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Re: Autumn: A season for soup

PortMoresby ·
Soup, my favorite! Here are 2 more, a preview from next week's Oaxaca blog (Wednesday, 10/28), 'Food'.
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Re: Street Food and Market: Istanbul

IslandMan ·
It all looks so tempting and delicious....
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Re: Hagia Sophia: Incredible in Every Way (Where Gumbo Was, #103)

Travel Rob ·
Wow! It's absolutely spectacular! Another great puzzle and reveal!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

GarryRF ·
Next door to https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...4#384386029277779564 May 1st 2014 Picture of the day !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

Ottoman ·
Nice photo PHeymont, and mentioning my name just adds that extra nice touch.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Ottoman: Nice photo PHeymont, and mentioning my name just adds that extra nice touch. Didn't know that you owned an empire?!? Next time YOU buy the drinks.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
Think I need to send you some "Tetley Tea Bags " in the post Paul. I have to bring my own T-Bags to the US. Very weak brew you get in Restaurants. One day we'll get you a T Pot to complement your kitchen.... and maybe some fresh tea (not bagged)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Thanks, Garry...but I actually have a collection of teapots, some loose tea...and too much indolence to make it right!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

GarryRF ·
How to make a perfect brew : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-8LbiVjmXc If that's too much messing - get some strong flavour Tea Bags !
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Spectacular!
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PortMoresby ·
I remember that restaurant fondly. A woman on her own was seated with us and we became instant friends, still in touch after 12 years.
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
That was an amazing tour of gastronomic delights Paul. It takes some courage to indulge in something we don't recognise. But on a tour designed for tourists you know you'll be safe. So now you've acquired a taste for fish lets hope you continue indulging. You must have tried the Baklava ? Makes searching out a Turkish bakery worthwhile. And all that variety in winter too. My friends are in Turkey today and they're still waiting for spring to arrive !
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

PHeymont ·
Of course we tried the baklava...several places, several flavors and more... Which gives me a moment to mention something I forgot in the blog...chicken-breast pudding, or tavuk göğsü. On Wednesday, Katerina mentioned it, and joked that people make faces when they hear about it. Didn't sound so odd to me. On Friday, Senem brought one to the table so we could try it...and it basically was a protein-enriched blanc mange. The chicken is boiled and separated into fine fibers and mixed with milk,...
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Re: Georgia on my Mind

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome post!! Thank you so much for the excellent information and fantastic photos!!
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Re: Georgia on my Mind

DrFumblefinger ·
Definitely a stroll down the path less traveled. Great information and photos -- very informative and helpful. Thanks!
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Re: Georgia on my Mind

Wilbur's Travels ·
Hi Good Doctor, Thanks for publishing this. I have more I want to send you, but just need to find the time somehow! In the meantime I have started blogging on Cuba if you see my blog www.wilburstravels.com Let me know what you think if you get a chance to have a quick look. Thanks again. Wilbur. Sent from my iPad > On 26 Jan 2017, at 18:03, TravelGumbo < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: >
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Re: Georgia on my Mind

DrFumblefinger ·
The Cuba posts look great, Wilbur! Look forward to reading through all of them!
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Re: Georgia on my Mind

Wilbur's Travels ·
Hi Dr Fumblefinger, I hope all is well - any trips planned? I have started a new blog focusing on train travel overseas. This is mainly about my 200+ overseas journeys but also will feature other train related topical posts. I would like to pen an article for Travel Gumbo and thought about doing it on one of my Eastern European tours such as Budapest - Bucharest - Chisinau - Odessa - Sevastopol - Lviv - Kiev or Zagreb - Split - Sarajevo - Belgrade - Sofia - Veliko Tărnovo. What do you think?
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Re: Georgia on my Mind

PortMoresby ·
I just had a look at ontrack.blog, Wilbur. I, too, love train travel and will enjoy reading it and getting some ideas! Thanks for letting us know. PM
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Bosphorus Cruises in February (Turkey)

PHeymont ·
I'm preparing for a mid-February week in Istanbul, and would like to include a Bosphorus cruise, specifically one of the more-or-less all-day ones that goes up to the Black Sea, has a lunch break at a small port on the Black Sea, and then returns....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 5, 2015: Municipal Cathouse

PHeymont ·
  Near the entrance of Istanbul's Topkapi Palace, once the home of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, we found the residence of another "royal family," the cats that are to be found throughout the city. The inscription on the side translates to...
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A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PHeymont ·
My images of Turkey, before we visited, were a melange of towers and gates—perhaps the one above—mysterious alleys, turbaned sultans, espionage, intrigue and many-minareted mosques. Of course, much of this comes from a bit too much Graham...
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Istanbul's 'Blue Mosque'

PHeymont ·
On our first day in Istanbul, after arriving at 4:30 on a Sunday morning and heading straight to a nap we went for a walk to reconnoiter the neighborhood. What a neighborhood! Within 5 to 10 minutes easy walk we passed the Topkapi Palace, the massive...
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Left-over currency? Ms. Pac-Man wants it for the Red Cross

PHeymont ·
Two Swedish airports have found a new way to relieve departing travelers of their unneeded local currency. A bank of videogames, set up at Stockholm's Arlanda and Goteborg's Landvetter airports have been set up to accept any currency at all to play...
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Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul: Last stop on the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
Last summer in Paris, we visited an exhibit at the Institute du Monde Arabe, featuring cars and artifacts of the Orient Express and its mystique. A significant part of the exhibit, given the venue, focused on the exotic spell it had for Europeans...
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Cruise to set sail with unknown itinerary

PHeymont ·
One of the great perks of a good road trip is not knowing where you'll stop along the way...just where you start and where you end (and sometimes, not even that!) So how about a 10-day cruise on a luxury ship where all you know is where it sales from...
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The Snowmen of Istanbul

PHeymont ·
The February President's Week break in New York schools is one of our regular travel times, and a welcome escape from bad weather...usually. We've given up on the idea of only traveling to warm places, but we did think that Istanbul, based on weather...
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Hagia Sophia: Incredible in Every Way (Where Gumbo Was, #103)

PHeymont ·
Hagia Sophia is surely one of the most widely-recognized buildings on Earth, which is amazing considering that the world is so populated with other buildings modeled on it or even directly copied from it. Built as a Byzantine church, it became the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

PHeymont ·
The best-known active mosque in Istanbul, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, stands next door to Hagia Sophia, which it replaced as the mosque of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It was built in the early 17th century, on...
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Istanbul: Cruising the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
One of the classics for visitors to Istanbul—and for quite a few Istanbulis as well—is a cruise up the Bosphorus, the 19-mile strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and ultimately the Mediterranean. The Bosphorus is more...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 15, 2015: The Tea Lady, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Tea, we discovered in our week in Istanbul, is a necessity of nearly every meal and occasion, and one fraught with ritual. It must be made with the right tea, it must be steeped for a long time and then diluted to the right color, and served in small...
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Street Food and Market: Istanbul

HSussman ·
This was our third trip to Istanbul, and we had already covered all the major “must do” tourist locations and several of the minor ones. Yes, Istanbul has some great restaurants, but it’s time to relax and pay some attention to...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

PHeymont ·
Two days and some more touring after our first food walking tour in Istanbul, we were ready for more, and set out on our second. This tour, like the first, was organized by Culinary Backstreets. While the first tour focused on the Beyoglu district...
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Istanbul to Sofia

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's exotic train journeys continue, today with stops in Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Meteora (Kalambaka), Skopje, Niš, ending in Sofia. If you love train travel stories, you'll love this post.
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'Security concerns:' Celebrity Cruises drops Istanbul overnights

PHeymont ·
  Cruise ship in port at Golden Horn in Istanbul   Celebrity Cruises has dropped overnight stays at Istanbul for the rest of the cruise season, affecting eight cruises. The line had already skipped overnights twice in recent weeks, citing...
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Autumn: A season for soup

PHeymont ·
  When the weather turns cool and the leaves start to fall, it always seems time for soup. Not that there aren't wonderful summer soups—gazpacho and cold plum soup come to mind—but fall and winter are the true soup seasons. And with...
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Georgia on my Mind

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's Travels takes us to the beautiful (if not often visited) land of Georgia... And that's not the U.S. state -- it's on that Eurasian land mass!
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Terror attack takes Istanbul off cruise map

PHeymont ·
Cruise lines, which had already reduced stops in Turkey after earlier attacks in Istanbul and Ankara, have canceled many more port calls.
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An Indulgent Food Journey across Istanbul

The Grey Traveller ·
The Grey Traveller visits Istanbul in time for New Years Eve, and for a daily round of delicious food and recommended restaurants.
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Disney to skip Greece and Turkey for 2016: security concerns

PHeymont ·
Disney Cruise Line has cancelled both Greece and Turkey from its 2016 itinerary for Disney Magic's 12-night cruise. A spokesperson said the change was a result of monitoring conditions and activities in the region. Earlier, Costa Cruises had dropped Turkey stopovers for the last half of the 2015 season, and last month Celebrity announced it wouldn't overnight in Istanbul in 2016. The Celebrity announcement said it was due to cruise port construction in Istanbul, but it seems likely that...
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Istanbul shows off models for new airport

PHeymont ·
Scheduled to open in 2018, Istanbul's new airport will feature the world's largest single terminal building, able to handle 90 million passengers a year.
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Feb. 18, 2016: Istanbul's Basilica Cistern

Kingtikitaki ·
Kingtikitaki shows us the largest remaining Byzantine cistern in Istanbul
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Decade long repairs to be made at the Grand Bazaar

Travel Rob ·
Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to receive a decade long facelift.
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

IslandMan ·
What a rare treat, PH. Great set of pictures
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

PortMoresby ·
This is great. My Istanbul-phile friends are going to love it. Link sent.
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

GarryRF ·
I was in Turkey last May. Watching the evening shows in the outdoor theatre was really cold. The hotel staff came out with blankets for those without a heavy coat . You can buy any make of watch for under $10 ! Best Golf courses I've seen and all reasonably priced. The Montgomery Golf course was excellent. Look for Belek as an alternate place to stay. I really enjoyed it !
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

DrFumblefinger ·
Always fun to see someone making the best of a less than ideal circumstance! The snowmen are great fun! Thanks for sharing them.
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Re: The Snowmen of Istanbul

PHeymont ·
One more snowman...accidentally omitted from last week's blog.
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

IslandMan ·
Looks totally delicious, PHeymont...I love a good food tour..
 
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