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Travel Challenge – Day 5

Posted on: January 17, 2021

I was nominated by my blogging friend Geoff LePard at TanGental to post one favourite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. It doesn´t have to be 10 consecutive days. Thanks, Geoff!

The photo from Day 4 is of the entrance to the Grand Harbour at Valletta, Malta. Andrew knew the exact location and Pedro was the first to guess it was Malta. We visited this unique place as a cruise stop and realized we needed much more than a morning to explore. So we returned a year later and spent a week there. I loved it so much I set my next book in Malta. Here is a post I wrote about Malta with more pictures.


I nominate Wendy from My Plaid Heart  Her blog mainly focuses on her love of Scotland as well as her other travels. She has a keen interest in Scottish history and writes about historic sites, castles and estates, gardens, churches and cemeteries, stone circles, and historical/literary figures. Oh, and whiskey.

If I nominate you and you don’t want to participate, please do not feel obliged, but if you do, please link back to me so that I can see your post. In these times vicarious travel is a great escape, I would love to see what you choose to post.

This is my picture for day 5. If you want to guess where this is, leave your answer in the comments or just comment on the picture.

44 Responses to "Travel Challenge – Day 5"

Darlene, those are flowers…do I win?

You get a prize for effort as my dad would say. But where are these flowers?? LOL

Oh, I have to guess that TOO? I can’t even name what KIND of flowers those are! Looking forward to the answer!

Holland ….the setting of your last Amanda chapter book which I love.
Have yet to visit:)

Thanks, Jayne. You really do need to visit. For now, you will have to travel with Amanda.

I am guessing Kuekenhof in the Netherlands. I used to live in South Holland in Lincolnshire which was also famous for tulips.

Right again, Andrew!!

This looks like a gorgeous garden I saw in Japan. But I think a lot of countries have these. Lovely picture, Darlene.

True, many countries have lovely gardens. This country is famous for its spring flowers. I haven´t been to Japan yet but would love to. xo

I think you posted this picture when you wrote about Amanda in Holland?

I might have posted one similar. Clever of you to remember. xo

I’m guessing that this has to be Holland, but I don’t know exactly where in that country.

Right country! It is featured in the book.

Well, I would expect this picture to be taken somewhere in the Netherland’s, Darlene. Very pretty tulips.

Yes, visiting the Netherlands in the spring is so special.

Glorious photo and I was going to say Holland but see Andrew got the place right with Kuekenhof. Is it as amazing as it sounds? I would love to visit one day … my places of lists to go is starting to match my TBR list!😀

It is even more amazing than it sounds. I was blown away. The vibrant flowers in such a peaceful setting are something I will never forget and had to include in my book. I do hope you get there one day.

Since everyone has gone for Holland I’ll try the Netherlands instead..

Well done as they are both correct!

Holland!!! Did you take the photo when you researched your Amanda in Holland book?

Yes, I did as well as many others.

Lady Jayne, Andrew and Liz are very good guessers so far. I put my money on them!

Quite a few people guessed the country. I guess it wasn’t too difficult.

By the time I had paged down the comments, I realised everyone guessed it was Holland which was also my first thought so Tulips it is, Darlene, guessing not from Amsterdam x

Holland is right, at a very special garden. A must visit if you ever are there in the Spring.

My visits to Holland were never in the spring but I loved them nonetheless a lovely country x

I’ve visited Tulip gardens, as beautiful as this one but that was in Srinagar (India) and took some exotic shots.

Tulips are my favourite flowers and I love all tulip gardens. This one was spectacular and I was so glad that I was able to see it. I’m sure you have written some poems inspired by the gardens in Srinagar.

Tulips and daffodils. I’m anxiously awaiting the blooming of mine because that signifies the end of winter. Holland always puts on an amazing display.

Tulips and daffodils are my favourite flowers so visiting the tulips in Holland was a real treat!!

Tulips? I’ll guess Holland, Darlene, though I don’t know where since the country is blooming all over! Love the colorful spring photo!.

You got the country right. Holland in the spring is the perfect place to be. Especially since tulips are my favourite flower.

That was an easy guess. Beautiful.


Oh yes, the famous Keukenhof Gardens.

This picture reminds me of the covers of flower bulb catalogs. To think you photographed it yourself is amazing.

Visiting the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland was a childhood dream come true for me. I took tons of pictures.

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