Wilderness travel: It's all about dodging elephants, snakes and angry orangutans

2014-07-08 12:36
Each Tuesday the twitter verse comes together to talk travel – with topics ranging from the important and useful, all the way to the downright ghastly

This week's topic dealt with Wilderness Travel in all its glory - from what constitutes a wild place to harrowing experiences. 

Interestingly, we found Travel Talk participants from across the globe are on pretty much the same page when it comes to wilderness tales. 

We especially enjoyed what the Travel Talk on Twitter (#TTOT) community had to say about their harrowing wilderness experiences in Question 3... and, well, let's just say elephants and snakes are certainly the creatures that cause the most trauma.  

Check out these funny answers:

And sometimes orangutans, dogs and good old getting lost can be pretty scary too:

While the harrowing experiences may have made for the most entertaining stories, there were some pretty great answers for the other four questions too. 

Check them out:

Q1. What defines wilderness travel? 

Q2. Which wilderness travel destinations are on your bucket list and why? 

Q4. Which pieces of art, literature or music can inspire wilderness travel?

Q5. Desert, mountain, ocean, jungle – what does your favourite wilderness travel destination look like & why? 

Be sure to join the next #TTOT - Here's how it works:

Every Tuesday at 11:30 (SA time), the chat is run by a few of the world's top travel bloggers, such as Travel DudesRoni Weiss and Runaway Juno, and aimed at getting travellers from all over the world to share their experiences.

Next topic "Business travel" via @roniweiss. Please add your questions on the  TTOT Facebook Page. 

You'd be better off joining the chat via tweetdeck or hootsuite so you can following the discussion better.

It 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. 

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