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Travelling

A Collection Of The World’s Most Unique Travel Facts

Traveling, for many, is a right of passage. It’s fun, exciting, and offers a variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

This being said, there’s still a ton of things that even the most seasoned travelers don’t know about their favorite pastime.

Travel makes you happier (scientifically proven!).

89% of travelers report a drop in stress levels within the first few days of travelling. In addition, couples also report feeling more intimate towards each other.

As a result, travelling seems to indirectly influence and decrease the frequency of stress related illnesses and conditions.

It’s rude to salt your food in Egypt.

If you find yourself in Egypt, be sure not to salt your food after it is served to you. This, in their culture, is seen as rude, as it implies that the food was unappetizing and needs improvement.

Despite being accustomed to adding a bit of salt to almost anything in North America, try to avoid the salt shaker when eating out in Egypt.

30 million Chinese citizens live in caves.

In China, rent is cheap, as many citizens -30 million approximately- live in caves.

These caves come at a cost of $30 USD per month to rent and come in three types: independent caves, underground caves, and cliff caves. Each type is a staple within the dry landscape of Northwest China.

Canada houses 60% of the world’s lakes.

Canada, the second largest country in the world in terms of land mass, has 9% of its surface covered in fresh water. This fresh water is found in Canada’s many lakes, with nearly 32,000 of these lakes being 3 kilometers (or bigger) in size.

These lakes include some that have mineral deposits more potent than the ocean, some that appear and disappear on a seasonal basis, and some that are smaller lakes within the perimeters of larger lakes.

Direction of travel affects jet lag.

Jet lag, according to science, feels worse when the traveler goes from West to East. This is because of the way our sleep/wake cycles work.

The reason being that traveling West to East causes the day to be shorter, whereas East to West does the total opposite. Although its a slight difference, it makes it harder for the brain to adapt.

The world’s shortest flight is 53 seconds long.

Think a one our flight is short? Think again.

The shortest flight runs between Papa Westray and Westray in the Orkney Islands. It takes only 53 seconds – enough time to sneeze once or twice before landing.

Denmark has more bikes than cars.

Denmark, a small country in Europe, has nearly twice as many bicycles then it does motor vehicles. Copenhagen, in particular, is known for its prolific biking scene. Nearly every road has a bike lane.

France has 12 time zones.

You may have heard rumors that France, as small as it is, has 12 time zones. This is no rumor -it’s true! France has the highest number of time zones in the world.

How to travel the world, spending as little as possible

The dream of every self-respecting traveler is to travel around the world spending as little as possible .

Since there is internet to show photos and videos of incredible places, apparently close at hand, the desire to leave everything and leave has become even stronger. But then you have to deal with the budget and with the bills to pay and the suitcase is immediately placed in the closet. How, then, to travel the world spending as little as possible?

The first thing to do, of course, is to choose an economic destination . Instead of planning a holiday in the Norwegian fjords, you could buy a motorcycle and travel around India. Asia is an extraordinary continent, rich in culture and beauty and the most exciting thing is that these wonders are accessible almost to everyone. Countries like Nepal, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka or Chinaallow you to spend whole months spending just over $ 15 a day.

The same is true for Central America : Guatemala, Nicaragua and Salvador are among the cheapest countries to spend time.

Another way to travel cheaply is to work in the places you visit . Of course, finding a temporary job is not easy but, for example, if you are a digital nomad and offer services via the internet, you can earn and travel simultaneously .

And then there is the Woofing , the program that allows you to work in the countryside in exchange for food and lodging . By subscribing to the WWOOF website and paying $ 40, you join the network that connects manpower and farmers all over the world, willing to work at a farm in exchange for food and lodging. This is a way to travel to countries like Canada, Australia, the United States or Europe, where the cost of living is certainly higher .

Even the Coachsurfing is a way to travel without breaking the bank. Through this program, people make available a bed or sofa in their own home for the other members of the site. This is also a way to get in touch with the locals and experience the culture of a foreign country from within.

Then there is the Housesitting : in practice, we take care of a person’s house while it is away. Also in this case, accommodation is free and the cost of the holiday becomes really low.

Another solution to get around the world at low cost is to buy a camper , for adventure lovers, fun is guaranteed.

Then there are some simple rules to follow each time you travel: choose cheap entertainment , save money on food and take advantage of the many free attractions.