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Re: Sept. 20, 2016: Angkor Thom, Cambodia

DrFumblefinger ·
An amazing destination!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

GarryRF ·
I was surprised to see that Buddhist bibles are placed in the bedside draw. Just like a Gideon's bible. Really is an amazing read ! Full of proverbs like : "A man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife !"
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #40

Mac ·
Ah but then it would have to be in one of the 2 countries mentioned by Jonathan L - n'est pas, mon ami? (sorry, my Hercule Poirot mode.... :-) ). Looks a bit like this roof in my pic attached - might I be close? Might Wat Pho describe it adequately?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #40

DrFumblefinger ·
Mac and Andre Pur, you guys are just too smart. Puzzle solved! This is indeed Wat Pho, the temple of the giant reclining Buddha in Bangkok. We'll have a full discussion of this along with a new puzzle posted Saturday morning.
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Re: Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

Mac ·
Lovely photos and blog Karl. Refreshed my delightful memories of our visit there. One other word of advice for the end of your tour is to visit the Massage School which is in the temple complex and have a relaxing and rejuvenating massage - feet or more depending on time available.
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Re: Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Always fascinating to me how trees find a way to grow and make space for themselves.
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

PHeymont ·
Incredible!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an amazing place, Mac. I've visited it four times and would go back the next time as well. Your photos do it great justice. They only thing they don't capture is the heat and humidity!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Rob ·
I've looked at your photos 10 separate times already and each time I look I'm more amazed!What a sight!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Well thank you, esteemed Gurus! It is just SO photogenic and almost surreal in its beauty and exotic creatures. A continual "trip" to experience. And how do you ever truly capture the "essence" of the temple.... Just keep trying I guess....
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Re: All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
While I'm on the subject, here are the places Fodor's regards as the best 10 places in the world for afternoon tea: http://www.fodors.com/news/pho...ts-for-afternoon-tea I wonder if those who chose them have actually been in all 10? I've been in 5 of the 10, although had tea in just 3 of them (Penang, Orangery London, Victoria BC). To their list I'd add the Peninsula HKG and the Strand in Rangoon.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 22, 2015: Angkor Wat

Grand Escapades ·
    Angkor Wat, built by the Khmer King Survavarman II in the early 12th century, is the largest religious monument in the world, and definitely one of the most stunning. So why is Angkor Wat so much more famous than all the other splendid...
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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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Allegiant Announces 22 New Non-Stop Routes

Travel Rob ·
Allegiant Air today announced a major expansion that includes 22 new routes and  five new cities. In the announcement, Allegiant offered promo codes up to $500  their packages for 48 hours. See More:...
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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Hoi An, Vietnam, on Lunar New Year

Mac ·
The beautiful town of Hội An, is situated on the coast of the East Sea beside the resort city of Da Nang, mid way down the eastern coast of Vietnam. It is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We were fortunate...
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Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mac ·
We travelers are very familiar with all of the great travel sights around the world and certainly the magnificent Angkor Wat temple is amongst the very best known. However, perhaps less appreciated is that this much photographed and visited Angkor Wat...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colourful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is...
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Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

DrFumblefinger ·
The TG audience has become very proficient at solving our travel puzzles!  Kudos to Mac (with contributions from Jonathan L and Andre P) for nailing it!     TravelGumbo has featured this temple complex before.  DrY presented a...
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American's MD80s on their way out of the sky

PHeymont ·
American retires another chunk of its once-huge fleet of MD80s, which are being replaced by newer, more efficient 737s and A320s.
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Sept. 20, 2016: Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
Join Marilyn Jones for part 2 of her series of visits to the beautiful ancient temples of Cambodia.
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Sept. 6, 2016: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
Sunrise is an hour away as I make my way along the wide pathway to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world located just north of Siem Reap. I am joined by 15 other Exodus Travels tourists and our guide Vanney. On the edge of a reflecting pool hundreds of other visitors jockey for position to get the best photo of the sun rising over the temple. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12 th century. Estimated construction time is 30 years. Built by King Suryavarman II...
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Angkor Wat: No Nudes is Good News

PHeymont ·
At Cambodia's famous temple complex, a new set of rules to deal with recent misbehavior and dress code issues.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr.Y ·
   Wat Pho is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha statue in Bangkok, adjoining the Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district.  This statue generally is thought to represent the dying Buddha, about to attain Nirvana.  The Wat Pho...
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Angor Wat posts new "Decency" Rules

DrFumblefinger ·
  After several incidents involving tourist streaking and nudity (resulting in jailing of some of the perpetrators), Angkor Wat has introduced new code of conduct laws which it hopes will bring misbehaving visitors into line with its...
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Re: Sept. 6, 2016: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

DrFumblefinger ·
Gorgeous photography, Marilyn! What a spectacular destination. This one's on my short lists -- to be seen in the next few years. Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: Angkor Wat: No Nudes is Good News

GarryRF ·
Hi Paul. A fellow New Yorker has been in Hull, UK yesterday. Getting 3,200 people to paint themselves blue and pose naked in the name of Art. Have a word with him when he gets home. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-36754146
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Stunning Temple in Cambodia

Judy Barford ·
In Cambodia's Khmer temple city, Judy discovered an eye-catching monument of considerable size.
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Bourton-on-the-Water, England

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the magical villages in the Cotswolds.
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Re: Bourton-on-the-Water, England

George G. ·
A seemingly quaint and quiet village to end the day with a pint in the pub.
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Re: Bourton-on-the-Water, England

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, a pint with some fish and chips. Perfect way to end the day.
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