Posts Tagged “Vienna”

Mad about the globe

As you may know, I’m on a mission to visit every country on Earth. The counter is up to 164, which means I have 30 countries to go. This probably explains…

You Vee Double-You Ex Why Zzzzz

All things must come to an end, and the alphabet is certainly no exception. In the last blog of this series, we’ll be taking a look at the origin of city names starting with the letters U (0), V (3), W (3), X (1), Y (0) and Z (1). By popular demand, I’ll once again be assisted by my daughter Gaia and her friend Jehanne who are both twelve and Dutch and therefore come up with some surprising answers when they hear the English place names. They also asked me to tell KLM that they think it is sad that some letters have zero destinations, while others have lots. K (9), L (10) and M (12), for instance.…