some great travel myths

Travel always plays an important role in our life. There are many travel myths in the world which we may not know. Like if somebody asks from us “Which is the tallest mountain” then definitely we would answer “Mount Everest”. But it’s not the correct answer and you would have to believe in this because it is true.

But don’t worry! we will let you know some great travel myths around the world

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China - Travel Myths
Picture Source- CNBC

The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. True or False? False. Most travel guides said that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space but this is a myth. Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei proved that even from the international space station 278 km above sea level, you can’t see the wall…Instead of this, you can see Egyptian Pyramids from space.

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Hottest Place on EarthΒ 

Death Valley, California - Travel Myths
Picture Credits- Visit California

Africa is the hottest place on earth. True or False? False. It is widely assumed that Africa is one of the hottest places on Earth, but if you ever visit the north and south of Africa in their winters then you would find a lot of areas covered in frost and even snow. Instead of this, the world’s hottest place is actually Death Valley in California. Back in July 2013, temperatures were recorded to have reached a sweltering 56.7 degrees Celsius.

Most Expensive City

London - Travel Myths

Paris is an expensive city to visit. True or False? False. Paris isn’t an overly expensive city. The misapprehension comes from its image as the “City of Love”. People often visit Paris for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, it’s easy to go out of pocket by sipping on French Champagne, chomping on chateaubriand and staying in luxurious hotels. But in reality, it is entirely possible to complete your Paris trip on a limited budget. Instead of this London is the most expensive city to live in, according to the latest surveys.

World’s Tallest Mountain

Mauna Kea Hawaii - Travel Myths
Picture Credits – Forbes

Mt. Everest is the world’s tallest mountain. True or False? False. Although, it’s true that Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, with an altitude of 8,848m (29,029 feet), it’s actually not the world’s tallest mountain. Mauna Kea in Hawaii comes in the place of the world’s tallest mountain with a total height of 10,100m (33,100 feet) when measured from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. The base of Mauna Kea is about 6000 meters below sea level and the summit is about 4000 meters above sea level.

Capital of TurkeyΒ 

Ankara, Turkey - Travel Myths
Picture Credits – Kayak

Istanbul is the capital of Turkey. True or False? False. If someone asks you the capital of Turkey, your answer would be Istanbul. Although it’s the most popular city in Turkey, it’s actually not the capital. The capital is the city of Ankara, the second-largest city in Turkey.

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Largest rock in the worldΒ 

Mt Augustus, Australia
Mt Augustus, Australia

Uluru is the world’s largest rock. True or False? False. Uluru, our red center, is considered by many to be the world’s largest rock, but in actual Mt. Augustus in Western Australia is the world’s largest rock. Covering an area of around 4,800 hectares, and sitting 1,105 meters above sea level, Mt. Augustus is over twice the size of little Uluru.

Driest Place on Earth

McMurdo Valleys, Antarctica
McMurdo Valleys, Antarctica

The Sahara desert is the driest place on Earth. True or False? False. It’s widely agreed that the Sahara Desert is a pretty inhospitable place, but it’s not the driest place on the planet. The world’s driest place is actually the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica, an area that has seen no rainfall from around 2 million years.

Booking in advance will save your money 

Cheap Flights
Picture Credits – Financial Express

Booking flights well in advance will often cost cheaper than a ticket purchased closer to your departure date. If you have a fixed plan and there will be no change in your departure dates, then only book in advance.

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Last-minute flights are cheapest

One of the most common travel myths is that buying tickets in advance is always cheaper, but sometimes booking at the last minute is also cheaper. If an airline is seeking to fill an under-booked flight then you may get a great deal. But even more frequently and especially on popular routes. If you have some flexibility on plans and have no problem with the change in the airfares then you can go for a last-minute strategy.

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Manu Khandelwal

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