Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas.

Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas. Its founding dates back to 1325 under the Aztecs. It later became the capital of New Spain in the 16th century and has remained the country’s capital since independence.

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon

The origins of Brazil’s name

Brazil gets its name from the Brazilwood tree, not the Brazil nut. In Portuguese brazilwood is called pau-brasil. Brasil refers to the wood’s colour and comes from the Latin word brasa which means ember.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

The largest landlocked country in the world

The largest landlocked country in the world is Kazakhstan. The Asian nation has an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres. It may not have a coast, but at least one of its borders is on the Caspian Sea.