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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!”
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