Three “Jeopardy!” clues about my recent vacation

On yesterday’s episode of “Jeopardy!” I was astounded that three clues pertained to places I had just visited.

In the Jeopardy! round under the category The Surprisingly Successful League of Nations, the $1000 clue was:

“In 1921 the League averted war between Finland & this nation over control of the Åland Islands in the Gulf of Bothnia”

The answer: “What is Sweden?”

In the Double Jeopardy! round in the category World Geography, the $1600 clue was:

“Douglas is the capital of this isle about midway between England & Ireland”

The answer: “What is the Isle of Man?”

and in the same category, the $400 clue was the final clue chosen during that round:

“There are 300 islands in the bay on which this Finnish capital sits & a taxi boat will take you to many”

The answer: “What is Helsinki?”

I had a moment of psychic prescience when I saw the category Kids’ Book Titles in Latin in the first round. I wondered if a certain translation of Le Petit Prince would be in the category, and, as the $1000 clue, it was the first one selected:

“A French fable: ‘Regulus‘”

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