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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."
Scientists have linked people's different genetic codes with a vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease.
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Hundreds of thousands of UK tourists who enjoy skiing holidays in Austria could soon face big price hikes.
Plane tickets for children under the age of 12 should be exempt from VAT, according to a group of MPs.
A tablespoon of olive oil per day can help keep your heart healthy, according to new research.
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The Caribbean is suffering an outbreak of a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease, leading to warnings being issued for tourists...
A phobia of flying is common. But nervous travellers can try to overcome their fears and settle their nerves ahead of taking to...
"Ground-breaking" research has identified a way in which the body's brown fat could help treat Type 2 diabetes and even obesity....
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