Anniversary special quiz: How well do you know retro travel?

We take you back 30 years to when Wanderlust first launched. But 1993 wasn’t just a big year for us; take our retro quiz to see how well you know your travel history…


1. The Pacific Crest Trail (4,265km) was finished in 1993. It runs between California and which other region?


2. Which African country formally gained independence on 24 May 1993?


3. Menorca marked its 30th anniversary as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2023. What is the island’s capital?


4. The Eastern and Oriental Express made its first rail journey between Singapore and which other city in 1993?


5. This waterside Nordic opera house celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023. Where is it?


6. Buried beneath an eruption in circa 600 AD, Joya de Cerén (pictured) gained World Heritage status in 1993. In which country is it?


7. The TV adaptation of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence caused Brits to flock to south-east France in 1993. The area is known for its fields of…


8. The 100th anniversary of the first-ever polar pleasure cruise was in 1993. From which port did it sail?


9. Which British palace opened to visitors for the first time in 1993?


10. Taiwan’s Museum of Drinking Water (pictured) first opened in 1993. Which of the following isn’t in Taiwan?


11. Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb (pictured) became a World Heritage site in 1993. Its design famously inspired which building?


12. Which of the following was not a member of the European Union when the Maastricht Treaty came into force in 1993?