Tuesday, July 12, 2011

#TTOT Roundup: Capital Cities

Every Tuesday it's Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT hashtag 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 : Which capital city has the best sights to see in the space of 24 hours?
  • : Amsterdam! Easy to walk around, explore the city & visit major sights in 24hrs
  • : Hanoi, Vietnam: favorite Asian city. Walkable center, magic turtle, street beer
  • : Singapore rocks in 24 hours, a great stop over 
  • : Wellington! Considered as one of the best little capital in the world!
  • : Las Vegas because everything is open 24/7
  • : Tokyo is a very cool place to be. And it is a 24 hour city in addition to being a capital! 
  • Copenhagen. It's buzzing with activities from dusk till dawn
Picturesque Copenhagen

Q2 via : Which city that isn't a capital city should receive capital status and why?
  • : Hong Kong, so much more vibrant and cosmopolitan than Beijing
  • : Sydney because Canberra is a total let down; like a real life version of 'The Truman Show' 
  • : Rio de Janeiro, instead of Brasilia
  • : LOS ANGELES! Best beaches, best entertainment, chill people, mountains to snowboard, SUN 365 days
  • : Sydney and Melbourne were both smart enough to not want the politicians in their city!
  • Istanbul. It was a capital for nearly 2,000 years and 3 of the world's greatest empires. It's just wrong it's been downgraded
Istanbul, not Constantinople!

 Q3 via : Which capital city should be called capital of the world ?
  • : I could go for Bhutan where the gov't is more concerned with Gross National Happiness
  • : Geneva would make for a nice world capital. Lots of chocolate at hand
  • : I believe the USA considers itself the Capital of the World
  • : Djibouti, Djibouti! Just because the name is awesome
  • : I think Istanbul would be a good choice for Capital of the world. Spans two continents cosmoplitan, good choice
  • :Maybe Rome, just to throw back to the times when it actually was the capital of the world?
  • : Funny that the Brits think London and the Americans are going for NYC strange that huh?
NYC gets my vote!

Q4 via : Practicalities aside, put together great meal made from dishes from 3 different capital cities
  • : Amatriciana from Rome, ceviche from Lima, cheese course from Paris
  • : Chicken Satay (Bangkok) Paella (Madrid) Gelato- of course! (Rome) - I actually changed my answer 4 times here  
  • : Gyoza (Tokyo), gulash (Budapest), hokey pokey ice cream (wellington)
  • : But I couldn't live without my junk. American hotdog, Brit fish&chips main and a famous French Can. sugar pie
  • : Steak from Argentina, Chips from England & Vodka from Poland
  • : Beijing dumplings, Washington Prime Rib and Paris Creme Brulee
  • : Massamann Curry, Greek Salad, Guinness. Now there's a whole mashup of flavor right there!
  • : Koshary from Cairo, fattah from Beirut, sweets from Istanbul!
Egyptian koshary, yum!

Q5 via : If u could only visit 5 capital cities in lifetime what would they be? repeats vs. 5 diff ones?
  • : Santiago de Chile, Havana, Seoul, Tokyo (revisit) Cape Town (revisit), Belgrade (revisit)
  • : Berlin, Bern, Cairo, Moscow and Vienna
  • : Buenos Aires, Brussels (return), Baghdad, Beijing, Tokyo
  • Paris, Athens, Cairo, Rome, Ankara. I heart me some art history 
  • : Wish List: Moscow, Seoul, Talinn, Istanbul, Lagos
  • : Papeete, Yaren district, Jamestown, Longyearbyen, N'djamena
  • : Tokyo, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Moscow and Kabul. Very mystical places I think

And there you have it, "Capital Cities"!

Next week's #TTOT topic is: "Volunteer Travel" submitted by OysterWorldwide. 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 !

Have YOU got anything to add to the Capital Cities travel discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

1 comment:

  1. NYC IS the CAPITAL of the WORLD! :)


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