Fun Facts

14 Fun Facts to Know About the Marquesas Islands

January 13, 2018

Friends on the 2018 Viking World Cruise will be visiting Taiohae on the island of Nuka Hiva — the largest of the Marquesas Islands. We were curious to learn more about the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific Ocean that make up one part of French Polynesia. 14 Fun Facts to Know About the Marquesas Islands […]

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15 Fun Facts About Andorra

November 16, 2017

In anticipation of visiting Andorra – a new country to add to our list of Traveler’s Century Club destinations — I did a little background research on the 181-square-mile, land-locked country in Southwestern Europe’s Pyrenees mountains. 15 Interesting Facts About Andorra 1. The Principality of Andorra — as it is officially named — is the […]

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23 Fun Facts About Austin, Texas

September 27, 2017

You may know that the city of Austin, Texas likes to “Keep Things Weird.” The city’s unofficial slogan originated in 2000 when Red Wassenich, a local librarian, used the phrase when he called in to a local radio show. Here are 23 other interesting tidbits about Texas’ fourth largest city, behind Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. […]

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18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland)

May 21, 2017

In anticipation of an upcoming trip to Amsterdam, we wanted to learn a little more background about the Netherlands, also commonly referred to as Holland. 18 Interesting Facts to Know About The Netherlands (aka Holland) 1. The Netherlands is a densely populated country of 17 million people located in Western Europe with three island territories in the […]

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