50 Fascinating Travel Facts

Fun and Fascinating Facts About Travelling

  1. Finland has around 180,000 islands.

  2. San Marino has more cars in its country than people.

  3. Jet lag feels worse if you travel from west to east. Research done in 2016 found that Jet lag feels worse if you travel from west to east. Resynchronization of circadian oscillators and the east-west asymmetry of jet-lag… Find Out More.

  4. Iran is home to the second oldest tree on earth, it is 4000-years-old.

  5. Travel can make you more creative.

  6. Travel can help improve your problem-solving skills.

  7. Taking a vacation can lower your risk of heart disease.

  8. The largest underground cemetery in the world is located in Paris.

  9. Frequent flying leads to weight gain. The most at risk group are business travellers who board a plane more than 21 days per month.

  10. The shortest airline flight available for purchase lasts two minutes and runs from the Scottish island of Westray to Papa Westray.

  11. The Worlds most expensive hotel room costs £63,415 a night, at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, the royal penthouse suite.

  12. Women who travel on vacation at least twice a year are less likely to suffer from depression.

  13. France is the most visited country in the world, with over 82 million international visitors per year.

  14. Only 29% of Americans have even been abroad.

  15. The most intelligent country is Canada.

  16. Dubai owns 20% of the world’s cranes.

  17. About 10 million people in the world go on a cruise every year.

  18. The Komodo Dragon is the largest living lizard.

  19. The Vatican’s Swiss Guard still wears a uniform inspired by the Renaissance painter Raphael.

  20. 99% of the territory of Libya, is Deserts.

  21. Russia is bigger than Pluto.

  22. Papua New Guinea speaks the most number of languages in the world, 820.

  23. Denmark has twice the number of bicycles as cars.

  24. Australia has approximately 23 million people and around 60 million kangaroos.

  25. The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure that can be spotted from outer space.

  26. Canada has 3,000,000 lakes. It is more than all over the world combined.

  27. Within the next 60 seconds, over 56 pieces of luggage have been lost and over 2,174 people have arrived in a foreign country.

  28. Chine covers five times zone, however, the whole of China operates on Beijing time.

  29. St. Petersburg’s St. Isaac’s Cathedral rests on 10,000 tree trunks, sunken into the marshy ground below.

  30. 71% of Europeans have a passport.

  31. The Himalayas contains nine of the world’s ten highest peaks.

  32. There are around 7,000 flights in the air at any one time.

  33. Ganvie in Africa is the country’s largest city built entirely on stilts

  34. There is actually no land on the North Pole, only ice on top of the sea.

  35. Italy has the most hotel rooms of any other nation in Europe.

  36. Mexico City is sinking at an average rate of 10cm a year.

  37. the Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

  38. 5 out of 10 largest diamond mines in the world are in Russia.

  39. The Trans-Siberian Rail in Russia is the longest journey by rail in the world.

  40. France covers more time zones than any country on the planet.

  41. There are 1,860 steps to the top of the Empire State Building.

  42. Honolulu, Hawaii is the only city in America to have its own ancient royal palace.

  43. Falkland Island Has 350 sheep for every person.

  44. Saudi Arabia has no Rivers.

  45. Travelling can increase life expectancy.

  46. It helps build confidence and a strong sense of self.  Travelling can make you more positive and content.

  47. Adding salt and pepper to your food is considered highly offensive to chefs in Switzerland.

  48. White tigers are only found among Indian tigers.

  49. Haiti has virtually no trees due to massive deforestation.

  50. The Tokyo Zoo in Japan closes down for two months every year to give the animals a little break from the people.

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