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Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT on "Mountains!"
Q1 via Imnothome1 What do you think it is about the mountains that attracts travellers?
- BackpackerBecki: The challenge of attempting to dominate a feat of human nature
- dealchecker: The serene calmness of seclusion
- reidtravels: Escaping all those who aren't adventurous enough to go up
- As_You_LikeIt: The massive amount of biscuits, chocolate, and sandwiches you can eat at the top and not feel guilty
- BenjiBeard84: Crisp pollution free fresh fresh air. The views aren't bad either
- melbtravel: It is a great feeling once you reach the top and knowing that you have achieved something
- WeekendInParis: My travel to the mountains is about taking in their majesty, fresh air and pristine landscape
- FathomWaytoGo: Close to mountains = closer to heavens = closer to being able to fly. We're all little kids who want to be superheroes
Q2 via hobonora Most interesting mountain town you have visited and why?
- StayAdventurous: Bansko, Bulgaria. Cows on the street blocking traffic and so little English
- beasharif: Loved Cusco, Peru, near Machu Picchu in the Andes. Great vibe with people from all over world
- TravelBrews: Whistler is a great mountain town. The city lives and breathes mountain life
- HelenaKBC: Meteora, Greece although more monasteries than town - incredible and spiritual
- Thedelhiway: Kasauli, quaint hill station in Himachal Pradesh in India. Quiet green and can smell the pine trees, awesome treks and friendly people
- xXFlutterbyXx: I loved Sapa, Vietnam - trekking with the local villagers was fantastic
- pixodentist: Positano On the Amalfi coast. Turquoise Sea, colourful houses, mountains and sky all together
- luxurytravelmel: Merdia in Venezuela... quite mystic, with clouds hanging around the peak, and a pretty impressive furnicular
Q3 via premium_europe What 3 things need to go in the backpack when you go for a mountain trip?
- TendToTravel: Energy bar, GPS, and water
- gogirlonline: A pocket knife, a quality water bottle, and my travel journal in a plastic bag
- lowcostholidays: Plasters, suncream and plenty of snacks
- RunawayJuno: Pocket knife, rain coat, camera
seekandhide_in: Sunscreen, warm clothes and sturdy shoes, add a sense of adventure on top
- mydestination: Peanut butter (energy), water (hydration) and layers of thermals that can be whipped on and off
- Travelbite: Camelbak (best invention ever when hiking!), camera and GOOD WALKING BOOTS
- ToursDeMornay: My kettle for rooibos tea, my freeze dry food and warm comfortable sleeping bag
Q4 via loco2 What's the most underrated mountain in the world?
- MiraCristine: The Transylvania mountains in Romania
- easyjetholidays: Monchique mountains in the Algarve aren't well known, but they're beautiful, especially Foia
- StudyReviews: Le Shan in Sichuan is pretty awesome
- lizcleere: The snow-capped Taurus mountains over Fethiye in winter. Simply stunning
- marksmayo: Diamond Head on Oahu. How often do you get to go through a tunnel inside a volcano, then walk up the crater?
- Boz23: Mt Erebus in Antarctica is pretty interesting - an active volcano in the Antarctic
- premium_europe: Zugspitze..although highest in Germany, it goes unnoticed next to Switzerland and Austria's 3000 and 4000 high peaks
Q5 via economycarhire What mountain ranges are on your bucket list?
- FibiTee: I wish the Karokorum wasn't so dangerous, looks so wild and beautiful
- cgywayfarer: The Himalayas, and the East African mountains
- ailsapm: Anything in Patagonia looks crazy cool
- LeeAbbamonte: The Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan
- walkflypinoy: Mount Bromo and surrounding volcanoes in Indonesia. That landscape is spectacular
travel_version: The Rockies, the Andes, the Alps, and why not, Mt. Kilimanjaro
- IndieEscape: I want to do the Bontoc Citruit, Philippines
- ooharradventure: Misiones Mountains in Argentina or the Pyrenees with sangria in my backpack
- giuliaccia: Since I saw Mount Fuji for the first time, I promised myself one day I will climb it. I have a picture on my wall as a reminder
- Emma_Sparks: I'm reaching Everest basecamp at some point in my life. For sure
And there you have it, "Mountains!"
Next week's #TTOT topic is: "Jobs in Travel!" Submit your questions HERE!
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