Tweets from Last Night - Dark Travel
Travelers' Night in got a little dark last night, travelers from around the globe gathered on twitter to discuss the darkest places they have been. Read on to find out where globe trotters go after dark.
Q1. What is your favorite thing to do after dark while traveling?
- Look at deep space! As long as I am somewhere remote ilivetotravel
- Sleep. or if i have jet lag, wander around taking pictures at 3:30 AM. jonk
- Go walking. After dark is like exploring a whole new place. Good & bad. VagabondList
- A loonnnggg, drawn-out 6-7 course meal with matching wines...and good friends! ZipSetAndrea
- Fave after dark travel activity has to be taking a midnight stroll to see major landmarks and monuments all lit up giopalatucci
Q2. Darkest place you have ever been?
- on a boat in the middle of the sea, no lights or land visible MiddleSeatView
- Rural Hawaii, where the street lights are considered a road block to stargazing. DeltaHotelsLtd
- In a tunnel 60 feet underwater while scuba diving. Sort of scary darkness... kerrinsheldon
- the Serengetti when the moon is absent. kymri
- Middle of Australian outback, camping at night eat_your_world
- Camping along the Inca Trail or in the mountains - heck of a long way to the lights of town! heliyes
Q3. Favorite late-night hot spot in the world?
- Yellow in Tokyo kasiainparis
- Sailing on a friend's yacht in Lake Geneva! HennArtOnline
- Without question, New Orleans. From piano bar @ Pat O'Brien's to late-late night VagabondList
- Le Bar Sans Nom in Paris shows at Maple Leaf Bar, it's all good. Liz_Webber
Q4. We like our coffee black – best coffee in the world?
- No coffee for me, but @TCHOchocolate’s hot chocolate in SF is great! flyingwithfish
- Easy Melbourne, Australia! And Campos in Newtown Sydney. MMIMTravel
- Italy. Anywhere in Italy. deeboochi
- Shamless plug Maui Coffee roasters Kona Blend #Maui MauiBlen
- Vietnamese iced coffee, HANDS DOWN. ednacz
Q5. Spookiest place you have been after dark?
- An abandoned mental institution in the town I grew up in, use to sneak in at night...still gives me chills! ZipSetAndrea
- McDonalds MalloryOnTravel
- Camping in the Serengeti...with the sounds of lions nearby. redhunttravel
- Tomb of an old professor @Transy (Transylvania University) in Kentucky PineRidgeCondos
- Okeefonokee Swamp. McMedia
- Sea kayaking at night in Costa Rica. Didn't like that I couldn't even see the water. Freaked me out! WorkMomTravels
Q6. Darkest/dingiest place you’ve ever slept? How bad was it?
- In a cave, in the Carpathian mountains, on pine needles. Runner up? Most of the hotels in Ukraine in the early 90's. WheresAndrew
- My frat house in college.. You have no idea BridalTravelGuy
- A "love hotel" in Taipei. It was bad...really bad. So much for teaching English in Taiwan. I escaped the next day deeboochi
- Some scary hotel in a small hick town in AZ, the manager was the mayor, said he was AAA, tumbleweeds, in the twilight zone! Lol jkheaton
- I slept in a cabin inhabited by bats in Monterrey, Mexico. flyingphotog
Q7. City that’s much better when the sun goes down? Why?
- a close one, either Vegas for the lights or Bangkok so you don't see all the dirt and of course the red light districts aandcadventure
- Venice. The city at night is serenely beautiful. ApproachGuides
- Vegas doesn't wake up until the sun goes down RickGriffin
- Hong Kong. For the food and the lights. Gotta dine & experience it all together at SPOON http://t.co/N8gX8wq7 kymri
- Kuala Lumpur night markets are amazing after dark. Vibrant and fun. Great street food too. Petronas Towers look better too. lethers
Q8. Most fun you’ve had in a power outage or black out?
- During black out on RCCL Brilliance of the Seas sailing along Somalian coast. Actually fun! DonNadeau
- I look forward to the rolling blackouts in Kathmandu because I have an excuse to ready by candle light ;-) liprograms
- At a Rave in Anjuna Beach, Goa. They hooked a generator up to the turntables and speakers and used.. ” Way cool! IntoxAbroad
- Sitting with my sister on the porch looking at the sea and Mount Athos lightening up during thunderstorm. nadiyaki
- I was @ a pub once that was giving away free beers all night since the blackout would spoil the drinks! belizepost
- NYC power outage a few years back, street and rooftop parties were great! NewYorkHabitat
Q9. Ever been to a haunted house or hotel? Tell us your story.
- It's on my bucket list (literally, as "staying in a haunted place") travel_version
- Not exactly haunted, but @sleepnomorenyc at the McKittrick Hotel is a MUST-SEE in #NYC before it closes this spring! laranicotra
- does haunted School house in Ghost town in eastern oregon count. Black board would make chaulk writing noise. Spooky MauiBlen
- One of the wine tours here, in the cellar caves at oldest winery...a guest captured orbs in their photos. GreystoneEstate
- Aztec hotel & Brass Elephant Bar in Monrovia, CA. on Route 66. Super creepy. Had to numb my fear with a lot of Jameson.... deeboochi
Q10. We love dark chocolate – best dessert you’ve ever had? Where was it?
- lots to remember. Lava Cake at Jules in Vancouver, Gas Town or Truffles in Dk Choc at Larry Fary's in Prague aandcadventure
- Sacher cake in Austria El3naLiv
- Oh, the yummiest key lime pie and espresso at a little cuban place in Key Largo. Place looked like a dive but it was awesome. valinreallife
- mmm...home-made Guatemalan chocolate! My friends mom-in-law roasted & ground beans, added cane sugar & cinnamon..oh man! KatrinaMauro
- #Bordeaux is not only wine. Port of entry for cocoa from French colonies. Now has three top chocolatiers. Cadiot Badie the best lethers