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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, January 9, 2015 - Postcards from Morocco: The Gnawa Musicians

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photograph. It really captures the moment!!
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, January 9, 2015 - Postcards from Morocco: The Gnawa Musicians

DrFumblefinger ·
I agree with your comment, Marilyn. As I was pinning it to our Facebook page, it dawned on me that Mac's image almost conveys sound!
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Re: ...and you thought Austin was only for country music: 7th Annual Bug-Eating Festival

PortMoresby ·
I'm not even going to look - yet another confirmation that any event name ending in "festival" should be avoided for a variety of reasons and at all cost.
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Re: Gallery: Lilac Garden, Spokane, Washington

MsK ·
Beautiful, and a wonderful story to go with it. We have a lilac in our back yard . . . waiting for it to bloom.
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Re: Gallery: Lilac Garden, Spokane, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the kind comment! And welcome to TravelGumbo. Needlessly said, I also have lilacs in my yard and enjoy watching them come to life each spring. Their perfume is, perhaps second only to jasmine, my favorite floral scent.
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Re: January 27, 2019: Mali - Dogon Country

GarryRF ·
Both colourful and amazing pictures. That must have been a wonderful journey. Thanks
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Re: January 27, 2019: Mali - Dogon Country

Grand Escapades ·
Yes, it was an incredible (but challenging) trip. Unfortunately, Mali is now completely out of reach... A shame, as this is a beautiful country that has so much to offer !
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Re: January 27, 2019: Mali - Dogon Country

DrFumblefinger ·
Superb photography, Gilles. Thanks very much for sharing this interesting journey.
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Re: Memories of Dijon, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Great post, George, thanks! Makes me want to go to Dijon, rather than be self-isolating.
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Re: Mar. 31, 2016: Cherry Blossoms, Washington, D.C.

Samantha ·
Love all these pictures. We have been to D.C. a few times,but never in the spring. Seeing this post reminds me that I need to plan a future trip in March or April sometime. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos.
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Re: Saint-Remy's Fête du Vin

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great day! Thanks for sharing it with us. And the snail will be rubbery next time, too. Guess you need to develop an affinity for rubber!
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Re: Saint-Remy's Fête du Vin

PortMoresby ·
Maybe with snails there's just no latitude, nothing between slimy and rubbery. I'm quite sure I've eaten my last one of any description, some years back. Not awful, I just fail to see the point.
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Some of the best small town festivals in America

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy visiting festivals and special gatherings, especially in smaller cities and towns (where the crowds aren't so overwhelming).  Fodors recently featured a listing of some of their favorites in the USA, many of which I'd not heard of...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, January 9, 2015 - Postcards from Morocco: The Gnawa Musicians

Mac ·
  Originally from the sub-Saharan ("Sahel") regions of Africa, notably Senegal, the Gwana are ritual musicians who originally came to Morocco as slaves in the 15th and 16th century from the vast Songhai Kingdom that existed across the Sahel...
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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What's hot in the Arctic? A giant sauna!

PHeymont ·
What's being billed as the world's largest sauna, holding 100 visitors, has been set up on a beach in northern Norway, inside the Arctic Circle, for the  SALT festival of art, music and architecture on  Sandhornøya Island, near...
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Tens Of Thousands of Indian Hindus Take 'Royal Bath' for Kumbh Mela Festival

Travel Rob ·
                      Photo by Mac    Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims washed away their sins with a religious dip at Nashik on...
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St. Augustine Celebrates 450th Anniversary

Travel Rob ·
St. Augustine, Florida  is celebrating its 450th anniversary September 3rd through September 8th. Pedro Menendez landed in St. Augustine, Florida on Sept. 8, 1565, making St Augustine the oldest continuously occupied...
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Living Statue Festival Expected to Draw Quarter of a Million People

Travel Rob ·
          World Living Statues, Arnhem- 2014 The World Living Statue Festival on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, 2015 in Ede and Arnhem, the Netherlands, is expected to draw more than quarter million visitors and...
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Fewer Mainland Chinese Going to Hong Kong

Travel Rob ·
Chinese mainland visitors to Hong Kong fell almost 10 percent in July, compared to last July. In contrast, Japan National Tourism Organization said 576,900 Chinese mainlanders visited Japan in July, more than double July of last year. One ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 23, 2015: Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

Marilyn Jones ·
As summer leans toward autumn, the Caribbean island of Curacao heats up with performances by some of the best jazz, R&B and contemporary artists at the islands annual North Sea Jazz Festival. Centered near Willemstad at the site of the World Trade Center, three stagestwo outside and one insidewere set up this year on the edge of Piscadera Bay to accommodate the artists and fans September 3, 4 and 5. Performers included Bettye Lavette, Cassandra...
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Rain Wreaks Havoc on Music Festival in Georgia

Travel Rob ·
The electronic music festival, TomorrowWorld, in south Fulton County, Georgia was expected to bring an estimated 180,000 people over the weekend but closed attendance today for those not camping at the event site. Severe rain though...
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August in France: Not so dead after all!

PHeymont ·
With August and the traditional French exodus to the beach just ahead, visitors might wonder just what there is to do in Paris, or in France generally. The truth is that while many stores and restaurants take extended vacations, many are open, and...
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Lots to do all over Spain this month

PHeymont ·
This is the high part of the vacation season, and many places in Spain are geared up with special events to attract visitors. Events range from culture to music to just plain spectacularly silly, like the annual Tomatina Tomato Fight in Bunol,...
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Salzburg Festival opens; smaller budget, high hopes

PHeymont ·
Salzburg Bach Choir in performance at 2006 Salzburg Festival.    (Photo: Hubert Felk/Salzburger Bachchor)   The Salzburg Fesstival, one of the world's premiere performing arts celebrations, opened its 95th season yesterday with a...
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Spain: Dying town comes to life as graffiti museum

PHeymont ·
The town of Fanzara in rural Castellon has just over 300 residents and some of the most colorful and unusual art to be seen anywhere. It's just celebrated its second annual urban art festival. The festival uses the walls of the village as a canvas for...
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July's a month of festivals in France

PHeymont ·
Every country's tourist bureau does its best to promote summer activities, but France seems to have a headstart on the pack this month, with everything from fields of lavender to jazz and film festivals, and of course fireworks and more for Bastille...
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Beach, Bulls, Music highlight Spain's July events

PHeymont ·
Kings of Leon at Benicassim 2007            Photo: ELOdry / Wikimedia     This is the month of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, but that's only a small piece of the events on tap in Spain for July.   A...
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Donauinselfest tonight! Europe's biggest

PHeymont ·
Crowds at Donauinselfest 2014 listening to Kung Fu Kitty     Photo: Manfred Fraser / Wikimedia   Vienna's Donauinselfest is Europe's biggest free outdoor music festival, kicking off tonight for a weekend of music that is expected to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 31, 2015: The Pumpkin Patch

DrFumblefinger ·
    Happy Halloween!  Not one of the most important holidays in my life, but I did enjoy going to a farmer's field or market and picking out pumpkins with our boys when they were young, then carving them into Jack-o-lanterns.  ...
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World Architecture Festival: New reason to travel

PHeymont ·
If you're a fan of architecture and your bucket list of travel destinations is running low, here's a new list for you to consider: the buildings and sites that have just won prizes at the World Architecture Festival, held earlier this month in...
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A Guide to Sapporo's Snow Festival – 札幌の雪まつり!

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day enjoys the winter festivities in Sapporo, with some amazing ice art on display.
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12 Exciting Festivals around the World Worth Experiencing

Swara Segal ·
Love a great party? Swara Segal offers 12 of the biggest and best from around the world for your consideration. (Sponsored Content)
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Saint-Remy's Fête du Vin

PHeymont ·
    We had the good fortune this summer of having our few days in Saint-Remy-de-Provence coincide with the town's 32nd annual Festival of Wine and Crafts. Not that we're wine experts; we don't know the specialized language and the names of...
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Gallery: Lilac Garden, Spokane, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Lilacs have always had special meaning for me.  I was born in the late spring and my birthday coincides with the lilac blooming season.  Besides making me a birthday cake as a child each year, I recall my mom cutting a lovely bouquet of...
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...and you thought Austin was only for country music: 7th Annual Bug-Eating Festival

PHeymont ·
It started behind the organizer's barn, and now takes over most of a city park. Adults and children swarming (pardon!) around the grill to taste roast grasshoppers and other insects. Gives a new meaning to "getting a bug bite." Anyway, here are...
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Scarecrows in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

DrFumblefinger ·
We were delighted to find that our visit to the small town of Mahoney Bay in Nova Scotia coincided with the town's popular annual Scarecrow Festival.
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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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Music, Song and Dance! A Day at Calgary's Ukrainian Festival

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed his visit to this annual celebration held by Calgary's large Ukrainian community. Beautiful traditional outfits, wonderful music and dancing, interesting people and displays -- a fun day for the family.
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France: Ten top events for August

PHeymont ·
Despite some cancellations, there's lots to do all over France in August, while most of France is on annual vacation.
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Tomato fight time again in Spain

PHeymont ·
Tomatoes by the ton and other entertainments mark La Tomatina, the world's biggest (and best-promoted) tomato fight festival.
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Threats may cancel summer events in France

PHeymont ·
French authorities have asked local towns and villages to cancel summer events if there is not enough security available.
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Bottle gleaners keep Roskilde Festival clean

PHeymont ·
Behind the scenes of Denmark's big summer music festival, collectors who help keep it clean by collecting bottles for the deposits.
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Pushkar and its Festival

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell reflects on the desert town of Pushkar, normally a sleepy and relaxed place that every year during its famous full moon festival in November becomes a beehive of activity.
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Jan. 16, 2019: Radovljica Chocolate Festival

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is surprised to find that Radovljica, Slovenia, is home to a weekend of Chocolate each April.
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Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds region of New Zealand

danthewanderer ·
DantheWanderer visits New Zealand and shares great travel destinations and photos of the journey.
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Colorful kites mark French festival

PHeymont ·
The annual kite festival at Berck-sur-Mer, France has drawn 700,000 visitors this year, as well as the International Kite Championship.
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Spain: Lots of May events on tap

PHeymont ·
A round-up of festivals, sports and music events, pilgrimages and more to enliven May visits to Spain.
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Ice Star Wars Opens Tomorrow in Liège, Belgium

Travel Rob ·
                            Photo from Ice Star Wars Facebook Page   This year International Ice Sculpture...
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June in Spain: Festivals all over

PHeymont ·
Spain has a bit of something for every taste in June, including a huge book fair, a Bosch anniversary, and fire-walkers. More inside...
 
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