Contest 17: Three of a Kind

All planes are grounded by a snowstorm at Dulles International, and three travelers from different countries gather to try to play a game of poker. Problem is, each player has only the currency of his native land to play with : the dobra, the sucre and the Australian dollar. So the game collapses. But as they talk, they discover that their homelands do have something in common.

What is it?

Deadline for Contest 17 entries is Friday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. Send entries by e-mail (; put the words "Extreme Travel Trivia" in the subject field), fax (202-334-1069) or U.S. mail (Extreme Travel Trivia, Washington Post Travel section, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071). Winners, chosen at random from among correct entries, receive a Travel section mug. One entry per person per contest. Employees of The Washington Post are ineligible to win prizes. Entries become property of The Washington Post, which may edit, publish, distribute and republish the information in any form, including paper and electronic media.

Results from Contest 15: SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

In Contest 15, we asked you to identify a country that was "united" in 1990 after having been two separate countries. Congratulations to our winner, Chris Caruso Magee of Arlington, who -- along with a multitude of others -- resisted the urge to list Germany in favor of the correct answer: Yemen.

Next Week: Winner of Contest 16, Global Gridiron