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12 April 2012 13:31
Many travellers reckon Sydney is the capital of Oz, a poll found
Not knowing Canberra is the capital of Australia and thinking it's Sydney could be excused but many Britons get confused with the capital of Scotland, according to research.
Some quote Glasgow when it should be Edinburgh, according to a poll of 1,318 UK holidaymakers from sunshine.co.uk.
Others that are regularly confused are Barcelona being the capital of Spain instead of Madrid and Cape Town instead of Pretoria in South Africa.
However, people preparing for trips overseas have enough to remember without worrying about capital cities - thankfully
travel insurance cover can help ease some of that pressure.
Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "I think it's quite surprising when you take a look at Britons' knowledge of the rest of the world. You would expect even those who aren't well travelled to be able to point out certain places on a world map."
An exclusive retreat in the Maldives has been named the best hotel in the world.
A doctor claims a new test to diagnose heart attacks is capable of saving the lives of many women.
Having one alcoholic drink per day can cut your risk of heart failure by up to 20%, new research suggests.
A cancer survivor has shown the disease doesn't have to be the end of an active life by conquering the legendary South Pole.
More holidaymakers jetting out of the UK last summer found their plane delayed, new figures show.
A luxurious new ship from Regent Seven Seas Cruises is to feature a suite with an exceptional level of opulence, including its...
Psychological support can help lower the number of asthma patients being admitted to hospital, according to new research.
Funding for nearly a third of all treatments currently offered by the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is to be dropped as part of a Government...
People who survive a heart attack can suffer ongoing relationship issues and mental health problems, according to research.
Two flights from San Francisco have had to be diverted because passengers on board went into labour.
Babies who gain weight in the first three months of their life could have a greater chance of suffering asthma later in childhood....
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