#TTOT Round-Up: Drinks – Types & Customs

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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “Drinks – Types and Customs!” 

Q1 via SustainableTrip What’s your favorite way to say “cheers” that you’ve learned on your travels? 

  • absoluteballs: Swedish “Skal!”; easily remembered after several gloggs, and reminds me of happy times in Swedish countryside 
  • secret_escapes: The best way of saying ‘cheers’ has to be in Thai: ‘Choc Dee’. Reminds me of street bars in Bangkok and beach bars in Koh Tao 
  • 25travels: The Hungarian Egészségedre, always keep others asking huh when I say that
  • Mikeachim: Raised glass plus eye contact. If you don’t maintain eye contact, it’s seven years of bad sex 
  • KnowThePlace: GANBEI! (China)
  • thetravelhack: My gran always said ‘Good health Darling’ which made drinking a pint seem much more ladylike
  • seeusoontravel: A Korean cheers said before taking a shot of soju “Wee-hi-yo” must be said in as strong and deep of a voice as possible 
  • TravelBlggr: Right before taking a shot of tequila in Mexico … Arriba! Abajo! Al Centro! Cuchi Cuchi

Q2 via solangefrancois What drink personifies your travel style, and why?

  • misshstapleton: Malibu and Piña (pineapple juice), I need the added vitamin C
  • raghavmodi: Tequila – Short and sweet 
  • Inga_Ros: Family size frozen margarita. Hey, I travel with 5 kids
  • LifesGreatAdv: Bottled local beer – no frills, laid back, umm easy to carry
  • UnnaWildt: Coffee to keep bright to observe and experience what I’m in the middle of
  • surfergrrl: A super hoppy IPA = relaxed and mellow
  • meggerroo: Sangria! I like to take my time and soak in the flavor when I travel
  • spanishsabores: Classic margarita with salted rim– rough around the edges, sweet, and sometimes salty- not afraid to rough it when I travel
  • wanderlustng: Jack and Coke, because its strong, creeps in slow and leaves you thinking what hit you
  • ilivetotravel: Water – I am everywhere
  • archofadventure: Tea. A calm, warm friend. Best with a little honey


Q3 via lizcleere Name the best bar you’ve ever been to in the world!

  • WildNavigator: My university days it has to be Simple Simon’s in Canterbury. That was an awesome Pub and live music was just great 
  • Alan_Curr: In terms of a beach bar – Anse Chastenet in St Lucia is a hotel/bar in a ridiculous setting with phenomenal sunset 
  • cson: The best bar has to be Shanghai’s EXPO, a good friend and I went bar hopping in the different pavilions. THE BEST 
  • OurWeeTrip: Lebua Sky Bar in Bangkok! Unbelievable views…and prices
  • RadissonBluAqua: The “Please Don’t Tell Bar” in NYC. Located in a greasy hotdog outpost, door to the covert bar is a phonebooth. Coolest bar ever
  • CityPASS: Swim up bar at Arenal Hot Springs in Costa Rica
  • anyaosk: The most beautiful one is the Chandelier bar in Las Vegas 

Q4 via hobonora What is the most bizarre drink you’ve had on the road? 

  • fromthetreetops: Wedang ronde, a hot ginger drink with large glutinous rice/peanut balls in Central Java 
  • detourdumonde: In Vietnam : Vodka + snakes blood, I had to drink it with the snakes heart, still beating
  • LucyCorne: Fermented horse milk in Mongolia or Chicha in Peru, which I much later learned is fermented with spit
  • Jeanied1: Camel milk in Mongolia. It was a bit sour. And fizzy
  • SuuperG: Hot Spicy Snail Juice Shooters in Seville
  • frommuddywaters: “Chichihuasa” in Bogota: some sort of tea, alcohol and herb mixture includling a bit of pot
  • JTSpurs: Tibetan butter tea
  • onemanandhisbag: Kava in Viseisei village Fiji whilst couch surfing! Numb lips and NO hangover
  • ellyoracle: Bulgarian Boza – looks like puke but tastes like liquefied rich tea biscuits

Q5 via StayAdventurous What drink just says “I am on holiday” to you? 

  • jenna_harrison: Anything served in a pineapple is INSTANT vacation
  • beyondblighty: Bottled water
  • luxurytravelmel: Cold local beer… plain and simple
  • Xplore724: Although I’m not a big fan of Tequila, I do love a good Margarita, especially in a tropical place 
  • hobonora : Anything involving coconut or mango
  • DanaStasyk: I’d say anything with alcohol in it, in the middle of the afternoon or morning
  • gAdventures: Once a tiny umbrella falls into the glass, I consider myself on holiday

And there you have it, “Drinks – Types and Customs!”  

Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “Travel Food!” Submit your questions HERE!

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Have YOU got anything to add to the “Drinks – Types and Customs” discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2012

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