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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2015: Colorful Puerto Rico

DrFumblefinger ·
I was scanning through my photos of Puerto Rico a few weeks back, enjoying the great architecture of the Old San Juan, and was reminded of how amazingly beautiful and colorful the old city is.  I though I'd share a few of these sights with you as...
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Feb. 19, 2017 Sunset in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time for some cool pics. I happened to be hanging out in Old San Juan at sunset this week.
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Great View in San Marino

rbciao ·
Great View in San Marino
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

PHeymont ·
More on the swallows, which now mostly nest a few miles away: Staff at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano are trying to lure the swallows back by playing male swallow mating calls, hoping it will attract the females to the traditional nests, and that they will be followed by the males. Here's a VIDEO from the Orange County Register, and more INFO from the Mother Nature Network.
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Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
  Markets are popular destinations for travelers and we've frequently featured them on the pages of this website.  Today I'd like to share with you the Mercado de San Telmo, a large and historic market in Buenos Aires.     One...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 29, 2014: Water Lilies, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's famous for its swallows (which sadly hardly return to the mission at all anymore, rather building their nests on newer buildings in the area), there's a lot of things to see and enjoy at Mission San Juan Capistrano.  Besides the ruins...
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December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
As beautiful as San Juan PR is when walking its streets, it's hard to beat its view from the sea.
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Jan. 29, 2017: Santurce Market, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
A visit to one of San Juan's best markets with Jonathan L. The area now becoming a center for trendy bars and restaurants.
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this really special blog that links two cities I've only visited but have come to love. Of course, San Francisco can't live up to my description of Lisbon as "steep, but cheap!"
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

GarryRF ·
When I'm in San Francisco I love the Micro Breweries. The sampler tray is a must have in each bar. But when you're in Lisbon just try the Sagres Lager. Often named as the Best Beer in Europe you'll be pleasantly surprised ! Nothing like a "Lite" Beer, it has a wonderful taste and sparkle. Or try a sparkling Mateus Rose if wine is your preference.
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
Thanks, @PHeymont! You're totally right that SF cannot be described as 'steep but cheap'. It's definitely the former but not the latter. The quirkiness of San Francisco is hard to put a price on though.
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
@GarryRF - I'm more of a wine person but did enjoy a Sagres or two in Portugal. You can't beat the price. Love the microbreweries in San Francisco and agree that the tasting trays are definitely the way to go!
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
I love your premise and the visual comparisons, Jennifer. I hope to see Lisbon for the first time before the year is out and I'll remember your twinning of the 2. Then, as a San Francisco native, I can be nostalgic for Lisbon when I'm in The City.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great way to end a roadtrip. I've visited Chinatown many times in the 20+ years I lived in California, always on the agenda when going to the Bay area. But you saw things in it that I just didn't appreciate. I mostly went for a great meal. You seem to have experienced a genuine slice of China in America. A belated Happy Birthday, PM! Wishing you many more.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

Travel Rob ·
What a great roadtrip and insiders view of San Francisco!
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Re: Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
Great post! I love Chinatown in SF! I used to walk through every day on my way to work between Pacific Heights where I lived and the Embarcadero where I worked. It's been five years since we moved to Ireland and I still miss this daily walk. Here are some posts and photos I have taken over the years in SF Chinatown. http://www.sidewalksafari.com/search/label/Chinatown
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Had I know such a good-looking almond croissant was at stake, I would have flown to SF to help you celebrate your natal day, PM! Belated happy birthday, and thanks for sharing this trip with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

PortMoresby ·
Thanks DrF. So then, should we go to such a place together sometime, it had better not have just one almond croissant left. It could get ugly. I know what a gentleman you are, but everyone has their limits.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Precisely. But I am also easily distracted in a bakery such as this, so I might just let that almond croissant slide by as I reach for a slice of black forest cake!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 11, 2015: Colorful Puerto Rico

Marilyn Jones ·
Awesome photos! Beautiful destination.
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From the outside, looking in...

PHeymont ·
From the outside, looking in...
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Breakfast for the Birds

PHeymont ·
Breakfast for the Birds
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Watch the Froggy!

PHeymont ·
Watch the Froggy!
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Modern traffic jams old streets...

PHeymont ·
Modern traffic jams old streets...
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A Kite in the Clouds

PHeymont ·
A Kite in the Clouds
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Home City of AirBnB Legalizing Rentals

PortMoresby ·
The home of the popular vacation accommodation website Airbnb, San Francisco, is now considering legislation to make the de facto availability of short-term residential rentals legal.  At present local law prohibits rentals of less than 30 days...
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Airbnb Challenged in their Hometown, San Francisco.

PortMoresby ·
Airbnb hosts are again being put to the test, this time in the birthplace of the popular traveler's accommodations site, San Francisco.  According to lawyers cited, all rentals under 30 days duration are illegal in The City.  Read more here .
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Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

Jennifer (aka Dr. J) ·
A feeling of déjà vu washed over me when we landed in Lisbon and set out on foot to explore the city for the first time.  As the days passed, I finally figured out what it was.   Lisbon totally reminded me of San Francisco...
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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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Road Trip, Day 5: My Birthday in Chinatown

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015    I was born in San Francisco and it was the only place I wanted to be on this ending-in-zero birthday.  More specifically, in Chinatown, like China, but better in some ways.  I’ve loved it for as long...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 16, 2015: Coffee & Dessert in North Beach

PortMoresby ·
  March 13, 2015   Getting organized to spend the day in San Francisco, I skipped coffee in the morning in favor of a mug of tea I made for myself in the kitchen of the hostel at Fort Mason .  I spent much of the day with my pal, Deb,...
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March 3, 2018: Street Art in San Telmo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the lively and colorful street art from the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
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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: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 27, 2014: Bacardi Distillery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

PortMoresby ·
Another walk down memory lane! I lived in Puerto Rico for 5 years and remember it fondly. Occasionally I'd drive past Ron Bacardi but I regret I never stopped to take the tour. Not unusual, I'm sure, when we have the feeling there's always time later. An interesting name out that direction which will likely ring bells for New Yorkers, not far beyond the Bacardi Distillery, if driving from San Juan, is Levittown, a place name I always found incongruous there. Part of the post-WWII affordable...
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Serra's Church, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California. Where Gumbo Was #46

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to ace traveling sleuths, PortMoresby and TravelRob, for recognizing Mission San Juan Capistrano!  That's indeed where Gumbo was.  Jonathan L also suggested the Los Angeles Mission, which I've never visited but...
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Roadfood -- the best "American food" out there!

DrFumblefinger ·
    When many people think of "American food" they envision fast food -- McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and the like.  These have their place -- inexpensive, reasonable meals, quickly served and widely available.  Those who have...
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Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
I love honesty in advertising!  When a place as historically famous as Mission San Juan Capistrano tells you it's "Worth a Visit", it's not only a believable claim but likely one of the most understated in all of California.  Founded in 1776...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 27, 2014: Bacardi Distillery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ottoman ·
    If you ever find yourself in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and you enjoy rum, especially Bacardi brand rum, then be sure to tour the Bacardi Distillery.  At the time I took this tour, photography was not permitted inside the distillery...
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Old San Juan - Museo de las Americas is a Must See

Jonathan L ·
Museo de las Americas   One of the highlights of visiting the Museo de las Americas  (web site)  in Old San Juan is the “Indian in America” which is a permanent exhibit. This is recognition of over 20 tribes from around the...
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Panama's Copa adds SFO, links to 55 Latin America cities

PHeymont ·
Panama's Copa Airlines is adding San Francisco as its 12th U.S. destination, connecting California to its "Hub of the Americas" in Panama City. From there, Copa's 737s fly to 55 cities in Latin America.   San Francisco is a strategic move; Copa...
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Seaborne, JetBlue to code-share Caribbean flights

PHeymont ·
Seaborne Airlines and JetBlue are hooking up for some Caribbean codeshares that will let JetBlue sell tickets to destinations in the Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Martinique and the Dominican Republic.   Seaborne, originally based in the...
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Mar. 5, 2017: Casa Alcaldía, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us this 1840s stained-glass flamboyan tree, the largest secular artwork in Puerto Rico at the time.
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San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Marilyn Jones ·
  July 5 was a big day for San Antonio, Texas and history lovers the world over when San Antonio Missions was officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced at the annual UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting in...
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Feb: 25, 2017 - Banco Popular, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. takes us to see a huge and gorgeous stained-glass window at Banco Popular, connecting to the island's long history.
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August 27, 2018: Cathedral of Cádiz, Andalusia

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a visit to the beautiful port city of Cádiz, including its magnificent cathedral and lovely grand square.
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Oct. 7, 2018: Sombrillas over Calle Forteleza, Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a colorful art installation in Old San Juan
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 9, 2015: All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum

DrFumblefinger ·
I hope you washed down that dimsum with a nice drink at the Top-of-the Mark. No better place to enjoy the sunset in San Francisco, PM.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 9, 2015: All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum

PortMoresby ·
Last time I was at Top of the Mark I was in high school. It was THE place to go on prom night, along with the Tonga Room across the street at the Fairmont. I actually seriously considered staying at one place or the other on this road trip but opted for the free parking at the hostel, so annoying was the price of parking on Nob Hill. Interesting how decision-making can work. And btw, check in next Saturday and see where I actually did have a drink after dim sum.
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Re: Visit San Francisco, Learn to Cook.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yumm!!!! Thanks for the heads up. That could be a fun way to spend a day by the Bay.
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