As another week goes by, 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, tweet the article on Twitter, stumble the post on Stumbleupon and post a link to the piece on my Facebook page. The following Monday, I select my five favorites to be featured here and the stumbling begins again.
Just a few things to keep in mind, the post you submit must be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. Please only submit one link per person each week. Leave the link to your submission in the comment box below. 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
“It’s a Revolution!” From That Backpacker
Submitted by Audrey
Audrey arrives in Cusco only to be met with a revolution over coca. Her travel experience is one you don’t plan on when you travel, but hope to find. As the locals bring out the noise to protest over the banning of coca, a vital part of the economy, Audrey gains a cultural insight and lesson in importance.
“6 Things I learned From Getting Deported” From Expat in Germany
Submitted by Laurel
Laurel’s experience of getting deported in South Korea was both horrifying and educational. Harassed and treated poorly, her story makes for one you won’t forget. I found myself reading the post like some plot in a movie, anxious to see how it would turn out for Laurel. In the end, her experience is one I think all travelers can learn from in terms of getting the right paperwork to stay in a country.
“National Train Day, All Aboard!” From The Opinionated Wanderlust
Submitted by Saadia
Saadia embarks on a train journey to Los Angeles, beginning in Seattle. I was surprised at how social train travel seemed to be for Saadie. I know travelers are always looking for new ways to meet people. Traveling by train in the U.S. is not always the fastest and most affordable way to travel, but her story proves it is a whole experience. Her journey is not focused on the destination, but more on how you get where you want to go.
“Learning ‘Cheers’ in Vietnamese and Problems Sitting Indian-Style” From I Like Going Places
Submitted by Alex
Alex shares another social adventure. He puts the fate of his evening in to the hands of a taxi driver and winds up in the home of a local in Vietnam and various other off the beaten path places. His experience is a nice reminder to be adventurous when you travel and throw yourself completely into the strange and different.
“Kölner Dom/Cologne Cathedral” From Going Kraut
Submitted by Going Kraut
Grand structures are often the reasons many travel, just to see them in person and absorb all of their glory. The photographs and descriptions of the Cologne Cathedral in this post had me wishing I were standing in its presence. A structure that will never be completed for fear of the world ending is certainly one you might shell out the plane ticket to see.
Don’t forget to leave you submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.