Traveling may not be for everyone’s taste, but for anyone who loves to travel, you’ll get an understanding on how much it can change someone’s life. As they say the world is your oyster and wanderlusters pretty much know this to be true. You may know the names of various landmarks around the globe, but there are tons of vague facts that only a few have heard.
YEARS OF SLEEP IN VEGAS
If you’ve travelled to Las Vegas, then you definitely know that clocks are non-existent in the casinos there and it is the home to 25 of the biggest hotels in the world. But this Sin City has a lot of secret facts, like it will take at least 288 years to spend just one night in every hotel room in Vegas.
FLY ALMOST ANYWHERE IN THE US
USA makes it easy to fly just about anywhere in the world housing one-third of the world’s total number of airports.
SINKING MEXICO CITY
Mexico City is a huge metropolis that is actually sinking at a rate of 10cms each year, which is very alarming. This is 10 times faster than the rate of sinking of Venice. Because of this, there are pavements have cracked, buildings have slanted and unsteady steps are just about everywhere.
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the US from France, a fact that any history buff will know. This famous New York landmark is a reminder of the friendship between the French and the Americans which aids in the US to attain its freedom. But did you know that this magnificent statue was originally intended to be used as a lighthouse? But after 16 years of serving as a warning to passing boats, it was retired and is now one of the world’s most iconic tourist attractions.
EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT LANDMARKS
Mother Nature can be a destructive force and can put a lot of strain on buildings and landmarks all over the globe with its tsunamis, strong winds and even the fierce heat of the sun. But nothing can compare to the strain on the foundations of an attraction than an earthquake. This is the main reason why Machu Picchu was built to withstand earthquakes. The stones on this are positioned where they will fall back into place after the rocking from the earthquake has subsided, making it one of the most well-known landmarks in the world that is earthquake proof.
OTHER FUN FACTS
You might not also know it but France is the most visited place in the world, Libya is composed of a massive 99% desert and Canada is houses more than three million lakes. The world is full of unique and interesting things to see and if you want to experience them all for yourself , then now is the time to do it.