22 Interesting Facts About Travel

22 Interesting Facts About Travel

Are You Stuck At Home Now? Learn About Some Travel Fun Facts

Travellers often come out with high expectations. The amazing facts about the most exciting places in the world will surprise your mind as a traveller before you go to these places in person. For example, if you knew that 99% of Libya is desert, how would you feel? Or did you know that Canada has more than 3 million lakes? With the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halting international travel around the world, why not use the lockdown to hone your interesting facts about travel?

Travelling is fun: Here are some interesting travel facts that can take the fun to a new level:

Free food in Pakistan

If a foreigner is visiting Pakistan, you will never have to pay for food anywhere in Pakistan. Because of their hospitality. In fact, there is a culture of respect for guests. Most Pakistanis will provide drinks, food and gifts. Free accommodation, free transportation, from the heart and nature is a truly rich country. They provide you with free food to show love, peace and prosperity.

60% of the earth’s lakes are located in Canada

The second-largest country on earth owns 60% of the lakes on the earth. Not surprised yet? Explain: Canada has more lakes than other lakes on earth combined! Canada’s largest lake is the Big Dipper Lake, with an area of ​​31,153 square kilometres and a water depth of 435 meters.

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Interesting Facts: lakes in Canada

600 people work at the Eiffel Tower every day

When it comes to the most famous tower in the world, work seems endless. The Eiffel Tower is the daily workplace for 600 Parisians, making it not only one of the world’s largest tourist attractions, but also one of the largest job creators in the French tourism industry.

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Interesting Facts: Effile tower’s workers

If you fly from west to east, jet lag will feel worse

Science has proven that if you travel from west to east, jet lag will be worse. Our internal clock has a natural sleep/wake cycle that is slightly longer than 24 hours. Travelling from west to east makes the day shorter, and travelling from east to west makes the day longer, making it easier for the brain to adapt.

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Interesting Facts: Worst jetlag ever

Holiday work is worse than you think!

Research has shown that screening work emails and participating in “work-related activities,” such as sending messages and browsing work materials, will reduce vacation memories.

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Interesting Facts: work on holiday

The power of the Great Wall of China comes from sticky rice

Workers built parts of Ming Dynasty buildings on the Great Wall of China by mixing glutinous rice flour and slaked lime with a paste, which is a standard ingredient for practical paste mortar used to glue building blocks. The glutinous rice mortar sticks the bricks together so tightly that no weeds have grown in many places.

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Interesting Facts: sticky rice on Great wall of China

The best part of your trip is actually in the planning and preparation phase

A 2010 study found that going on vacation does not necessarily make you happier. Merely predicting time leads to higher levels of happiness. Good reason to start planning your next vacation now!

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Interesting Facts: planing your itinerary

U.S. airspace never sleeps

The United States is one of the busiest regions in the world. At any given time on any day, approximately 61,000 people fly over it. The United States has one-third of the world’s airports, and Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Georgia is the busiest airport in the world. Unfortunately, Covid has dealt a heavy blow to the industry here (and around the world), which has greatly reduced the number of passengers.

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Interesting Facts: airspace that never sleep

The shortest international commercial flight is 10 minutes

Located in the Caribbean Sea, Saint Maarten is not only an interesting place and worth visiting; it is also the destination of the shortest international commercial flight in the world. The one-way travel between St. Maarten and Anguilla (British Overseas Territory) Clayton Airport only takes about 10 minutes and the total distance is 12 miles. Another very short route to Saint Martin is from the island to overseas in France, which is believed to only take 15 minutes.

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Interesting Facts: shortest flight in history

The longest recorded commercial flight lasted more than 30 hours

From 1943 to 1945, Qantas operated the so-called “Two Sunrise” flight service between Australia and Sri Lanka. Each one-way trip usually takes more than 30 hours, in which passengers will see the sunrise twice. As of today, the flight from Singapore to New York is the longest commercial flight in the world, taking about 18 hours.

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Interesting Facts: 30 hours flight

Pilots of the same plane eat different meals

You may already know that as part of standard flight procedures, various meals are provided for the pilot and co-pilot and other crew members during the flight. The reason for this is to avoid the nightmare of two pilots becoming incapacitated by food poisoning. If a pilot has an upset stomach after eating, I hope another co-pilot can do his job.

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Interesting Facts: different meals for pilots

China only tracks one-time zone

It does not matter which region of China you are in; you will still use the UTC+8 Beijing standard time zone. This means that when it is 6 o’clock in the morning in the Forbidden City, it is also 6 o’clock in the morning, 2,000 miles from Xinjiang to the west. Interestingly, China spans five geographic time zones. Although China is almost as vast as the United States in terms of scale, the United States points out nine different time zones.

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Interesting Facts: one-time zone

Australia has more than 10,000 beaches

The fact is that Australia is both a country and a continent. However, Australia is far more than what we have seen. As a maritime nation, Australia is full of beaches, and it is estimated that there are more than 10,000 in the Commonwealth of Australia. This may be a way to explore many beaches, but if you do, it means you can visit a new Australia on the beach every day for 27 years. Excellent!

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Interesting Facts: most beaches in Australia

There are no rivers in many countries in the world

If your country has natural resources such as rivers, you may want to cherish your water bodies. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Malta, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar are examples of countries that lack permanent natural river flows. Especially oil-rich countries like Saudi Arabia are also among the countries and regions that do not have a natural flow of rivers. However, some of these areas have waterways (seasonal waterways). Globally, the Arabian Peninsula is regarded as the largest subregion without permanent natural rivers.

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Interesting Facts: Country without rivers

 

UK  country name is too long

The full name of the United Kingdom is Britain, and the official name is much longer. The official name of the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. So far, this is the longest country name in the world. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland. It is located on the island of Ireland across the Irish Sea.

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Interesting Facts: UK official name

 

Astronauts can’t see the Great Wall of China from space

Although astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) can look down and glimpse the popular myth of the Great Wall of China, it turns out that there is little authenticity. The International Space Station is located 350 kilometres above the surface of the earth. Therefore, it is almost impossible for astronauts in low-Earth orbit to see the Great Wall of China with their own eyes. They need some cameras to zoom in on the wall before they can see it. At the same time, some people believe that the Great Barrier Reef is the only biological system visible from outer space.

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Interesting Facts: GWC from Satelite

Japan Railway Company issues delay certificates

Japan operates some of the best rail transportation services in the world. It is known for being the most punctual train station in the industry. However, delays may occur in many cases. But you don’t have to worry if you are five minutes late, Japan Train will issue you official proof of the delay. When your boss is curious about why you are late, you can use this late proof to explain your situation to him or her. By the way, Japan is not the only country that issues delay certificates. Some German and French trains also provide them.

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Interesting Facts: Delaying notice

 

Introverts and extroverts have different resorts

Research shows that introverts are more likely to choose mountains as their holiday destination. On the other hand, extroverts prefer beaches to mountains. The explanation here is that since introverts don’t like to talk, the mountains provide them with a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy the holiday. For extroverts, the beach provides them with a great opportunity to meet new people and make more friends.

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Interesting Facts: introvert vs extrovert

To spend a good summer vacation, sunglasses are essential.

Although it can warm your skin, the summer sun can cause sunburn. But this is not all its shortcomings. There is also a risk of sunburn in the summer. In order to protect your eyes from strong radiation and improve your vision, be sure to prepare some glasses for yourself. These prescription lenses can protect the cornea and reduce the risk of sunburn. When you protect your skin and eyes from the summer sun, you will be more likely to have a good holiday experience.

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Interesting Facts: never forget glasses

 

 

There is a free public wine fountain in Italy

In the small town of Ortona, Italy, there is a free wine fountain. The Dora Sarchese winery opened a fountain “free to the public”,

Mainly for those who travel in Camino di San Tommaso. This is not the first public wine fountain in Italy-Venice has a fountain in Piazza San Marco for the annual Carnival… However, the Ortona Fountain is open all year round, although the winery will not show the flow through For the specific types of wine fountains, travellers’ reviews of wines are positive. Cheers!

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Interesting Facts: Free Wine Fountain

The Boeing 777 engine is more powerful than the Titanic

The RMS Titanic is the largest ship in the history of the world, capable of carrying up to 2,435 passengers and weighing more than 52,000 tons. In April 1912, the huge ship sank after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 passengers tragically. But did you know that a Boeing 777 engine has twice the power of all the engines of the Titanic combined? This is a very scary fact, but these engines provide quite a bit of horsepower. In fact, a Boeing 747 has enough fuel for a road car to circle the earth four times.

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Interesting Facts: Boeing 777 is powerful in all

 

Water loss during flight

When you stay in the sky for up to 10 hours, your body may lose more than 60 ounces of water. Therefore, you need to drink plenty of water when travelling to stay hydrated. No, wine doesn’t count. In addition, during a routine flight, the external temperature can reach -60 degrees Fahrenheit, which is lower than the average surface temperature of the earth in any year.

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Interesting Facts: Dehydration during flight

 

An indisputable fact is that travel is good for the body and soul. Taking a vacation is believed to help reduce the risk of heart disease and broaden your horizons, making you more tolerant of others. Let’s face it, we can all do more.

I hope you enjoy the interesting facts of your travels, time is passing so that you can get back on the road.

Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at sabaghani80@gmail.com or Twitter

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