Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of March 5, 2012

As I count the days until my weekend in Arizona for baseball’s spring training, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. Each week I ask writers and readers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read each submission, comment, post a link to the article on Twitter, stumble the piece using Stumbleupon and place a link to the submission on my Facebook page. The following week, I select my five favorite submission from last week to be featured here and the stumbling begins again into the next week.

Just a few things to keep in mind, please only submit one post per person each week. Your submission must be travel-related. Leave a link to your article in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. You will have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission. Submissions left past Friday will be carried over into next week’s stumbles. I will get busy promoting all submissions left here by the end of the day on Sunday. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give you post the attention it deserves. Check back next Monday to see if your submission made my top five favorites.

 

The 5 Favorites of Last Week

The Aunt Who Lives Far Away” From Over Traveled

Submitted by Amanda

Amanda deals with a sentiment not often touched on in the world of travel. To her niece, she is the “aunt who travels”. What that means toward staying connected involves travel videos galore and uncovering a child’s take on distance.

Home For The Holidays, Part 1: The Layover: Panama City” From 10k Juan

Submitted by 10k Juan

In an at times satirical post, Juan tackles the eventual phasing out of the Diablos Rojos in Panama City. With their passing, Juan argues, so goes an aspect that lends Panama City meaning, its identity in essence. The old colored buses might be just an element to the city, but Juan reasons they are the city.

Edinburgh’s Most Amusing Attraction: Camera Obscura” From See My Travels

Submitted by Alison

Alison visit Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura, a five floor optical illusion complete with holograms and mirror mazes. I appreciated the very different images of Edinburgh in this post, one where portions are unbelievably hilarious, and something any sap with a camera couldn’t resist.

Lheang, my Hero” From Le Monde

Submitted by Nisha

Nisha provides a unique take on volunteering in Cambodia. She meets her toughest critic while teaching English classes. He questions her reasons for being in Cambodia and for being a volunteer. Lheang becomes her hero in more ways than one.

Seriously, This is Morocco?” From Seek New Travel

Submitted by Kit

Kit provides some impressive eye candy of Morocco. Her images challenge the typical, conjured up notions of what this country might look like in the mind. Through her camera, she finds the reality of Morocco’s landscapes and moments is much better than dreams of Rick’s Bar and camels in the Sahara.

 

Don’t forget to leave your submission in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.

Comments

    • says

      Of course! I’m going to the game on Friday. I have Rockies fever. It pretty much makes me very unproductive from March to Sept/Oct.

      • says

        YES! I love the Rockies – and watching their games is pretty much the ONLY reason I pay for cable television. I was considering making a weekend trip to Phoenix for spring training but I’m going to be working there in a couple months so it just didn’t make sense. Have fun – I’m going to live vicariously through you.

  1. says

    Hey Suzy!
    Here is my best one yet and thanks for all the continued support and congrats for making to the top 100 travel blogs- thats wonderful!
    The Human Blood Sacrifice Ritual of The Bali Aga
    http://www.balifornian.com/blog/2012/3/7/the-human-blood-sacrifice-ritual-of-the-bali-aga.html

    The Tenganans still practice an ancient rite known as Mekare Kare, which is a ritual blood sacrifice. This annual ritual fighting of its tribe members is a sight unlike any other that I have seen in South East Asia. Mekare Kare is the highlight of the 3 day Udaba Samba celebration that occurs in May or June.

    Thank you,
    Michael

  2. says

    Hi Suzy,

    Sheesh, I didn’t realize I’d neglected to submit stories for a couple weeks! I was really caught up in switching my site from Blogger to WP, much more challenging than expected with Pro hired help! whew, done. (let me know what you think of it! Any feedback greatly appreciated)

    btw- I just completed one entire year of weekly traveler’s interviews! Thanks for being a part of it. I’ve written a ’round-up’ post on what i’ve learned from a year of interviewing other travel bloggers. Here it is:

    http://www.lashworldtour.com/1524-2

  3. says

    So, what song is stuck in your head right now? Chances are (no, not the Johnny Mathis song) that whatever it is, it has ancestors from Mississippi.

    Travel with us as we roll down the Mississippi Blues Trail! We discover the legend behind Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the Crossroads, stay at the most unique inn we’ve ever seen – made of original sharecropper shacks, eat tamales – yup, there are tamales in The Delta – and BBQ, take on a Donut Tower, visit a REAL juke joint and the King Biscuit Radio Show and learn how The Blues influenced more modern music.
    http://www.gypsynester.com/blues.htm

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