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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."
As many as 1.6 million Britons are heading abroad this Easter as those who holiday at home face the prospect of a wet weekend....
Eating too much, or too little, during pregnancy can result in an overweight child, research suggests.
Scientists have identified an enzyme that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer...
The chaotic scenes at Gatwick Airport last Christmas Eve should act as a "wake-up call" to airports across the UK, MPs have warned....
A man has been awarded £7,000 in compensation by a holiday operator after his entire family was hit by gastric illness on...
Some pain relief drugs can raise the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, experts say.
The spectacular temples of Angkor in Cambodia are the latest world wonders to be captured as part of Google's Cultural Institute...
France has been named as the most popular holiday destination in the world with more than 81 million visitors each year.
Four of the five best restaurants in the world are in the US - confirming the states as a number one holiday destination for foodies....
Passengers were forced to spend the night inside a locked plane on a runway after bad weather forced it to land.
The end of the ski season is approaching with a phalanx of festivals across favourite winter resorts giving tourists and star...
Budapest offers holidaymakers the best value city break, according to a new survey.
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