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10 ice breaker questions that don’t include ‘what do you do?’

A group of people on a bus traveling.

So you’re sitting on the Contiki coach. It’s the first day of your trip. You don’t know anyone. You take your seat next to a stranger (who, FYI, will be your best mate in approx 20 minutes from now). What do you talk about?

How about abandoning the stale ‘Where are you from?’ questions, and trying these 10 non-generic icebreakers on for size…

What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

Nothing gets you in the travel mood more than discussing your bucket list. Fact.

Are you a sweet or savoury person?

This question could be the difference between gorging on cheese fondue or gelato on your Europe trip

What’s your favourite cocktail?

You can tell a lot about someone’s personality by their preference in cocktail or mocktail. And if they’ve got the same fave cocktail as you, then you might have just found your travel bestie…

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Super important way to get to know someone, especially if you’re sharing a room with them…

What’s the one netflix show you could binge on forever?

Because if you can’t bond over Netflix, then what can you bond over? Also, you never know – you might just find a new show to watch…

If you could learn any language, what would it be?

Nothing says ‘travel squad bonding’ like trying to order food while fumbling through a new language, am I right?

What’s the one song that gets you in the party mood?

The second they give their answer, take a mental note and make sure to blast it out before you hit the town…

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

Arguably the most important question on this list. And if they say neither, you’ve got an opportunity to bring a muggle or hobbit over to the dark side…

Which celebrity could you see yourself being besties with?

Everyone has a BFF celeb crush, and you might be surprised at who people idolise.

What’s the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?

A takeaway? A dog? A hot air balloon? This question is totally limitless and bound to roll into a conversation anyone can chip in on.

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