Tagged With "Brazil"

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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Travel Rob ·
Your piece will serve inspiration for many future trips,I'm sure of that.I had no clue as the extent of Eiffel's work but I now want to see several of them in person. This serves as an example of why TravelGumbo is so different and needed
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

WorkerBee ·
PHeymont, Your post reminded me that I had seen a pre-fabricated church designed by Eiffel in Baja, Mexico. It is in the small town of Santa Rosalia and still in use. There is more info here .
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Mac ·
Absolutely fascinating, thank you. And I thought that UK's Isambard Kingdom Brunel was prolific!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Brunel has fascinated me since reading a book on the Great Eastern, an unlucky ship he designed. Perhaps someday I can find time to post about his work...unless I hear a volunteer? Thanks!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
I'm personally acquainted with one of Brunel's railway bridges, the Gatehampton Bridge over the Thames in Berkshire, England. I was advised by my Thames Path guidebook that I was approaching it. There was a strategically placed bench in a meadow where I sat, had a snack and looked at it from a distance for a bit before walking under it. Not at all knowledgeable, or even much interested, in bridges I tried to get at least a glimpse of what the guide meant when it said "one of Brunel's Great...
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
T&N, you make an interesting point about the air circulation and coolness of Eiffel's building. These days we are constantly reading about advances in "green design," intended to reduce excess energy use. Ironic how well some of those principles of making life bearable were known so long ago by those who didn't have the option of mechanical air-conditioning! Another example is in today's blog about Gaudi's Casa Battlo in Barcelona, which uses an open well through the center of the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

PHeymont ·
That's fascinating! I never thought about the color differences during migration...what a difference it must be for, say, a North American birder in South America!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
Yes, Arctic birds are common in southern USA, Central and South America and further north during migration. But to see them in their beautiful breeding colours, you need to go to the Arctic in spring or early summer. This plover had already changed to grey by mid-August.
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Re: Salvador, Bahia Brazil

IslandMan ·
Looks like and amazing and colorful place, JL. Excellent pics and article. Another one to add to my wish list....thank you
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Salvador, Bahia Brazil

Jonathan L ·
Buildings along the Terreiro de Jesus   When you come to Salvador you must spend at least a day walking around the Historic Center and The Pelourinho, The oldest parts of the city. (see map)   This was the original Salvador dating back to...
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United: Dreamliner flights to 6 continents

PHeymont ·
No complaints received yet from Antarctica, but its now the only continent with no Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from United. United, which has been the fastest U.S. airline at getting the 787 into the fleet, is adding flights this week from Houston...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
The American Golden Plover is a stunning bird.  The face and belly are jet black with a pure white strip running from the forehead, around the back of the face and down the neck.  The back of the bird is a mottled pattern of black,...
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Azul offers "All you can fly" deal for U.S. visitors

PHeymont ·
Brazil's Azul Airlines, founded by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, has an unusual promotion: Fly to Brazil on Azul or United, and you can buy a pass to fly all over Brazil for 10 or 21 days. The passes cost $299 and $399.   There's a small catch:...
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United, Azul link up for Brazil code shares

PHeymont ·
Azul's colorful livery stands out on the taxiway          Photo: JOcchialini   Azul, Brazil's #3 airline is #1 in news these days. The airline, controlled by founder David Neeleman, also the founder of JetBlue, has just...
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Brazil Currency Crashes 70% but Overseas Olympic Tickets Stuck on Old Rate of Exchange.

Travel Rob ·
  The Brazilian currency, the real, has plunged about 70 percent recently to roughly 4.00 reals to the dollar, but a lot of Olympic ticket buyers outside of Brazil wont see any bargains. Last year, Rio de Janeiro...
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LAN, TAM to become single airline as LATAM

PHeymont ·
  LAN, originally from Chile, and TAM, from Brazil will now become a single airline under the name LATAM, and will begin merging all their operations, with a 3-year goal of complete integration. The combined airline will continue membership in...
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The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel. You could probably draw a pretty accurate sketch without even looking. And quite a few folks know that that Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it, also provided the iron skeleton that keeps the...
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World Cup News:Who is benefiting?

Travel Rob ·
It seems Brazil's Pacification program has has  had mixed results.Read about it below. http://www.smh.com.au/world/se...-20131230-hv75d.html
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That's a Mickey Mouse way to give out visas!

PHeymont ·
Really. Brazil, which sends 2 million visitors a year to the U.S., has seen long waits for appointments and for visa issuance at U.S. consulates and embassies there. And since tourists=dollars, that's a problem.   According to travel industry...
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July 24, 2016: Brasilia’s Stunning Architecture (Brazil)

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares the fascinating architecture of Brasilia, Brazil, a UNESCO World Heritage city.
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August 28, 2016: Minas Gerais’ Colonial Cities (Brazil)

Grand Escapades ·
In the hills of Minas Gerais, 500 km NW of Rio de Janeiro, this area produced more than half of the gold of the whole world between the 17th and 19th centuries!
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Nov. 20, 2016 - Barrio Brazil, Santiago, Chile

Jonathan L ·
Barrio Brazil is one of the older neighborhoods in Santiago. It was spared damage during the past several earthquakes, and it has some really fascinating doors.
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Praia Farol de Bahia, Salvador, Brazil (Where Gumbo Was #334)

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L on a visit to Salvador, Brazil, a center for Afro-Brazilian culture because of its early history as a slave trade port.
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April 17, 2016: Santiago Chile Street Art

Jonathan L ·
Amazing Street Art in Santiago Chile
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June 26, 2016: Brazil: On The Trails Of The Jaguar In The Pantanal

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapes shares some of the amazing wildlife you'll encounter in Brazil's unique Pantanal wetlands, including the elusive jaguar.
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Embraer rolls out its newest jet

DrFumblefinger ·
Brazil's Embraer is rolling out the first of its E2 series planes for the 75-130 seat market. The more efficient planes will replace its current 190 series.
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Re: July 24, 2016: Brasilia’s Stunning Architecture (Brazil)

Marilyn Jones ·
Wow...your photos are fantastic!!
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Re: July 24, 2016: Brasilia’s Stunning Architecture (Brazil)

Grand Escapades ·
Thanks Marilyn. Great place for photographers !!!
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Re: July 24, 2016: Brasilia’s Stunning Architecture (Brazil)

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a fascinating looking city. Not sure if you had the show in France, Gilles, but it reminds me of the futuristic city of the Jetsons carton that was produced by Hannah Barbara.
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Re: July 24, 2016: Brasilia’s Stunning Architecture (Brazil)

PHeymont ·
Hadn't thought of the Jetsons... (aka Flintstones in Space...LOL). But here's a real building that seems to catch elements, but with a more restrained hand, of the Brasilia Cathedral. It's the Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool, of which more on Wednesday!
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Re: July 24, 2016: Brasilia’s Stunning Architecture (Brazil)

Grand Escapades ·
I do not know the show, but to me, Brasilia looks like nothing else I had seen and experience: on the one hand completely futuristic, on the other hand now also (at least form a European point of view) completely anachronistic, as he city is built around having a car (no way you can walk in this city)... But it is a very rewarding visit !!!
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