From Kilkenny, 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 on the article, post a link on Twitter, stumble the piece on Stumbleupon and place the post on my Facebook page. The following Monday, I select five favorites to be featured here and the stumbling begins all over again.
Just a few things to keep in mind, you must leave a link to your article in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to do so. The piece must be travel related. Please only submit one post per person each week. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your post the attention it deserves.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“The Olfactory Traveller—Following Your Nose” From Disarm Doors and Crosscheck
Submitted by Ben
If you haven’t considered just how powerful smells can be in relation to travel, Ben’s article brings that importance to the table. This line had me thinking, “Smells, good and bad, have that quality. The power to lift you from wherever it is you are and deposit you in another time, another place.” His piece goes through some of his most poignant and pungent smells on his travels.
“Notes on Genocidal Tourism in Cambodia” From Ephemera and Detritus—A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
Submitted by Maryanne
Maryanne visits the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia along with the Killing Fields. Her photos and words are powerful to say the least. As she goes through the Cambodian spirit despite such atrocities during the Genocide, Mary Ann reminds us of gratitude and being able to live as we are.
“Bolivia Jeep tour: Southwest Circuit and Salar de Uyuni (Day 2)” From Travel For Love
Submitted by Laura
Travel For Love shares the striking landscape of Bolivia on their Jeep tour. Complete with hot springs, flamingos, llamas and highways to Chile you can’t believe are even considered roads, I now have another travel itinerary to add to my list.
“Culture Quirks: Sweden’s Semla” From Skinny Backpacker
Submitted by Dustin
For a sweet treat, Dustin does the dirty work for you and tries the Swedish pastry Semla, typically eaten on Fat Tuesday. Whip cream, icing sugar and an almond “goo” had me curious about this dessert.
“Top 10 Murphy’s Laws of Backpacking” From Living The Dream
Submitted by Jeremy
In this list, Jeremy outlines some of those Murphy’s Laws of travel. From selecting the stand with the most overpriced souvenirs to getting sick and being without the one medicine you need, anyone can relate to these travel moments.
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.