One does not simply walk into #TTOT unprepared. Though if one does, one must learn the ways of the Travel Talk On Twitter universe very quickly indeed. Today, pupils around the world got schooled in the ways of the enduring adventurer, taking in (re)commendations, epic fails and even a few tests of mental acuity. All in all, we think we’ve learned a little something from our own mistakes and experiences….as well as everyone else’s. That’ll teach us to copy people’s homework now, won’t it?
The questions this week were:
Q1. Is it better to plan your trip ahead of time or “go with the flow”? Thoughts?
Q2. What have you learnt from a surprise travel experience?
Q3. What place did you have low expectations for but turned out to be a highlight of your travels?
Q4. What’s the one surprise you can do without whilst traveling?
Q5. Ever had an unpleasant travel surprise that, in hindsight, you’re glad happened?
The ‘Bippity Boppity Who?’ Shout Out for crossing into unknown territory.
@NomadNaomi: If you stand out and come across a baptism in a small town, you might just suddenly be made godmother.
The ‘Our Farter Who Art in Heaven’ Shout Out for feeling the presence of the Holy Gust.
@lauraexplorer89: Someone once told me that turbulence was God farting. Nice.
The ‘Forrest Grump’ Shout Out for falling on Hershy times.
@FraserApartment: Life is not like a box of chocolates because if it were, we would have all melted in the hot sun.
The ‘Ho Chi Minging’ Shout Out for hopping aboard the No.1.
@veeeenr: Waking up to find a Vietnamese man urinating on me. Definitely not the best bus journey of my life.
The ‘Try The Canopies, They’re Delicious’ Shout Out for munching on mini-morsels.
@hotels4u_com: Yup… Green ants taste great. Who knew that such delicious food could be found walking through rainforest!
The ‘Lost The Plot’ Shout Out for routing out the problem.
@TysonJopson: Have a plan, but then forget about it entirely.
The ‘Dye Of Embarrassment’ Shout Out for being suited and booted…from any further activities.
@TNTTravelShow: [Learnt] Not to pee in a hired wetsuit on holiday… won’t say what the surprise was.
The ‘Chugging Along Nicely’ Shout Out for pint-sized plans.
@SarahDuff: Plan beer stops and train rides. Otherwise go with the flow.
The ‘Clap Your Hands and Say Yaaaarrggh!’ Shout Out for cante-ing yourself lucky.
@WanderfulWorld1: Getting caught up in a riot when I’ve just innocently walked out of a flamenco performance.
The ‘He’ll Taurus Apart!’ Shout Out for steering clear.
@secret_escapes: Bulls don’t always want to kill you – they just look like they do.
The ‘Real Spain in the Neck’ Shout Out for hitting Amnesia far too early on.
@MalloryOnTravel: Hit by a jet ski while snorkelling in Ibiza…..knocked a bit of sense into me.
The ‘Flying Without Winds’ Shout Out for smelling what the cockpit’s been cooking.
Surprise! Surprise! There will be another sterling round of #TTOT at the same time next week, so get lost in a good book and join in at 10.30AM and PM (GMT) for next week’s topic: Travel Literature.