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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

PHeymont ·
Your posts on Ireland are moving it up my list! These pictures are fascinating...
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Ireland will charm you, PHeymont! Definitely put it on the list.
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

rbciao ·
We thought the Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula was one of our five most beautiful places on the planet. We stopped at the Slea Head Cafe for a latte, a brownie, and the VIEW. It is GORGEOUS. We just sat in the sun and gazed at the Great Blaskett Islands.
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
The drive around the Dingle Peninsula is one of the most extraordinary I've ever done. This was just the sampler post -- more to follow. But it certainly is the most historic day trip I've ever been on. Glad you liked it as much as I did rbciao!
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

rbciao ·
Three more comments concerning Dingle: 1. Leaving the wharf/tourist area in Dingle and walking uphill into the central part of the town was very interesting in that we could interact with the locals and leave the hustle & bustle of the lower part of town. We stopped at a neat cafe for coffee called the Frog St. Cafe and we were the only non-locals in the place. 2. Between Dingle town and Slea Head is the Stone House Restaurant, which overlooks the bay and an ancient fort. The restaurant...
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Re: The Candy Church, Lamèque Island, New Brunswick

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful small church. I'm pretty sure you won't read about it in a travel guide, but which a local like Vivie would know about. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
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Re: The Candy Church, Lamèque Island, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
A while back, Vivie sent me a link to a nice article that the Boston Globe wrote on the area, including the church. http://www.bostonglobe.com/lif...y.html?event=event25
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Re: St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

GarryRF ·
The name Dewi is most famously borne by the patron saint of Wales, Saint David - Welsh: Dewi Sant, Road sign English and Welsh The other famous Dewi is one of three cartoon ducks. Hewy -Dewi and Louis.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed! There is so much to do here in Copenhagen that I've lived here 6 months and still have a long list of places left to visit. I hope you all get the opportunity to experience Copenhagen again, whether for the first time or a return visit.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Caroline for sharing. Very comprhensive and I look forward to taking your info when I visit!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
Ah, the regrets you've given me! I spent a pleasant nearly-a-week in Copenhagen a few years ago, and now you remind me of all the things that couldn't fit into the time...No cure but to go back. Seriously, thanks for a great insight into a fascinating city!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

IslandMan ·
wonderful, wonderful....another one to add to the list....thank you
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great and informative post!. I've yet to visit Copenhagen, but can see you'd need most of a week here, including day trips. Sounds like a perfect one 7-10 day get away destination.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
P.S....for those with a little more time, about 40 minutes past Malmo is Ystad, a medieval town that is setting and home to the Wallender detective series.
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Re: Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

IslandMan ·
It is beautiful, PH, especially the old part with its colorful buildings in different styles
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Re: Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

Jonathan L ·
Plaza de Armas is NOT the premier pigeon feeding spot in San Juan. The honor goes to the near by Plaza de las Palomas (Plaza of the Doves). This park has a wall with literal Pigeon holes and is the home to hundreds of the birds. There are machine to buy food and if you stand real still they will land on your hands and arms to eat.
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Re: Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
I stand corrected...and astonished!
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great piece, and what beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing this information with all of us. Are they worth visiting? Absolutely! From these photos, it's hard to judge which is the "best", although the setting of the Fortified Church is hard to beat. Which do you like best, Andre Pur? I bet that this is a nice time of year to visit Romania.
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

PortMoresby ·
Thanks for the photos, Andre, unique & intriguing. Wikipedia answered my question about the wife. Yes, alive.
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

Andre Pur ·
My favourite ones are: Voronet Monastery for its beautiful blue painting and the Black Church because is near my living place . About the Easter Holiday yes it is a wonderful time in my country, almost because we cook a lot of great and tasty food specific for this time of the year. I will post another article later these days with our food traditions maybe you would like it
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Re: Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

PortMoresby ·
Somewhere I've got a snapshot of a very young me with a tiny lady holding an object who had insisted my friend take our picture in the garden together. It was in the village of Petra, Majorca and she officiated at the small museum commemorating Junipero Serra's birthplace. I was spending the summer on the island and every student educated in California knows his name almost as well as their own. The address of my high school was El Camino Real, Father Serra's road from mission to mission and...
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Re: Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France

PortMoresby ·
Another walk down memory lane. I visited Fontevraud after a long walk from chateau to chateau that ended in Chinon and stayed in the recently opened hotel within the abbey. I knew about it from a personal association but don't believe it's generally well-known and maybe, in part, what makes it as lovely a place to spend some time as it is. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Hey , i'm so happy that you made this blog about Brasov, my city , happy that someone figure it about and posted the right answer about the puzzle. Everything said here is true, and to add more info about this destination, remind that The Black Church is the most photographied attraction in Romania, and right behind it with Dracula Bran Castle.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

PHeymont ·
And speaking of Dracula: Bela Lugosi, the actor who made that role famous, was actually born in Transylvania!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
oh i didn't knew that thank you PHey for the info!!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
i searched some info about Bela Lugosi and he was born in Lugoj county but for what i know this city is not in Transylvania, is it in Banat, which is a western part of Romania
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

TravelandNature ·
Andredeya - Oh. We are learning a lot from you ! Thanks
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
PHeymont - The character Dracula was based on the real life very interesting Vlad Tepes. 'Vlad the Impaler' And although he was very cruel ,is considered a patriot by many Romanians still. http://www.donlinke.com/drakula/vlad.htm
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

PHeymont ·
I'm not sure whether it is a case of shifting borders, or of seeking publicity, but Lugosi's official biography said Transylvania...but can you trust Hollywood? Hmmm....
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Yes the legend of Dracula is based on the actions of Vlad Dracul the Impaler , but Bram Stoker made the history more famous, we all know that:d
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
I think it's only for seeking publicity i don't know maybe i'm wrong i don't know the story
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
It would be an interesting blog post -- Visiting Dracula's castle!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
I can make it possible
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Andredeya: I can make it possible It would be our pleasure at TravelGumbo to give that fine piece a home, Andredeya!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

TravelandNature ·
Sweeet !
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Wait for it this time i promise i will do it just fine
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
Years ago ,I went. It wasn't as big of a tourist draw back then. If I'm remembering right, they told me at the time it might not of been one of Vlad castles,but I guess that makes little difference in the enjoyment.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Former Member ·
Well Rob this is absolutely a mystery
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #12. Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
Congratulations Worker Bee! Nice write up PHeymont! The Black Church holds some significant memories for me personally as does the whole city. In the aerial shot, if you look closely, you will also find some drab communist era apartment buildings. The time of Ceausescu and the Securitate was a time no one who lived in the country will forget. It was also Romania's baby boom when a lot people of people were born due to no birth control. The Romanian people are talented and o pen and I...
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Re: Where Gumbo Was (#9): Poiana Brasov, Romania

Travel Rob ·
This area brings back fond memories I remember falling a lot too because I was unable to buy good boots in an era when Romania rationed just about everything. The hike from Brasov to Poiana is a nice one and there is a bus as well if you don't have a car. Besides skiing, there is also a good tourist restaurant in Poiana that serves hunters food. Not sure if the outdoor ice skating rink is still there?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

HistoryDigger ·
Great piece. Thanks for posting the details about the church and Maas, which I find fascinating. Travel IS about story and exploration. Why else travel if not to learn?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fascinating bit of history, PHeymont. I'm not sure I know of another church that was literally physically divided to serve two congregations. Anyone else know of any?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
Actually, I do know of another, and it’s been featured on TravelGumbo! But that was a different sort of division. St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London, has two parallel naves; one was used by the lay parish congregation, and the other by the nuns of the adjoining convent. The division there was by a ceiling-high curtain running the length of the church. The original blog was for Where in the World #23, almost a year and a half ago! Here's the LINK
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Re: Arthur Ave -NYC's Real Little Italy

PHeymont ·
When my kids were younger, Arthur Avenue made a great end to a day at the Bronx Zoo or Botanical Garden...I'm glad it's still going!
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Re: Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford CT

PHeymont ·
Nice! We've also enjoyed the Wadsworth...which makes a nice break in a trip between NY and Boston, as well. It's also hosted some interesting temporary exhibits that have made it worth a trip of its own.
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Re: Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford CT

HistoryDigger ·
I loved going when I was a college student. Recently I discovered that these Wadsworths are in my family tree. So glad my ancestors appreciated beautiful art.
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Re: Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was, #102)

PHeymont ·
Incredibly beautiful, and wonderful to see how well-preserved!
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Re: Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was, #102)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. As you know Sicily suffered a lot of bomb damage in WWII, but fortunately this chapel was not damaged. It underwent a cleaning/restoration about a decade ago and looks fresh and new. I've seen a lot of mosaics in my life and these are the best. Simply breath-taking in their fine detail. That and the beautiful stonework -- a highlight of our trip to Sicily!
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great tour of a great city. That cathedral is fabulous and the color of the stone used in construction is perfect for a church. Thanks, Tom!
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

GarryRF ·
Certainly different to anywhere I've been before. I was looking for somewhere a bit cooler when visiting Puerto Vallarta last summer. This would have been perfect. Nice tour - great photos !
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