Trekking: the suffering and the glory

2013-10-15 12:18
Blisters, bleeding feet, tired limbs and exhaution - all common companions when you're taking on an intense hike or doing a great trek. However, reaching the top of that mountain or catching a glimpse of the amazing animal you set out to see makes it all worth while... and somewhat magical.

In today's Travel Talk on Twitter we chatted about the "Best treks in the world" and found that while more often than not taking on a great trek is rather painful, it's also almost always exceptionally rewarding. We've shared a few of our favourite answers that the Twitter travel community came up with and would love to hear your thoughts!
If you're a keen traveller who likes to share tales, tips and trifles with other wanderers, you should head on over to Twitter every Tuesday for Travel Talk on Twitter, also known as #TTOT.

Taking place every week at 11:30 (SA time), the chat is run by a few of the world's top travel bloggers, such as Travel Dudes, Roni Weiss and Runaway Juno, and aimed at getting travellers from all over the world to sharing their experiences. How it works: A new topic is introduced every week, so to stay in the loop by keeping close tabs on the TTOT Facebook group.

The discussion takes the form of five different questions related to the topic and will be numbered Q1 - Q5, with a couple of minutes for responses to each. In order to respond to a specific question you will start your answer with A1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, of course including #TTOT so you're included in the stream.

Check out the Travel Talk on Twitter Facebook page for updates about upcoming chats.

Follow News24Travel on Twitter, so we can chat with you too!

Q1. Trek or treat! Share your best/worst trekking experience

Q2.  Has a trek ever pushed you to the limit? Which one and was it worth it?

Q3. What keeps you going when you feel like you simply can't go any further?

Q4. What is the most important items in your rucksack for trekking?

Q5. Show us a picture from your favourite trek!


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