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I came across this article and thought it was worth a share! As we are all travel enthusiasts here at Blue Wave this one is quite relevant – and also shocking as the number one googled where is question asked by Aussies is….

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The Big Banana: It’s in NSW. Along with a few other things…

1. Where is NSW?

NSW (or New South Wales, if you want to know what it stands for too) is an Australian state, situated on the east coast and bordered by Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south and South Australia to the west. It’s Australia’s largest state by population. You may have even heard of such landmarks as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and the Big Banana – all of these are located within NSW.

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Brussels’ tiny Manneken Pis is the city’s biggest attraction.




2. Where is Brussels?

Brussels is Belgium’s capital city, and it’s is located in central Belgium, a western European country which shares borders with the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. From Paris, it takes less than 1.5 hours to reach Brussels by train. Its most famous landmark? The Manneken Pis, a tiny statue of a boy peeing into a fountain.

3. Where is my phone?

We know it’s not technically a destination, but sadly, we’ve all been there. We recommend setting up Find My iPhone. or Find my mobile.

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Overwater bungalows at the Intercontinental Picture: David Kirkland / Kirklandphotos.com

4. Where is Bora Bora?

Somewhere between heaven and paradise, right? To be more exact, Bora Bora is in the South Pacific, roughly halfway between Australia’s eastern states and the west coast of the US. Bora Bora is one of the Leeward Islands, a coral-reef surrounded archipelago which is part of the Society Islands, which is in turn part of French Polynesia.

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Party central: Carnival dancers at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Picture: Getty




5. Where is Rio?

Rio de Janeiro – or Rio to those who can’t be bothered trying to spell its full name – is Brazil’s biggest city. It’s located on the Atlantic coast of southeastern Brazil, South America’s biggest country. You may know it as the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games, for its beaches including Copacabana and Ipanema, or as the host of the annual Carnival, one of the world’s most colourful festivals.

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Flamin’ galah, it’s Palm Beach! Picture: Bob Barker

6. Where is Home and Away filmed?

Duh, in Summer Bay, of course. Actually, you’ll find the backdrop for the Australian soap opera on Palm Beach, one of Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches. Located about an hour’s drive from the CBD, it’s accessible by bus or you can take a Flamin’ Galah tour. Bonus tip: If your next question is where to find Erinsborough, here’s the hot tip – the real-life Ramsay Street is Pin Oak Court, in the Melbourne suburb of Vermont South, and you can see it on an official Neighbours tour.


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The spectacular Blue Lagoon on the island of Comino is one of Malta’s top attractions.


7. Where is Malta?

Malta is small island nation in the centre of Mediterranean, in Europe. The archipelago covers 316sq km, making it one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries. Its attractions include beaches, historic sites in the capital Valletta and the stunning Blue Lagoon.



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A snorkeller gets up close with the wildlife on the Great Barrier Reef. Picture: Calypso Productions

8. Where is the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef marine park stretches 3000km along the Queensland coast, from near the southern coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the northern tip of Cape York. It’s so big and spectacular that it’s the only living thing on earth visible from space. Basically, you can’t miss it.


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There it is! The location of Perth, WA, has been perplexing Google users for years.



9. Where is Perth?

C’mon Aussies, you can do better. This one topped the list of most Googled travel questions back in 2013, so you’d think we’d have worked it out by now. Situated on Australia’s southwestern coast, on the Swan River, Perth is the state capital of Western Australia. We’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and point out that perhaps there was a different Perth you were looking for, such as Perth, Scotland.


Which way to Everest? Picture: iStock

10. Where is Mount Everest?

You’ll find the highest mountain on Earth on the border between Nepal and Tibet in the Himalayan Mountains in Asia. Adventurous types who want to join the surge of touristsheaded for Mt Everest will need to travel via Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, to Lukla where most base camp treks begin.


Thanks escape.com.au for this little insite 🙂