25 Facts About Traveling Around the World
The world is a beautiful place. So there is nothing better than exploring it country by country on your own. The reasons why people love to travel are varied. It can be learning, expanding the perspective, challenging yourself, appreciating your life, building new relationships, escaping, relaxing, celebrating or having an adventure. If you’re a travel lover or a person who can’t wait for the first trip, then we hope that these 25 interesting facts that we have gathered will be really interesting for you.
The safety of the airline passengers depends on a calm and flawless flight. So to make the trip as smooth as possible, the flight staff sticks to some rules, requirements, and recommendations. And one of them is that pilot and his assistant won’t eat the same meal while on the job. Such a rule has a reason: if there’s something wrong with the food and one of the pilots gets a food poisoning, the partner would take control over the plane. It’s extremely rare when two people in the cockpit would feel sick because of the food at the same time.
Today, India’s population is estimated at 1.35 billion. This means that 1 of every 6 people in the world lives in India. To describe all the seriousness of the problem, the country has over 16% of the world population and only 2.4% of the world area. With 181.5 million people added for last 7 years, India is predicted to surpass China by the year 2024.
Despite the four adopted official languages in New Guinea (English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu, and sign language) there are nearly 850 languages spoken in this country. This fact makes it the most linguistically diverse place on the planet.
Don’t be afraid to fly! There has been plenty of debates over what is the safest mode of transport. People can provide different arguments for and against traveling by plane but stats don’t lie. There are much less aviation-related incidents, which makes planes the safest means of transport. Of course, you can choose the way of traveling basing on numerous criteria, but if your priority is safety then the choice is obvious.
Germany is a paradise for the adventurous and speed-craving tourists as it’s famous for the Autobahn. But the opinion that you can drive there as fast as you want is not really true. There are parts and sections which have restricted speed limit. Nevertheless, you’ll still be able to get from point A to point much faster than in any other country.
Monaco occupies the area of 2 square kilometers. It is even smaller than Central Park in New York City. It has the population of 37, 800 people and only 26.1% of them are native Monégasques. Besides that, it is a heaven for tourists with its casinos, museums, beaches and tax-free policy. Furthermore, this micro-state is among the countries which have the lowest crime rates in the world.
Those who love traveling know just how adventurous and exciting it can be. And today more and more evidence points to travel being good not just for our emotions but also health and happiness. As well as cutting stress and the risk of heart disease, travel has some surprising advantages. They range from strengthening our relationships to helping us define who we are.
Because of the significant amount of tourists and travelers in the United States, there is a high demand for employees in this industry. According to the statistics, over 7.4 million people have jobs related to tourism. They range from travel consultants, marketing and tourism specialists, travel professional writers/bloggers, travel agents, hotel or restaurant managers, etc.
Money spent on experiences like traveling is more likely to bring you lasting happiness that money spent on material things. That’s happening because with time passing people get used to material objects. In other words, the happiness from the things you’ve bought will eventually decrease, whereas those one-off events will remain in your memories bringing only joy that increases.
If one decided to spend only one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas, it would take them 288 years. Las Vegas is the king-city of hotels as 15 of the world’s top 25 hotels are located there. In the mid-1970’s Las Vegas counted about 35,000 rooms. According to the last data, there were almost 150,000 hotel rooms. And almost always their occupancy is close to 90%.
France remains the most visited country in the world with 89 million tourists visiting it in 2017. Only Paris was visited by 30 million tourists last year. Although, not all of these tourists are foreigners. Many local people choose to go to the French sea or spend holidays in the French mountains over traveling abroad.
A lot of people think that traveling is expensive and the only thing that’s holding them back is money. It is the common misbelief but in reality, you don’t have to be rich to travel. Just seek cheap destinations and don’t be picky. Stay in cheap hotels or travel with a tent. Choose cheaper means of transport even if it’ll make you travel slower.
Canada tops the list as the most educated country in the world. Over 55% of adults in the Great White North have earned some kind of education after high school and they just keep getting smarter. Half of the Canadian population holds post-graduate and graduate levels of education. And most of them are women (71%), than men (65%).
Not everyone knows that this cemetery appeared just because the restaurant cellar wall in the Rue de la Lingerie collapsed. At the same time, by happy or unhappy coincidence, the walls of the local quarries were beginning to cave in. So city authorities decided to empty cemeteries and move human remains to the quarry tunnels to solve these two problems.
No major European destination has seen a bigger tourist inflow this decade than Greece. This country is reported to welcome 32 million foreign travelers in 2018. The numbers increased from just 6.2 million in 1998 and 15 million in 2010. Tourism is the shining light in Greece’s otherwise crushed economy. Also, it helped the great number of residents to make a living.
Being the second largest country on the planet, Canada contains the significant number of the world’s natural resources. Approximately 60% of the world’s lakes are found in Canada. Each of these lakes covers an area of over 3 km squared. That means that about 9% of Canada is covered by freshwater. The largest lake that is entirely in Canada’s territory is called the Great Bear Lake.
Today, the law guarantees each citizen of the EU country at least four work weeks of paid vacation. Austria provides its workers with the most time off and has a legal minimum of 22 paid vacation days and 13 paid public holidays each year.
Libya is a country in North Africa 90 percent of which is desert. The Libyan Desert occupies primary eastern Libya and contains three sand seas: Egyptian, Kalansho, and Ribiana. This Great Sea of sand and boulder is considered to be one of the most arid places on earth. Decades may pass without rain, and even in the highlands rainfall happens once every five to ten years.
The United States has one of the highest rates of prisoners in the world, which makes it the leading country among large industrialized nations in incarceration. The number is estimated at 655 inmates per 100 thousand of the population. Roughly 2.2 million people were prisoned in the United States in 2017.
Due to the fact that the Northern Lights appear only at high latitudes, there is no guarantee that you can observe it in northern Norway as it is situated in the aurora borealis “prime zone” in terms of latitude. But because of the clear sky, the chances of witnessing a display are excellent. You can even observe it on each night of your stay.
At the end of a pilgrimage trail which is called the ‘Cammino di San Tommaso’, in a small town Ortona, Italy, one can come across a free wine fountain. It is provided by Dora Sarchese Vineyard and completely available for tourists from all over the world 24/7. You can taste the locally produced wine for no cost and enjoy beautiful sights of Italy.
Science proved that jet lag feels worse if travel from west to east. That’s happening because of our natural cycle of sleep/wake modes (it’s a little bit longer than 24 hours). The reason is that traveling from west to east shortens the day, while traveling from east to west makes completely opposite. This slight difference causes our brain harder to adapt.
San Morino is a tiny country situated on the Italian Peninsula with a total population of around 30, 000 people. It is hard to imagine thousands of vehicles on the streets of such a small country. And actually, they are not. The reason is that San Morino is a tax heaven, so there are lots of cars just registered there. In reality, the traffic is surprisingly normal.
There is no surprise because, nowadays, traveling is becoming more and more popular and affordable. People are willing to explore and discover new places, countries and cultures. It helps you boost your health, level of happiness and rest from everything you left behind. So, in the minute you’ve been reading this article, thousands of people have just started their little adventure.
The authorities of San Francisco initiated fines from $45 to $300 for feeding pigeons. These birds of peace have been described as “rats with wings” that might spread disease such as meningitis and salmonella. In this way, local government wants to educate the population and prevent the harm that pigeons can cause to the society.