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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

arion ·
Re the name "Montreal": there is a town in France with the same name so it is not certain that the City of Montreal is called that because of Mont Royal. Apart from that small quibble, I heartily agree with all you have written about my home city. Oh, wait ... it really isn't so that "almost everyone speaks English quite well". Venture east of Blvd St Laurent and you'll soon find that isn't the case. But then the average visitor, unless by accident, will not find him/herself in the part of...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

GarryRF ·
Is Montreal a French speaking area of Canada or is it multi-lingual ? I've heard that French tourists have difficulty with Canadian French. Any thoughts ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Montreal is multilingual, although most natives speak French as their primary language. You can easily get by here with only English and it's a great city to visit. That's not true in the smaller villages of rural Quebec where you might find it difficult to find someone who doesn't speak French. Canadian French split off from continental French 400 years ago, and the two versions of the language have diverged somewhat over the years. I don't speak much French so I really can't give you many...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Montreal... my hometown!! When visiting the Olympic Stadium/Botanical Garden you should also take the opportunity to visit the Insectarium, the Planetarium rio tinto alcan and my favorite the Biodome. Information to all these can be found on the same website as the Botanical Garden. Enjoy!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Vivie! TravelGumbo loves Montreal! It's such a great city!! Thanks for the tips on other things to see and do in the city. The insectarium is especially cool to see if you have kids who love to look at "gross stuff". These were some of my favorite specimens!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Yes Montreal is great. Wish I could go back more often. The fun thing about these attractions is while they are all near one another, there is also a metro station nearby. Cheaper than the taxi and an experience in itself. This is only the tip of the iceberg...so much more to see and experience.
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Re: Japan gears up icons for 2020 Olympics

Travel Rob ·
Tokyo really can be a confusing city to navigate and it has little to do with symbols or written English translations, which they are getting better at. Just a couple issues I've seen. It's hard to find a street address because it's difficult to find smaller street names posted. And there are very few public trash cans.
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

GarryRF ·
Philly really is a beautiful city. Its best feature is it's pedestrian friendly. I love the Architecture and the people there. The Football (soccer) stadium too. It has a slower feel compared to New York. No one rushing to get there - like they're late. I like the smaller stores closing at 5. Behind the counter those folks have got families to go home to. And in Philly the folks stop and talk when you need directions. Best and friendliest Airport north of Florida too. It's a shame that...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 24, 2014: Beijing Olympic Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrY, I see you've taken several young members of the Canadian Olympic team to Beijing. Their athletic potential is apparent!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 24, 2014: Beijing Olympic Park

Dr.Y ·
Ha Ha DrFumblefinger, Yep, we're working on it .
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 24, 2014: Beijing Olympic Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Your son has the "shot put pose" down perfectly!
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Re: On the Beach: A sculptural homage to La Barceloneta (Where Gumbo Was #34)

Jonathan L ·
I love Barceloneta, and I do believe I emailed the correct answer. On to #35.
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Re: On the Beach: A sculptural homage to La Barceloneta (Where Gumbo Was #34)

PHeymont ·
Jonathan L did indeed identify the location...the e-mail was overlooked while writing the report!
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Re: Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

Travel Rob ·
What's funny is everybody enjoyed the Olympics when they used existing older stadiums too. Time to get back to good sportsmanship ,competition, and people coming together
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Re: Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

DrFumblefinger ·
There's too much ego on the part of the hosting country, and the games have gotten too expensive. It would make sense to return to those cities who have previously hosted and who have already got the proper facilities in place.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#85)

DrFumblefinger ·
Perhaps an entry to a ball stadium
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Re: On your marks, get set, get on board!

Travel Rob ·
I love the idea!
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Re: On your marks, get set, get on board!

DrFumblefinger ·
I just find it hard to envision the reserved Japanese jogging down this airport track....but I, too, like the idea!
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Re: On your marks, get set, get on board!

GarryRF ·
Sometimes getting to your gate involves walking half a mile. Walkways - when they are working - are a necessity to our ageing parents and less mobile neighbours. I just hope distances in this airport are not extreme.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, I'd love to visit Cooperstown. When I saw Hank Aaron's boyhood home at Mobile's minor league stadium with all it's incredible baseball memorabilia, I knew I had to see the Baseball Hall of Fame one day. Thanks for showing me what to expect!
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
Hi Rob, it is a really cool place to visit. I had been to the Negro Hall of Fame in Kansas, but not the one in Cooperstown. It was so worth the wait! Thanks for mentioning Aaron's home in Mobile. I would like to see it someday too. Have a great weekend
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Re: Olympic Ski Jump, Calgary, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
BEST WISHES TO ALL OLYMPIC ATHLETES, PEACE AND SUCCESS!
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Re: Leaning Towers: It's Not Just About Pisa!

Jonathan L ·
The Olympic Tower in Montreal was built, among other reasons to house an observation deck (which it still has) and the mechanism for a retractable roof to the stadium next door. This was because the stadium was home to the Montreal Expos and weather in Montreal in April can be a little chilly. Unfortunately the retractable roof never worked (I think it was tried once and jammed) and they had to convert it to a closed dome.
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Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
There are many great cities to visit in Canada, two of my favorites (for different reasons) being Vancouver and Montreal.  Vancouver has one of the most breath-takingly beautiful settings of any city in the world, and I’ll be discussing it...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
 Montreal is one of Canada's great cities and one of North America's oldest.  It offers many fun things to see and do and, of course, wonderful food to be enjoyed as Montreal is Canada's capital of cuisine.   One of the more interesting...
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Göteborg: Sweden's Second City (Where Gumbo Was, #105)

PHeymont ·
I begin this blog with some odd notes. First, unlike TravelGumbo in his “Where Is” travels, I’ve never been to Göteborg—yet. All, or nearly all, our previous puzzles have been based on the puzzler’s...
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On your marks, get set, get on board!

PHeymont ·
The new Terminal 3 at Tokyo's Narita airport has dispensed with moving walkways and most signs, and has opted instead for springy walk...no, run-ways marked as if for a track-and-field meet.    The terminal, which will serve mostly budget...
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September 6, 2017: Remembering the Albertville Olympics

George G. ·
George G shares a scene commemorating the Winter Olympics, which were held in 1992.
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The World's Largest TeePee

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated on an overlook at the outskirts of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Saamis teepee is the largest of its type in the world.
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Seeing the World's Game at a Local Stadium - Palermo Football

Jonathan L ·
A longtime soccer fan, Jonathan L has an exciting afternoon sitting with the locals at an important game in Palermo.
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Ends of the Line: Taking the #1 Train, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Every New York subway line has its own character; Jonathan L begins an exploration of what's at their ends, starting with his home line.
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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Constant traveler Marilyn Jones offers her annual round-up of gifts she recommends for travelers.
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Things to do during the trip to Ahmedabad

Suhana S. (Guest) ·
The city of Ahmedabad in India is filled with interesting things to see and do. Check out Suhana's suggestions (sponsored content)
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Why London Should be on your Bucket List this 2020

Simone F (Guest) ·
Need some reasons to visit London? How about a walk in the park? A Harry Potter tour? Shopping (sponsored content)
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University of Oklahoma, Home of Sooners Football

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband pay an unplanned visit to the University of Oklahoma Sooners' stadium. The found some of the nicest fans.
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Oklahoma Sooners Football - The University of Oklahoma

Samantha ·
Samnatha and her husband enjoy a visit to the home of Sooners football, and find some of the nicest fans.
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Japan: Hi-tech toilets; China: playing catch-up

PHeymont ·
This is a tale of two "sitties." Japan is pushing to install thousands more of the high-tech toilets that have become the national standard in advance of the 2020 Olympics, while China is pledging to upgrade its public toilets, mostly squatters, to...
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2020 Olympics spur Tokyo 'hotel war'

PHeymont ·
    A flurry of new-hotel building, massive renovations and even replacement of existing hotels is changing the face of Tokyo's central area and some suburbs, largely spurred by the hope of profiting on the 2020 Olympics.   While much...
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St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

Samantha ·
   If you’ve ever been to St. Louis, most likely you've been to the beautiful Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It was definitely on our to-do list the first time we were in Missouri. We took the 630-foot ride to...
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Paris approves 3 startling new towers

PHeymont ·
Paris is about to get a major facelift for its skyline with approval of plans for three unusual towers, but many are not happy with the decision. Mot of central Paris is limited to buildings of up to six stories, and no skyscrapers have been built in...
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Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

PHeymont ·
Ice hockey at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics, Innsbruck      Photo: Rolf Roletschek / Wikimedia   The Winter Youth Oympics—a relative youth itself, since the first was only held in 2012—will hold its 2020 games in...
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Chicago's History Museum knows the city's story

PHeymont ·
When it comes to the great Chicago Fire of 1871, seen in a diorama above, the Chicago History Museum knows all about it: The museum, founded in 1856, was destroyed in the fire and had to start again from scratch—only to burn again in 1874....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 23, 2015: Around Vancouver Harbor

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite cities in which to go for a long walk is Vancouver, BC. It lends itself to walking because its setting is incredibly beautiful, its architecture interesting, and there's a lot of fascinating street art you can enjoy. I...
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Jetlagged in Rome

PortMoresby ·
On her way to a more distant destination, PortMoresby rendezvous with a friend for several days in Rome.
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Jan. 31, 2018: Lake Crescent, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us into the Olympic National Park to visit Lake Crescent.
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Forks, Washington: At the heart of Olympic National Park

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L on a visit to small town America, a small town that sits among some of the most beautiful land you can visit.
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Feb. 21, 2018: Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Samantha ·
Samantha's a fan of baseball parks, and has been to 18 Major League stadiums. Join her for a visit to Milwaukee's!
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Hiking to Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park

7daytrip.com ·
Olympic National Park is home to several short hikes with magnificent payoffs. The 1.6-mile trek to-and-from Sol Duc Falls is near the top of Olympic NP's long list of great trails. The hike is well-marked, has minimal elevation gain, is rated as "easy," and the payoff at Sol Duc Falls is an epic stunner. It is best used between May and September. If you're traveling to Olympic NP, you should not pass up this hike. For additional information on visiting Olympic NP, visit the trip itinerary...
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A day at The Forks Market: Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Experiencing local food is an essential part of being in a new destination -- the mortar that binds the many pieces of the travel experience.  For this and other reasons, TravelGumbo loves visiting markets around the world.  On these pages...
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On the Beach: A sculptural homage to La Barceloneta (Where Gumbo Was #34)

PHeymont ·
The Gumbo gang did a number on this one: the answer came in pieces from Still Country Photo who placed it in Barcelona, Jonathan L who suggested Spain or Catalonia, and from PortMoresby who identified it as the sculpture  Homentage a la...
 
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