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The name "Argentina" comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The original European settlers believed the country was full of silver, and a legend existed about a mountain made of silver in Argentina that reached Spain in 1524.
Is the only country outside Wales to speak Welsh.
Pope Francis, the current and 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, is a native of Argentina and the first non-European chosen to serve in that office. He once worked as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires.
Argentine Quirino Cristiani created the very first animated film in the world, El Apóstol, in 1917. The film was 70 minutes long and had over 58,000 frames.
Argentina was the first country in Latin or South America to legalize same-sex marriage, in 2010.
In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.
Officials in current Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi's hometown of Rosario have banned parents from naming their children "Messi" because they said it would lead to too much mass confusion.
The Tango originated in the slaughterhouse district of Buenos Aires around the end of the 19th century. Sometimes described as "making love in a vertical position," it was thought to originally be a dance for men. When the two men danced together, it resembled a duel.
Argentinians will proudly tell you that Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires is the widest road in the world. The road boasts 7 lanes of traffic on each side and crossing the street is no mean feat!
  • Amazing Argentina
  • Buenos Aires
  • Cape Horn and Patagonia
  • Valdes Peninsula
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National Dish: Whilst many countries will align Argentina with phenomenal steaks, the national dish of Argentina is actually widely recognised as asados. Traditional asados must feature a variety of barbecued meats, mollejas (sweet bread) and be sure to try the morcilla (a blood sausage) too!
Empanadas are easy to find in Argentina, being sold in gas stations to convenience stores, as street food and in restaurants. With so many options before you even consider the variety of fillings, where will you start?!
Argentine Peso
Hello O-La
Goodbye A-dyos
Asking for Directions/Where is? Don-day-es-ta...
Please Por fa-vor
Thank you Mu-chas grath-yas
Petrol/Gasoline Gas-oh-lee-na
Credit Card Tar-hay-ta-di-cred-ee-toh
The biggest property in Australia is bigger than Belgium.
More than 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coast.
In 1892, a group of 200 Australians unhappy with the government tried to start an offshoot colony in Paraguay to be called 'New Australia'.
Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote (New Zealand was first).
Each week, 70 tourists overstay their visas.
Australia is very sparsely populated: The UK has 248.25 persons per square kilometre, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per square kilometre.
Melbourne has the world's largest Greek population outside of Athens.
Australia's Highway 1 is the second longest road in the world and more than a million people will use the highway in any given day.
  • The Great South-West Edge
  • Adelaide-Darwin
  • Brisbane to Melbourne
  • Sydney to Cairns
  • The Coral Coast Itinerary
  • South West Trail Itinerary
  • West Kimberley Coast and Gorges Itinerary
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National Dish: A recent survey by results in the Australian public voting 'Meat Pies' as their national dish. However, many Australians would argue that barbecued food is more iconic, and perhaps that's the most stereotyped food, too. There is, however, much more to the Australian foodie landscape than you might first realise.
The Aussies love Vegemite, lamingtons, pavlova and Tim Tams; they're also known for a well-developed health-food scene so you can expect to find colourful cafes filled with avocado, acai bowls, smoothies and clean eating.
Australian Dollar
Hello G'day
Are you being serious? Fair dinkum?
A long way away Back of Bourke
Pay on credit card Put it on the Never Never
Afternoon Arvo
City Big smoke
Stuck in the mud in your car Bogged
Very good Bonza
Toilet Dunny
Hit the road Hit the frog and Toad
The Apology Act was passed in 2009 to make apologies inadmissible in court. This is a result of Canada's frequent use of the word "sorry", so it means that any apologies are merely an expression of sympathy or regret, rather than an admission of guilt or fault. Only in Canada, eh?
Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world. In fact, if you were to walk around the country (without sleeping, eating, or resting), it would take roughly four and a half years.
Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! in Quebec is the only place in the world to have not one, but two exclamation marks in the name. In the 17th century, "ha ha" was the word for unexpected obstacles, and in the case of this town, the obstacle was Lake Témiscouata.
The population is roughly 36 million. It's the second largest country in the world, but only 0.5% of the world's population reside in Canada.
And if you didn't think Canada could get any more weird or wonderful, Nanaimo in British Columbia hosts an annual aquatic bathtub race every year. Amazing!
The Trans-Canada highway was opened in 1962 and connects 10 provinces.
  • BC and the Canadian Rockies
  • Niagara and the Great Lakes
  • Nova Scotia
  • Yukon and Alaska
  • Alberta's National Park
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National Dish: Poutine - originating in Quebec this unique dish is a mix of French fries, cheese curds and topped with gravy.
It's hard to imagine a dish with chips, cheese and gravy but this is somewhat of a national treasure in Canada. If you're not convinced, there's plenty of other foods to try. Yes, there is a lot of cross over with popular American food while you're there, opt for some Canadian classics such as butter tarts, bannock and lobster rolls caught straight out of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Canadian Dollar
Huh? Eh?
Coffee with double milk and double sugar Double double
Canadian Canuck
Kilometer Klick
Queue Lineup
A 375ml bottle of alcohol Mickey
Turn left Hang a Larry
Turn right Hang a Roger
Non dairy creamer Whitener
Corner store Dep
In Japanese, the name "Japan" is Nihon or Nippon, which means "Land of the Rising Sun." It was once believed that Japan was the first country to see the sun rise in the East in the morning.
Japan consists of over 6,800 islands.
Home to 33 million people, the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area is the largest populated metropolitan region in the world.
The Japanese eat more fish than any other people in the world, about 17 million tons per year. Japan is the world's largest importer of seafood, with shrimp comprising about one third of the total, about four million tons a year. More than 20% of Japanese protein is obtained through fish and fish products.
Japan has around 5.5 million vending machines with one on almost every street corner. There are vending machines that sell beer, hot and cold canned coffee, cigarettes, wine, condoms, comic books, hot dogs, light bulbs, bags of rice, toilet paper, umbrellas, fish bait, fresh eggs, porn magazines, and even used women's underwear.
Anime, or animated Japanese films and television shows, account for 60% of the world's animation-based entertainment. Animation is so successful in Japan that there are almost 130 voice-acting schools in the country.
Japan and Russia still haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to a dispute over the Kuril Islands.
In Japan, Kentucky Fried Chicken is a typical Christmas Eve feast.
The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
Baseball is the most popular sport in Japan. Known as yakyu, it was introduced to Japan by an American teacher named Horace Wilson. The first game was played in Japan in 1873 at Tokyo University. Japan has two professional baseball leagues, the Pacific and Central. The game is so popular that even high school games are broadcast on national TV.
You could be forgiven for thinking something is wrong on first look at the Eshima Oshashi bridge. Its stark elevation means that many who have driven across it have linked the experience to riding a rollercoaster!
  • Land of the Rising Sun
  • Tokyo to Mount Fuji
  • Tokyo to Kyoto
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National Dish: Sukiyaki or Sushi.
Many of the top sushi locations can be found in the most unexpected of places when you visit Japan. If you can find one of the many hidden gems then you can get outstanding value, fantastic sushi and a range of great options.
Japanese Yen
Hello Konnichiwa
Goodbye Jaa mata
Asking for Directions/Where is? Hōkō-sei o motomete
Please Onegai shimasu
Thank you Arigatou gozaimasu
Petrol Station Ga-so-rin su-tan-do
Petrol/Gasoline (Regular) Re-gyu-raa
Petrol/Gasoline (Diesel) Kei-yu
Credit Card Ku-re-jitto kaado
The kea, a bird native to NZ, is known for pulling windscreen wipers off cars and eating the strips of rubber from windows.
No part of the country is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea.
New Zealand has more Scottish pipe bands per capita than any other country in the world.
Organised commercial bungee jumping first began in New Zealand.
New Zealand is home to the giant weta, the heaviest insect in the world. It is heavier than a sparrow and looks like a giant cockroach.
The SH1 runs through both islands, but is not the longest highway in New Zealand. The longest single highway is SH6 which is 1,162 km from end to end.
  • Land of the Long White Cloud
  • New Zealand Highlights
  • New Zealand - Island of Adventure
  • North Island
  • North and South Islands
  • South Island
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National Dish: Fish and Chips are the iconic takeaway of a real New Zealand experience. Meat pies, lamb and pavlova are also very popular contenders. However, fish and chips are the clear winner and you can expect to choose between exotic choices such as hoki, blue warehou, and even elephant fish!
Try heading down to the fish market and you can ensure you get the freshest fish and a surprisingly healthy version of New Zealand's favourite food!
New Zealand Dollar
Hello Kia Ora (Maori)
Goodbye Haere Mai (Maori)
Flip flops Jandals
Far away The wops
Food Kai
Crowded Chocka block
My car broke down My car carked it
She's hilarious She's such a dag
A sandwich A sammie
A long drive Tiki tour
South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup!
South Africa's drinking water is rated 3rd best in the world for being "safe and ready to drink".
South African brewery SABMiller ranks - by volume - as the largest brewing company in the world. Saffers love their beer... but the real reason the brewery is so big? SABMiller also supplies up to 50% of China's beer.
South Africa is extremely rich in mining and minerals and considered the world's leader with nearly 90% of all the platinum metals on earth and around 41% of all the world's Gold!
South Africa is home to the oldest meteor scar in the world - the Vredefort Dome in a town called Parys. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Karoo region in the Western Cape is home to some of the best fossils of early dinosaurs. In fact, it is estimated that some 80% of the mammalian fossils found to date were found in the Karoo.
Can you think of any other place in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived on the same street? Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had houses on Vilakazi Street in Soweto.
A parking spot in Cape Town was recently sold for 1 Million (nearly 60k GBP).
There is a growing trend in South Africa for people selling their cars in exchange for bitcoin.
  • Southern African Discovery
  • South African Safari
  • The Garden Route
  • Kruger and The Battlefields
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National Dish: Bobotie is a traditional South African dish that cannot easily be found outside of the country. A blend of spiced, curried meats are baked with eggs and fruit to create a unique dish that you just have to try when visiting the country.
You might just fall in love with the authentic food on offer, but with multiple options including a deli, a homestead restaurant and the farmshop you'll have plenty of reasons to go back for more and to try something new.
Hello Hallo
Goodbye Tot-si-enz
Please Ass-a-bleef
Thank you Dan-key
Petrol Station Pet-roll-staz-ee
Petrol/Gasoline Pet-Roll
Credit Card Kred-eet-cart
Sri Lanka was first colonised by the Portuguese in 1505, then the Dutch in 1658 and then the British in 1796. Finally, the country gained full independence in 1948.
Sri Lanka used to be called Ceylon which is a transliteration of Ceilao, the name of the country under the island's first colonial rulers, Portugal. It changed its name to Sri Lanka when it became a republic in 1972.
The oldest living tree known to be planted by man is in Sri Lanka. Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura has been tended continuously for over 2,000 years. It was grown from a cutting brought from Bodh Gaya in India, the tree under which Buddha is said to have found enlightenment.
The world's first female prime minister was Sri Lankan. In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the sixth Prime Minister of Ceylon and the world's first female prime minister.
Because of its unique shape and position to the south of India, Sri Lanka is known as the 'Teardrop of India'.
Lipton Tea was founded in Sri Lanka. In 1890, Glasgow-born grocer Sir Thomas Lipton purchased 5,500 acres of the Dambatenne Tea Plantation in Ceylon's high country and began exporting it directly to his shops in the UK.
Sri Lanka was the ancient world's leading producer and exporter of cinnamon, shipping the spice as far as Rome. Today, it remains the third largest producer behind Indonesia and China.
Lord Montagu, founder of the Beaulieu Motor Museum (UK) visited Sri Lanka in 1964 to drive the 'worlds oldest car'. The car was manufactured in 1902, was chain-driven and only had 2 seats.
  • Splendours of Sri Lanka
  • Highlights of Sri Lanka
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National Dish: Kothu Roti is a mix of bread, vegetables, eggs, meat and a delicious blend of herbs and spices. When you buy Kothu Roti in Sri Lanka be prepared for an especially spicy dish!
Sri Lanka is a country that loves its food and takeaway snacks on the move are undeniably popular and outrageously good value for money.
Vegetarian varieties of kothu are popular in Sri Lanka and are often even spicier than meat or fish-based versions, so if you can handle the spice we'd thoroughly recommend giving Kothu Roti a try!
Sri Lanka Rupee
Hello āyaubaeāvana
Goodbye āyaubaeāvana
Asking for Directions/Where is? koheda
Please karauṇaākara
Thank you obaṭa satautaiyai
Petrol Station inadhana pairavaumahala
Petrol/Gasoline paeṭarala
Credit Card ṇayavara pata
Hello Halo!
Goodbye Ācīrvatittal
Asking for Directions/Where is? Eṅkē irukkiṟatu
Please Makiḻvi
Thank you Nanri
Petrol Station Peṭrōl nilaiyam
Petrol/Gasoline Petrol
Credit Card Kaṭaṉ aṭṭai
More people live in New York City than 40 of the states.
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover both North and South America in 1 foot of water.
In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for about 2 cents per acre.
There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.
Route 20 runs from coast to coast and is 5,415km long.
The Pan-American Highway holds the title of the world's longest road according to the Guinness Book of Records. From end to end it is 48,000 kms long.
  • Western Adventure
  • Rhythms of the Deep South
  • New York and New England
  • Florida's Beaches and the Keys
  • Great Lakes
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National Dish: Hamburger (or Cheeseburger) - we could have picked many dishes that truly represent America but the most iconic is the classic hamburger. You'll find one of these on most corners in the US, stacked high with cheese (the Philadelphia) or weighed down by bacon, gherkins and many other toppings, America usually goes big with fast food.
You won't have to live on fast food if you visit America, though. They're also known for bagels, pizza, barbecue, chowder and for dessert, there's of course apple pie.
US Dollar
Pavement Sidewalk
Bum bag Fanny pack
Road Highway
Biscuits Cookies
Similar to scones Biscuits
1 dollar A buck
Have a chat Shoot the breeze
Car Park Parking Lot
Bin Trash
Petrol Gas