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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #10

PHeymont ·
Originally Posted by TatToo: Did Mrs. Gumbo not get to the tapas bar ? No, because we had already eaten. But, against the wall of the Cathedral she found a truly gaudy fruit cart that made her a wonderful fruit salad to order, which we ate in the Jardin Borda...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 2, 2014

GarryRF ·
And I forgot to mention - the complete "All Inclusive" deal costs around $1000 US. Flights from the UK - hotel - boats - entertainment - mini bar stocked daily - 24hr food and drink. For 2 weeks. How do the US companies come up with $3900 for 1 week. I smell a rip off. It does look good for December DrF. Its still too hot in the afternoon though ! To have that same view you would have to "Take my blanket from my cold dead hands" I wont even share with Mrs F !! Next door is nearly as good...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 30, 2013: Monk on a Ladder, Sri Lanka

Former Member ·
His body language tells me that he knows his stuff. Thanks, Dr F, for this universal slice of life moment.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 30, 2013: Monk on a Ladder, Sri Lanka

PortMoresby ·
It proves one of life's great truths, one I've thoroughly tested myself all over the world, that anything can be done in flip flops.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 14, 2013 : Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland

Former Member ·
Ottoman - Did you also have the "crisps" that the gentleman is peddling at the bar ? Nothing like a few munchies when quaffing a drink.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #3.5

DrFumblefinger ·
Diagnosis by shadow and silhouette! You are setting the bar at 50 m high, PHeymont!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 18th, 2014: Chihuahua Man of Marsaxlokk

PortMoresby ·
Island Man, just over a year ago I landed on Malta after my freighter trip from Singapore. I stayed first in Marsaxlokk for several days, at Duncan Accommodations, above the bar of the same name, which it appears Chihuahua Man is looking right at! I loved the town, especially fun on market day. Thanks for the memory.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

HistoryDigger ·
My family and I love this section of Berlin. Great pictures. You were there on a beautiful day. And by the way, this is where Reiner (of the Finding Reiner series) drank a beer in Zum Nussbaum, the oldest bar in Berlin (or so he said), before he was doomed to face the Russian Front.
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Re: November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Professorabe ·
You are absolutely right. Not only is Ranakpur a convenient stopping-off point between Jodhpur and Udaipur, it is also one of Rajasthan's gems. We spent several hours there last year exploring both the main temple and the adjoining one. There were a few other tourists there, but it seems that most tours bypass the site completely.
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Re: November 26, 2017: Ranakpur: The Most Delicate Jain Temple

Amateuremigrant ·
Ranakpur temple is surely one of the greatest sights of India in my opinion, the scope of intricacy baffles the mind; there is hardly anywhere I can think of that is suffused with the sense of spirituality. Jains, of course, do not have god(s), they revere Tirthankaras as portals to enlightenment, and in many ways westerners can find this easier to relate to. I was personally carried away by this feeling, and an overwhelming sense of peace and contentment that has stayed with me. My group...
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

Amateuremigrant ·
A brilliant collection of pictures and commentary. Avoiding the bus loads is all down to timing, so your patience was well rewarded ! I've visited the West Bank loads of times with groups and it never fails to astound ! Our trips began by meeting up with a host of donkeys from the ferry, at 4.30am. We rode up to cross the cliff top above Hatshepsut's temple then walk down to the Valley of the Kings. Riding a donkey named Saddam up there was always a guaranteed wake-up
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
It sounds a perfect way to see the area, though at that hour you'd likely have enjoyed the views without me. I understand the path from Hatshepsut's Temple to Valley of the Kings is now off limits, presumably because of the incident at the temple. You're lucky to have had the experience when you did. Thanks!
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

George G. ·
Excellent photos. Your patience paid off since capturing historical locations like these are difficult without them being somewhat obscured by throngs of tourists.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, George. The fact that there really are no throngs makes this the perfect time to visit Egypt.
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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

Amateuremigrant ·
A fascinating (and detailed) look at a site that many visitors completely miss, even based in Aswan ! The rescue (as with Abu Simbel) is a story in itself, but the 19thC visitors take the biscuit for hubris - wasn't it Edward Lear who set up his camp in the temple ?
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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

PortMoresby ·
Considering the length of time these monuments have existed, I imagine anything you can think of has happened within them, Edward Lear's encampment the least of it!
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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

Marilyn Jones ·
I am so excited to read your article and see your photos...I'll be in Egypt in one week!! Thank you for an excellent post!
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Re: In Egypt: Philae Island

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating and beautiful! Would have been such a shame if it had been lost to flooding....
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
I do indeed have photos of the interior....It's got a great bar area with wonderful views of English Harbor. Stay tuned....
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#71)

Jonathan L ·
Alright, to start off I see what look like kegs stacked to the left of the tracks which could make this a bar or pub, depending on the country.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 5th 2014: Incense Coils, Hong Kong

DrFumblefinger ·
I find this a captivating image, Islandman. I can easily see myself staring at these coils from a thousand angles, trying to get the right angle on them, as I imagine you did!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 7th, 2014: Liverpool Eye UK

GarryRF ·
Don't worry Travel Luver ! No animals were harmed in the making of this film. You have to wait in the Bar until the "All clear" sounds in a storm ! But it actually caused no damage at all. It's fitted with a lightening rod to take the current to earth. Like all tall buildings.
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Re: Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

HistoryDigger ·
One of my favorite spots in the world. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 20, 2014: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: What to expect from Air Travel in 2015

PHeymont ·
The bar for new carriers is pretty high, though. They can't have full route systems, so they are forced to either try to horn in on high-volume routes, where others can easily drop prices low enough and long enough to push them out, or on low-volume connector routes where money can be made only with poverty-wage crew...which is why the majors have left those routes. We'll see, but I am skeptical.
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 1) El Calafate, Argentina

Travel Rob ·
Incredible! Can't wait to see more! The bar and dining room look like a really good movie prop of an old mining town. Really cool!
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Re: Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Always fascinating to me how trees find a way to grow and make space for themselves.
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

GarryRF ·
When I'm in San Francisco I love the Micro Breweries. The sampler tray is a must have in each bar. But when you're in Lisbon just try the Sagres Lager. Often named as the Best Beer in Europe you'll be pleasantly surprised ! Nothing like a "Lite" Beer, it has a wonderful taste and sparkle. Or try a sparkling Mateus Rose if wine is your preference.
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Re: Las Vegas Celebrates the Chinese New Year!

GarryRF ·
There are only a few destinations where all the family over in the US and us English can meet. Vegas, Florida and New York. So we all went to Vegas to meet up. Walking along the strip towards NY,NY. 9 Fine Irishmen looked like an attractive bar - so in we all went. They had real "Pint Glasses" - 20 ounce. Not the 16 ounce we've had to suffer ! But after a few minutes we were frozen. They do love AC in Vegas. Too much like Ireland. Freezing cold. So we moved outside and sat in the shade...
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Re: Florida warned: take action against future flooding

DrFumblefinger ·
The issue of what we can do about the "world's changing climate" aside, when I look at a massive stone structure like the one in the photo and realize it's sitting essentially on a sand bar (which is what most of Florida is), I'm not surprised that it might actually be slowly settling and sinking. Just like Venice is. Venice has serious problems but these are mostly due to the fact that the entire city is sinking.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 28, 2015: The Golden Temple In Amritsar, Punjab, India

DrFumblefinger ·
Again some amazing photos, Gilles! The people interest me as much or perhaps even more than the beautiful temple. Studies of the human face are often difficult to capture in a digital image. but these are great. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

Marilyn Jones ·
So interesting and wonderfully, detailed photography!!
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

Professorabe ·
Thanks for your kind comments. It's a lot easier when the subjects don't move!
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

seesaw ·
Beautiful! What a feast for the eyes that must have been...
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Somnathpur, Belur, and Halebid

George G. ·
Carvings are spectacular.
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you for sharing your journey to an amazing site. Places like this are part of what makes traveling such a pleasure. We in North America learn a lot about the history of Western Europe and some Middle East civilizations and empires from there. However we tend to pass over the rest of the world which included empires and civilizations as great as the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Hampi is just another point in favour of a journey to India.
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

Professorabe ·
Thanks a lot for your comments. I fully agree with what you say - I also feel that there is a big hole in my education where the history of places like India is concerned. That is part of the reason why I enjoy doing blogs like this one: it forces me to do a bit of research and to broaden my own horizons.
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Re: Jennifer Aniston "Nightmare " Ad Latest in Gulf vs US Airlines

Travel Rob ·
The Emirates commercial made me feel bad for Jennifer Aniston. A beautiful actress making 5 million dollars as their brand ambassador, that's flying first class, in a lie flat bed, with showers and a bar on the plane and yet she still having a nightmare about being a budget traveler.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating look at the culture, PM. Loved the story and loved the photos! Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
I hope everyone figures out that Bagan is in Burma (Myanmar) which it appears I neglected to say. I'll try to do better in future. PM
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

Travel Rob ·
The photos are amazing. It's a little hard to tell scale in a photograph. I'm curious how big the first Buddha is?Thanks again for sharing .
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Rob, you can kind of tell from the angle of the picture. Buddha is set up on a dais so my head was about even with his feet. So, in a word, big.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

DrFumblefinger ·
PortMoresby, it looks like some of these are gold, or at least gold-leaf covered? Do you recall if that's the case?
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Your guess is as good as mine but I assume they are. Gold leaf has a distinctive look that can't be replicated any other way and it's my assumption that it is, indeed, gold.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

Theodore Behr ·
This is a great post! I've never seen stuff like this before and learned a lot.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I do think people's perspectives and priorities change with time. For example, I care little about a bar or nightlife scene in most of my destinations nowadays; that mattered more to me when I was much younger. I have always loved walking in parks because of the beautiful gardens, etc. But I think i'm much more into people watching in these places than I used to be. One of my favorite places to visit is the provincial park a short block from my home. It's grand to go for a walk in it, see...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Nevin, Nice to hear from you and thanks for your interest in Sir Arthur. Arthur's home is at 25 Barnes Place in Colombo, which is near the popular shopping store Odels. A taxi or even tuk-tuk should be able to get you there. His former business partner and best friend, a SriLankan, still lives at this home. You won't see too much from the outside as it is a walled compound. If you contact the home and come during business hours, it is likely that someone will take you to see Arthur's...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 21, 2014: Tapas Bar Delights

GarryRF ·
A very civilised way of grabbing a snack when you're on the go. The Tapas Bar has become a success across Europe.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 12, 2014: Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Mac ·
A great place for the craic! Love it.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 30, 2014: Chhimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility - Bhutan

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a fascinating place! Any idea how old it is?
 
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