Our latest #HolidayChat over on Twitter was all about 'Unusual Holiday Experiences… we’re getting into the Halloween spirit already, what can we say? With a discussion on unusual food, places and snaps it was packed full of eye opening and quirky experiences. Grab a coffee and prepare to read all about bizarre travels…
From Skegness to Serbia to a town filled with giant painted cows, there were a few unusual destinations mentioned...
A1. I don’t think I’ve been anywhere too weird but I’d like to visit Chernobyl and I’m enjoying hearing about everyone else’s weird travel escapades #HolidayChat— Kacie Morgan (@TheRareWelshBit) October 17, 2018
A1/ went though the small town of Hope in Canada. They have a huge Bigfoot statue and it was also where Rambo was filmed...they were a bit obsessed and had a whole museum filled with props n photos lol #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/mh2AG7zNfp— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) October 17, 2018
I’m not sure that I’ve been anywhere too unusual Skegness?! #holidaychat— Samantha Wragg (@Coco_Travels) October 17, 2018
A1 - I went to a town with 50 odd giant cow statues 2 weeks ago in New Zealand, does that count? I wouldn’t call any of the countries I’ve been to unusual. Perhaps Montenegro was an unusual choice once upon a time? #holidaychat pic.twitter.com/ZZwqQ8Uqcz— Rhiannon (@walestowherever) October 17, 2018
A1. I don’t think I’ve been anywhere that’s considered too unusual, but would love some unusual destination inspiration from everyone! #HolidayChat— Sage Fitzpatrick (@FitzpatrickSage) October 17, 2018
A few of our travellers had us laughing out loud at their weird and wonderful experiences, although the camel one definitely wins the award for strangest experience.
A2. Gorilla trekking in Uganda! #HolidayChat— Charlie (@whereCwanders) October 17, 2018
I am not too sure, I fed a camel from my mouth in Tunisia, surfed at Cocoa Beach, quad bikes on the Sahara, and am about to go to a beer spa in Prague...do these count? #HolidayChat— Face The Fun (@facethefun) October 17, 2018
I got massaged with a hammer in Thailand once. Its quite relaxing in a weird way. Going to have one with knives in Taipei soon.— Helen Foster (@Differentville) October 17, 2018
A2 - Did a spot of pineapple farming once in Peru, saved the lives of at least 6 pineapples that day! My mind is drawing a complete blank to anything else but I’m sure I must have done something unusual at some point #HolidayChat— Rhiannon (@walestowherever) October 17, 2018
Surprisingly ants seem to be a popular dish across the globe, though we're not sure why as they can’t be very filling!
Q3. I ate air dried beef with ant dip, tasted kinda lemony. Don’t think I’d eat it again tbh. Also ate tendons and chicken foot in HK which I would eat again #HolidayChat— Rachel EatTravelRave (@travel_rave) October 17, 2018
A3. #HolidayChat definitely frogs for me but octopus comes close second.— Miranda-Anosa @AJD (@MyraBev) October 17, 2018
A4 - I’m vegetarian but will often try a bite of whatever local delicacy my travel buddy is eating. Alpaca meat, cuy (guinea pig) and cow heart are joint #1 for the weirdest/most disgusting I’ve ever tried. All in Peru, the land that seems to eat everyone’s pets! #HolidayChat— Rhiannon (@walestowherever) October 17, 2018
I didn’t eat it but I licked an ants bum in Australia it was a certain type of ant and it tasted like sherbet lemons #HolidayChat— Jessica (@Jess_Lambourne) October 17, 2018
Fudge with ants on top - and that was only in London! I tend to shy away from trying really unusual foods, I’m so squeamish! #HolidayChat— Kacie Morgan (@TheRareWelshBit) October 17, 2018
Get ready to add lots of weird and wonderful destinations to your travel list…
My birthday present this year is a trip to Coober Peedy, the underground town in Australia. I'm also desperate to go back to Japan and go to the cat islands, Beppu where you get buried up to the neck in sand and the island from Skyfall (weird stuff is my speciality).— Helen Foster (@Differentville) October 17, 2018
A4) I'd really love to swim with pigs in the Bahamas or study the 10 uses of coconuts in Fiji #holidaychat— Char (@char_x0) October 17, 2018
A4: Retracing my ancestry. I've been to almost all the European countries from which I have heritage, so now I can focus on my Asian side. That'll involve trips to Polynesia, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, China, and Nepal. #HolidayChat— Justin Boot ∞ (@Polymathically) October 17, 2018
#HolidayChat my bucket list place to visit is Tonga. I’d love to swim with whales— Jessica (@Jess_Lambourne) October 17, 2018
A5) Backed everything up last night so have very few photos on my phone (& don’t want to leave my bed) so here are some chickens on a fence and the “world’s coolest McDonald’s”. #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/B95t1WGU3R— Rhiannon (@walestowherever) October 17, 2018
This is me at the cat house in Valencia. It’s said that the old woman who used to live there left the house to the stray cats of Valencia to inhabit after she died. (Although I’m pretty convinced it was probably me in a previous life). #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/j98HP2gaLu— Kim-BOO-ley Lane (@kimberleyllane) October 17, 2018
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 7th November 2018 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Let us know by tweeting us at @icelollyholiday!