The Washington Post’s transport writers and editors margin readers’ transport questions in a
weekly Talk about Travel live chat on Mondays during 2 p.m. The comments and gripes liven adult a coversation, though a transport stories common by readers are interesting and helpful. Here are highlights of readers’ stories from a past year.
In a Dec. 14 chat, readers were asked to share possibly they had ever trafficked usually to emporium for a sold item, following transport author Andrea Sachs’s underline on shopping in Germany’s lifelike Christmas markets.
Wooden trees, angels and crafts on arrangement during a German Christmas market. (Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)
“All my vacations are formed around chocolate. My transport partner has no thought we went to Argentina for a solitary purpose of going to Bariloche, that was touted as a chocolate collateral of Argentina. Only took 15 and hours to get there, one way.”
“Not SOLELY, though behind when airlines authorised dual checked bags gratis, each time I’d fly behind home to a San Francisco Bay Area to revisit family in winter or spring, for my second checked object I’d container a box with uninformed loaves of extra-sour sourdough bread, two-pound blocks of Tillamook extra-sharp cheddar cheese, two-pound bags of baby artichokes (if in season) and a pouch of Meyer lemons from my aunt’s inclusive backyard tree. All a equipment afterwards were not accessible in a East solely for a Tillamook during unreasonable prices in imagination cheese shops.”
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“My sister and we trafficked to Kampot, Cambodia, for a sharp pepper. We also wanted to lay beside a South China Sea, eating uninformed shrimp and other seafood seasoned with a pepper, and examination a fishing boats go out for more. We were already in Cambodia, though done this outing as a special appendage to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.”
During the Aug. 17 chat, following a published square on a weather-plagued revisit to northern Cyprus, chatters were asked to name their favorite off-the-beaten-path vacation destination.
The roofless bombard of a hull of Saint George of a Greeks Church in Famagusta in northern Cyprus. (Henry Wismayer)
“One of my favorite day trips is to conduct adult to Harford County in Maryland and revisit Kilgore Falls in
Rocks State Park. Free parking, a little hiking to get there, a possibility to stand adult to a top, and a ability to float underneath a waterfall. And interjection to all a trees, it’s cold and shady. Perfect for summer.”
“Most of a time people that revisit Puerto Rico stay possibly in San Juan or along a coast, though executive Puerto Rico has a lot to offer: Coffee Haciendas (Buena Vista), overwhelming hikes (Toro Negro and Cerro Guilarte), extraordinary rivers (Gozalandia and Ataud) and a so-much desired by a locals: “Ruta del Lechón” — a food track dedicated to pig delicacies, among other Puerto Rican goodies!”
[ Ruins, casinos and deserted construction symbol Cyprus]
“Dundee, Scotland! You can revisit a wooden boat (the Unicorn), see The McManus art museum and gallery, [go to Broughty Ferry] and revisit Broughty Castle, go adult a Law (an archaic volcano), and use a Victorian telescope during a Mills Observatory.”
“Last summer we vacationed in Oregon. Since being a bit peculiar seemed to be partial of a Oregon charm, we wanted to constraint some of that in a trip. We stay in a hotel that was a converted propagandize and a Tiny House in Portland. Then we trafficked to southern Oregon where we stayed in a ‘Tree-sort.’ We slept in a tree house, swung on wire swings, picked berries and zip lined. . . . We had a superb time and unequivocally felt like we had a singly Oregon experience.”
During a April 20 chat, following a square excerpting 3 cross-country travelogues from a emergence of a Automobile Age, readers were asked to name their favorite transport memoirs.
A campsite in or nearby Yellowstone Park. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
“My comprehensive favorite transport discourse is Eric Hansen’s ‘
Motoring with Mohammed.’ Also glorious is his ‘ On Foot Across Borneo.’ ‘Motoring’ is so good, given it’s about his adventures in Yemen — a place we will expected never go so instead we can knowledge it by his essay — and how he usually has to go with a upsurge and adjust to a culture. He can’t get what he wants by being a standard desirous American. The story is about how he was shipwrecked 10 years progressing on a beach in Yemen, and how he buried his transport journals there before being discovered (he feared they’d get stolen otherwise). He couldn’t stop meditative about a stories he’d mislaid in a journals, and went behind to Yemen in hunt of them.”
[ How America’s open highway desirous 3 women of a 1910s]
“Bill Bryson’s ‘
I’m a Stranger Here Myself.’ we grew adult behind and onward between N.Y. and a UK so this was tighten to my heart — and in Bill Bryson’s waggish matchless style. My favorite bit — not being usually informed with Brit DIY terms, he asks an partner during a hardware store ‘I’m looking for what my wife’s people call polyfilla.’ (That’s spackle by a way).”
“Sybille Bedford’s ‘
A Visit to Don Otavio.’ It was initial published in a 1950’s (as ‘The Sudden View: A Mexican Journey’) and reprinted in 2003; a genuine classic. It is a fictionalized comment of her year-long travels in Mexico. I’ve also trafficked extensively by many of a same towns and villages she writes about, and it unequivocally captures a atmosphere, accessible people and transport disasters that I’ve experienced. One disproportion is she departs from Grand Central Station and carries a bushel aboard a train, finish with a jug of Lancers wine, try removing that on a craft these days!”
[ Discovering a beauty of Suffolk, by a WWII soldier’s eyes]
During a Feb. 2 chat, following a underline story “ Meet your debate beam to Australia, a wombat,” we asked readers possibly they ever had a “Down Under wildlife encounter” of their own.
Sure, this little man looks honeyed now. But when this wombat isn’t munching flowers in Tasmania’s Narawntapu National Park, it could be formulating chaos. (Andrew Bain/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images)
“I was in Canberra on a business trip. Our horde took us to a wildlife park where we could buy ice cream cones full of food for a animals. A kangaroo motionless we wasn’t feeding him quick enough, so he grabbed my palm with his paws and pulled them down so he could strech a cone. He hold on to me until he finished.”