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65 Unusual Travel Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel The World

Love weird and wonderful travel facts? SO DO WE!

Distinct Scent has dug through the internet for the best ones out there.

  1. France covers the most time zones.
  2. Jamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean.
  3. It is illegal to feed pigeons in San Francisco.
  4. Norway is the best place where you can observe aurora borealis.
  5. Parts of the Great Wall of China are made with sticky rice.
  6. In Iceland, you can see two tectonic plates meeting above the Earth’s surface.
  7. With more than 3 million lakes, Canada has the most lakes in the world.
  8. Monaco is smaller than Central Park in New York City.
  9. 99% of Libya is desert.
  10. Lebanon has over 3,000 species of flora.
  11. South Korean drink twice as much alcohol as Russians.
  12. The USA has the largest number of prisoners in the world.
  13. Salting your food in Egypt is offensive.
  14. It takes roughly eight hours to drive around the whole island.
  15. In Nigeria, the movie industry is known as Nollywood.
  16. You can lose more than 60 fluid ounces of water from your body during a ten-hour flight.
  17. The pilot and assistant must eat different food in order not to upset their stomachs at the same time.
  18. Pakistan is the world’s largest producer of hand-sewen footballs.
  19. Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods.
  20. Snake wine in Vietnam is drunk for vitality.
  21. Slovenia has more than 90,000 beekeepers.
  22. The Maldives is the lowest and flattest nation in the World.
  23. The famous “Panama Hat” actually comes from the country of Ecuador.
  24. 1/3rd of the world’s airports are located in the U.S.
  25. Oman has 4 UNESCO world heritage sites.
  26. Papua New Guinea has over 820 languages listed as being spoken in its country.
  27. During a normal flight, the temperature outside your plane is around -60°F. That’s colder than almost anywhere on Earth at any given moment of the year.
  28. Statistically, the plane is the safest mode of transport in the world.
  29. The Doha Marriott hotel has a 100-meter buffet, offering everything from a full English to sushi and tacos.
  30. The accent of the UK changes noticeably every 25 miles.
  31. The whole of China operates in Beijing time, even though the country covers five time zones.
  32. The Virungas Massif in Rwanda has the highest population of mountain gorillas.
  33. The Vatican is the smallest country in the world.
  34. The U.S. is the only country in the world that doesn’t legally require at least one paid holiday day.
  35. The German word “fernweh” means “far sickness”, or an intense urge to travel.
  36. The Northern hemisphere is home to 90% of the world’s population.
  37. There is no land on the North Pole, only ice on top of the sea.
  38. The average person in Switzerland consumes 22 pounds of chocolate per year.
  39. You feel jet lag worse when traveling from west to east.
  40. Austria is the most socially protected country in terms of vacation days.
  41. South Africa is home to the longest continuous wine route in the world.
  42. All the money that is tossed into Rome’s Trevi Fountain is collected each night and donated to multiple charities.
  43. Over 30 million people in China live in caves.
  44. Introvert personalities are more likely to pick mountainous locations for a holiday, whilst extroverts prefer a beach.
  45. With its abundance of happy words, Spanish is rated as the happiest language in the world.
  46. Iran is home to the second oldest tree on Earth, it is 4000-years-old.
  47. The Isle of Sark, in between England and France, doesn’t have street lamps, care, or outdoor lighting.
  48. More Guinness beer is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland.
  49. Honduras was the first country to ban smoking in your own home.
  50. Denmark has a place to surf called Cold Hawaii, and it is one of the best beaches in Scandinavia for surfing.
  51. Fiji is one of the few nations to have three official languages: English, Fijian, and Fiji Hindi.
  52. The Cambodian flag is the only flag in the world featuring a building.
  53. Couples that travel together experience more intimacy.
  54. Finland has almost 180,000 islands, more than any country on Earth.
  55. There is a free wine fountain in a small town in Italy.
  56. Greece is one of the sunniest countries in the world and has on average 250 days of sun a year.
  57. Zimbabwe has the largest platinum and diamond reserves in the world.
  58. There is a town in Norway just called A.
  59. Ethiopians measure the hours of the day to a different schedule and the clock starts when the day does. Thus, sunrise is 1 o’clock and sunset 12.
  60. Scientists consider the Armenian alphabet one of the three most advanced in the world, along with Georgian and Korean alphabets.
  61. Las Vegas has the largest number of hotel rooms in the whole world.
  62. The largest underground cemetery in the world is located in Paris.
  63. Australia has over 10,000 beaches. If inclined you could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years.
  64. Brazil is the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese.
  65. The Great Barrier Reed is the only living structure visible from outer space.

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