Travel Trivia Challenge: Can you name the top 3 most visited cities by international tourist arrivals in 2011?
I think you’ll guess the top 2 right away, but the 3rd may stump you. I wouldn’t have guessed it with 50 guesses!
The two most visited cities are…Paris and London. Guess which is next? I never would have guessed, but according to Wikipedia, this place has more international tourists than New York City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Dubai (those were #4-8).
Hint: This city is in Turkey (that sounds like a giveaway hint, but the answer is not Istanbul).
Answer: Antalya, a city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Surprising! It’s apparently a hotspot as a gateway city to the ‘Turkish Riviera’. There’s ancient architecture and ruins, combined with beautiful beaches and stunning views. After hearing about my friends’ trip and looking at some photos, I want to visit!
Hot Spring Terraces of Pamukale, in Antalya, Turkey. Jumping photo of my friend Noe. Great shot Estefania!
Travel Trivia: Which waterfall lights up as if it were on fire for a few days every February? Hint – it looks like a waterfall of lava thanks to the angle at which the setting sun reflects its bright orange color.
Below is the view from my hotel room – or at least that’s the view I’d want. You’ll notice that there’s a series of monuments, landmarks, and icons from countries around the world. How many can you name?
Let’s make it a travel contest to see who can come up with the most – the Travel Trivia Challenge. Try to name every world landmark you see. For each one you correctly identify, you get one point for the landmark name and one point for the city or country where it’s from. For example, if you can identify the Sydney Opera House in the front of the image, and know it’s from Sydney, Australia, you get two points.
How many world landmarks can you name from this image?
Click the image to see a larger version, then right-click it to save as your new desktop image.
Ask me if you need hints for naming any of the buildings, landmarks, or monuments.
Hint: I saw two of these landmarks in the first half of my recent Asia trip – I wrote about both experiences and posted the photos. Which ones?
Post your totals in the comments or on our Visit50 Facebook page and afterward we’ll crown the winner of the 2011 Travel Trivia Challenge.
Photo/Art credit: I can’t remember where I received this image from, and would like to provide the appropriate credit. I’ve had it on my computer for a few years now – great desktop background!
My next destination after KL was Borneo, an amazing playground with wildlife, natural wonders, and adventure.
Trivia: Borneo’s the third largest island in the world. Can you name the 1st two?
Borneo actually includes three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. The vast majority of Borneo (73%) is Indonesian territory (Kalimantan). The area that interested me most is Malaysian Borneo – the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. Also, the sovereign state of Brunei, located on the north coast, comprises about 1% of Borneo’s land area. [Wikipedia]