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Re: Channel ferries: more than a nostalgia trip

Travel Rob ·
The buses ,like Megabus ,sometimes use the ferries as well and it's a great way to break up a bus trip. They make you disembark the bus for safety reasons while the ferry is moving and you can watch the view and get something to eat.
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Re: Channel ferries: more than a nostalgia trip

PortMoresby ·
A timely post, PHeymont. Trying to simplify a proposed trip to the UK and Portugal, and also slip in a bit of Spain along the way, I'm seriously considering the ferries from the south coast of England to Bilbao & environs, then train down to Portugal. I'm sure it will save me money, as opposed to trains, using the ferries, most of which I wasn't aware of until I took a good look at the broken lines showing ferry routes on Google maps.
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PortMoresby ·
I may get myself in trouble, not the first time, but this sort of behavior, inconveniencing their fellow citizens as well as others, seems to be particularly part of French workers' way of doing things, and an aspect of the culture in general, self-aggrandizing on many levels. I love France, but not this particular national trait.
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

DrFumblefinger ·
PM -- I think we should be grateful the guillotine is now housed in the museum and not dragged along to these events.
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PortMoresby ·
Remember 'All That Jazz'? And the song 'Everything Old is New Again'? "Don't throw the past away, you might need it some rainy day". What's to keep them from dragging it out, should they deem it appropriate.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was: #6.5

PortMoresby ·
Wouldn't you know, the mystery within the mystery. And while I'm at it, WE WANT MORE WALLANDER!! In English or otherwise. I kind of liked the original version. Scandinavians do depressed so well.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

Roderick Simpson ·
Thank you very much for the informative post. I have only been to Toronto once. I went up the CN Tower and took this picture of the Billy Bishop Airport.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great and very orienting photo, Roderick! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
In case you were curious, the pedestrian tunnel between Toronto and the island airport has been completed and is now open. It eliminates the waits for the ferry services for passengers who want to get to their departure gates. More on that story from Frequent Business Traveler at this link .
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Have We Seen This Before? A Supercar, a Valet and a Mystery

Travel Rob ·
  Photomontage to Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Wikimedia Commons, Author Andre Koehne   Details have not been released as the cause of the accident, but it's hard not to think of  the famous valet scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. A...
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Can Channel Ferries survive new rules?

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the continuing popularity of the Channel ferries between Britain and the continent ( HERE ) Now a new issue has made the outlook less clear. The British Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Eurotunnel to either...
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Channel ferries: more than a nostalgia trip

PHeymont ·
Travel writer Nick Trend, in the Telegraph (UK) reminds readers that while air and Eurostar have become the most popular way for Brits to visit Europe, the ferries are still there and for good reasons.   To start with, fares are at historic lows...
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Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo's heading out to Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), sometimes also called Toronto Island Airport.  Congratulations to ace travel sleuths  Roderick Simpson and PortMoresby (by email) for being the first to correctly...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 20, 2015: A Ferry Ride to San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
  Visiting friends in Alameda, across the Bay from San Francisco, I decided to take the ferry and spend the day in the City.  Far less expensive than parking in San Francisco, $3.10 each way for seniors and $6.25 full fare, the price of the...
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March 29, 2017 - New York City

Jonathan L ·
On a cold winter's day, the view of the Manhattan Skyline from the Staten Island Ferry is a beautiful sight. And best of all, it's free.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
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Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PHeymont ·
Striking ferry workers stand behind their burning barricade near Calais   No channel ferries, no Eurostar trains and no Eurotunnel shuttle services this afternoon, as protesting French sailors shut down the ferries and swarmed onto tracks leading...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 8, 2015: On the Sognefjord

PHeymont ·
  One of the Sognefjord ferries that connect the towns and cities along Norway's western fjords in an area where the road network is sparse, and closes in winter. This ferry was paused as our express boat approached; minutes later the two ships...
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France: Ferry strike on, air controllers tomorrow

PHeymont ·
A strike planned for yesterday and today by French air traffic controllers was cancelled yesterday, but the strike called for tomorrow by the other air traffic controllers' union is still on, and expected to cause serious disruption tomorrow and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 7, 2013: Car Ferry, Suez Canal

PortMoresby ·
 Not surprisingly, since most of the population of Egypt is on the west side of the Suez Canal, there are few crossing points along it’s length.  I spent hours at the windows of my cabin on a container ship taking pictures of the...
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Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

Ava ·
Ava shares a fun visit to Wurstelprater in Vienna. While it's the world's oldest amusement park, there are lots of fun and high-speed attractions to appeal to today's travelers.
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Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us around Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, with its amazing variety of food, flowers and more.
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April 14, 2017: Express Ferry, Gomera, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
If you like to travel on a fast ship, Ian Cook would like you to meet the Canary Islands' Benchijigua Express.
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San Francisco's Ferry Building

PortMoresby ·
The Ferry Building has been the heart of the Port of San Francisco since it's construction in 1898 and was also at the center of PortMoresby's summer commute.
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The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

Samantha ·
While in Vienna, Samantha and her husband spent a few hours checking out Austria's playground, the Prater. The giant Ferris Wheel is the draw to the park, but there is so much to see and do.
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Where Gumbo Was: #6.5

PHeymont ·
    See original puzzle HERE. This week's second puzzle, the puzzle set for the TravelGumbo detective squad has a detective story of its own. These buildings are on Apotekesgatan, part of the medieval core of Ystad, Sweden, the...
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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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June 10, 2016: Ferris Wheel, Southport, UK

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a few images from the Ferris Wheel in Southport, U.K.
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Ferry good news for NYC visitors, commuters

PHeymont ·
In a sort of 'back to the future' movement, New York City is expanding its current few river ferries into a full-scale transit system, starting next year.
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Lost in Space: Tourists stranded at top of Vienna wheel

PHeymont ·
Two tourists from Poland got an extra thrill on the Wiener Riesenrad, the giant Ferris wheel at Vienna's Prater amusement park: an attendant turned off the ride and went home, leaving them in the dark at the top of the 212-foot ride. The couple, last to board the ride near the end of the day, were still circling when the operator handed over controls to a colleague tasked with shutting down for the night. The new operator apparently did not know there were still passengers on board. At...
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Chicago to hold a "Ferris Buellers Day Off" Festival

Travel Rob ·
Ferris Fest to be held in Chicago to mark "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" 30th
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Re: Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like a wonderful fun day for the entire family. The ferris wheel is more my speed now, rather than the roller coasters. I bet the food was terrific, too.
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Re: Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

PHeymont ·
I've been fascinated with the Riesenrad since The Third Man. One of my fondest (at distant memory, not at the time) of Vienna is being alone with my wife, late on a rainy evening in 1988, near the top. The wheel stopped for a few moments, the car swayed in the wind, and I had a momentary sensation that it was 1946 and I was in the film... Not much sign of that in these sunny pictures!
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Re: San Francisco's Ferry Building

DrFumblefinger ·
This is one of my favorite spots in San Francisco, and I'm glad to see you chronicle it so nicely with your photos and interesting essay. I frequently attended meetings at the Hyatt in past years, just across the street from the Ferry Building. During lunch breaks, I frequently bought something at the market and then sat outside and enjoyed the memorable views of the Bay Bridge and surrounding scenes, watching the boats go by. The area was notably busy on weekends, with throngs of folks,...
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Re: The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

PHeymont ·
The inscription on the memorial translates as The Master dedicated one of his most beautiful songs to the Vienna Prater, In the Prater, the Flowers Bloom Again.
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Re: March 29, 2017 - New York City

Samantha ·
Thanks for the pics Jonathan. We had a great time in NYC and can't wait to visit again. Thanks for the happy memories.
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Re: March 29, 2017 - New York City

PortMoresby ·
The view from the ferry - Manhattan looks like it's just floating there. Lovely.
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Re: Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds region of New Zealand

Travel Rob ·
What a great piece! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds region of New Zealand

DrFumblefinger ·
An amazingly beautiful corner of the world, Dan! Thanks for sharing this experience. Look forward to hearing more about your adventures in New Zealand.
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Re: Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds region of New Zealand

Samantha ·
Amazing pictures. Sounds like a great adventure. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
I love the sights, the sounds, the colours and - yes - the smells of a market. Finding a new fruit or vegetable is amazing. Usually in a country I'm visiting. I found your husbands likings so funny. I read it to my wife but I couldn't finish a sentence for laughing ! Maybe he's a Monty Python fan ?
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

DrFumblefinger ·
Great visit to a great market! I try to get to the Pike's Place market almost every time I visit Seattle. You are right, Samantha, there's nothing magical about the fish being thrown around. Everytime someone buys a salmon, it sails from one employee to another to another, and they are remarkably good at it! So if you want to see the action, buy yourself one of these great fish. This is actually a very well known feature of the market and the salmon can be frozen and shipped most anywhere in...
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
Wow ! That's some kind of Looney Tunes habit - and I thought the Brits were weird. I've learned something new today.
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments guys. Garry, glad you and your wife liked my post. Yes, he is a Monty Python fan and says - One thin wafter, lol. Thanks for the video drfumblefinger. Thanks again for the comments.
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Staten Island Ferry, New York, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some information about the free Staten Island Ferry which leaves from Whitehall Terminal.
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8 Free Things To Do in New Orleans, Louisiana

Samantha ·
Samantha looks forward to another visit to the Crescent City and has a full plan of free events to share!
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Menor's Ferry Historic District, Grand Teton National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the original homesteads in Grand Teton National Park, including an old general store and a ferry for crossing the Snake River.
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Re: Road Trip: Starbucks Reserve, Seattle

PHeymont ·
I've never been a real fan of Starbucks coffee (my theory is that they make it badly so people with too much money will pay to have it covered up with confections), but the Reserve sounds like a fun place to spend an afternoon!
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Road Trip: Starbucks Reserve, Seattle

PortMoresby ·
For lack of a well-known public face for Starbucks, PortMoresby’s brain keeps substituting Jeff Bezos. But that’s not today’s issue, rather, do you think you know what a Starbucks looks like? Well, so did PortMoresby.
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