Some Twitter Chats we take part in involve lots of ongoing side conversation and related topics, and when we blog about them, we have plenty to say in our commentary. However, sometimes the information coming out of these chats is just too valuable not to share succinctly and clearly.
This is one such chat - all about Food, Wine and Travel. There are so many excellent recommendations and tantalising accompanying pics that I'll let the content do the talking. Enjoy and let me know in the comments where you've decided to go since they will no doubt inspire your next holiday!
#TravelSkills chat was hosted by @cjmcginnis & @JohnnyJet with the help of sponsors @VikingRiver.
Favourite food destination(s) in the world?
Answers poured in covering all participants' favourite destinations including: Mexico City, Paris, Lyon, Italy, NYC, Peru, Portugal, New Orleans, Honolulu, Singapore, Tokyo, Greece, Thailand, Morocco...
Here are some of their legit reasons below:
@HCTravels: "Paris...for wine & patisseries. NYC...for anything you can think of. Italy...because, well, Italy"
@micheleherrmann: "Italy. Pizza, pasta, gelato, roast chicken, fish, Bocci."
And some expert Travel Tips from the chat creators who know their stuff:
@JohnnyJet: "TIP Only eat at street vendors that have long lines w/ a mix of locals and expats so you know they’re good & safe"
Istanbul has long been a city that has fascinated me, it really doesn't need much to bump it up my list of destinations. I have a shelf full of books on its history, although nothing really post-1931'ish. So my "current knowledge" is probably quite poor (which I won't often admit). That's why this blog post, by @annaselundberg is one of my favourites of the week. Anna was fortunate enough to land an invitation to a Dutch-Turkish wedding in Istanbul - it didn't disappoint. From the Grand Bazaar, to Hagia Sophia, to The Blue Mosque (which is apparently "not particularly blue" - it's the tiles on its interior that give it the name), Anna takes us on a historical and architectural journey and then to the wedding itself, adorned with a multitude of fezzes and Dutch bonnets! Plus, you can't beat that view, straddling Europe and Asia:
Next up is a place close to my heart, as told by through the medium of photography by @RHTog. There are some genuinely excellent images here so I won't ruin them with further words on the topic, I'll let some of Raymond's photos do the talking. Check out his Facebook page for more.
Siamac and Julieanne are avid world travellers, sun worshippers and enjoy sharing recommendations of treats they've encountered along the way. With this blog and Concierge99's Top 5 Guides, they can help you make the most of your travels, giving you an opportunity to find interesting and unique things to do wherever you are in the world.
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