As I try to figure out just where April went, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new here, each week I ask writers and readers to submit their favorite travel posts for the week. I read each submission, comment, tweet the article on Twitter, stumble the article using Stumbleupon and post a link to the piece on my Facebook page. The following Monday, I select my five favorite submissions to be featured here and the stumbling begins again.
In case you are new to the Suzy Stumbles segment, there are just a few things to keep in mind. Your post must be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. Please only submit one post each week. Follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your work the attention it deserves.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Scammed, Scared and Stupefied, One Night in Bangkok…” From I Like Going Places
Submitted by Alex
Alex shares his first night in Bangkok of being scammed from the minute he touches down at the airport. He winds up in a hotel you would probably never want to stay at and paying extra “fees”, those fees reserved for unsuspecting tourists. His story is a good tale and reminder there are just certain dollars and cents you will lose as you travel in unjust situations. How you deal with them will say a great deal more than throwing fits.
“Kuwait and the Gulf War” From Sophie’s World
Submitted by Sophie
Sophie shares her experience visiting the National Memorial Museum in Kuwait. Her photographs of the displays and descriptions are chilling to say the least. The museum hones in on the Gulf War told through the eyes of the Kuwaiti people. Her post is a good reminder that different cultures will tell a story of war after experiencing it firsthand we might not be familiar with in our own cultures.
“My #1 Travel Safety Tip” From Expat in Germany
Submitted by Laurel
Are you traveling right now? Do you know the emergency number of the country you are in? I am guilty of answering no to that second question when I travel. Laurel’s post highlights just how important it is to know the emergency numbers around the world. It is a safety tip you don’t often hear when you travel, but one Laurel proves can save you from dangerous situations.
“Tired of Being Tired” From Inspiring Travellers
Submitted by Andrea and John
Like most travelers, Andrea and John battle the lack of sleep that comes with always being on the go. From early morning tours to late European dinners, the traveling duo outline a number of ways sleep can take a backseat when you travel. Not getting enough sleep, as a traveler is something we all can relate to while on the road. I have been there with feeling burned out or like I could sleep for days after a trip. Andrea and John open up the comments to sharing your travel sleep tips.
“Pugliese Pasta and the Art of Making Pasta by Hand: A Lesson with Nonna Vata” From Food Lover’s Odyssey
Submitted by Kathy
A post after my own heart, Kathy takes a lesson in pasta making with a nonna, grandmother, in the Puglia region of Italy. If you are feeling ambitious in the kitchen and want to make your own pasta, this post will give you some tips from someone who has been making pasta for over 70 years. Cooking aside, I appreciated the cultural insight of this piece on Italian culture. Making the pasta for this nonna was one of faith and prayer, something God only knows I need when trying to cook in my kitchen.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until of the end of the day on Friday to submit.