Race around Europe (HR)

RACE AROUND EUROPE

Race around Europe – Grundtvig partnership team building game

FIRST  ROUND  – CROATIA, how to play

Dear partners, colleagues and art lovers,

In a few days we are going to welcome you in our country and our city of Zagreb for the first time. We are really looking forward to meeting you all and hope it is going to be a beginning of a beautiful friendship.

In order to get to know each other better we have thought of a game, a race around Europe actually, a virtual race where working together we learn about our countries and cities, as well as how to depend on each other as a team.

The aim of the game: to close a full virtual circle around Europe before each of our Grundtvig
meetings, look up some information on the Internet about the host country, answer some questions about it and mail the answers back to the host.

So, let’s get started!

The first host country is Croatia, so the questions will naturally be about it.

How to play?

The Croatian team asks a question and a list of the web links to the first country (Iceland).

The Iceland team quickly finds the answer to it and mails it to the second country (UK) along

with their question and a list of the web links.

The UK team does the same and mail their answer together with a new question to the third

country (Lithuania).

Lithuania to Poland

Poland to Romania

Romania to Bulgaria

Romania to Portugal

Portugal to the UK

Finally, the UK team mail all the answers to the Croatian team. During our Skype meeting all the

team leaders (coordinators) report what they have learned about the host country (Croatia) from

each other.

The game starts on Monday, 15th October when the UK team gets the first question from Croatia.

FIRST  ROUND  – CROATIA, questions and answers

 1. The Croatian team asks a question and a list of the web
links to the first country (Iceland).

What is the name of the river flowing through Zagreb
and are you going to cross it on the way from your hotel (Hotel Central in
Branimirova Street) to The Museum of Contemporary Art?

The list of suggested web sites:
http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr/?l=e
http://croatia.hr/en-GB/Homepage
http://www.timeout.com/zagreb/
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Croatia/Zagreb_Region/Zagreb-384194/Things_To_Do-Zagreb-TG-C-1.html
http://www.camps-cres-losinj.com/island-losinj-dolphin-reserve.aspx

2. The Iceland team quickly finds the answer to it and
mails it to the second country (UK) along with their question and a list of
the web links.

Hello Kate,

This is the answer to the first question (see below) and a question to
you before you pass it on to the Lithuanians 🙂

– Answer to question 1 is: Sava River

– QUESTION  2:
Where in Zagreb can you find canned love incense and why is this place
so popular?

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294454-Activities-Zagreb.html

See you soon!

Oscar Uscategui
SEEDS Iceland

3. The UK team does the same and mail their answer
together with a new question to the third country (Lithuania).

Dear Vytautas

The answer to the second question is:

Where in Zagreb can you find canned love incense and why is this place so popular?

The Museum of broken relationships.

The third question is:

What is the name of the mountain situated near Zagreb?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagreb

Very much looking forward to our meeting next week.

Best wishes,

Kate

4. Lithuania to Poland

Hello, Wojtek,

The answer to the third question is:

What is the name of the mountain situated near Zagreb?

Medvedega mountain.

The fourth question is:

What kind of weather will be next week in Zagreb?

The list of suggested websites:

http://www.gismeteo.lt/city/weekly/3297/

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Croatia.htm

Good luck,

Vytautas

5. Poland to Romania
Hi Mihai!
How are you doing? Ready for a quiz?! 🙂

My answer for Vytautas’s question is, the next week in Zagreb will be beautiful! Almost no clouds, no rain, permanent sunshine! :))

The fifth question is:
Where in Croatia you can adopt a bottle-nosed dolphin?

And here you have a secret tip:
http://www.camps-cres-losinj.com/island-losinj-dolphin-reserve.aspx

Have a nice day,
take care
Wojtek

6. Romania to Bulgaria

We can adopt a bottle-nosed dolphin in Ecocentre  Blue World, Losinj.

Take care,
Mihai

7. Bulgaria to Portugal

Hi Alcidio,
the question is What is the food in Croatia. And answer:

http://www.travellious.com/know_your_food_croatia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_cuisine

Iliana

7. Romania to Portugal

Hi Alcidio,

The 7th question is: How many species of exotic plants are In Botanical garden, in Zagreb?

link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagreb_Botanical_Garden

Regards,

Mihai

8. Portugal to the UK

Hi Kate,

Sorry for the delay …

So the answer for the  7th question How many species of exotic plants are In Botanical garden, in Zagreb?

I can say that in Botanical Garden in Zagreb we can find  10,000 plant species from around the world, including 1,800 exotics.

Our question for you is How many districts can we find in the city of Zagreb and which one is the district that has more population ?

Link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagreb

Best regards,

 Alcidio Jesus

9. Answer from UK

Hello

There are 17 districts and Sesvete has the largest population… (I think!).

Best wishes,

Kate

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