Test your travel knowledge

Published December 19th, 2012

Think you know your Macaus from your Malaysias. The difference between Aruba and Antigua?  From the world's famous waterfalls, to colourful palaces, beach cities and more, here we put your travel knowledge to the test with a quiz that will separate the tourists from the travellers. Got what it takes to put your high school geography teacher to shame? Take our quiz and level the score.


Cape Town, South Africa

 1. Known by locals as the ‘Mother City’ of my country, my natural beauty has earned me the reputation as one of the best beach cities in the world. But be careful in the deep end – sharks love my waters almost as much as tourists do.  Which city am I?


a)      Sydney, Australia

b)      Cape Town, South Africa

c)       Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

d)      Split, Croatia


Panorama of Stockholm, Sweden2. A colourful cruise city with some of the freshest air and water in Europe, I am home to one of the world’s favourite furniture stores and almost as many museums as New York.  Which city am I?

a)      Vienna, Austria

b)      Helsinki, Finland

c)       Budapest, Hungary

d)      Stockholm, Sweden



3. A colourful palace dating back to the Middle Ages, I am a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the ‘seven wonders’ of my country. What is my name and where am I from?


a)      Al Alam Palace, Oman

b)      Royal Palace, Morocco

c)      Pena National Palace, Portugal

d)      Palace of Winds, India


Argentina Iguasu Falls

4. Measuring 2.7 kilometres wide with 82 metres at my longest, I have the second-highest average annual flow of any waterfall in the world. My location, straddling a boarder of two countries, offers travellers two vantage points from either side. Which famous waterfall am I?

a)      Niagara Falls

b)      Iguazu Falls

c)       Victoria Falls

d)      Boyoma Falls


Boracay Beach in the Philippines

5. I am a pristine beach island beloved for its white sand, street food and lack of taxis. While most come to enjoy a laidback holiday of snorkelling and seafood, some thrill seekers can’t resist our famous cliff diving – not for the faint hearted! What Island am I?

a)      Boracay, Philippines

b)      Bali, Indonesia

c)      Phuket, Thailand

d)      Langkawi, Malaysia



1 - b, 2 - d, 3 - c, 4 - b, 5 - a


Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.