Fun Facts

10 fun facts about 10 popular destinations

The following destinations are pretty cool, but we reckon these fun facts makes them just that little bit more amazing…

Tenerife Fun Fact
Home to the largest carnival in Europe and the second largest around the world after the famous Rio de Janiero Carnival in Brazil, the Tenerife Carnival takes place in February or March every year in Santa Cruz.

Barcelona in Spain
Barcelona Fun Fact
Barcelona has seven beaches with a 4.5 km coastline but these beaches were artificially created for the Olympic Games in 1992, there were no beaches in Barcelona before that.

Majorca in the Balearic Islands
Majorca Fun Fact
Majorca has a stunning range of cave systems with an array of giant stalactites, stalagmites and underground lakes. The most popular and impressive is the Coves del Drach on the east coast of the island.

Dubrovnik in Croatia
Croatia Fun Fact
The walled fortress of Dubrovnik in Croatia recently featured in the popular TV series Game of Thrones as King’s Landing.

Malta Fun Fact
Malta is an ex-British colony and therefore it is one of the only countries in Europe that drives cars on the left hand side of the road, as in the UK.

Mexico Fun Fact
Mexico introduced chocolate, corn, and chilies to the world and is where the first known popcorn was found over 9000 years ago!

Cuba Fun Fact
Christmas in Cuba has started being celebrated since 1998, before that December 25th was just another working day until a visit by the Pope led to Fidel Castro finally declaring December 25th a public holiday.

Greece Fun Fact
You have been calling Greece the wrong name all this time! The country’s actual real name is the Hellenic Republic.

Turkey Fun Fact
There’s a surprise awaiting you in the signature Ottoman treat tavuk göğsü – this sweet treat is made of milk sugar, cinnamon…and chicken.

Portugal Fun Fact
Portugal is one of the world’s top surf spots. Its coastline spans 497 miles (800 kilometers) and it’s known to have 364 days of surf, with some of the most consistent waves in Europe!

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