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Rock Me Pamadeus
"Pam has spent the past few years performing Mozart's Violin Concerto #12 in several different countries. Unfortunately, not only the audience quakes - the earth does as well!"
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It's 2007, and Pam is in Chincha Alta, sipping a glass of the national drink - a brandy called pisco - when the ground begins to shake and heave. What South American country is being struck by a very strong earthquake?
In May of 2008, Pam, and her rainbow lorikeet Louie, are enjoying the bustling markets of Chengdu. They've sampled a bit of mapo tofu and yellow wine, purchased a book about Li Bai and a small cloisonné bracelet, and are just getting ready to explore a teahouse when the ground underfoot seems to wobble. Pam glances around as the voices get louder and the bustle becomes a frenzy. What Asian country is about to suffer a catastrophic earthquake?
It's 2009, and Pam and Louie have visited Forte Spagnolo, the Fountain of the 99 Spouts, several churches - including Saint Bernardino of Siena - and admired the Luminous Fountain. Taking a break, Pam perches on a low stone wall, and the ground begins to shake. Overhead a flag of green, white and red catches the breeze as which European country suffers another earthquake?
In need of a true vacation, in 2009 Pam and Louie are visiting Upola, where they have explored Villa Vailima, which once served as the residence of Robert Louis Stevenson, but is now a museum. They have visited the new market at Fugalei, purchased a picture painted on siapo (bark-cloth) and enjoyed a palusami - a parcel of coconut cream wrapped in taro leaves. Truly feeling relaxed, Pam takes a sip of coconut water, and the earth beneath her feet starts to heave. What Pacific area is being hit with a submarine earthquake?
It's 2009, and Pam and Louie got to Padang just in time to enjoy a dragon boat race, and afterwards, indulged in a meal of rendang - a spicy meat stew. Pam had the dubious pleasure of seeing - and smelling - a corpse flower, and has plans to visit the Berbak National Park. But, as she steps up to the counter at the currency exchange to get more rupiah, the ground trembles and she staggers back. What island is being beset by an earthquake?
It is 2010, and Pam and Louie are visiting an island whose culture is a mixture of French, colonial Spanish, African and native Taíno elements. Somewhere nearby, a radio is playing a song by one of the island's favorite sons - Wyclef Jean. Pam has just purchased some banane pesée (flattened plantain slices fried in oil) when the ground beneath her feet begins to move. What Caribbean country is going to be devastated by a huge earthquake?
It is 2010, and Pam and Louie are in Arauco, enjoying the beach and a near Mediterranean climate - the Pacific ocean breeze warm and the air dry. Pam is waiting for the lunch she has ordered - empanadas and a Pisco Sour - and reading a novel by Gabriela Mistral, who was born in Vicuna. Suddenly, the earth seems to revolt, and Pam is in the midst of another earthquake in which South American country?
It is 2011, and Pam and Louie are staying home. Pam is determined to visit some of the sites that visitors enjoy, and she has always put off exploring. The Canterbury Museum, Ferrymead Heritage Park and Christ Church are just a few of the South Island sites on her list. But, as she gets ready to head out, everything in her house begins to shake. Where is this earthquake occurring?
It is 2011, and Pam and Louie are tired from spending a day exploring the fascinating city of Miyako. A street vendor sold them a delicious meal of Takoyaki - a fried dumpling with a piece of octopus inside - and a Sapporo Draft beer. Feeling a bit dozy, Pam heads back to the hotel, but a rumbling underfoot slows her steps. What Asian country is being shook by an earthly quaking?
It is 2011, and after flying in to Ankara and traveling to Tatvan, Pam and Louie have taken the train ferry across Lake Van. In Van, Pam stops to catch her breath, and catch a bite to eat. She ends up ordering kefir, a kebab and a slice of baklava. As she takes a sip of the kefir, the ground underfoot seems to shift. Taking a deep breath, Pam steels herself to withstand an earthquake in which Eurasian country?
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