Hey there everyone! Well, Paddy and Plunkett are finally back from their last trip…
… So I thought it was time to reboot this occasional feature and send them off on their (imaginary) travels again. We have to keep them entertained, after all.
Ready? Let’s go – where in the world are you, Paddy and Plunkett?
“Not sure… But wherever it is, it’s still chilly here. Even at this time of year!”
“Yes, I’m glad I’ve got my cosy sweater on. Brrrrr!”
Okaaaay – are there any landmarks you can point out, to help us find you?
“Ummmm, how about this? I think it’s a famous cathedral.”
That’ll do! Those colourful domes are very familiar.
“It looks even cooler at night. Check it out!”
“Oh, and you might recognise the square in front of the cathedral too. It’s massive!”
“The square is named after a colour, and the big wall behind me protects an extensive fortified complex of towers, palaces and churches that includes the official residence of the country’s president.”
“Don’t forget this place, Plunkett!”
“What is it, Paddy? Is it a pyramid?”
“Not exactly… But it is a tomb! Visitors can go inside and see the embalmed body of a 20th-century leader who played an important part in this country’s history. C’mon, let’s have a look!”
“Um… How about you go, and I wait for you here?”
Fortunately, dallying is not encouraged in this particular attraction, so it’s not long before Paddy rejoins Plunkett and the pair go to see some more of the city’s sights. Plunkett is keen to explore a very distinctive architectural style that has become the trademark of this country’s older buildings, especially its churches.
“Cool! The tops of the towers look like onions!”
“Yes… That’s why we call them “onion domes”. Look around you, there are loads!”
Unfortunately, the onion domes are speaking more to Paddy’s stomach than his artistic sensibilities. So the boys cut their tour short, and head off in search of some lunch. But hopefully they’ve left you enough clues to figure out the name of the country and city they visited today! Be sure to share your guesses in the comments… Answer in next week’s post!