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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “Forms of Travel!”
Q1 via vwallop: When has the journey been more rewarding than the destination?
- toffeebugs: Bus ride from HCMC to Siem Reap – long bus ride but the experience was very humbling and genuine
- easyJetHolidays: The first time you go on a plane is pretty special!
- 25travels: Our 3-day trek from Marrakech to Sahara – Ourzazate, the gorges and the endless small towns were amazing
- indohoy: Traveling with my mom. It doesn’t matter where to. Love hate relationship all the way
TravelingPerly: An 8 days bus ride from Madrid to Toledo on my Andalucia tour. We got to stop in small towns where I ate authentic cuisine MalloryOnTravel: Train rides in India are always an experience never to be forgotten, though be careful don’t have to unexpectedly share your bed GoSeeWrite: I took 16 months to circle the globe without getting on a single airplane. I LOVE THE JOURNEY
Q2 via jouljet: Show us a photo of the quirkiest mode of transport you have found on your travels
|kpouwer: Sand buggy followed by eating sand whilst sandboarding in Huachachina, Peru|
|connvoyage : Long and bumpy bus ride filled with people, chickens, eggs, and four motorbikes in Cambodia|
|Amanda Williams: Zorbing in New Zealand|
|Heels and Wheels: Easily a jitney, which is public transportation in the Philippines|
Q3 via ae_carhire: What fictional form of transportation do you wish existed and why?
- SophieR: Travel by twitching my nose – like Samantha in Bewitched
- mydestination: Hoverboard from Back to the Future 2 obviously
- alan_curr: The phone box from Bill & Ted’s would be pretty awesome too. Those guys never got jetlag
- liesbetvh: The umbrella from Mary Poppins. Nice to fly with it
DoSomethingCool: The flying car from the Jetsons. Because it could just fold into a briefcase when I’m done with it traveldudes: Just give me a car or a plane which doesn’t need any kind of fuel!
- thetravelfool: That chick on “I dream of Jeannie” she could blink me to a location
Q4 via vwallop: Have you ever taken a risky form of transport?
- DavidJPaw: Bus to Vilcabamba in el Nino season. Bus in front of us skidded off road down a ravine. 36 dead
- kelaussie29: Had a well dodgy flight in Burma ‘no seat’ ‘but I need this flight’..15 mins later, kid you not a deck chair tied with a bungy
- scoutfinch1: We take tuktuks and drive through Bombay traffic everyday! That’s risky each single day
- jonnybealby: A 16mt camel skin rope, up a sheer cliff face to reach Debra Damo in Ethiopia
mozzaLS28: Taxi in Uganda w/ cracked screen where I had to hold the car door closed as he overtook lorries at high speeds RadissonBluAqua: Hot air-ballooning is great, but something abt being in a wicker basket thousands of feet up next to a tank of gas is unsettling travelettes: Climbing the Tibidabo in Barcelona in high heels was pretty risky
Q5 via amycampr: Is there a form of travel specific to a place that has specifically made you want
to visit that destination?
- Ichweisswo: Taking the train from through Vietnam. Eating Banh Mi, staring out the window, watching rice paddies pass by
Always wanted to go to Shanghai JUST to ride on the Maglev
- whereisyvette: The moon. My understanding is you need a rocket to get there
- Intrepid_Travel: The Trans-Siberian Railway – an iconic journey & amazing way travel through five time zones
- FibiTee: Cable cars / trams in San Francisco
- spinaroundworld: Laos to ride an elephant. Or Cambodia. Or anywhere to ride an elephant
And there you have it, “Forms of Travel”!
Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “Lost in Translation!” Submit your questions HERE!
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© Connie Hum 2012