On this week’s Travel Talk On Twitter, we caught up with Intrepid Travel and the Twitter community to talk urban adventures. We were so inspired by the diversity of stories and suggestions that we rounded up our favourite responses so you can get inspired too!
1. What’s your favourite city to explore & why? via @Frances_M_B
A1 Hong Kong is fabulous but so much more than just Kowloon… worth taking time to explore! #ttot
— عبد المالك (@kitedunijygu) August 5, 2014
A1: It’s hard to beat New York City! Great food, beautiful places, endless neighborhoods, and many different kinds of people. #ttot
— TripleSpot (@triplespot) August 5, 2014
A1. Berlin, because it’s full of surprises. Not just historical but modern and post-modern too. #TTOT
— Finding A Neish (@findinganeish) August 5, 2014
2. What’s your must do activity in a new city? via @drinkteatravel
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Mastering public transit and wandering the streets allow you to see how locals live and travel their city. Eating street food immerses you in the local cuisine with a sort of urban buffet. We love the idea of checking out a local supermarket – in fact, part of our When Pigs Fry tour takes you inside grocery store to learn the origins of pork distribution in Hogtown!
3. What and where are some of the most unusual/offbeat activities/events you’ve encountered in cities? via @VoyagerVicki
Being in a Bollywood film is definitely near the top of our bucket list! Until then, you’ll find us exploring the neighbourhoods of Tokyo, and checking out graffiti in Williamsburg and Kreuzberg!
4. What’s your best story-worthy urban adventure you’ve ever had? via @AntiTourist
Often the best story-worthy urban adventure isn’t the craziest or the most exciting, but the one that was unexpected and allowed you to experience the city like a local. Paris is not a bad place to end up in on a trip to Barcelona, and we absolutely love getting lost (purposely of course) in zesty Zanzibar with all those amazing handmade wooden doors.
— Moving Sushi (@moving_sushi) August 5, 2014
A4 On a train to Barcelona ended up in Paris (oops, wrong train) but most exciting & spontaneous 3 days! #ttot
— Intrepid Travel (@Intrepid_Travel) August 5, 2014
A4. I loved getting lost in the little alleys of Stonetown, discovering old mosques and marvelling at the gorgeous Zanzibari doors #ttot
— Meruschka (@MzansiGirl) August 5, 2014
5. Share your fave photo from an urban adventure. via @EmmaHart7
No caption necessary. These are just plain awesome!
— Tom (@journeytom) August 5, 2014
— Kimberley Anderson (@KA_fotography) August 5, 2014
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