By John Silver
Answer these ten questions (keep a note of the number corresponding to your answer) and see if The Tribe can guess correctly…
I. What was the temperature like?
- Colder than expected
- Beach weather
- Boiling Hot
II. Which colour is most evocative of your experience?
- Royal Blue
- Sandy yellow
III. What was the most striking animal/type of animal you saw?
- A polar bear
- SO MANY DOGS
- Wild deer or maybe a muntjac
- A beautiful turtle
IV. How was the food?
- As expected
- Do you mean alcohol?
- Minimal or very luxurious
V. How did you feel when you got back?
- Culturally satisfied
- Relaxed and ready for a new semester
- Hung over
VI. What was the first thing you did when you arrived?
- Admired the scenery
- Got slightly lost
- Drifted around some fields
- A shot of tequila
- Either began my first hike or went shopping
VII. If you could pick a song to sum up your experience, would it be one of these?
- Snow Patrol – Run
- Django Reinhart – Honeysuckle Rose
- The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
- Rihanna – Work
- Either The Doors – The End or The Chain-smokers – Paris
VIII. Who was the most memorable person (or people) you met?
- Hot ski instructor
- Some seedy youth-hostel residents
- Cute Air B&B old couple
- Either a hermit of sorts or a billionaire
IX. Choose a word (i.e some Freudian free association)
X. Which Kandinsky painting most sums up your experience?
- Cossacks (1910-11)
- Kandinsky is great but I’d say more Picasso this time…
- Pond in the Park (1906)
- Squares with concentric circles (1917)
- Fragments (1943)
Mostly A’s: Skiing – How sporty of you. In Europe or further afield – will not try and be more specific than that. Sylvia Plath would approve (although probably also mutter under her breath that it’s all the same wherever you are … )
Mostly B’s: Madrid! An oddly specific answer you may think? But it was the number one place to be this spring break, so to be honest, it’s more of a surprise if you weren’t there.
Mostly C’s: An English or Scottish road trip. Quite possibly the most logical way to spend spring break – it’s the perfect length and time of year to see some hills, cathedrals, a daffodil or two and possibly even a muntjac (the best British animal).
Mostly D’s: Drinking in Mexico. The true college-style spring break.
Mostly E’s: The Middle East – The adventurous choice. Living it up in Dubai or camping in the deserts of Jordan (amongst ancient castles)? I’ll let your answer remain mysterious.