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Travel Quiz: Wednesday 13th January 2021

#1. In 1993, ‘Ayers Rock’ also became known by its Aboriginal name – what is this name?

In 1993, the name was changed to Ayers Rock / Uluru, acknowledging the Aboriginal name. Then in 2002, the names were switched around to prioritise the Aboriginal name. These days, while it’s officially called Uluru / Ayers Rock, most people call it Uluru.

#2. In which country would you find the currency ‘baht’?

Baht, monetary unit of Thailand. Each baht is subdivided into 100 satang. The Bank of Thailand has the exclusive authority to issue currency in Thailand; banknotes are issued in amounts ranging from 10 to 1,000 baht.

#3. When did wellington became the capital?

Wellington became New Zealand’s capital in 1865, with Parliament officially sitting in the city for the first time on 26 July 1865. The colony’s capital was originally established by Governor William Hobson at Kororareka (Russell) in the Bay of Islands. After 1841 it was sited in Auckland.

#4. In the world of air travel, what is an ESA?

Traveling with your emotional support animal without any additional fee or costs is allowed by airline carriers if you have an ESA letter. However, you have to comply with some requirements. All airlines require your ESA to be well behaved in public and calm on the plane.

#5. This city recently recorded their heaviest snowfall since 1970?

The heaviest snowfall in five decades has blanketed Madrid over the past few days, after Storm Filomena hit southern and central Spain, causing at least three deaths and prompting the authorities to activate the highest level of weather warning in the capital.

#6. Where in the Middle East is this?

During the first centuries BC to AD, Petra is believed to have been home to 20,000 – 30,000 people and was an important trading city. It then sat uninhabited for over five centuries until rediscovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812, hence the name the ‘Lost City’.

#7. Lake Manapouri is located on which Island

Lake Manapouri is located in the South Island of New Zealand. The lake is situated within the Fiordland National Park and the wider region of Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

#8. A city with interesting architecture, can you guess ?

Faced with the challenge of finding a solution to Barcelona’s overcrowding and increasingly insalubrious living conditions, one Catalan architect came up with a new idea. Ildefons Cerdà proposed to unite the old city of Barcelona. After carefully studying the city and its residents, Cerdà proposed to build the Eixample as a strict grid pattern of equally sized blocks. Long, wide streets cut across the blocks in order to facilitate transport and navigation. Additionally, each of the blocks was made into an octagon, with chamfered corners giving the impression that they were ‘cut off’.

#9. What is the name of the Lake in Queenstown?

Because of its unusual shape, Lake Wakatipu has a ‘tide’ (more correctly, an unusually large seiche or “standing wave”), which causes the water to rise and fall about 10 centimetres every 25 minutes or so.

#10. Where would you drink Coca-Cola from this bottle?

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