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Re: Ryanair's O'Leary: I have a way to make flying free

PHeymont ·
I hope I didn't sound as if I were kicking him, although at points he's opened himself to it, and I think intentionally...in his business, gejotting noticed is important and he's good at it. And, as you point out, he's reshaped an entire industry, nearly on a worldwide basis. Even Uber and Airbnb haven't achieved that degree of 'disruption.'
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Re: EU Parliament Ends Cell Phone Roaming Charges in 2017

PHeymont ·
Yes, it will apply to prepaid plans, which many Europeans as well as visitors use, but it's not as happily absolute as some of the celebrators make it sound. The final June 2017 step depends on a reform of the European wholesale roaming market in which carriers pay each other for roaming use, and is also subject to limits for those who roam "too much." Here's a quote from one of the Parliament members who was a leading proponent of the law (which also originally included provisions for net...
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Re: "Mind Your Manners!" VisitBritain Warns Hoteliers

GarryRF ·
The Author of these "Do's and Don'ts" is a Trainee Journalist and has gathered this list without leaving the comfort of her armchair. Lazy journalism based on stereotypes you find in cheap travel guides. Maybe we could start a list of "Do's and Dont's" for US Hotels and employees ? #1 : DONT say "You guys from Europe all sound the same !"
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Re: "Mind Your Manners!" VisitBritain Warns Hoteliers

PHeymont ·
Perhaps not a trainee journalist. Since the list came from the government's tourism promotion agency, we might presume the author to be a Trainee Bureaucrat, who someday will be, sadly, writing the rules! Originally Posted by GarryRF: The Author of these "Do's and Don'ts" is a Trainee Journalist and has gathered this list without leaving the comfort of her armchair. Lazy journalism based on stereotypes you find in cheap travel guides. Maybe we could start a list of "Do's and Dont's" for US...
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Re: Eat Out at Restaurants on the Cheap

Travel Luver ·
That's a great tip, TravelRob! I've been using the emiles I've generated for frequent flyer miles, but this really does sound like a much better option! Thanks!
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Re: The Tulou of Fujian Province

PortMoresby ·
HistoryDigger, I'll explain. At the end of the first day of tulou visits, the large tour bus rendezvoused with a small van and it was indicated that I should bring my things and come with a young man. Since no one could explain, I had to simply trust and go along, an interesting sensation. I later realized that I was the only one who had opted for the second day. The young man drove me to a very basic village of mostly new buildings built, I suspect but of course don't know, for...
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Re: Family Friendly Attractions in Malta

GarryRF ·
Malta and its people certainly are unique Jason. I remember well the Blue Grotto when your hands turned blue under the water. Its on my list of places I must go back to. You make it sound more tempting ! Interesting blog! Thanks !
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Re: Buenos Aires Grill: an excellent Parilla in Recoleta

IslandMan ·
very delectable post Dr F..I've heard about the Argentinian beef and it does sound and look good (apologies to all the vegetarians out there!)..
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Re: AAA Premier a Good Idea for Budget Travelers

Travel Rob ·
I think you can just buy the Premier Membership without being a prior member. I don't want to sound like an ad for AAA, but I just see a value in it for those with older cars .
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Re: Italian town bans barking

DrFumblefinger ·
If this ban will be enforced, it is effectively a ban on having dogs in that town, because by their nature, dogs will bark. Some do it more than others, but they all will bark sometime. You can try to control and discipline them, but that will have limited success. People love their dogs. I know that's true of me and it's true of many others. Doesn't sound like the kind of place I'd want to live in.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 18, 2015: M. Marenchi's magnificent organ

GarryRF ·
Nothing matches the sound of a Fairground Organ. First timers stand in awe - listening to that amazing sound. Engineering excellence from times gone by.
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Re: ANA Japan flight becomes flight to nowhere

PortMoresby ·
When I worked in a library, checking in returned books to be reshelved sometimes the scanner would beep even though the barcode hadn't actually registered in the computer. So if we didn't watch the screen, but depended on the sound, occasionally a book would still be checked out as far as the system was concerned. A long-winded way of pointing out that may be akin to what happened in the case of the ANA passenger.
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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: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 24, 2014: Chicken Hawaiian Style

DrFumblefinger ·
Paul, you're beginning to sound like Ben Franklin who wanted the turkey to be the USA's national bird, not the bald eagle. If he'd seen these photos, I'm sure old Ben would have been advocating for the chickens.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, August 22, 2014: Postcards from Greece - The Donkeys

PortMoresby ·
When I stayed on Santorini 10 years ago, on a walk around Oia, I saw the donkeys used to collect trash. I sincerely wish they'd adopt the practice where I live. I'd so much rather wake to the sound of hooves than the crash and roar of garbage trucks.
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Re: Finally an airline does it right! Larger overhead bin

PortMoresby ·
Having had a heavy object dropped on my head from an overhead bin, not sure I like the sound of this. More space is good, but filling an over-our-heads space with ever more large objects, given the certainty of gravity, I'm not so sure.
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Re: HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing this.It does sound like a great way to help the Elephants while getting to spend with them !
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Re: Old San Juan - Museo de las Americas is a Must See

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only briefly visit Old San Juan once (part of a cruise), and it did fascinate me. Thanks for tell us about this great museum, Jonathan. It does sound like a MustSee! Conde Naste just did a brief piece calling Puerto Rico the new Caribbean hot spot. Here's a link to their piece.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo, #104

PortMoresby ·
My Dad spent the latter years of WWII flying these as navigator & bombardier. Fortunately for us, he wasn't sent overseas but was an instructor, teaching others who did go. He had a love of flying and aircraft of those times that he passed on to me and I get teary, as he did, seeing them and maybe even more, hearing the sound.
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Re: Is Visa everywhere you want to be?

PHeymont ·
Very good advice, Rob...and also check with the card-issuer what fees it charges for overseas use...some of them not only charge foreign-exchange fees, but also hefty ATM fees! One idea that may make sense for many travelers: Charles Schwab has a "high-yield investment" checking account that seems almost like a dream. No fees, no minimum balance, no foreign exchange fees, no ATM fees, and if anyone charges you an ATM fee, they refund it. It's linked to an investment account, but you don't...
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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: Feud Starts Up Again Between Delta and American for Haneda Airport Route

Travel Rob ·
It does sound that way ! The airlines want the route but they are not anxious to use it certain times of the air.
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Re: Southwest takes off for Hawaii test flights

PortMoresby ·
This is exciting! I had to know more so, from the SW website, the 4 California cities to be served non-stop will be Oakland, San Jose, San Diego & (sound of trumpets) . . . Sacramento. Yay!
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Re: Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

George G. ·
I took my wife on the Sound of Music tour from the old Chiemsee Armed Forces Recreation Center when the US Army occupied it. I remember on our bus as we drove away, the guide wanted us to show hands of who saw it just once, and went through the numbers to see who saw it the most. She never asked who never saw it which was only me. Still haven't seen it. Everyone ooohed and aaaahed when we arrived at the gazebo as I stood bewildered and I was the only one that didn't know the do-re-mi song...
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Travel Luver ·
Very unusual. The sound must have been fascinating!
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Re: The air passengers we love to hate...

GarryRF ·
Maybe he's trying to "Beam her up" No mention of the Guy in the next row who gets up to stretch his legs. Turns his back to you and makes a sound like the landing wheels coming down - while he passes gas.
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Re: Wrong Airport: Help, I've landed and I can't get up!

PortMoresby ·
Years ago, flying with a friend into Montreal in a private plane and later than expected, after dark, we'd have been happy to see ANY airport. After a chat with controllers they flashed the runway lights for us and we made it in, safe & sound. Maybe that's the solution for everyone, there needs to be more light flashing for the confused at the right airport.
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

Dan Carter ·
I've only just recently relocated to the Northwest (I was hoping to be in Seattle but company changed my location), but I'm close enough to love it. One place I've been for one of the best meals ever is Ray's Boathouse. It was really great fish and right on the water at the edge of the city.
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
There's lots of great restaurants in Seattle, Dan. Thanks for sharing that one with us.
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
The water serves mostly as a sound buffer (those huge rockets are really loud!). But the massive flooding of water actually does dissipate some of the heat as well. I was really fascinated by this place, GarryRF!
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Re: Walking the Buffalo

PortMoresby ·
Pheymont, it was the iconic landscape that attracted me to the area. The tulou in Fujian were the impetus for the trip and when I realized that the area I'd admired for so long, originally in scroll paintings, was relatively close to Xiamen and between there and another intended destination, the cross-border overnight train from Nanning to Hanoi, it was on. As you've likely surmised, my trips tend to be longer than the average tour-traveling visitor and my curiosity such that packages are...
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

PortMoresby ·
Better yet, bring them along and share. They must be better than they sound. The chorizo sounds the best of all.
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Re: Azucar Ice Cream in Little Habana, Miami

Travel Rob ·
The flavors sound great and I'll definitely go next time I'm there! Miami is such a friendly city with so much energy .
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Re: More Life at the Edge: What’s in a Name?

PHeymont ·
I admit to a long fascination with the names people choose; clearly whether screen names on websites or as names chosen for daily living, they tell some story of self-reflection, just as PortMoresby's does. What, I always wondered, made someone choose to be J. Edgar rather than just Edgar (or even just John?) That sort is more puzzling to me than the screen names that shout aggression (Warrior, Conan) or whisper softly (Miss Maisie, Teatime) or are ironically self-referential (my favorite...
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Re: Curious Cattle

GarryRF ·
I'll keep you posted ! You make it sound like POD material - but I'll refrain. Would make a good series though .. From Birth to Burger !
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #15. Seattle's Space Needle, enjoying the view of Puget Sound

PHeymont ·
Sure fooled me! I've been in parks bordered by high-rises where you'd never guess you weren't way out in the woods...but this is astounding!
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Re: Romania-top 10 destinations of 2014

Former Member ·
The Christmas traditions sound like a lot of fun ! That is a good image. Here is a video of some of the singing For Spring visits, are there lakes with flowers to see ? When is it warm enough for flowers - April ?
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Memphis, Tennessee 2) The King's chariots

DrFumblefinger ·
      Elvis loved cars and mechanical toys of all types, including motorcycles and airplanes.  He had the money to indulge his passions, and you can see many of his favorites right across the street from Graceland .  The Elvis...
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Memphis, Tennessee 3) The rest of the city

DrFumblefinger ·
        There’s a lot more to Memphis than Graceland, although  Graceland is by far the city’s most popular attraction (which I’ve previously discussed here ).   A city of about 650,000, Memphis has a...
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Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a vibrant and charming small city — so pleasant that it’s hard to believe it’s home to soooo many politicians.  Of the national capitals I've visited, Ottawa seems the most livable to me (ie. if...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2013: Hippopotamus, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
Hippos Hippos are massive creatures usually seen bobbing in the water or heard making a deep laughing-type noise -- an eerie sound at night.  They graze on land but generally do so when it's dark.  It's rare to see a hippo walking about...
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The Worst Train in the World

PortMoresby ·
The earthquake should have been a clue.  But having rather enjoyed the ride, as I have since childhood in an earthquake-prone part of the world, it didn't occur to me that it might be a warning.  I should have listened.   I'm seriously...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 2, 2013: Baboons, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
   We encountered large troops of baboons while on safari in Africa, nowhere more so than in Chobe National Park.  There were large numbers of lions in Chobe and the baboons on the whole were nervous and on edge, very alert to the...
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Google Updates Translate App

Travel Rob ·
Google has updated their Google Translate App  The conversation  translation  has to been made to work faster,sound more natural and can support two way translations. It also has a instant translatation of  foreign signs Aim your...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 3, 2015: Chanteuse of Montmarte

IslandMan ·
    A visit to Paris is not complete without spending a few hours wandering around the historic district of Montmarte . Originally a haven for artists and bohemians alike, the area is now more geared for tourists. Located in the north of...
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Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

PortMoresby ·
  Gateway to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas     March 9, 2015   In the late ‘80s, I lived in L.A. for a couple of years.  My S.O. knew lots of cool L.A. stuff.  One of those was something he’d read that...
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New code for London's buskers: Sing, share, go, please!

Travel Rob ·
          Photo from Wikimedia Commons,Author ProfDEH The  new code of Code of Conduct  for Buskers (Street Performers) in London was issued on Monday by Mayor Boris Johnson. These official...
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Sea-Tac significantly expands its wi-fi bandwidth

DrFumblefinger ·
Washington state's major commercial airport, halfway between Seattle and Tacoma (hence the name, Sea-Tac), is already well known for providing fast free internet.  The airport is investing an additional $10 million dollars to boost its wi-fi...
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A Street Food tour in Hanoi

Travellinn ·
Hanoi is full of street food stalls, so we decided to learn where and what to eat from the local professionals. We booked a guide from Hanoi Street Food Tours , and Tu got us started from the moment we met. He is the writer of the food blog Vietnamese...
 
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