03 January 2010

Educated Burgher Travel Challenge!

After arriving back in Scotland a good ten days before classes start (alas, we are slaves to airfare sales) Justin and I started poking around for something to do this week. Lo, we discovered a bargain ticket through Ryanair, which is not affiliated with my brother-in-law or cousin-in-law of the same name, at least as far as I know. To put our winter holidaying in perspective: these round-trip tickets, for BOTH of us, cost less than what it would have cost ONE of us to stay in Pittsburgh or Columbus for an extra few days.

It comes with some strings - Ryanair is known for its draconian baggage policy (one free carryon of extremely limited size and weight and hefty add-on fees for anything else) and poor cancellation refund/replacement policy. So it's a gamble to travel with them, and we'll keep our fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

But where, after all this, are we going? Well, we're not going to tell you! Instead, here are some clues to help you guess the destination!

The country we're visiting has:

1) its own breed of dog
2) its own order of knights
3) its own cross
4) an official language in the Semitic language family; the only country in the EU to do so

So, where is it? First person to guess correctly wins... um, the pride of having guessed correctly first. Go to it!

4 comments:

  1. YOU'RE GOING TO MALTA!!!!!!! The knights of MALTA~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! highs in the 60s, lows in the 50s, it's gotta be better than Scottish weather, but not so much as to make me jealous; however, I expect photos, so I can live vicariously. That is, even going to Kmart would be more exciting than what I'm doing (studying for the New York bar exam, so I can be a lawyer in TWO states)... for no apparent reason.

    Have fun,

    Katy T. from CSG.

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  2. Ding ding! Malta it is!

    My mother suggests a falcon-related clue. Sister, if you're reading this: what color were the jewels in the Maltese Falcon? :)

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  3. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH

    THERE WERE NO JEWELS! NO JEWELS!!! WHY DID DR ROGERS ONLY PUT HIS STUPID ROGERETTES IN THAT GAME??? I COULD HAVE WON THAT GAME!!!!!

    --Sister

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  4. OMG, Dr. Rogers, what a blast from the past. Hilarious!!!! (katy) Glad you all are having fun!

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