From what seems like the edge of the earth in Dingle, Ireland 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 post of the week. I read each submission, comment, tweet the piece on Twitter, stumble the article using Stumbleupon and post a link to the piece on my Facebook page. At the end of the week, I pick my five favorites and the stumbling can begin again into the next week.
Just a few things to keep in mind, you must leave your submission in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. The post must be travel related. You can only leave one submission each week. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I get to your post.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Hospitality vs. hostility?” From The Travelling Editor
Submitted by Dylan
Dylan arrives to Ireland with not the warmest of welcomes from a local. He goes through bad experiences in terms of people being hospitable to him and down right hostile. I liked his conclusions on the two extremes. It isn’t so much the place that can be warm and friendly or even the opposite, but rather there are those bad seeds in every country.
“Cambodia—Angkor Wat—8th February” From Not Work Related
Submitted by David & Helen
Not Work Related share their photographs from Angkor Wat. I thought they captured some rare moments and scenes you don’t always see when photographs of Ankor Wat are presented. If you need a bit of travel transportation, this piece will take you to Cambodia.
“Guatemalan First: Solo Travel (3 of 3)” From To Uncertainty and Beyond
Submitted by Kim
I actually wrote a very similar piece to Kim’s reasons for loving her first go at solo travel. Her reasons are encouraging, especially for those on the fence about going on a trip all by their lonesome. From meeting people to feeling adventurous, Kim’s reasons aren’t from a seasoned solo traveler, but one that just tried it for the first time. Those afraid to make the leap may find her words easier to relate to compared to those of experienced solo travelers.
“Lesson’s I’ve Learned From My Passport” From Katie Going Global
Submitted by Katie
If you haven’t flipped through your passport in awhile, Katie’s post will give you good reason to go do so. She recalls moments through the various stamps in her blue book and the valuable lessons she has collected along the way from those trips abroad.
“Typhoon Katrina” From Total Travel Bug
Submitted by Monica
Monica relays the moments of living through a typhoon in Hoi An. From living with strangers in a hotel for days to seeing a boat cruise through the lobby, her story of a natural disaster hitting and the connections that form and dissipate as a result is well worth reflecting on as most of go on trips with very few major problems or issues.
Don’t forget to leave a comment here with your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.