As I plot my next big adventure, 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 of the week. I read each submission, comment, stumble it using Stumbleupon, tweet the article on Twitter and post a link to the piece on my Facebook page. The following week I select my five favorites to be featured here and the stumbling begins again into the next week.
Just a few things to keep in mind, you can only submit one link per person each week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit each week. The post must be travel related. Please leave your submission in the comment box below otherwise I can’t guarantee I will see it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Be sure to subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon, follow me on Twitter and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your post the attention it deserves.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“A Final Resting Place (finally)-Nahá, Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico” From Trans-Americas Journey
Submitted by Trans-Americas Journey
For a couple whose goal in life was to preserve the rights and customs of the indigenous Lacandon people, their final wish finally comes to fruition as witnessed by Trans-Americas Journey. Their last wishes to be buried in the Lacandon Jungle take place in a once in a lifetime kind of festival air. A fascinating cultural piece, this post values indigenous people and proves you can wait a long time to eventually get what you want.
“The Art of Basque Country Face Stuffing” From The Adventures of an Expat House Husband
Submitted by Aric
Aric finds himself in food overload in Spain’s Basque country. The meal is a cultural lesson on this area’s importance placed on a good and complete meal. Aric also learns just how to drink cider at this cider mill while surrounded by locals cheering him on.
“Did We Mention We Were on a Tour?” From Inspiring Travelers
Submitted by Andrea
Andrea and John outline why they selected to take a guided tour of Peru and Bolivia. Not really tour people, the duo find the reasons for which they left the tour a few days early. Tours can be great while you travel, but they can also open you up to schedule conflicts, group politics and not getting what you bargained and paid for in the end.
“Photo Essay: Why I Love Portuguese Architecture” From 100 Miles Highway
Submitted by Katherina
Katherina visits Lisbon and finds a new love of the city’s Manueline architecture. When I visited Lisbon last summer, I too was surprised by just how remarkable its appearance was. Katherina details the Jerónimos Monastery in Belem in Lisbon, a piece of architecture that would take years to soak up all of its details.
“The Old City of Marrakech: Life Behind the Walls” From Vagabond Quest
Submitted by Dina
In this colorful photo essay, Vagabond Quest shares their experience of going inside the maze-like old city of Marrakech. There are a number of stories going on behind each photograph that are sure to make you want to explore Marrakech’s old city.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.