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Re: Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting this aquarium, too, Samantha! The shark tank is extremely cool and there are lots of interesting exhibits to explore -- especially fun with kids. Still, my personal favorite is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
Dr. Fumblefinger, Nice slideshow with great pics. We were in Venice in 2012 for 6 or 7 days and made an excursion to Burano as a day trip. The first thing we noticed was that tourism has reached the tiny island. There was a new docking station for the vaporetti and all sorts of kiosks selling the usual stuff. The first time we were there was in 2008 and it was a sleepy island that time seemed to forget. In fact, we came across four elderly ladies sitting on a bench gabbing and knitting. I...
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

DrFumblefinger ·
Great memories, rbciao! I'd like to head back to Burano some day, maybe spend 2-3 days there, just kicking back and enjoying the ambiance. We were there in May and it was not at all heavily touristed at that time, though certainly the shops were there to lighten the load of your Euro heavy wallet! Their lace was truly beautiful and my wife just couldn't resist!
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
I would like to also stay on Burano if I could find a place with air conditioning.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 13, 2014: Jokulsarlon, Iceland

GarryRF ·
Amazing photo's ! Natural beauty and unlike anything I've seen before. Thanks !
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The Dutch Fort of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka (Where Gumbo was #235)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Sri Lanka's Portugese forts, this one a nicely preserved example on the country's east coast in the small city of Batticaloa.
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January 9, 2018: Mahatma Gandhi Park, Batticaloa

DrFumblefinger ·
Mahatma Gandhi Park is situated on the lagoon waterfront in the heart of Batticaloa town. It's a popular place for visitors to rest and enjoy the views of Batticaloa lagoon
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La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

DrFumblefinger ·
(The canals of Murano) Venice is just an “island community” (actually it’s an amalgamation of 100 smaller islands) in the shallow brackish waters of the Laguna Veneta.  There are several other island communities in this...
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Nov. 18, 2016. Balos Beach and Lagoon, Crete

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some photos of beautiful but isolated and hard to get to Balos Beach and Lagoon in Crete.
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Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
Venice's economy depends on travelers, but the city's life may depend on finding a way to limit their overwhelming presence.
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Mar. 10, 2017: Lago de los Clicos, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
An amazing and beautiful natural site, Lago de los Clicos is situated inside a volcanic crater on Spain's Canary Islands.
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April 28, 2019: Salto Angel, Venezuela

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades visits some of the wonderful waterfalls and lakes of Venezuela, including the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 13, 2014: Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Ottoman ·
    Jökulsárlón   (which literally means "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökul l ...
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Re: April 28, 2019: Salto Angel, Venezuela

Marilyn Jones ·
Your photos are excellent!! Thank you for sharing your adventure.
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Re: April 28, 2019: Salto Angel, Venezuela

Grand Escapades ·
Thank you Marilyn ! It was a stunning place unfortunately now completely out of reach...
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Re: April 28, 2019: Salto Angel, Venezuela

DrFumblefinger ·
Another terrific Pic of the Day, Gilles. Thanks very much for sharing this with us. When I was a much younger man, Venezuela was very doable and pretty high up my list of places to go. But Hugo Chavez and his cronies changed all that and sadly have destroyed the lives of the residents of this beautiful country.
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Re: April 28, 2019: Salto Angel, Venezuela

Grand Escapades ·
Oh yes... It will take a generation at best for normality to come back to Venezuela... Already in 2007 it was challenging (and unsafe) to travel.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

DrFumblefinger ·
Venice is really a fairly small place, and definitely has limited capacity to handle tourists. I can definitely see limiting the number of day visitors here, although I don't know that completely banning all of the cruise ships is their best solution. Today the business of Venice is tourism. Without tourists, it would not survive.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
The issue of the ships is somewhat different from the number of tourists issue. because of their sheer size, they change the currents, channels and sea life of the islands in ways that would be different if anchored on other shores of the lagoon. Plus, at anchor in Venice, they tower over the buildings.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

DrFumblefinger ·
Ships have lots of different ways of getting their travelers to a destination, if they can't dock there. Smaller boats to shuttle people back and forth are very popular with tourists and the cruise companies, and would work well here.
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Re: Venice again considers tourism caps, limits on ships

PHeymont ·
In this case, docking at Mestre and using bus or train to enter Venice could be at least a partial solution...
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Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

Samantha ·
A visit to one of the great aquariums with Samantha and friends, and some tips on the best things to see there.
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