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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."
One of heavy metal music's most energetic stars has been given the all clear from cancer.
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Can I bring my mother in law? This was a question asked by a honeymooner when booking their romantic getaway.
Scientists claim a 'potentially game-changing' chemotherapy drug could help men with advanced prostate cancer live for longer....
Most people get a spring in their step and feel a little brighter when the sun shines and the wintry weather gives way to summer....
The number of passengers on an Air Canada flight increased by one by the time it reached its destination of Tokyo when a mum on...
People diagnosed with cancer during childhood face an increased risk of obesity in later life, it is claimed.
Genes could be the reason why some people are targeted by mosquitoes more than others, research suggests.
Most Brits fail to check for signs of skin cancer as recommended each month, according to a new poll.
Families will be forking out less for holidays from now on, after an airport departure tax was scrapped for youngsters.
Women nearing the age of 90 across Wales and England could be the norm rather than the exception in 15 years' time, according...
The compulsory inclusion of calorie counts on labelling for beers, wines and spirits would boost the battle against obesity, a...
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