Ever met a traveller who wasn’t an avid storyteller? Neither have we. That’s why, to celebrate Quirky Guide’s relaunch, we ran a travel stories competition. With a twist, of course.
We challenged you to tell us about the very strangest thing that ever happened to you on the road. And boy, did you come up trumps. We had dozens of spellbinding, bizarre and shocking stories rolling in.
Read about a duck the size of a house, monkey waiters, a loo trip with the world’s biggest spider and a sofa-racing granny in our (not-so-short) shortlist.
Our experienced travel-writing judges chose four stories for you all to vote on (it was meant to be three, but there was a tie!).
After five days of voting, we had a clear winner: Joshua Weinman for his refreshing tale ‘My Cusack moment.’ Well done Joshua! Meanwhile, our runner up is Claire Potter, for her wonderful telling of ‘Yat-chan and Fuku-chan.’ Well done Claire!
Joshua wins an invitation to spend a cosy weekend in the Cwtch, pictured above, as guests of our friends at Quality Unearthed. The Cwtch, which means ‘cuddle’ in Welsh, is an adorably quirky little wood cabin amid peaceful woodland and near the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast Path. It sleeps two people or a small family. Read our review here.