The Wanderlust big travel quiz of the year 2023

Where will you find the UNESCO-listed Bale Mountains? What museum reopened in Belfast? Where does Eva Longoria search for in her TV series? It’s time to test your travel knowledge from the past year…

(Apple TV)
1

Apple TV’s ‘The Reluctant Traveler’ saw which Canadian comic actor and Schitt’s Creek star visit some of the world’s most remarkable hotels?

(Shutterstock)
2

Which Australian icon marked 50 years since it first opened in October?

(Shutterstock)
3

This royal museum finally opened – 25 years after it was initially conceived – in which capital city in June?

(Shutterstock)
4

Which of the following cities wasn’t a European Capital of Culture in 2023?

(Shutterstock)
5

Bale Mountains National Park was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in September. In which African country will you find it?

(Shutterstock)
6

This new national park (pictured) opened in October to protect a rare superbloom in the world’s driest desert. In which South American country can you find it?

(Shutterstock)
7

This year celebrated half a century since the launch of the successful conservation initiative Project Tiger. In which country is it found?

(Shutterstock)
8

Which Viennese landmark celebrated its 300th anniversary this year?

(Shutterstock)
9

Which South American city is home to Central, named the World’s Best Restaurant in June?

(Shutterstock)
10

The largest ever retrospective of which Dutch artist opened in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum back in February?

(Shutterstock)
11

Which of the following practises was not recognised by UNESCO’s 2023 Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December?

(Shutterstock)
12

Which country halved the daily ‘sustainable development fee’ that visitors have to pay from 1 September 2023?

(Shutterstock)
13

In 2024, actress Eva Longoria starred in a TV travel series in which she was ‘Searching for…’ which Latin American country?

(Shutterstock)
14

A new direct train opened in Italy this summer between Rome and which ancient site?

(Shutterstock)
15

August celebrations marked 60 years since Martin Luther King uttered his famous ‘I have a dream…’ speech during a civil rights march on which US city?

(Shutterstock)
16

From which of the following continents was 2023’s ‘Ring of Fire’ annular solar eclipse visible?

(Shutterstock)
17

Lava peepers flocked to which country in July and August following major volcanic eruptions?

(Shutterstock)
18

June saw the launch of the first direct flight between London and Kentucky, USA, home to the birthplace (and National Historical Park) of which US president?

(Shutterstock)
19

In August, which European country became the first to trial the use of digital passports among its citizens?

(Shutterstock)
20

A major museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland, reopened in March after a £4.5 million renovation. It explores the story of which famous ship?