As I soak up my last few days in Europe before heading home to Colorado, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new here, each week I ask readers and writers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read, comment, stumble (using Stumbleupon) and tweet every submission. The following Monday I profile my five favorites submitted last week.
Just a few things to keep in mind, please only submit one link per person. You have until the end of the day on Saturday (US Mountain Time) to submit your post. Leave a link to the post in the comment box below.
The 5 Favorites Of Last Week
“When Travel Takes A Friend” From Brave New Traveler
Submitted by Caz
Caz of yTravel Blog shares a story I’m not sure many would. Her piece deals with travel and death and the realities one must face when the two collide. I appreciated her honesty on the topic. Sometimes we need to be reminded travel is not free of the stresses of home, especially when it comes to losing friends on the road.
“7 Ways To Meet Other Travelers On The Road” From Jasmine Wanders
Submitted by Jasmine
Jasmine dives into solo travel willingly, but she knows how to socialize. Introvert or extrovert, if you are planning on traveling alone, this a good post to read. No one has to be lonely when they travel if they just know how to increase those chances of meeting other travelers on the road.
“How Not To Travel in Egypt” From World Curious Traveler
Submitted by Mary
Mary takes a somewhat humorous look at traveling through Egypt or rather how not to travel as she did. A place deemed “intense” by Mary and those I know who have visited warrants some experienced advice before visiting. If you are headed to Egypt or just a first time traveler, Mary’s experiences showcase travel in its most heightened sense where things go wrong and circumstances are not always in your favor.
“On Language Burnout After A Few Too Many Countries” From A Totally Impractical Guide To Living in Shanghai
Submitted by Mary Anne
Mary Anne looks at travel and learning languages in the process. She expresses her fatigue in learning yet another language after picking up several. I enjoyed Mary’s take on the matter. Some may judge a traveler for not knowing the language of the country they are in, but burnout is bound to occur when two many different ways of saying “hello” are swirling about the mind.
“Weekly Glimpse: Yangshuo’s Puyi Town” From On Ur Way
Submitted by Sasha
Sasha takes us beautifully and spookily through Puyi Town on Yangshuo’s Li River. Her photos capture a sleepy and seemingly ghostly town. I found the images behind this post to be powerful and unique, enough to make me feel that isolation of an isolated town in the Far East.