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…

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

The Yukon

Alberta

British Columbia

Alaska

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

Namibia

Eritrea

Djibouti

Seychelles

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

Arrecife

Palma

Eivissa

Mahón

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

Ho Chi Minh City

Kuala Lumpur

Bangkok

Vientiane

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

Norway

Finland

Iceland

Greenland

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

The Philippines

Peru

El Salvador

Spain

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…

Lavender

Poppies

Tulips

Daffodils

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

Ushuaia

Punta Arenas

Aberdeen

Trondheim

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

Buckingham Palace

Kensington Palace

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Blenheim Palace

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

Saba Milkfish Museum

Cup Noodle Museum

Fire Safety Museum

High-Heel Church

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

Lotus Temple

India Gate

Taj Mahal

Hawa Mahal

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

Greece

Sweden

Netherlands

Denmark

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