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Join our NYC vs. LDN debate on Twitter at #LPChat

NYC vs. LDN #LPChat
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Do you heart New York? Or are you more of a London lover? Whether you are a passionate urban native with local knowledge, once spent a glorious long weekend discovering the gems of the big apple/smoke, or plan to travel to them soon, you're invited to join our NYC vs. LDN #LPChat on Twitter on Thursday 14 August. Some may say that it's impossible to compare these iconic cities – and we at Lonely Planet would find it pretty hard to choose between them! – but we're going to give it a shot. Who will come out on top? That's up to you.

How do I take part?

1. Follow @lonelyplanet and the hashtag #LPChat on Twitter on Thursday 14 August from 11.30am EDT/4.30pm BST.

2. Questions will be ordered Q1, Q2, Q3 and so on. To answer Q1, begin your tweet with A1. For Q2, begin your answer with A2, and so on.

3. Add #LPChat to all of your tweets during the Twitter chat, so others (including @lonelyplanet) can see what you’re saying.

4. Bring your best travel tales and tips!

5. At the end of the chat @lonelyplanet will tweet an image of each city. RT the image of your favourite city – the city with the most RTs wins.

The most creative and inspiring tweeter will win a Lonely Planet guide of their choice.

Introducing our resident experts

Sally Schafer and Regis St. Louis
Images courtesy of Sally Schafer and Regis St Louis

Sally Schafer - follow her @Rightsideofcity

Sally Schafer is a travel writer who has called London home for the last 20 years. She has written about this vibrant city for numerous publications. Her favourite things about London are its infectious energy, wealth of history, and gorgeous cityscapes.

Regis St Louis - follow him @Regis_St_Louis

A long-time Brooklyn resident, Regis St. Louis has contributed to dozens of Lonely Planet titles, including the most recent edition of our New York city guide. His assignments have brought him to far-flung places (the Amazon, Siberia, Papua New Guinea), though he sometimes finds his greatest travel adventures happen right in his backyard. NYC's staggering diversity and creative energy have always inspired him, and he couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

Introducing our co-hosts

Christine Amorose - follow her @CestChristine

Christine Amorose - C'est Christine
Image courtesy of Christine Amorose

After living in France and Australia and backpacking through Europe and Southeast Asia, Christine Amorose 'settled down' in New York City. Christine currently lives in Brooklyn and manages the marketing and social media for ONA; in her spare time, she blogs about travel, fashion and creating an intentional lifestyle as a twenty-something in NYC at CestChristine.com. You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook.

Monica Stott - follow her @TheTravelHack

Monica Stott - The Travel Hack
Image courtesy of Monica Stott

Monica Stott is the founder of TheTravelHack.com, a stylish adventure blog filled with inspiring travels and helpful tips. She's travelled all over the world but London is (and probably always will be) her favourite city. She loves London's exciting buzz and the endless list of new things to see and do, but it's Londoners themselves she loves the most. We might not speak on the Tube but we're a friendly bunch really! You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook.

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be 13 years old or over. Judges’ decision is final. Promoter: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd of 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ, UK. The winner will be notified via direct message and public tweet on Twitter. The winner must claim their prize and provide an address for delivery within 7 days of being notified, otherwise the judges may select another winner. Prize: a Lonely Planet guide of your choice, up to the value of GB£20.00.