find the flight code you have just collected on your first flight.

Carefully read the question about where you are going and then click on the link to go to the Google Street View scene. This will direct you to another webpage where you will need to search around to find the answer.

The answer can be found by spinning around, and sometimes you will need to use the zoom feature - you will not however need to move forwards from your starting location to find the answer.

Record your findings on your answer sheet, and then return back to this web page to follow the route for your next flight and repeat step 3!

Want to make things a little bit more spicy?! Why not give yourself 2-minutes at each location to solve the clue. You can use an timer on YouTube, or just use your watch (you got for Christmas?!).

Around the World Trip - Flight Codes

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Get out your Indiana Jones hat as you are off on Safari in Kenya!

We have arranged for you to stay for two weeks at the Elephant Watch Camp along the Ewaso Nyiro river in Samburu National Reserve.

Your question to solve here is:

What is the name of the bottle of alcohol 9 from the right?

Remember to record this on your answer grid in the correct place.

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Treasure Trails Travel is delighted to welcome you to the Pyramids of Giza.

Your question to answer from here is:

What does Al-Sedik do?

Don't forget to record your answer on your answer grid in the correct place.

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Sun cream at the ready, you are off to Bermuda! As Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory, this counts as a form of staycation!!

Before you go off exploring, just answer this question from your location on top of the Hamilton City Hall & Arts Centre Tower:

What is the first letter of the name of the cruise ship?

Don't forget to record your answer on your answer grid in the correct place.

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Like heights? How about a holiday 3,440 meters up in Namche Bazaar, the Himalayas. This steeply terraced town is bustling with locals and trekkers who come here to acclimatise before hiking up Mount Everest.

Before you go off for a hike, answer this question from your location:

What comes between a bell and a jug?

Don't forget to record your answer on your answer grid in the correct place.

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Treasure Trails Travel is delighted to welcome you on board one of the largest cruise ships in the world - The Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas.

Your question from your location on the Royal Promenade Deck is:

On the sign post, what dining rooms will you find in the same direction as the Boardwalk?

Don't forget to record your answer on your answer grid in the correct place.

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Fancy being Tim Peake for a day? Well we have arranged a holiday in space for you!

Can you answer this question from your current location on the International Space Station:

What character can you see beside the red and yellow saxophone?

Don't forget to record your answer on your answer grid in the correct place.

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Welcome to New Zealand’s South Island.  Like your holidays to be quiet and basic? Well we think you will like the Hanging Valley Shelter, on the Kepler Track. 

Your question from this location is:

What is the name of the hut that is two hours away? (Search from different angles to find the correct answer).

Don't forget to record your answer on your answer grid in the correct place.

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The city that never sleeps – New York baby! We are going to take you to Times Square, which is sometimes referred to as "The Crossroads of the World".

Before you go off exploring, can you answer this question from your location:

Who is starring with Cynthia in The Colour Purple?

Don't forget to record your answer on your answer grid in the correct place.

Around the World - Submit Answer

Step 4

After you have visited all 8 destinations in the correct order and filled in the Answer Grid, take the blue shaded boxes to create a final flight code to get you on the right flight home!

Enter your answer below to see if you are correct or not!

On the 31st January 2018 we will randomly draw 5 correct entries to win a Treasure Trail of their choice.

28th December 2017

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The Clock Puzzle

Ah, the clocks are changing this weekend. Never sure whether that's a good or a bad thing? It's darker in the evenings so I get home from work in the dark, but then again, when I wake up it will now be light!

Anyway, TIME for a puzzle (excuse the pun) to celebrate the clocks changing!

Can you solve the Clock Puzzle?

Instructions

We've picked 12 famous clocks from around the world.

First, You'll need to work out in which city each of the clocks are in the world and then work out what the time zone difference is from that city to UK time (or to be more precise GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) or as it is sometimes called UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). It's important that you are not using BST (British Summer Time) – as you will get the wrong answer and as much as you may hope it isn't, summer is over for this year I'm afraid!)

Next...

Add all the time differences together and this will give you the final solution!

Why? Because it's good fun, and, we'll give away some free Trails to those with the correct answer who do it the quickest time – oh yes, did I forget to mention - you'll be doing this against the clock! Your challenge is to complete the puzzle in under 15 minutes! It's tough but we know you're up for a challenge!

Now Let's Get Started!

Read the information for clue number 1 to help you discover where the clock is in the world and what the time difference is from that city to GMT.

For example, if it was Sydney Australia, then the answer to number 1 would be +11.

Record your answers for each of the 12 questions on the time sheet (below) (or a scrap of paper) to come up with your final solution!

Submit your answer at the end and we'll tell you if you are correct or not, and how you ranked amongst the Trailers!

And don't forget to start and stop the timer.

NOW GO, GO, GO!

 

Don't forget to STOP the clock once you've solved the puzzle!

Oh and don't forget you can SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ANSWER to see if you were correct or not!

Clue 1

This clock is located in one of the busiest and most famous stations in the world. The Grand Central Clock sits atop the information booth in Grand Central’s main station. The clock is made of brass and its four faces are made of opal. A compass sits on top of the timepiece, which recently helped to ring in Grand Central’s 100th birthday.

The Clock Puzzle - Clue 1

Clue 2

The Glockenspiel only marks the time twice - at 11 am and noon every day, however, it also chimes at 5 pm between March and October. The chiming clock has 43 bells and is situated in Marienplatz square in the tower of the Neues Rathaus. When it rings, 32 life-sized figurines act out various events from the city's history, including the wedding of Duke Wilhelm V to Renata of Lorraine. Each show runs for about 15 minutes and finishes with a golden bird emerging at the top and chirping three times.

The Clock Puzzle - Clue 2

Clue 3

This clock holds the record for the world’s tallest clock tower (140 feet), it houses one of the world’s tallest hotels (Fairmont's 76-storey Makkah Clock Royal Tower), and boasts the world's largest clock face (42 metres wide). The clock also marks daily prayers with calls announced to the Muslim world from the tower's loudspeakers which are audible six kilometres away.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 3

Clue 4

Maybe the only large clock you can actually ride, this clock is fixed on one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world (369 feet tall). First built for a 1989 exposition, the wheel and clock lights up at night and offers great views of the city in which it sits. This city is the second largest by population in its country. It takes 15 minutes for one rotation – in case you were timing.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 4

Clue 5

Made of marble and stone, this sundial may not have the latest technology but it is so accurate there is just a 2-second margin of error – day or night. This "Supreme Instrument" was commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 and is the biggest sundial in the world. Visitors can climb a flight of stairs on the gnomon (the part of the sundial that casts the shadow) to check the time from above.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 5

Clue 6

This floral clock is on the Canadian side of a place named after three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. The clock features up to 20,000 seasonal flowers and plants and the design changes twice a year.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 6

Clue 7

This astronomical clock is believed to be the oldest one in the world still operating. Built in 1410, the clock features a dial which shows the position of both the sun and moon as well as a calendar dial to show the date and the zodiac sign for each month of the year. On the hour, every hour, wooden figures of the 12 apostles and other figurines move through the window above the astronomical dial. The city in which the clock resides is the 14th largest city in the European Union and is located on the Vltava river.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 7

Clue 8

Perhaps one of the most significant timepieces in the world, this clock is mounted on the wall of an observatory marking the Prime Meridian of the World at 0 degrees longitude. All other locations on Earth are measured using this line as a reference point. Installed in 1852, the clock is controlled by a master clock inside the building.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 8

Clue 9

This ceiling-mounted clock in the Cevahir Shopping Centre is one of the largest in the world with a face that is 35 meters in diameter. It only shows the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12, but with each being 3 metres tall, you won’t have any trouble telling the time!

Clock Puzzle - Clue 9

Clue 10

This City Hall held the title of tallest building in the world from 1901 - 1908, with a height of 548 feet. The famous tower has four clocks – one on each side. Each of the clocks is 26 feet in diameter. The building is topped by a 37 foot, 27-ton bronze statue of city's founder William Penn, which is the world's tallest statue atop a building.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 10

Clue 11

This clock sits on the Spasskaya Tower which overlooks a famous square. The Tower was built in 1491 by Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. According to a number of historical accounts, the clock on the Spasskaya Tower appeared between 1491 and 1585. It chimes on the quarter hour, with bells tolling for each full hour.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 11

Clue 12

This clock sits on a 245 foot clock tower and with the Beaux-Arts building was a primary point of arrival and departure from 1898 until the construction of a famous bridge in the late 1930s. Inside, a 660-foot-long skylit atrium that once provided access to ferries now houses shops and restaurants.

Clock Puzzle - Clue 12

"STOP THE CLOCK!!!!

Now, submit your answer to see if you were correct or not, and how you fared!

Photo credits

The following are the photo credits:

Clue 1: By Ingfbruno - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27955753

Clue 2: By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1443071 

Clue 3: By commons:User:King Eliot - commons:File:Abraj-al-Bait-Towers.JPG, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36717582

Clue 4: By ajari from Japan - %u6A2A%u6D5C Yokohama_30, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9466531

Clue 5: By Rialfver - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11091797

Clue 6: By Dsdugan - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45025699

Clue 7: By Steve Collis from Melbourne, Australia - Astronomical Clock, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24306300

Clue 8: By Jcfrye at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Matasg using CommonsHelper., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6878131

Clue 9: "Photo by Babak Gholizadeh", CC BY-SA 2.5, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11913531

Clue 10: By Max Binder - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21847013

Clue 11: By © Milan Nykodym, Czech Republic, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29093469

Clue 12: By JaGa - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4120354

25th October 2017

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