There are a few times in the life of a #TTOT’er when they know they have done something truly spectacular. Something out of this world unordinary. Or something so entirely stomach churning that they simply need to share it with everyone else. Luckily, the Travel Talk on Twitter universe offers an outlet for such stories, and while we were more than excited to hear accounts of unparalleled beauty and relive tales of worldly wonder, we got a little caught up in trying to figure out why on earth anyone would eat monkey brains. Unless you wanted to be Indiana Jones…which is more than understandable.
The questions this week were:
Q1. Where was your most unique travel experience?
Q2. What was your most unique culinary experience while traveling?
Q3. How did an ordinary experience get converted into a unique one?
Q4. Share a photo from one of your most unique experiences. Go!
Q5. A unique experience that changed the way you travel?
The ‘Trotter Lot Of People Know That’ Shout Out for being told porkies.
@Helen_Elfer: My most unique travel experience was eating deep fried pig knuckle by mistake in Shanghai. Didn’t taste bad though…
The ‘Yukon Go Your Own Way’ Shout Out for having a rosy outlook.
@Marilyn_Res: Exploring the Yukon River in a little boat while reading about the Gold Rush, finding pink bear poop.
The ‘Eats Shoots and Heaves’ Shout Out for panda-ing to your hosts.
@Hostelzoo: Having to politely eat stale bamboo shoots in Sri Lanka and then being constipated for three weeks.
The ‘Chop Spewy’ Shout Out for stomach churning chow.
@stonetopher: Jellyfish, chicken feet, all kinds of internal organs, melted donkey skin – China has it all!
The ‘Fighty Joe Young’ Shout Out for a prime(ate) example of a memorable trip.
@whereisyvette: I got punched by a gorilla once. NOT a life experience I was planning to have.
The ‘Tastes A Little Sharp’ Shout Out for being half-cut.
@eurapart: Eating a pretty normal meal when drunk, to find after eating half that it was full of broken glass.
The ‘Shoulda Put A Wing On It’ Shout Out for less than emu-sing incidents.
@i_to_i: Ostriches = BAD masseuses. FYI.
The ‘Big Chilly Style’ Shout Out for relieving the past.
@SAFARITALK: Stumbling around at night for pee on the top of Kili with a frozen willy and snot icicles…
The ‘Wait Till You See The Bill’ Shout Out for smoking quack.
@TheAlexLop: In China, we all debated what we were eating. It was smoked duck tongue.
The ‘Bleat That!’ Shout Out for gross encounters of the herd kind.
The ‘You’re Fayed!’ Shout Out for raising a moooo-t point.
@familyonabike: Can you get a cow brain sandwich in Harrods these days?
Got a unique travel experience you want to shout about? Get in touch with our social bods @MyDestination and keep up to date with all the other #TTOT types on Twitter! Next week’s topic: Travel Lessons!