The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: May 6, 2011

Welcome to this week’s installment of The Friday Five, featuring five of my favorite travel blog posts for you to check out! Think of it as a great way to introduce you to some awesome new bloggers who are having some truly incredible adventures! Here are my picks for this week:

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Instant Karma: My Beer Run by the Ganges

They say Karma can be a bitch, right? Well that seems to be the very lesson that Wes of Johnny Vagabond learned when his desperation for a beer drove him to violate religious traditions. Told in his usual riveting storytelling, Wes also learns that monkeys are the devil, a sentiment I can wholeheartedly agree with! A great read!

Petra By Night in Photos

Jordan’s Petra is a pretty stunning place by day. But have you seen it by night? Dave and Deb of The Planet D have and they took some of the most sunning photos you have ever seen. Trust me.

Photo Essay: Visiting Cairo’s Tahrir Square After the Revolution

Remember that revolution Egypt had couple of months ago? I know, I know, a lot has happened since then, but its epicenter was Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Images of the hordes of protestors camped out there surrounded by troops who may or may not have been on their side are seared into recent memory. But what’s Tahrir Square like now? Leslie from Downtown Traveler found out.

Positive Ways to Deal With Travel Negativity

If someone has told you that you’ve had your traveling fun and it’s time to get a “real” job, raise your hand! I think every traveler has experienced this in some way or another. Society just doesn’t understand those who do not wish to subscribe to societal norms of a 9-5 job. Teresa from Art of Backpacking tackles these very issues as she prepares to move to Europe.

Will and Kate – The Royal Wedding

Unless you were living under a rock, you probably heard that there was a little wedidng in London last Friday. Just a small, tiny ceremony at Westminster Abby between Prince William, 2nd in line to the British throne wed his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton in a lavish ceremony. While we all watched the extravaganza on TV, Chris, The Aussie Nomad, saw it fold out live on the streets of London and has some awesome photos to prove it!

If you’re a fellow travel blogger and would like to bring one of your posts to my attention, please let me know in the comments below!

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12 Responses to The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: May 6, 2011

  1. Chris May 7, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Cheers for the mention mate. Was a great day out and certainly glad I made the effort to attend. But damn 6 hours and no toilet break was a killer

    • Aaron May 7, 2011 at 9:35 am #

      Hahahaha don’t EVER try doing New Year’s Eve in Times Square then! 😛

    • Teresa G. May 7, 2011 at 10:37 am #

      Honored to be on this list!!! Thanks!!!

      @Chris No toilet break!? Oof. That’s like NYC New Years Eve style. Kudos!

      • Aaron May 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

        Loved your post Teresa! My pleasure to include you! And if you want to be in Times Square for NYE (as opposed to closer to the Park) you gotta get there WAY before 6pm… 😛

  2. Leslie (Downtown Traveler) May 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Thanks for including my Tahrir Square post! Honored to be in such strong company 🙂 Visiting Tahrir Square was an amazing experience– having seen the images on TV, it was quite a shock to see the current condition. I’d recommend you visit Egypt and check it out!

    • Aaron May 7, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

      My pleasure Leslie! It was wonderful to see what Tahrir Square is like now after all those horrific images on TV! And I’d love to visit Egypt! Someday…someday…

  3. Sarah Wu May 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Hey These are great picks, thanks for rounding them up .

    • Aaron May 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

      Thanks Sarah! Glad you found some new posts to read!

  4. Roy | cruisesurfingz May 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Pretty cool – nice to hear a first hand account of the wedding.

    • Aaron May 9, 2011 at 2:41 am #

      That was a great story wasn’t it?

  5. Johnny Vagabond May 9, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Hey, thanks so much for the shout-out. I’m in great company 🙂

    • Aaron May 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

      Indeed you are! And for a good reason! Your writing is fantastic!

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