Tuesday, May 31, 2011

#TTOT Roundup: Overnight Travel

Every Tuesday it's Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT tag to see what all the commotion and Tweets are about! There are two sessions to join, one at 9:30am GMT and the other at 9:30pm GMT.

Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT: 

Q1 via : What destination has been your best stopover during night travel?
  • : Fell asleep in car Berlin-Budapest, woke up lost in Prague city centre. Most beautiful unintentional stopover
  • : Bangkok. Got a room, an excellent foot massage, wonderful Indian Food (The Dosa House), and much needed rest
  • : In Alexandria, Egypt - one night waiting for the train = many new friends! 
  • Arriving in Istanbul... Going to sleep for 30 mins only to be awoken by calls to prayer
  • : One word, three syllables: AM-STER-DAM

Q2 via : What is the most adventurous overnight travel you've had?
  • : On a bus in Bolivia trapped between two flash flooding rivers, waiting for bulldozer to drag us thru the flood
  • : Attempted a 17hr overnight coach journey after drinking a bottle of southern comfort, the trip was not comfortable
  • : I've been in a night bus where everyone weren't sleep..They were doing karaoke! 
  • : Driving along gorge-du-tarn in winter and got stuck in thick snow. spending the night in a cave next to frozen river 
  • : Climbing Mt Fuji in Japan overnight to be at the top when the sun rises Awesome!
  • : Tents in the Israeli desert - never heard so many Hyenas before
  • : Waking up at midnight (after about 10 minutes of sleep) to summit Kilimanjaro

Q3 via : Aside from earplugs and face mask what is you overnight travel must have? 
  • : Toothbrush and neck pillow!
  • : A warm jacket/hoody. Air-conditioning is a killer on overnight buses! 
  • : Don't make fun, but I always travel with a small quilt that my sister made me
  • : A bottle of water. Good for drinking, patting on face or washing under armpits 
  • : Pillow and blanket
  • : Tylenol pm

Q4 via : What's the most unusual place you've stayed overnight?
  • : Atop Cerro Negro in Nicagarua, sleeping in a volcanic crater watching the lunar eclipse 
  • toniwonitravels: A trapeze net. Let's just say that me & my company had a little extra bounce that night
  • : A wooden plank, 5000 metres above sea level in Tibet. With 5 strangers...
  • : In a small mosque in center of rain forest at Java Island, Indonesia
  • : Inside the plastic tube of a slide in a playground 
  • : It's tie between a tree house in Peru and a tent on the Masai Mara in Kenya
  • : Inside rented car!
  • : Camping in a beach cave on Tahiti where I was awoken to a view of frolicking dolphins
  • : A crappy bus in Laos cuddled up with a very large German guy

Q5 via : What is the worst overnight journey you have had to go through?
  • : 30+ trips to the toilet during a bout with food poisoning in Yangon
  • : Two large people trying to sleep in the cab of a pickup truck after one of them had several bean burritos
  • : On a cargo boat Pacific coast of Colombia. Everyone but us vomiting
  • : Coming out of my mother's womb
  • : Forced to watch Momma Mia twice (I can't sleep on planes) b/c the guy next to me fell asleep on my remote (Cape Town to JFK) 
  • : Working as a crew on sailing yacht, going from Newport , R.I. to Caribbean in Dec; 50 knot wind gusts, 20 foot seas, wet and cold
  • : Hong Kong-NYC flight waking up 2 stranger's old, yellowed, BARE FEET across my lap

And there you have it, "Overnight Travel"!

Next week's #TTOT topic is: "Epic Journeys" submitted by . Submit your questions HERE! And don't forget to tune follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, , , , , , and !

Sounds like some of these answers need explanations... =) 

Have YOU got anything to add to the Overnight Travel discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011


  1. Aloha Connie,

    Thank you and a big Mahalo nui loa from Kaua'i

  2. @Jo Sylvester You are most welcome! I'm looking forward to seeing more from you during future #TTOT's!


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