This week, the Travel Talk On Twitter universe took a dive into the world of words and journeyed there and back again to bring you their favourite RTW tomes. But no matter how far we venture, #TTOT’ers will always be suckers for the classics. Give a traveller a good adventure to curl up with, be it rafting down a river with Tom Sawyer, soaring over the continents with Mister Fogg or just popping down Bag End for a cuppa, and their cockles will be well and truly warmed. So much for turning over a new leaf…
The questions this week were:
Q1. What was the book that aroused your wanderlust the most?
Q2. Guidebook or no guidebook, and why?
Q3. Which destination inspired you to read a book set in that country/city?
Q4. Writer or fictional figure of a book, whose footsteps would you want to follow and where would it lead you?
Q5. You are writing a book about your last trip – what is the title?
The ‘Cat Scot Your Tongue’ Shout Out for an icy reception.
@Ggnitaly84: I love Scotland even if I did get reamed there for saying ‘Edinburgh’ like ‘edin – burg’.
The ‘Lost Consonant’ Shout Out for disclosing those troublesome words.
@TheTravProject: Dirty little secret – I’ve never been able to finish a Bill Bryson book.
The ‘Rats The Way I Like It’ Shout Out for con-vermin our suspicions.
The ‘For Whom the Bell’s Tolls’ Shout Out for studying in Earnest.
The ‘Total Stripe Out’ Shout Out for trying to get spotted.
@vegemitevix: Where’s Wally could be fun. Not sure I could pull off the outfit though. Stripes aren’t my thing.
The ‘As-lan As You Love Me’ Shout Out because you’re likely to get stoned.
@HolidayExtras: Are you going to shout at me if I say The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? #ILoveNarnia
The ‘Female Of The Preachies’ Shout Out for being more deadly than the male.
@InAForeignLand: Ladyboys and monks? Awesome combo!
The ‘Kimono-ver To My Place’ Shout Out for Nippon naiveté.
The ‘One Flew Odour The Cuckoos Nest’ Shout Out for sly sniffs.
@TysonJopson: Screw twitter, I’m going outside to read (and secretly smell) a book.
The ‘Wave of Mutilation’ Shout Out for panging 10.
@BarefootBeachB: My last trip? It was just a little one but… “Surfboard in the Face: A New Perspective”.
The ‘Ain’t No Hopper Back Girl’ Shout Out for Antipodean insights.
@hotels4u_com: “Yes, it’s true… Kangaroos cannot jump backwards (and other factual insights)’’
The ‘Pork to Starboard’ Shout Out for Kermit-ting adultery.
And if all that book talk has got you busting for more travelling tales, curl up with one of our TOP 50 Travel Books Of All Time and escape into adventure! Don’t forget: #TTOT will be back next week at 9.30 AM and PM for a ‘Travel Fashions’ chat. Make sure you know the rules, or you can’t sit with us at lunch.