Oh Father, it has been but seven days since our last confession…or to put it more accurately, our last delightful dip into the wicked world of Travel Talk On Twitter, but little did we know the kind of debauched admissions that would come out of the mouths of the #TTOT community this week. From pilfering the free shampoo to getting caught short with their trousers down, seems we’ve got enough proof from this session to put some of these chaps in the clink for an evening or two! But heck, we ain’t no snitch…so we’ll just immortalise your sins for the world to see.
The questions this week were:
Q1. Tell us your biggest cultural faux-pas!
Q2. What’s the most ‘touristy’ thing you’ve ever done…and loved?
Q3. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said while trying to speak a foreign language?
Q4. What kind of food have you tried during your travels that you wouldn’t recommend anyone to try?
Q5. Have you hated a destination that everyone else loves? Where and why?
The ‘Clearly a Raging Cyclepath’ Shout Out for getting bummed out.
@biggsy321: Draped in a Union Jack to watch the Tour de France I was spat at by a tramp on the French underground!
The ‘Tourist Inflammation’ Shout Out for sticking out like a sore thumb.
@beatthebrochure: Walked around a Laos temple wearing a $1 Laos football shirt and Bermuda shorts, eating an ice lolly covered in sun cream #fittingin
The ‘Silly Pucker’ Shout Out for double trouble.
@seekandhide_in: I always forget to kiss both cheeks in some countries and move away after the first kiss making other person look like an idiot.
The ‘It’s A Trapp!’ Shout Out for putting on a show.
@ooharradventure: Singing “The Hills Are Alive” at top of voice up mountain only to discover apres ski bar behind me full of Austrians and Germans.
The ‘Finnish Him’ Shout Out for getting that Helsinkin’ feeling.
@qualityhunters: To meet and to kill sound quite close in Finnish. Tourists be careful.
The ‘Never Squeak To Us Again’ Shout Out for rodent rumination.
@AirparksUK: We can guarantee that guinea pig was a bad choice!
The ‘From The Mouths of Babes’ Shout Out for Dublin your chances.
@roniweiss: Irish kids got me to ask “Are you easy?” to a female bartender, claiming it was “How are you?” Her response: “No, I’m married.”
The ‘Coo Coo Ca Chew’ Shout Out because we’re not sure we want to imagine that.
@ChargePH: Those massive fried beatles.
The ‘Fruits De La MEEERRRGHH’ Shout Out for your pearls of wisdom.
@Travel_Rich: Oysters. Unless you like the feeling of having snot in your mouth. I judge no one.
The ‘Oh The Human-eat-y!’ Shout Out for perplexing parlance.
@FRentals_en: Confusing ‘’I have lots of women” (j’ai beaucoup de femmes”) instead of “I’m very hungry” (“J’ai tr’es faim”).
The ‘Durian For A Real Shock’ Shout Out for raising awareness.
@allmillionpcs: Okay, I’ll keep my eye on it once I get there. But how can a fruit be that bad?
The ‘Weight Watchers’ Shout Out for peeking too early.
@LaurenKRayner: And save the eyeballs for last.
If all that nonsense has got you wanting more from the incredible world of #TTOT, don’t forget to join us – and the RTW travel community – every Tuesday at 10.30 (AM and PM)! Next week’s topic: ROAD TRIP TRAVEL! Why not swot up in advance with Four Of The World’s Most Epic Road Trips?