Back from Mexico, it is time to start stumbling this week. In case you are new here, each week, I ask writers and readers to submit their favorite travel post of the week in the comment box below. It is a way to discover great travel reading and help everyone discover it too. I read each submission, comment, tweet (using Twitter), stumble (using Stumbleupon) and add a link to the post on my Facebook page. The following week, I select my five favorites submitted last week to be featured here. The stumbling continues each week.
Just a few things to keep in mind, leave a comment with a link to your post in the box below. The post must be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission each week. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and like me on Facebook to see your post get the attention it deserves. Without further delay, here are the five favorite travel posts submitted last week.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Wolf’s Lair: Hitler’s Bunker in Poland” From GloboTreks
Submitted by Norbert
Norbert experiences Wolf’s Lair in Ketrzyn, Poland without a soul around him. Wolf’s Lair was Adolf Hitler’s headquarters in East Prussia, holding over 80 buildings and massive bunkers today covered mostly by nature. The images and emotions Norbert tells of are eerie and powerful at the same time.
“10 Reasons Solo Female Travelers Should Head to the Mid East” From Solo Female Traveler
Submitted by Sabina
Sabina details some compelling reasons women should not deter their dreams of visiting the Mid East simply because they would be going it alone. Safety is such a relative term no matter where you go and I appreciated Sabina’s positive and factual take on traveling as a solo female in this area.
“Cultural Assimilation—Why I Refuse to Live on the Fringe” From My Expat Germany
Submitted by Laurel
Laurel deals with living on the fringe in Germany for the past 7 months, with problems of not truly assimilating into the language and culture. Her problem is something I think many of us have dealt with while living in a foreign country. I admired her goals of ways she will try not to live on the fridge. She also brings up an interesting question for readers: How do you judge cultural assimilation?
“Sometimes the People Make the Place” From To Uncertainty and Beyond
Submitted by Kim
Kim explains just how her time in Guatemala City was altered due to the people she met. She brings up a point all travelers can embrace. If you don’t reach out to people while traveling alone, your time in that place and your views of that destination may be completely empty.
“Italy by Train: A Love Story in Pictures” From Italylogue
Submitted by Jessica
Perhaps I have a soft spot for Italian trains after traveling on them for years, but I enjoyed Jessica’s different take on traveling by train in Italy. Rather than just featuring what you might see out the window while going by rail, Jessica points on the beauty of the stations that cover the country and the people that ride them.
Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.