We couldn’t go far this year but technology has brought us armchair travel as well as news and entertainment. See how much you remember from 2020

Fake news stories about animals abounded in 2020. One tweet that went viral claimed which creatures had been spotted in the canals of Venice?

Dolphins

Otters

Sharks

Flying fish

This summer, who allegedly pitched a tent in a farmer’s field in Scotland without permission?

Michael Gove

Preeti Patel

Boris Johnson

Matt Hancock

Dominic Cummings made a surprise trip from his London home to Durham during lockdown 1. Including his eyesight-testing day trip to Barnard Castle (pictured), what was the total mileage for the trip according to Google Maps?

481 miles

531 miles

581 miles

631 miles

Which British airline, already struggling prior to the pandemic, entered into administration in March?

British Airways

easyJet

Flybe

Virgin Atlantic

Rita Ora broke two lockdown rules in November; one for throwing a birthday party, another because she should have been self-isolating anyway after returning from a private gig in which country?

Egypt

Kosovo

Dubai

Cyprus

Nemonte Nenquimo is an indigenous leader who this year won a Goldman environmental prize for saving 500,000 acres of rainforest from oil extraction. Which South American country is she from?

Brazil

Columbia

Ecuador

Peru

Sean Connery, who died in October, was the first actor to portray James Bond, in Dr No (1962). Where does most of the film’s action take place?

Cuba

Jamaica

Ibiza

Hawaii

Which of these cities is NOT closely associated with Diego Maradona, who died in November?

Bogota

Buenos Aires

Mexico City

Naples

The travel writer Jan Morris, who died this year, was a member of which of these famous teams?

The 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition by raft across the Pacific Ocean

The Ronnie Scott orchestra (on baritone sax)

The England 1966 World Cup-winning squad

The 1953 Mount Everest expedition, the first to reach the summit

Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People (and this year’s acclaimed BBC adaption) was set partly in Dublin, but lovers Marianne and Connell are originally from which Irish county?

Cork

Donegal

Kilkenny

Sligo

The Crown sees the royals flit all over the place, but which of these five places is NOT featured in the most recent series?

Australia

Monaco

Mustique

New York

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold was one of many John le Carré novels successfully adapted for the big screen. Which former country is “the cold”?

East Germany

Yugoslavia

USSR

Poland

Footage of the almost extinct asprete fish – a species believed to be around 65 million years old (making it a contemporary with the last dinosaurs) and a so-called living fossil – was filmed in a river in which European country in October?

Sweden

Cyprus

Portugal

Romania

Which city’s zoo this year saw the birth of its first elephant in 138 years?

Berlin

Tokyo

Philadelphia

Pretoria

A herd of which animal really did venture into Llandudno’s empty town centre during the first lockdown?

Friesian cows

Fallow deer

Kashmiri goats

Black Welsh mountain sheep

In Christopher Nolan’s would-be blockbuster Tenet, Russian oligarch Andrei Sator had an opulent home in which popular European location?

Monte Carlo

Lake Geneva

Costa Brava

Amalfi Coast

Monty Python’s Terry Jones directed what is perhaps the group’s most enduring work, The Life of Brian, as well as playing the protagonist’s carping mother. In which country was the film shot?

Lebanon

Tunisia

Spain

Jordan

A tribute to the NHS by Banksy went on display in a hospital earlier this year in which UK city?

Bristol

Nottingham

Southampton

Norwich

Which Greek island, made hip by Leonard Cohen and friends, is the setting for Polly Samson’s novel A Theatre for Dreamers?

Mykonos

Santorini

Crete

Hydra

Which British company, once based in the seaside resort of Margate and still with a visitor centre there, returned to profit in 2020 after a lockdown sales boom?

Mulberry

Qualcast

Hornby

Aston Martin

18 and above.

Sterling effort. You have hit travel gold

14 and above.

Getting closer to travel knowhow greatness, but yet…

7 and above.

Could do better (harsh but fair?)

0 and above.

I know we can’t go anywhere but this is ridiculous

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