Traveling is without a doubt one of the most exciting activities in life. It’s a fun activity that rewards you with new experience and teaches you about different cultures, people and countries. And as you learn new things about other countries, you come across some bizarre things too. Here is a list of ‘bizarre‘ travel facts:
Saudi Arabia is one of the only countries in the world that doesn’t have any rivers!
In Japan, the watermelons are grown in boxes, this forces the fruit to grow square-shaped!
Fiji is the only country other than India with Hindi as an official language.
The tiny island nation Niue only has a population 1,190 is the world’s first Wi-Fi nation (i.e. with nationwide free access to Wi-Fi provided to citizens by the government).
San Marino is the oldest state in world with a history dating back to 301AD. It is also the only state with more cars than humans with 1,263 road motor vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants.
The sheep in Falkland Islands outnumber people by at least 200 to 1!
Lesotho, San Marino and Vatican City are the only sovereign states in the world landlocked by a single country on all sides, making them enclaves. Lesotho is landlocked by South Africa, the others by Italy.
Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall into all four hemispheres, straddling the equator and extending into the eastern and western hemispheres. Kiribati was also the first country to see the dawn of the third millennium on 1stJanuary 2000.
Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.
Kilometres are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometres.
There are no tractors in Singapore, it is the largest country on earth to not have any farms!
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
In the small nation of Switzerland, the average person consumes 22 pounds of chocolate a year!
Liberia is one of only two countries in Africa that were not colonised by the European powers. The other is Ethiopia.
Despite the beautiful game’s popularity in Greenland, the country can’t join FIFA (the international governing body of football) because the extreme weather conditions mean grass cannot grow there. In 2006, they were allowed to participate in two World Cup qualifying games. They lost both.
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.
Canada has the most lakes in the world, this translates to 60% of the world’s lakes are in Canada!
Travel is the name of a modern disease which became rampant in the mid-fifties and is still spreading. The disease – its scientific name is travelitis furiosus – is carried by a germ called prosperity.
Monaco is said to be smaller than Central Park in New York, it is home to a mere 38000 people.
The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean are the most endangered island nation and have the highest risk of flooding due to climate change.
Libya is made up of a staggering 99% desert!
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