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Re: Casa Bacardi Rum Plant, San Juan, Puerto Rico

DrFumblefinger ·
I've visited the Bacardi plant too, and remember being quite impressed by it. As I recall, the original was in Cuba and the family moved to P.R. to escape Castro. And I'm proud to see you standing after those free samples! Thanks for the post.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at TravelGumbo!

GarryRF ·
Yes DrF.... Those Ozzies have some strange habits ! First time in Coogee Bay Hotel Sydney I ordered Steak and Chips (Fries) Guy showed me a Tupperware Picnic Box full of raw steak. You choose, then he puts it on a plate for you. You take it outside to the "Barbee" (BBQ). You cook it how you like it. Then come back in for your Chips and salad ! I stopped at a Restaurant in Bondi Beach and the waiter asked me if I would like a bottle of wine with the meal. "Yes please" I said. "Well git ya...
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Re: Hacienda Esperanza, Manatí, PR: A history of sugar and slavery

GarryRF ·
Excellent piece of History, Jonathan. It was interesting to learn that PR followed the line of many other Caribbean Islands. Nice presentation too. Really enjoyed reading it. Thanks.
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

DrFumblefinger ·
It would have been so very nice for you to have found Reiner as an elderly man slowly walking home with the aid of his cane from his daily dip in the mineral spring, and joined him for a revitalizing sip of schnaps and shared with him your journey. How cool would it have been for you to say, "Hi, Reiner. I'm your nephew's wife, Whitney". I think he'd be tickled to no end to know how much you've cared and how hard you've tried to find him.... Sadly, the absence of an ending like this should...
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Re: Thinking Cuba? Tickets not so easy yet!

GarryRF ·
Mac. Cuba has already changed since my first visit 15 years ago. Buses and cars are everywhere now thanks to those intrepid Chinese salesmen. Living standards are rising rapidly thanks to the tourist dollar. Fields of Sugar Cane are now rare. Castro has decided that Cuba's future lies in tourism. Bicycles prevail in most Towns and a horse and buggy are common. When I first went to Cuba it was painfully poor. It's like going back in time to a 3rd world country. But with safety and very civil,...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #366

George G. ·
Sword and cane of the male owner, and maid’s quarters...
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Re: Pineapple field, Dole Plantation

GarryRF ·
Surprises me that Pineapples are grown in the US and sold in the US for 3 times the price I pay in the UK . Same with Cane Sugar. Bag of Barbados sugar (1 Kilo / 2.2 Pounds ) is currently less than $1 US.
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The Valley Island of Maui: 3) Central, Upcountry and South Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
 The largest stretch of (relatively) flat land on Maui is the valley between the two volcanoes, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains.  This area is commonly called “Central Maui” and it’s here most locals live....
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Trinidad de Cuba

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Trinidad de Cuba seems frozen in time. That was my immediate reaction on arrival. That was my leaving thought after exploring it for a week too. It's difficult not to fall in love with such a enchanting and unique city especially after experiencing a...
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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Swat Valley, Pakistan

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell remembers a visit to Pakistan's remote Swat Valley.
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Lancaster Central Market: Changed, and Not

PHeymont ·
One of America's best small city markets has changed over time, while keeping its traditional character. PHeymont visited recently.
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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animals, Culture and Adventure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got away from his hotel and out to an adventure park in Costa Rica
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 20, 2015: Central Aguirre, Salinas Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
  For many years growing sugar was the main industry in Puerto Rico. It has left many abandoned plantations in its wake. But Aguirre Central goes way beyond a plantation.   Aguirre was a company town. And its purpose was refining sugar. The...
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5 Things You Must Try While In Barcelona

Kaitlyn Angles ·
It's absolutely easy to fall in love with Barcelona after seeing its incredibly beautiful sun-kissed beaches, unforgettable hospitality, and incomparable culture. Barcelona is the city that attracts all kind of tourists. The city has different kind of wines that one can enjoy on a wet beach while enjoying sunsets and sunrises, they have some lost lanes that cane be explored, and masterpiece paintings that can be seen. In this city, you can find the Roman ruins, some modern homes, extremely...
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June 19, 2018: Anwar Sadat Museum, Alexandria

Marilyn Jones ·
A museum within the great Library of Alexandria examines the life and role of the late Egyptian leader.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 12, 2013: Sugar plantation, Maui, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
 Looking remarkably like grass, this is actually a field of sugar cane.  What's lacking is a size perspective because these canes are about 3 meter(10 ft) tall.   The central region of Maui, between the two large volcanoes of that...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 1) Introduction and West Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
There are few destinations that evoke more traveler’s fantasies than the Hawaiian islands; of these, Maui is thought by many as THE island to visit.  I have a genuine fondness for the Big Island, one of my favorite travel...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 2). Hilo & Hamakua Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Hilo Bay, Big Island of Hawaii) Hilo is tucked into the northeastern corner of the Big Island, on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s rainy side.  And boy can it rain; the region gets up to 200 inches (500 cm) each year though...
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Antigua, Guatemala: The Heart of Mayan Country

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua, Guatemala one of the Spanish colonial capitals.
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Whitney Plantation, Louisiana: The Story of Slavery

PHeymont ·
Whitney Plantation is different: it is not about the gracious life of the ante-bellum South; it is about the lives of the thousands of slaves who paid for it.
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Casa Bacardi Rum Plant, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Samantha ·
A factory visit with a twist: Samantha takes us to the home of some of the world's favorite rums.
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Huaca de la Luna, Trujillo Peru

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got to visit 1000-year-old temples on a cruise stop in Trujillo, Peru
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Santiago de Cuba: Part 1, Introducing Cuba's history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a photography tour while in Santiago de Cuba. Here is the first of two pieces about his trip through history.
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Trinidad, Cuba: a Beautiful Colonial Gem

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Trinidad, Cuba, one of the oldest cities in the Americas
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Dole Plantation, Oahu, Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #169)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Oahu's most popular tourist destinations, the Dole Plantation!
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Botanical Gardens, Funchal, Madeira

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a visit to Madeira's beautiful tropical Botanical Garden. A feast for the eyes, nourishment for the soul....
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Daytripping in Historic Lancaster

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger takes us on a tour of historic sites in this central Pennsylvania city noted for its Mennonite and Amish heritage.
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Quetta, Train to Chaman

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares a story of a memorable train journey in high altitude Pakistan.
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Louisiana fort opens the door on history

Marilyn Jones ·
Determination and a helpful tour guide allow Marilyn Jones the opportunity to explore a significant Louisiana historic site.
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August 30, 2018: Old Sugar Mill, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the ruins of an old sugar cane plant on the garden island of Kauai.
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Re: Visiting Cuba pt 3. + more cars - bikes - taxi - bus and some nice pix too.

GarryRF ·
There are many American US citizens who visit Cuba. They've been visiting Cuba for as long as I can remember. Of course they travel through Canada to do it. But they return to the US with no proof of having been there. No Passport stamps and no visa. Many American men have wives there and children. In the 20 years I've been a traveller to Cuba the people have had a tremendous uplift in their lifestyles. TV's, Computers, Cell phones and the day to day stuff. Better homes with AC, Electricity,...
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Re: Trinidad, Cuba: a Beautiful Colonial Gem

GarryRF ·
Jonathan - Did you get a chance to taste the sugar cane ? There are some wonderful old railway lines serving the plantations with ancient rolling stock to be admired. I'll be back soon to take more pix.
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Re: Trinidad, Cuba: a Beautiful Colonial Gem

Jonathan L ·
I did not taste the cane on this trip, although I grew up with fresh cane for sale.at.corner bodega in NYC. I knew about the trains from a episode of "globetrekkers" on PBS, and would love to take it the next time I get here.
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Hacienda Esperanza, Manatí, PR: A history of sugar and slavery

Jonathan L ·
A former sugar plantation, worked originally by enslaved Africans, now tells a long and significant history. Jonathan L reports.
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McIntosh Sugarmill, St Mary's, Georgia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits 'tabby ruins' and lets us in on their fascinating history and structure.
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The Tackety Boot

Amateuremigrant ·
Count on one of our favorite travel philosophers—Bob Cranwell—to spin a fun yarn about footwear.
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Amateur Emigrants: Reaching the Rif Mountains

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts an adventurous trip to Morocco with a group of friends.
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Feel like a Kid Again at Hammond's Candies, Denver

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us on a tour of a candy factory that is a Denver tradition as well as a delight for children of all ages...
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Tacoma: Glass Made, Glass Displayed

PHeymont ·
At the Tacoma Museum of Glass, the active 'hot shop' is literally at the center, and has made many of the glass artworks shown in the museum.
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Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to the world famous weather-predicting Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.
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Re: Through the Rear Window: Traveling to Jaipur

Amateuremigrant ·
A nice collection of the everyday in Rajasthan. Sometimes ‘the sights’ seem peripheral to the constant bustle of coming, going, making, growing, buying, selling and the not quite understood activities (to the stranger). That firewood looks like sugar cane to me - more like fodder for the house goats !
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Scenes from Waimea, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the small town of Waimea, a former sugar cane growing community in southwestern Kauai.
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Remembering Travel Rob

DrFumblefinger ·
Today we remember our dear travel companion and Gumbo Guru, Travel Rob.
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