Fun Travel Facts

MADAGASCAR

From unique animals to epic landscapes, Madagascar is a dream destination for outdoors enthusiasts. Can you name these iconic trees?
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Answer: BAOBAB

Six species live in the drier parts of Madagascar, two in mainland Africa, one in Australia and three in India, Ranchi.

The baobab is the national tree of Madagascar. Other common names include ‘boab’, ‘boaboa’, ‘bottle tree’, ‘the tree of life’, ‘upside-down tree’, and ‘monkey bread tree’.

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Vatican City, Italy

Did you know that the Vatican museums are over 9 miles long?  It has been estimated that if you spent 1 minute admiring each painting it could take you about 4 years to complete the whole circuit.

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LONDON:

One of the world’s most famous tourist attractions, the Clock Tower features four huge clock faces. At one time, it was the largest four-faced clock in the world. Many Londoners refer to the Clock Tower, and the Great Bell,collectively, as “Big Ben”.  However, Big Ben is actually the nickname of only the Bell.

How did the Great Bell get nicknamed Big Ben? Some people believe it was named after a boxer named Benjamin Caunt, who was the English Heavyweight Champion. Others believe the Great Bell was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell. Since Sir Benjamin Hall’s name is inscribed on the Great Bell, many people believe it’s most likely that he was the source of the Great Bell’s nickname.

The Great Bell earns its Big Ben nickname. At over 7 feet tall and over 9 feet wide, the Great Bell weighs a huge 13.5 tons!

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Cabo San Lucas

This is home to the famous El Arco (The Arch). El Arco is a massive rock formation at the tip of the peninsula, where you might see seals and sea lions bask in the sun. If you wade through the surf along the beach where the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific waters meet, you can feel the difference in water temperatures. Wonderful rainbows are formed there due to this natural phenomena.

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Interested? There are some great All Inclusive resorts not far from this beautiful location. 

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Yucatan Peninsula

For tourist the Yucatan Peninsula is a wonderful mix of beaches, jungles and history. The Yucatan Peninsula was home to the Mayan civilization, whose history there started around 2600 B.C. and became prominent in the third century A.D.

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Grand Cayman 

There is a small village in Grand Cayman Island called Hell that has a post office. When you mail post cards from there your friends back home could get a kick out of getting mail post marked from Hell.

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Image of Hell. Grand Cayman