Now boarding! It’s the travel quiz Christmas special 2018

There’s an unlimited baggage allowance with our bumper quiz about international travellers, flags, travel-related song lyrics and more

Who caught the Marrakesh Express in 1969?

Joni Mitchell

Bob Dylan

The Rolling Stones

Crosby, Stills and Nash

Pink Floyd

Which American soft-rockers blessed the rains down in Africa?

Boston

Toto

Foreigner

Chicago

Hall & Oates

Tony Christie and Peter Kay both wanted to go to Amarillo, but where is it?

Mallorca

Bolton

Texas

California

Andalucía

Where will Duke Ellington’s A Train take you?

Manhattan

Brooklyn

Harlem

Central Park

Staten Island

Which of these places is NOT name-checked in Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ globetrotting hit, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick?

Borneo

Bogotá

Bombay

Bordeaux

What is the world’s largest landlocked country?

Sudan

Kazakhstan

Mongolia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bolivia

Which is the world’s largest desert?

Gobi

Sahara

Patagonian

Antarctica

Siberian

In October, the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge opened in which country?

China

Russia

US

Japan

Norway

Which of these countries is largest in area?

Australia

US (excluding Alaska)

India

Brazil

Kazakhstan

Which is the second-longest river in Asia, after the Yangtse?

Mekong

Yellow

Ganges

Indus

Lena

This is the world’s only non-quadrilateral national flag, of which country?

Oman

Myanmar

Nepal

North Korea

Honduras

Which US state’s flag is the only one to feature the Union Jack?

Georgia

New Hampshire

Hawaii

Alaska

Wisconsin

This is the flag of which island?

Isle of Man

Sicily

Canvey Island

Prince Edward Island

Trinidad

This is the flag of which country?

Cambodia

Brunei

Wales

Sri Lanka

Bhutan

Which country flies the oldest continuously used national flag?

Denmark

Portugal

Latvia

Scotland

Greece

Who said, “The Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life” ?

Michael Palin

Anthony Bourdain

Jay Rayner

Christopher Columbus

Nigella Lawson

Where was Charles Dickens thinking of when he wrote, in 1842, “It would be hard for a man to stand nearer to God than he does there”?

Niagara Falls

The Lake District

Mont Blanc

Venice

Greenwich Park

Who said: “There are two seasons in Scotland: June and winter”

Queen Victoria

AA Gill

Billy Connolly

Robbie Burns

A L Kennedy

Where was Jan Morris talking about when she said, “It is a cauldron, seething, hissing, hooting, arguing, enmeshed in a labyrinth of tunnels and flyovers, with those skyscrapers erupting everywhere into view”?

Manhattan

Hong Kong

Tokyo

Mumbai

Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham

Who said: “The one phrase imperative to know in any foreign language is ‘My friend will pay’?”

Eddie Izzard

Dame Edna Everage

Oscar Wilde

Alan Whicker

John Simpson

16 and above.

A (suit)case of congratulations to you, you travel hero you!

8 and above.

Good … but a little short of travel quizzing greatness. Swotting required

0 and above.

Oh, it’s all gone a bit travel turkey hasn’t it?

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