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Travel Facts & Travel Trivia

 

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FACT: Mexico City is sinking at an average rate of 10cm a year, 10 times faster than Venice.

FACT: The Trans Canada highway begins in Vancouver (B.C) and ends in St John’s (Newfoundland). It’s 7,821km.

FACT: The Vatican City is the world’s smallest independent state and has a population of just 800 it's own anthem and coins!

FACT: The shortest scheduled airline flight is from the Scottish island of Westray to its neighbor island, Papa Westray. The flight is 2 minutes!

FACT: Every day about 3,000 Euro are thrown into the Trevi Fountain in Rome and collected at night to be given to a charity

FACT: With almost 40 million visitors per year, Italy has the most hotel rooms of any other nation in Europe.

FACT: Population density in Australia is usually calculated in km2 per person, not people per km2

FACT: The UK generates nearly 5 millions visitors to the USA per year!

FACT: About 10 million people in the world go on a cruise every year. 15% of Americans have been on a cruise ship at least once.

FACT: The first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per person than any other community in the history of mankind.

FACT: The elegant gondola in Venice is made from 280 pieces of eight different types of wood and left side is 24cm bigger than right

FACT: City with the most Rolls Royce’s per capita: Hong Kong

FACT: The Tokyo Zoo, located in Japan, closes down for two months every year to give the animals a little break from the people

FACT: Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka

FACT: People began surfing in Hawaii before Columbus sailed to America.

 

 

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