Statue of Alexander the Great, Skopje
Ever experienced some difficulty pronouncing some travel destinations? Or entered a cab and proudly declaring the name of the tourist attraction to the taxi driver, thinking you had gotten the name spot-on, only to see the driver stare at you blankly? Well, you are not alone!
Here’s a guide to some of the world’s toughest and commonly mispronounced destinations.
Save your blushes!
Eyjafjallajokull, Volcano in Iceland
Chao Phraya River, River in Bangkok, Thailand
Wrong: Chow fra-ya
Right: Chow prah-yah
Park Guell, Park in Catalonia, Spain
Wrong: Park ju-wel
Right: Park gwe-el
Louvre, Museum in France
Machu Picchu, Citadel in Peru
Wrong: Mar-chu pii-chhu
Right: Mat-choo pee-koo